Archives by: Pilar Santos

Pilar Santos

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Pilar Santos is a former journalist presently doing development work in Mindanao's hinterlands. She is a member of the Nasipit Collective.

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Open letter to NUJP

Opinion
(Note: This open letter first appeared on Resurgent.ph.) Dear NUJP, You seem to have a habit of writing open letters to the government. The first was in June ...
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Duterte’s ‘change’ in ASEAN

Opinion
“Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. Sitting astride some ...
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No Tony, de Lima is not Thomas More because SHE’S NO SAINT

Opinion
In an August 30 article in Rappler, Ateneo School of Governance Dean and former DENR undersecretary Tony Laviña asserted that, even with his limited knowledge about Senator Leila de Lima, ...
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The BBC and Time articles on the war on drugs: Which one is fairer?

Opinion
Two international articles on the Philippine war on drugs appeared almost simultaneously via their social media networks: Time Magazine’s “The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs” ...
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Four things the yellows don’t get about the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Opinion
And so the yellow crowd is at it again. Having seen little hope in shoring up the credibility of Leni Robredo, they are obviously trying to pull down ...
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What the media aren’t telling us about the drug war

Opinion
War reportage is such that it allows coverage and analysis on two levels: first, the blow-by-blow reportage of daily events, advances and retreats, casualties and survivors. The gore ...
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Do we really have a war on drugs?

Opinion
Nicole Curato wrote a very thoughtful piece on Rappler early this week. Sociologist that she is, she delved into Goffman so well we thought well to respond. Before ...
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