TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

EDITORIAL | Manlaban... sa extrajudicial killings Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 4:55 PM | InterAksyon

COCKTALES | Palace editors censor Duterte's 'gay' jab vs US envoy Mon, Aug 8, 2016, 12:47 PM | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com

OPINION | A Flawed Strategy and How to Rectify it: Aquino, Duterte, and the West Philippine Sea Tue, Jul 19, 2016, 9:59 AM | Walden Bello (special to InterAksyon.com)

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COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte In Manila, the thankless job of clarifying the local version of Trump - correction, Rodrigo Duterte is graphically and verbally more ballistic than The Donald…

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MEL STA.MARIA: Ominous stifling of dissent 11:48 am | Mel Sta. Maria MEL STA.MARIA: Ominous stifling of dissentWe all stand to suffer if there is no genuine dissent; if there is no balance among the institutions in charge of checking each other's powers.

COMMENTARY | SDG Year 1: Maintaining the momentum 8:31 am | David Nabarro, special adviser to the UN secretary general COMMENTARY | SDG Year 1: Maintaining the momentumThe SDGs have created a common purpose for the well-being of coming generations and for a planet that is fit for the future. This is why we have seen a fast, strong, and even urgent shift from all sectors toward more sustainable practices and policies.

DE LIMA SPEECH | Alan wrong in saying I ruined PHL image; Gordon right for Justice panel job 5:30 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com DE LIMA SPEECH | Alan wrong in saying I ruined PHL image; Gordon right for Justice panel jobSenator Leila De Lima on Tuesday 'congratulated' Senator Cayetano for paving the way for her ouster as chairman of the Senate Justice panel, but reminded him it was the rash of killings in the Duterte-championed war on drugs that is ruining the country's international image, not her.

COMMENTARY | Saving our Ship: A global response to refugees and migrants 8:00 am | Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general COMMENTARY | Saving our Ship: A global response to refugees and migrants'Us' versus 'them' is a timeless if irresponsible unifier, used throughout history to obscure our common humanity by those with dangerously self-serving interests.

COCKTALES | DOH frisks Sanofi's P3B dengue contract OK'd by Aquino govt 8:33 am | Victor C Agustin COCKTALES | DOH frisks Sanofi\Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is subjecting the P3-billion Dengvaxia dengue vaccine contract between the Aquino government and Sanofi Pasteur to under another round of medical review.

COCKTALES | Pilipinas Shell loses P5.7-B tax case ahead of P30-B roadshow 6:41 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Pilipinas Shell loses P5.7-B tax case ahead of P30-B roadshowPilipinas Shell has lost a P5.7-billion tax case filed against it by the Arroyo administration, upsetting a P30-billion initial public offering that the petroleum company plans to launch by next month.

MEL STA. MARIA | The press will continue to be critical of President Duterte 7:32 am | Mel Sta. Maria MEL STA. MARIA | The press will continue to be critical of President DuterteIt may be best for President Duterte to always remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: 'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.'

COMMENTARY | How do you solve a problem like Duterte … and other ‘colorful’ guys? 11:16 am | John Lloyd, Reuters COMMENTARY | How do you solve a problem like Duterte … and other ‘colorful’ guys?Soon after the Filipino president's election in May, he made clear that he was not going to be the usual close-to-America leader to which Filipinos are accustomed. “I will,” he said, 'be charting a [new] course [for the Philippines] on its own and will not be dependent on the United States.'

COCKTALES | Babuyan at bastusan: Panelo again blames media for Duterte's Obama outburst 12:07 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Babuyan at bastusan: Panelo again blames media for Duterte\Presidential Legal Counsel and former Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo took the Yasay road, that the press had wrongly reported Duterte's unfortunate tirade against Obama.

COCKTALES | Ortigas is getting a Westin upgrade 7:49 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Ortigas is getting a Westin upgradeRobinsons Land's Luxuria division has started pre-selling The Residences at The Westin, the first condominium project in Southeast Asia that will be managed by the US chain, along with a new adjoining hotel.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Ambiguous definitions 12:10 am | MARIE YUVIENCO MARIE YUVIENCO | Ambiguous definitionsIf President Marcos' burial inside Fort Bonifacio is going to continue to divide this country, then the simplest solution, I think, would be to rename the cemetery and stop calling it the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Remove the 'bayani' altogether and replace it with something else.

COCKTALES | Metrobank chair gets P2B windfall for 50th birthday 8:25 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Metrobank chair gets P2B windfall for 50th birthdayMetrobank chairman Arthur Ty celebrates his birthday this month with a P2-billion windfall from selloff of some of his shares of company stocks.

MEL STA.MARIA | When 'invited' by the police, do not go 3:45 pm | MEL STA.MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | When \The police 'list' - the basis of the 'invitation' - is nothing more than a witch-hunt-register. It is not the result of the findings of a judge (required of a warrant of arrest) but a disclosure of an alleged informant, who could be unknown and whose-say-so may be suspect, borne out of a grudge.