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Yahoo Philippines reviews the opinions and analyses that made the most sense this year.
Why it would have been a great disservice to millions of Filipinos had Vice President Leni Robredo decided not to run for president, according to this writer.
Shockingly (or not), sexual intercourse with a child as young as 12 is NOT automatically considered rape, in the Philippines. These children will have to go through a series of court hearings to prove the absence of consent, opines this writer.
This critic was not a fan of the late Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III. Noynoy was far from perfect, but back then, those who dared to question his policies were not locked in jail cells or worse, brutally murdered.
The Philippines’ school reopening on November 15 seems a deja vu of 2020 for this writer. The temperature scanners and contact-tracing sheets at the door and the plastic barriers at the armchairs are, if anything, visual reminders of the Philippines’ horrible and embarrassing past.
This writer warns that you must not be fooled by the changing face of autocracy. An autocracy today is already run by a group of elite people who are not assembled together by shared ideals of a flourishing and affluent nation, but by shared interests of power and total control over that nation.
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