INTROSPECTIVE
Changing times
by Tony Katigbak - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
We are one-day post election and everyone is nervous waiting to see what is going to happen next.
We’re in the endgame
by Tony Katigbak - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Yes, the title is in reference to the current biggest movie in the world, topping charts and breaking box office records worldwide, but it’s also in reference to us right now.
Earthquake, typhoon, and other calamities
by Tony Katigbak - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A few years ago – I think four to be exact – we had a series of earthquakes in Manila that shocked everyone into trying to be better prepared in case the “Big One” hit.
Church and State
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Holy Week 2019 has come to an end and for the estimated 84 million Catholics in the Philippines this brings an end to the yearly Lenten season used to pause, reflect, and pray as we commemorate one of our biggest...
Knockout
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We’ve all had those days where we felt like the hits just kept on coming.
Veiled warning of a revolution
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
As we all know, our president, President Duterte, is a man of many words.
Honesty is no longer the best policy
by Tony Katigbak - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a sad day when we come to realize with absolute certainty that honesty no longer seems to be a valued trait in our society.
Long-term planning
by Tony Katigbak - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is something I notice quite often when it comes to Filipinos (and the Philippines in general) it is that we are not forward planners.
What does it take to become a public servant?
by Tony F. Katigbak - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
We all know that with the elections closing in on us and political seats of power up for grabs, that the gloves are going to come off and the fighting is going to get dirty.
Pope Francis takes the bull by the horns
by Tony Katigbak - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always admired Pope Francis. Ever since he was elected by the College of Cardinals as the 266th Vicar of Christ he has done his best to make the Church more inclusive and more understanding, helping open the...
A carpet of green no more
by Tony Katigbak - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Years ago, when I was working for a private company as the public relations manager, I would travel often to Bislig, Surigao del Sur.
The curious case of libel
by Tony F. Katigbak - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Is it really surprising that all – if not most – journalists are wrapped up in the current libel case being filed against Maria Ressa?
Measles outbreak a serious problem
by Tony Katigbak - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
It doesn’t sound as scary as cancer or as unpredictable as pneumonia.
Will ‘Build, Build, Build’ yield any results?
by Tony F. Katigbak - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives are on the clock facing an extremely tight deadline to resolve their differences over the proposed P3.7 trillion national budget.
Make gun ban permanent
by Tony Katigbak - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Elections are drawing near. Honestly, this fact is most likely going to hang over everything that happens from now until May.
Reviving Manila Bay
by Tony Katigbak - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I am glad to hear that the government is taking concrete steps to bring Manila Bay back to its former glory – or at the very least, as close to its former glory as possible.
Let’s take care of our teachers
by Tony Katigbak - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m glad that President Duterte has overruled his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who wanted to once again give priority to the government’s focus on “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure...
Unheralded candidates
by Tony F. Katigbak - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The holiday season is officially over.
Taking responsibility for positive change in 2019
by Tony F. Katigbak - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I am usually one for silver linings but even I would admit that they were few and far between in the year that was.
A timely holiday reminder
by Tony Katigbak - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
There are so many reasons to enjoy the holiday season.
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