EYES WIDE OPEN
Making sense of 2020
by Iris Gonzales - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
This one is definitely a year for the books.
Lessons from Lance
by Iris Gonzales - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
When the late tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. decided to launch in 1996 a no-frills budget airline to enable more Filipinos to travel, he asked his only son Lance, then 30, to head it.
Damned
by Iris Gonzales - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I can’t wrap my head around the recent tragedy in Cagayan Valley.
‘Flatten the fear’
by Iris Gonzales - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
I braved the outside world again on Monday to attend a lunch hosted by tycoon Alfred Ty, chairman of Toyota Motor Philippines at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taguig.
State of calamity
by Iris Gonzales - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The mad, howling winds last week were the worst I can remember in recent years.
Lessons from America
by Iris Gonzales - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Americans partied last Sunday as if there was no tomorrow, or more appropriately, it’s because there is, indeed a tomorrow to look forward to.
Q3 GDP: Slower contraction, but still ugly
by Iris Gonzales - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Some of the country’s tycoons have lost weight.
Trump or Biden? What’s at stake for us?
by Iris Gonzales - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The whole world is watching the US polls with bated breath.
A love song to our planet
by Iris Gonzales - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The scorching afternoon sun is still out as I write this.
The stolen economy: Of shenanigans and smugglers
by Iris Gonzales - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
If one were to trace the labyrinthine trail of smuggling in this country, one will often find a powerful person somewhere along the way a coddler who may be from the echelons of power, perhaps oligarchs or politicos...
Poor telco service: Adding to our COVID-19 nightmare
by Iris Gonzales - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
These days, telco service in our country is mostly erratic, if not really bad. There are good days, yes, but the bad days are quite a lot lately, adding to our COVID-19 nightmare.
Keeping businesses alive (Part three)
by Iris Gonzales - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
One of my favorite pastimes before COVID-19 struck was visiting the friendly neighborhood seamstress.
Of kings and kingmakers
by Iris Gonzales - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
There are kings and there are kingmakers in this nation of 107 million.
Local airlines gearing for new take-off
by Iris Gonzales - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Our local airlines may be feeling like dragonflies these days, small and helpless, nothing but specks in an eerily empty infinite sky filled with uncertainty, what with the troubles brought about by COVID-19 which...
It’s the people’s money
by Iris Gonzales - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s such a shame that our budget is being held hostage at the House of Representatives, no thanks to the speakership circus.
The tiger and the hyena
by Iris Gonzales - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Vicious is the tiger – with razor-sharp teeth and muscular legs; the hyena, on the other hand, is a hardy beast, a skilled hunter no doubt.
Air travel in the time of COVID-19
by Iris Gonzales - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of us are all raring to travel again, to explore the world, or to be united with family and friends.
The Filipino diaspora
by Iris Gonzales - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
We see a lot of overseas Filipino workers in almost every corner of the world — serving beer in London pubs, selling perfume in Duty Free stores in the UAE, cleaning hotels in Qatar, or playing the saxophone...
Stories from Lebanon
by Iris Gonzales - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
There are no more dollars in Lebanon, at least for now; the economy is in shambles: the security situation is precarious; police and military men with long rifles are everywhere; COVID-19 cases have hit record highs;...
A lament for the living
by Iris Gonzales - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Perhaps lament is too strong a word for the living; it is for the dead after all as I offered in one of my columns last week - A lament for the dead. We grieve for the dearly departed, we lament the loss of a loved...
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