19 February 2020

  • ABS-CBN must make its case before Congress, the Supreme Court and the public
    ABS-CBN Corp. will do its petition for the renewal of its broadcasting franchise a world of good if it argues its case point by point, according to first principles, instead of launching 24/7 on its broadcast channels the propaganda line claiming the renewal of its franchise is a matter of fundamental freedoms, principally the freedom […]
  • Conflicting messages on Covid-19 more confusing than reassuring
    ODDLY, the government was very communicative and talkative about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 2019) last Saturday. Three executive departments issued separate and different statements on the virus outbreak. And President Rodrigo Duterte and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat issued their respective assurances to the public that it is safe and still fun to travel […]
  • Filipino filmmakers need to elevate their game
    The success of the South Korean movie “Parasite” should be celebrated by all of Asia, but it should also put pressure on local filmmakers to do better. The gains of our South Korean neighbors make us feel that Philippine cinema is falling further behind the rest of Asia. “Parasite” made Oscars history recently when it […]
  • Covid-19 may be only the second worst outbreak this year
    THE news has gone largely unnoticed by the public because of the attention paid to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), but the Philippines may very soon face an even worse threat in the form of H5N1 avian influenza, or bird flu, which was detected in China at the beginning of the month. Authorities in China […]
  • Common sense about ABS-CBN franchise controversy
    BEFORE the nation is shoehorned into a discussion of the ABS-CBN Corp. case as a press freedom issue or political controversy, let’s remind everyone that we are looking here at two separate questions and arguments. First, there is the fact that the ABS-CBN broadcast network faces on March 30 this year the expiration of its […]

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