Year: 2017

Darkening clouds on Duterte promises

President Duterte enters the second half of his first year in office unrelentingly pursuing his bloody war on illegal drugs, which during the electoral campaign he had promised to complete in six months. The fulfillment of another campaign promise has now been added to that: weeding out corruption in government. Comes now the disclosure by…

Ni TONY BORINAGA ng ating binihag na bayan kung gabi, nakikita’y tanging kinang ng bituin at ganda ng asul na buwan sa umaga, pag-asa ang hatid ng pagdungaw ng araw. lagi sa kanilang utak umiinog ang romansahan, ang walang katapusang tamis at pait ng kalibugan: (aking kamay sa mga pakpak ng kanyang dibdib. bakit nagwakas…

2017: Overcoming challenges towards forging genuine national development

When Rodrigo Duterte became president in mid-2016, many were confident that he would bring about genuine change in the country. Included in these hopefuls are the science and technology community, positive that his administration would cease the passive path on tackling scientific development treaded on by previous presidents, and instead undergo a track that will…