Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

By Che de los Reyes TWELVE SENATORS are bowing out of office in May 2016. Six of them are ending their second terms and may not run for re-election in the next balloting. They may, of course, run again after a six-year rest from the Senate race, or...

Mamasapano survivor pushes for continuation of peace process  "The true face of war is not that dead soldier or rebel on the battlefield. It is a mother fleeing home with a cartload of offspring, amid sounds of gunfire." A MEMBER of the elite...

By Fernando Cabigao Jr. IT WAS 78 years ago when Filipino women first gained the right to vote and to run for public office. That happened on April 30, 1937. But Filipino men of some education and property had claimed that right 30 years earlier in...

IN THE TWILIGHT of his presidency, what "unfinished priorities" should top the bucket list of Benigno S. Aquino III's administration? To the captains of business like Ramon del Rosario, chairman of the Makati Business Club, a few urgent and important...

NO SAFE WATER and toilets in homes mostly not powered by electricity. Far fewer doctors and health facilities care for their babies and mothers. They die up to 10 years earlier than most Filipinos across the nation. Yet still, the people of the...

"There is one dream that we all Filipinos share: that our children may have a better life than we have had. To make this country, our country, a nation for our children." — Jose W. Diokno Do not forget: We Filipinos are the first Asian people who...

WE ARE reposting this article originally titled "Pacquiao's other 'sideline'" first published on the website of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. The article reads in part: Cheers to the Philippine press for being consistently on the...