Cheap speech in social media

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2024

  By Ade Fajardo In an en banc decision made public last week, the Supreme Court held former Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy guilty of contempt of court for red-tagging a Manila trial court judge. The judge rendered a decision in September 2022 denying a petition filed by the Department of Justice seeking a declaration that the Communist Party of …

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Oxymoronic blues

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon The oxymoron, a figure of speech with contradictory terms fused for rhetorical paradox, mirrors the complexities and nuances of daily life, offering a lens through which we can explore and appreciate the beauty in the seemingly discordant. In the vibrant streets of Iloilo, where tradition and modernity — the past and …

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Palm Sunday and the Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala With the celebration of Palm Sunday which opens the Holy Week, we will be having a liturgy that is understandably quite long and heavy. We will go through some dark moments that will eventually end in a very glorious way. And that’s because the Holy Week is the climax of …

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Innovative interventions

Posted by watchmen
March 21, 2024

By Dr. Joseph D. Lim  Fluoride toothpaste as a hygiene commodity and as a product that prevents tooth decay has not received the public policy attention that could lead to innovative interventions. One such intervention, encouraged by the findings of the WHO Global School-based Student Health Survey, has worked in the Philippines. The survey, conducted in …

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The enduring spirit of Ilongga women

Posted by watchmen
March 21, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

By Herman M. Lagon We honor the incredible achievements of Ilongga women — some “unwritten, unsung” — from different periods of Philippine history this March in observance of International Women’s Day. These wonder women exemplify multifaceted kinds of gravitas in all their endeavors. We highlight the tenacity of Ilongga women, drawing on the extensive research of the …

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Remembering the 1945 Rape of Manila

Posted by watchmen
March 20, 2024

  By Dennis Gorecho “The non-combatant victims of that tragic battle will remain forever in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people.” This is part of the inscription penned by Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, on the “Memorare Manila 1945 Monument” that can be found in Plaza de Sta. Isabel at the corner of General Luna and Anda Streets, Intramuros, Manila, …

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The Panay liberation legacy

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon As we mark this Monday, March 18, the 79th commemoration of the Liberation of Panay, let us not only tag the day but also deeply reflect on a chapter of our local history that had a profound impact on our nation. The tale of Panay’s emancipation is more than a mere …

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