Category: Commentary

Distracting issue may mar the BARMM inauguration

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, created under the Bangsamoro Organic Law, was inaugurated in Cotabato City yesterday. In the morning, the Bangsa-moro Transition Authority, the region’s interim government until the election of the Bangsamoro Parliament in 2022, convened, adopted its rules and elected its officers. Supposedly, in the afternoon the BARMM was to…

What’s the DFA good for?

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is expected to promote international understanding and defend Philippine sovereignty. It is also tasked with protecting Filipinos abroad. In its dealings with other countries, it is of course assumed that the DFA will enhance and defend Philippine interests through diplomatic means. But equally important is its affirmation in word…

Regulasyon (at rebolusyon) sa motorsiklo

Totoo namang pribilehiyo ang magkaroon ng lisensiya sa pagmamaneho. Kailangang dumaan sa masusing eksaminasyon ang sinumang nagnanais na humawak ng manibela. Sa kanyang pagpapaandar ng sasakya, nakasalalay kasi hindi lang ang kanyang buhay kundi ang buhay na rin ng kanyang mga pasahero. Kaugnay nito, tama rin namang magkaroon ng ilang regulasyon sa mga sasakyan ng…

Duterte yields GRP-NDFP peace talks to the military

Back-to-back with the controversial withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that took effect on March 17, the following day President Duterte dismissed the government panel negotiating peace with the National Democratic Front and, the day after, even said it was a “permanent” termination. These moves by the president raise big questions…