TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

VIDEO | At 16, in 1977, he woke up paralyzed; now he is vital to the Senate, with a story to inspire 11-Nov-14, 10:03 AM | InterAksyon.com | Video courtesy of TEDx Diliman

THE GREAT DEBATE | Is saying hello sexual harassment? 16-Nov-14, 7:17 AM | Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Reuters

COCKTALES | With SMC sidelined, Tiengs of Solar TV take lead in new airport plan 3:50 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | With SMC sidelined, Tiengs of Solar TV take lead in new airport planWith San Miguel Corp. dropping out of its short-lived partnership with Philippine Airlines, it looks like the Tiengs of Solar TV have taken the lead role in pushing for an alternative airport within Manila Bay.

THE 'REPRIVATE' OF THE PHILIPPINES | Or why Metro Manila continues to deteriorate 3:35 pm | Jorge Mojarro, Special to InterAksyon.com THE \Jorge Mojarro, a Spaniard doing his PhD research on Filipiniana in the country, writes about the Filipino mindset that keeps him from complaining about the sorry state of affairs of public transportation and other public services.

GREEN SWITCH SPEECH | SM mall's solar-powered project shows the way in energy, says PNoy 3:06 pm | President Benigno Aquino III, Republic of the Philippines GREEN SWITCH SPEECH | SM mall\President Aquino graced the 'Green Switch' Launch of SM Supermalls' Solar Rooftop Project at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City, tagged as the biggest solar-powered mall project in Southeast Asia. Here's his speech.

'I lost 10 friends in the Ozone fire, 1 to suicide 2 years later, and 6 others I never saw again' 6:48 am | *Corazon Diaz, as told to Veronica Uy \After 18 years, nine people were convicted in relation to the fire that killed 162, mostly young people out to celebrate the end of classes. Here is an account of the impact of this tragedy on *Corazon Diaz.

SERENO SPEECH | On Maguindanao Massacre: The culture of impunity and the counter-culture of hope 5:35 pm | Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno SERENO SPEECH | On Maguindanao Massacre: The culture of impunity and the counter-culture of hopeKeynoting the Journalism Asia Forum as the nation marked the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre, CJ Sereno said the courts are doing everything possible to ensure a speedy and fair trial, citing the challenges this unprecedented case poses to all.

PINOY DIASPORA, 2ND OF THREE | Filipinos positioned to live in in-between worlds 1:52 pm | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., InterAksyon.com PINOY DIASPORA, 2ND OF THREE | Filipinos positioned to live in in-between worldsIn this second of three installments, Cesar Polvorosa Jr. tackles the way Filipinos abroad adapt, cope, and prevail int their new in-between world.

EDITORIAL | The Ampatuan Massacre 5 Years On: Who Cares? 10:21 am | InterAksyon.com EDITORIAL | The Ampatuan Massacre 5 Years On: Who Cares?There is no sugar-coating what this day means, what it says of our country. Today we commemorate failure. Injustice, impunity: these are but symptoms of a larger malaise, of the worst affliction that can visit a person and a people: apathy.

COCKTALES | Shoot first, ask questions later? Alleged Binay condo traced to Jaworski, banker 2:37 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Shoot first, ask questions later? Alleged Binay condo traced to Jaworski, bankerAccording to the grapevine, Unit 5B - which former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado claims is beneficially owned by his former boss and now dark mortal enemy - is actually presently occupied by a banker who supposedly acquired the spread from former senator and basketball legend Robert Jaworski.

PINOY DIASPORA, 1ST OF THREE | Filipinos are everywhere, wishing to return to their provinces 7:33 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr. PINOY DIASPORA, 1ST OF THREE | Filipinos are everywhere, wishing to return to their provincesIn this first of three articles, Cesar Polvorosa Jr. establishes the basics about the Filipino diaspora: how many are there, where are they, how much do they contribute to the Philippines, and why did they leave their homeland.

Chocolate crisis? Unwrapping the sweet science of sugar pricing 6:25 am | Mike Corones, Reuters Chocolate crisis? Unwrapping the sweet science of sugar pricingIn debunking the fear that the world will run out of chocolate by 2020, Snopes.com pointed out that we are really experiencing a chocolate deficit, which just means the world is eating more chocolate than it is making.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Paris beyond macarons and Birkins 4:37 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | Paris beyond macarons and BirkinsPerhaps it is the autumnal gloom, the trees shedding their leaves, and the citizens in their severe black coats hurrying to the metro (their rail transit system), but the city seems glum and dispirited.

COCKTALES | Prieto-Romualdez partnership now has his-hers newspapers 4:10 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Prieto-Romualdez partnership now has his-hers newspapersThe local newspaper industry just became smaller with the emergence of Benjamin Philip Romualdez, aka the husband of Inquirer heiress Sandy Prieto, as the chief executive and savior of the financially-challenged Manila Standard Today.

Why was Flavier a crowd favorite at campaign sorties? Sen. Osmena reveals secret 12:32 pm | Senator Serge Osmena III Why was Flavier a crowd favorite at campaign sorties? Sen. Osmena reveals secretThis is the eulogy delivered by Senator Sergio "Serge" Osmena III at the necrological services for Senator Juan Flavier in the Senate, 17 November 2014.