TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

JESSICA ZAFRA | Of course you love Duterte. He is your id Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 3:44 AM | Jessica Zafra

COCKTALES | Ayala set to transform Sicogon island into another Boracay Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 12:32 PM | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com

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

MARIE YUVIENCO | What if? Kidapawan and the rights to assembly and seek redress Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 12:15 PM | Marie Yuvienco, InterAksyon.com

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COCKTALES | And the highest-paid executives for 2015 are... 8:33 am | Victor Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | And the highest-paid executives for 2015 are...For new college graduates charting corporate careers and looking at CEO pay checks like north stars, below is a listing of the top management compensation packages of select listed companies.

COMMENTARY | Now is the time to be partisan 7:37 am | Joel Rocamora, National Anti-Poverty Commission lead convenor COMMENTARY | Now is the time to be partisanThere will be time enough to analyze after May 9. In the remaining 16 days before our country's future is decided, we all need to be partisan for that future.

COCKTALES | Razon, Bloomberry, ICTSI brass take 40% pay cuts 6:48 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Razon, Bloomberry, ICTSI brass take 40% pay cutsBillionaire Enrique Razon Jr. and his expatriate senior executive team at Bloomberry Resorts will be taking a combined 42 percent compensation cut this year amid the casino-hotel group's nearly P3.4-billion loss in 2015.

COMMENTARY | Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy 6:37 am | Nader Mousavizadeh, Reuters COMMENTARY | Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policyAcross the West, domestic policy debates - ranging from immigration to law enforcement to education - are now refracted through the lens of the new terrorism. Because of the IS-related attacks in the United States and Europe, the line between foreign and domestic policy is gradually being erased.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Of course you love Duterte. He is your id 3:44 am | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | Of course you love Duterte. He is your idYou are looking for a hero, someone who will make things right and make your life wonderful. Well, you're looking in the wrong direction. If you give in to the monster inside you, you unleash chaos. Would you let your id lead a nation? I want to believe that you would not.

COCKTALES | Ayala set to transform Sicogon island into another Boracay 12:32 pm | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | Ayala set to transform Sicogon island into another BoracayAyala Land is all set to transform Sicogon into another Boracay, having cleared the regulatory hurdles and the tenancy issues that had blocked the island's redevelopment for most of the last decade.

COCKTALES | ABS-CBN bonus surge leaves GMA in the dust 1:36 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | ABS-CBN bonus surge leaves GMA in the dustWhile ABS-CBN and GMA both claim pole positions in the highly-competitive broadcast industry, when it comes to top management pay, the Lopez network leaves its rival significantly behind in the compensation contest.

MARIE YUVIENCO | What if? Kidapawan and the rights to assembly and seek redress 12:15 pm | Marie Yuvienco, InterAksyon.com MARIE YUVIENCO | What if? Kidapawan and the rights to assembly and seek redressThe farmers had a legitimate grievance against the leadership of President Aquino. The El Nino was not exactly an unpredicted phenomenon - PAGASA had been warning the country of it since last year - yet both the national and local government had failed to take steps to help the farmers.

COMMENTARY | 18 soldiers killed in Basilan clash, including 4 Moro integrees, are heroes 1:55 pm | Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, chairperson, Government of the Philippines’ Peace Panel COMMENTARY | 18 soldiers killed in  Basilan clash, including 4 Moro integrees, are heroesFour killed in action were MNLF integrees to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP): Staff Sergeant Makin Jarani from Basilan; Sergeant Akmad Usman from Zamboanga Sibugay; Corporal Reezvi Archcelo Gandawali from Sulu; and Corporal Ibrahim Rajab Palaw, a Tausug.

OPINION | 'Manimpalad': Taking the risk for love, from Kidapawan to Talaingod and Haran 8:55 am | Gerry M. Lanuza OPINION | \From Kidapawan to Talaingod and Haran, the only thing that binds the farmers and the Lumad and their teachers is the Visayan word 'manimpalad'. Both the farmers and the Lumad are taking the big risk to create a better future for their families and children.

COCKTALES | UnionBank trumps Metrobank, BPI, BDO in chief executive pay 7:37 am | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | UnionBank trumps Metrobank, BPI, BDO in chief executive payUnionBank may rank 10th in assets with its profitability even shrinking in the last three years but, make no mistake, the Aboitiz-controlled bank still pays the highest industry compensation for its chief executive team.

EDITORIAL | Just fire him already. Please. 5:14 pm | InterAksyon.com EDITORIAL | Just fire him already. Please.That Abaya has not resigned adds to the people's misery the insult of his callousness and delusions. That he has not even come close to being fired implicates – again and again and again – the President and his nominated successor in those same sins of poor judgment, if not arrogant denial.

WALDEN BELLO VIEWPOINT | More than ever, we need an independent foreign policy 2:34 pm | Prof. Walden Bello WALDEN BELLO VIEWPOINT | More than ever, we need an independent foreign policyEconomist and senatorial aspirant Walden Bello shares his view on the March 30 Olongapo court ruling on the Pemberton case, the Balikatan 2016 which opened April 4, and two agreements relevant to both: EDCA and the Visiting Forces Agreement.