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OPINION: The Women’s March and the power of the ‘pussyhat’

Majalya Fernando is a Filipino writer who used to live and work in Washington, D.C. She now spends time in both Washington and Manila. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. By Majalya Fernando/cnnphilippines.com – Underneath knitted pussyhats, behind placards displaying artistic representations of female reproductive parts, the Women’s Read more »

OPINION: Burial fit for a thief

Editor’s note: Nicole Curato is a sociologist. She is a research fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra and a regular contributor for CNN Philippines. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. By Nicole Curato/CNN Philippines – Naisahan kayo ano,” Philippine Read more »

OPINION: The frailty of our Martial Law ‘education’

By Jose K. Tirol/cnnphilippines.com – The easiest way to comment about Martial Law, and Philippine history classes about Martial Law, is to describe the terrible legacy of the former, and the tepid quality of the latter. It has been three decades since the EDSA Revolution, but the tragedy is Read more »

Has the Philippines become an oligarchipelago?

By Yen Makabenta/manilatimes.net – I planned to reserve the term “oligarchipelago” for a book that I am writing and which keeps me awake most nights these days, but President Duterte‘s loud blast against oligarchs last Wednesday in Malacanang has forced a change of plans. The subject cannot wait. The Read more »

Will the Philippines Finally Legalize Divorce?

By Gin de Mesa Laranas/nytimes.com – This is the Philippines, not Vatican City. And yet here we are, in 2016, the only country in the world other than the Holy See that still outlaws divorce. Although our Constitution formally guarantees the separation of church and state, the Catholic establishment here Read more »

OPINION | Why do Filipinos like malls?

By Jorge Mojarro/InterAksyon.com (Editor’s note: Jorge Mojarro, a Spaniard, is a PhD candidate doing research on Filipiniana. He has lived and worked in the Philippines since 2009, walking its streets, taking the LRT, and even enjoying the occasional basketball game with Manilenos.) The first time I realized how important Read more »

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