The next 4 days and the following 100 and 1,000 days

Co-authored with Jayvy Gamboa We are down to the last 5 days before elections. 2 days left to campaign and to convert; then, 2 days of quiet reflection and solitude follow. For the presidency, it has come down to two choices: Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. or Vice President Leni Robredo. What the campaigns teach us The …

Toward a COVID-proof and safe 2022 elections

“This study suggests it is possible to hold successful elections even under pandemic conditions.” In this column, I borrow from an excellent study conducted and released by the PARTICIPATE coalition, led by the Ateneo School of Government. In that paper, the authors point out what is obvious, that the 2022 Philippine national elections, to be …