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Too late the hero
by Notes from the editor - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the former BIR building next to our office here in Port Area has been knocked down to about just two or three floors, there is an order to stop the demolition.
Big city, big time
by Notes from the editor - May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
China continues its quest for superlatives, as frenzied construction all over the country seeks to build the biggest, the tallest and the most of everything. The latest of this unabated boom is the New Century Global...
by Notes from the editor - January 16, 2016 - 9:00am
I don’t imagine too many people still do it, but I’ve made a New Year’s resolution.
by Notes from the editor - October 17, 2015 - 10:00am
It’s not a full moon – in fact, it was the new moon – but the loonies and goonies were out in force last week, especially around “Ground Zero,” the Palacio del Gobernador which houses...
Food on the plate
by Notes from the editor - October 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Would you eat food that’s been thrown away?
Host with the most
by Notes from the editor - September 19, 2015 - 10:00am
The Philippines began hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings last December under the threat of Typhoon Ruby, which necessitated moving the meeting from Bicol to Manila.
My neighbor’s tale
by Notes from the editor - September 5, 2015 - 10:00am
STARweek and the Sports section are, literally, magkapitbahay, separated only by a low partition, which is conducive to chismis ober da bakod and sharing merienda.
Suicide is fatal
by Notes from the editor - August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
I got a text message the other day from an obviously very exasperated motorist asking about starting an online petition for a certain Cabinet secretary – he who shall not be named – to commit suicid...
101.6 M
by Notes from the editor - August 15, 2015 - 10:00am
In an attempt to keep an oh-so-fragile hold on my sanity, I tell myself every time I am caught in traffic – and that’s pretty often – that all this activity on the road just means a vigorous e...
Starting too early
by Notes from the editor - August 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Oh no! It has started; the season of perdition.
Quiet time
by Notes from the editor - March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
I am looking forward to some real peace and quiet this week.
Moving on
by Notes from the editor - March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Two comprehensive reports on the Jan. 25 Mamasapano encounter have been released – the 128-page report (plus annexes, including the detailed report of the five-man Operational Audit Team, not released to the...
Heat strokes
by Notes from the editor - March 15, 2015 - 12:00am
The cool northeasterlies (amihan) are on the way out, blowing their last gusts before the warmer southwesterlies (habagat) settle in.
Exception, exemption
by Notes from the editor - March 8, 2015 - 12:00am
No law or regulation is perfect, answering the need of every person covered by it. We have to trust – difficult as that may be sometimes – the collective wisdom of our law and policy makers to craft the...
Truth at hand
by Notes from the editor - March 1, 2015 - 12:00am
I spent the EDSA People Power anniversary last Wednesday monitoring the standstill traffic around me in San Juan, as major roads were closed from midnight to 4 p.m. for the commemoration.
Xin nian kwai le
by Notes from the editor - February 22, 2015 - 12:00am
I write this in the midst of preparations for our family’s Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner. Like Chinese everywhere, in China or overseas, including Tsinoys, this is a major occasion for us, like Christmas...
Freak show
by Notes from the editor - February 15, 2015 - 12:00am
I will not listen to congressional investigations on the car radio again. I nearly got into accidents several times driving down to work last Wednesday out of frustration listening to the hearing on the Mamasapano...
Getting to the truth
by Notes from the editor - February 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Now it seems that everybody and his uncle wants to investigate, find out the truth about and determine accountability and liability of whoever was behind the Mamasapano encounter (not a “misencounter”)...
The path to peace
by Notes from the editor - February 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Can a road paved with blood and bullets, mistrust and treachery lead to peace? That is the question confronting all of us following the horrific massacre of 44 members of the police Special Action Force in Mamasapano...
The Francis experience
by Notes from the editor - January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
You just gotta love this pope.
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