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Commentary: COVID-19 is an opportunity for corruption, reform
by Paco Pangalangan - November 28, 2020 - 1:52pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an array of issues to the fore— the risk of corruption being key among those. 
Commentary: Public-private collaboration is key to recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - November 21, 2020 - 12:06pm
The nationwide survey found that amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in the country, 91% of Filipinos trusted and approved of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte. 
Commentary: Lifting the hard cap on digital financial inclusion
by Paco Pangalangan - November 14, 2020 - 2:18pm
Whether you are getting your 11.11 online shopping fix or sending money to a friend's bank account with your mobile phone, a form of Fintech was surely involved.
Commentary: Time to COVID-proof the 2022 elections
by Paco Pangalangan - October 31, 2020 - 4:32pm
Our next presidential elections are closer than you think.
Commentary: Digital transformation important for transparency of gov't services
by Paco Pangalangan - October 17, 2020 - 2:40pm
The government can improve these areas by prioritizing policies and programs that hasten the country's digital transformation. 
Commentary: Food security is strongest if locally produced
by Paco Pangalangan - October 10, 2020 - 2:38pm
Having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food has always been a concern in the Philippines.
Commentary: Telcos and the Public Service Act don't mix
by Paco Pangalangan - September 26, 2020 - 2:40pm
The constitutionality of the law is currently being debated.
Commentary: Towards sustainable mining and economic recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - September 12, 2020 - 3:33pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the economy.
Commentary: Corruption is an old challenge in a new context
by Paco Pangalangan - August 29, 2020 - 5:06pm
The Philippine government, despite these emergency powers, was not able to stop the country from becoming Southeast Asia’s hotspot for COVID-19, now with over 200,000 cases, and with no sign of slowing do...
Commentary: COVID-19’s political mutation and weaponization of law
by Paco Pangalangan - August 22, 2020 - 2:25pm
Thankfully, this potential for mutation was only observed in a lab and not in “real life.”
Commentary: Investing in health for Filipinos
by Paco Pangalangan - August 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
As Filipinos, we have weathered countless calamities, emergencies and challenges.
Commentary: Inaction in South China Sea ruling is bad governance
by Paco Pangalangan - July 18, 2020 - 3:07pm
The arbitral award was seen as a victory of the rule of law and democratic institutions over international strong-arm tactics. 
Commentary: Digital infrastructure to bridge divide
by Paco Pangalangan - June 20, 2020 - 1:20pm
It is interesting how deeply infused technology is with shifts in Philippine political and social landscapes.
Commentary: Good governance is good investment
by Paco Pangalangan - May 30, 2020 - 2:17pm
The Duterte administration is hoping it has all its bases covered when it comes to its economic recovery plan.
Commentary: Shifting political dynamics amid COVID-19 crisis
by Paco Pangalangan - May 9, 2020 - 3:18pm
Coronavirus seems to have also started to change the tone of Philippine politics.
Commentary: Extraordinary collaboration in times of COVID-19 pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - April 18, 2020 - 3:54pm
It has already been over two months since the country’s first positive case of COVID-19 was detected and over a month since Luzon was placed under an Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Commentary: How 'bayanihan' makes a difference in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - March 30, 2020 - 4:56pm
This crisis will test how well the national government, local government units, business communities, the media, academe and civil society groups can work together.
Commentary: The problem with POGO regulation
by Paco Pangalangan - March 15, 2020 - 10:26pm
The thing about the rule of law in just and democratic societies is that laws should be applied evenly to everyone.
Commentary: What else is at stake in potential ABS-CBN shutdown?
by Paco Pangalangan - February 29, 2020 - 1:51pm
Censorship takes many forms.
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