by Alex Magno - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte has acquired a rather disturbing habit of late: pronouncing policy ahead of a full study of the matter.
by Alex Magno - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Unfortunately, volcanoes are wild things that do not respect deadlines. They blow up, pipe down and then blow up again.
by Alex Magno - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
It is not true that Taal is a small volcano. It is a volcano within a volcano.
by Alex Magno - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Unfortunately, we do not yet have the science to predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
by Alex Magno - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte ordered the water distribution concessionaires to sign a new contract minus those he considers “onerous” provisions. If they do not, he warned, the two concessionaires would face charges...
by Alex Magno - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
During last Tuesday’s Pandesal Forum, Sen. Richard Gordon was asked, as an aside, what he thought of Vice-President Leni Robredo’s report on the war on drugs.
by Alex Magno - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
All of us will pay dearly for Donald Trump’s foolhardiness.
by Alex Magno - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
As the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of a new year, the US embassy in Baghdad was under siege from an angry crowd outside its walls.
by Alex Magno - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
2019 saw broad-based protest movements in nearly every part of the world.
by Alex Magno - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
This could not have been a bad year.
by Alex Magno - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not just a year we are bringing to a close. It is a decade.
by Alex Magno - December 26, 2019 - 12:00am
For the first time, a Filipino was included in the prestigious Bloomberg 50 – the top 50 individuals who helped shape 2019. The tycoon dutifully travelled to New York earlier this month to receive the rec...
by Alex Magno - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
What a cruel gift to our harried commuters. Just as finding rides become more difficult, the minor gods who rule over public transport have cut our options.
by Alex Magno - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
When President Duterte launched into that brutal rant against the water concessionaires, people assumed that he had a clear endgame in mind. Presidents, after all, must always have that.
by Alex Magno - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The quake that shook southern Mindanao last Sunday was the strongest of the series of quakes that rocked the island the past few months.
by Alex Magno - December 17, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no basis for the speculation that the peso was stronger the last two weeks because of all the gold we were hauling from the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
by Alex Magno - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
There is reason to dread the way things are going regarding the water situation.
by Alex Magno - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
To the credit of the Department of Health, our people have become more receptive to government’s vaccination campaigns. This is important to combat epidemics and save lives.
by Alex Magno - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1906, architect and urban planner Daniel H. Burnham drew up a plan that would have made Manila and the cities south of it immensely more livable than what they turned out to be.
by Alex Magno - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte should pipe down and think through the complex consequences of what he threatens to do with the water concession contracts. Over the long term, what he intends to do will cause the economy...
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