Hakbangin sa kaguluhan: Ang ating mga pagpipilian sa halalan 2022

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa. Original; Bisaya Kagaya noong mga nakalipas na halalan, iniimbitahan ako ng iba-ibang mga organisasyon upang magbahagi ng aking pananaw sa kung ano ang totoong mahalaga, at ng pagtingin lagpas sa lahat ng ingay at kaguluhan na maaaring magpalabo ng ating pananaw bilang isang bansa. …

Kaya bang manalo ng oposisyon sa 2022?

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa. Original; Bisaya Si Bise-Presidente Leni Robredo ang naging mukha ng oposisyon sa kahabaan ng rehimeng Duterte. Sa kabila ng protesta na sumubok sa kanyang mandato nang limang mahahabang taon—na kalaunan ay unanimous na niresolba ng Korte Suprema pabor sa kanya—pati na rin ang sadyang …

Makadaog ba ang oposisyon sa 2022?

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco. Original Article (Rappler); Si Bise Presidente Leni Robredo mao ang nahimong nawong sa oposisyon sa panahon sa paglingkod ni Duterte. Bisan pa man sa pagprotesta sa iyahang pagkadaog sa eleksyon nga nihagit sa iyahang mandato sa lima ka tuig- nga naresolbahan sa Korte …

Pamaagi sa Katinonto: Ang atoang kapilian sa 2022 elections

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco. Original Article (Rappler); Pareha sa mga niagi nga mga eleksyon, giimbitahan ako sa lain-laing organisasyon aron magpaambit saakoang maingon sa kung unsa gyud ang adunay kapuslanan, pagtan-aw sa tunga sa mga saba ug aso nga nagtanggal sa pagbati sa atong nasud. Usa kini …

Can the opposition win in 2022?

‘A decision by Robredo not to run will take more courage than choosing to run’ This is the second part of a two-part essay. You may read the first part here. Vice President Leni Robredo has been the face of the opposition during the reign of Duterte. Despite the electoral protest that challenged her mandate for …

Method in the madness: Our 2022 electoral options

‘Lacson, Sotto, and Gordon are all in their seventies…. Frankly, it is difficult to imagine that these gentlemen will be able to excite the young electorate that we now have.’ The following is the first part of a two-part essay. You may read the second part here. As in previous elections, I have been invited by …

State of Accountability

“For one more time, we call on this administration to stop the killings and violence.” In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte was expected to once again defend his failed war against illegal drugs. He was expected, again, to be defiant of the International Criminal Court as it decides to investigate the …

The Languishing State of the Nation

‘Despite my bluntness, I have always wanted the President to succeed from Day One — but again, not on his terms, but on the terms the Philippines truly needs and deserves’ The President’s next State of the Nation address is expected to be his last, barring an unconstitutional extension of his term, and he would …

What a (Vice) President Duterte reveals on the State of the Nation

Co-written with Jayvy Gamboa. The talks of President Duterte’s candidacy as vice president does not only draw attention to the possibility of a continued hold onto power, but also to the question of whether this is a symptom of a more fundamental problem in Philippine politics On July 26, 2021, Monday, the country is set …

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 …