TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

JESSICA ZAFRA | Now What (Or, It's culture, stupid.) Tue, May 17, 2016, 4:26 PM | JESSICA ZAFRA

OPINION | What a Duterte win means for Philippines Mon, May 16, 2016, 7:42 AM | Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation

COMMENTARY | The Philippine economy in the Martial Law years and 30 years After EDSA Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 7:27 AM | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., InterAksyon.com

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EDITORIAL | Beware the Parade of Little Digongs 8:18 am | InterAksyon.com EDITORIAL | Beware the Parade of Little DigongsFrom Tanauan, Batangas, to Bulacan, Cebu and towns all over the country, little tyrants that purport to emulate the leadership and Davao template of Duterte point to a challenge the incoming President must confront sooner rather than later.

COCKTALES | Villar's Toronto-listed mining venture gets a Duterte boost 7:53 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Villar\St. Augustine Gold and Copper Ltd., the operator for the planned King-king gold-copper mine project in Compostela Valley, has seen its share price surge 20 percent to 12 Canadian cents from 10 since the announcement of the Duterte-Villar alliance.

COCKTALES | Subic chief apologizes, cancels US couple's lease over bulldozed hill 9:10 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Subic chief apologizes, cancels US couple\An American coal miner and his Filipina wife who mowed down trees and bulldozed their neighbors' hill in Subic to make room for their weekend home have found their land lease cancelled by the authorities.

DEADLY SIDELINE | Tommy Osmena’s 'pay-per-hit' offer to cops 8:11 am | Phelim Kine, Human Rights Watch DEADLY SIDELINE | Tommy Osmena’s \The newly elected mayor of Cebu City has an innovative approach to crime control in this central Philippine city: A P50,000 peso (US$1,080) bounty for each 'criminal' killed by his police force.

OPINION | Duterte Harry has been dirty for a long time 11:24 am | Phelim Kine, Human Rights Watch OPINION | Duterte Harry has been dirty for a long timeThe new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Now What (Or, It's culture, stupid.) 4:26 pm | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA |  Now What (Or, It\We have neglected culture, and now this neglect bites us in the ass. What, then, are we supposed to do? I think the arts and culture sector has to do its job, and that job is to Define Filipino.

COCKTALES | Court stops San Miguel from easing out Indonesian partner in tollways project 12:17 pm | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | Court stops San Miguel from easing out Indonesian partner in tollways projectThe Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court has stopped the San Miguel Corp. from easing out its Indonesian shareholder in the South Luzon Expressway and Skyway projects.

OPINION | What a Duterte win means for Philippines 7:42 am | Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation OPINION | What a Duterte win means for PhilippinesThere are some hints, though, that considerations of performance and policy can actually attract votes. Human rights lawyer and first term congresswoman Leni Robredo came from far behind to be in a very tight race for vice president with Bongbong Marcos.

MEL STA.MARIA | Duterte must change to succeed as president 7:21 am | Mel Sta. Maria, InterAksyon.com MEL STA.MARIA | Duterte must change to succeed as presidentNow that elections are over, the Filipino people should regroup and accept the reality that, in the next six years, Rodrigo Duterte will be the president.

OP-ED | Created by crisis: Rodrigo Duterte and his unorthodox quest for the Philippine presidency 11:45 pm | Walden Bello* OP-ED | Created by crisis: Rodrigo Duterte and his unorthodox quest for the Philippine presidencyBello, who saw up close as he campaigned nationwide for a Senate seat, the spontaneous way in which Duterte's candidacy moved and empowered people, says the administration completely miscalculated people's anger and frustration: an electoral insurgency made possible an outlier's ascent to power.

COCKTALES | Malacanang to buy P1.8-M lawn mower to spruce up grounds for Duterte 6:39 am | VICTOR C. AGUSTIN COCKTALES | Malacanang to buy P1.8-M lawn mower to spruce up grounds for DuterteThe Office of the President has set aside a P1.77-million budget to acquire a brand-new lawn mower to cut the grass on the country's most exclusive lawn and golf course.

COCKTALES | San Miguel, Citra squabble over SLEX, Skyway now in court 12:49 pm | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | San Miguel, Citra squabble over SLEX, Skyway now in courtThe boardroom feud between San Miguel and Indonesian conglomerate Citra over the management and financial affairs of their South Luzon Expressway and Skyway projects have spilled over into the court.

MEL STA.MARIA | In voting, heed Michael Jackson's advice:’'Make it right, make that change' 9:03 am | MEL STA. MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | In voting, heed Michael Jackson\Calm down everybody. On May 9, 2016, let the system work. Let's vote wisely in choosing our leaders for the next six years. That is the only moment - a peaceful and deliberative time - that really counts.