The grass is trampled
by Iris Gonzales - June 11, 2023 - 12:00am
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers, so goes an old African proverb. This means that the weak get hurt when the powerful fight.
UP and state universities
by Iris Gonzales - June 8, 2023 - 12:00am
They came in droves with their pencils, erasers, snacks; lucky charms and prayers and wild and thumping nervous hearts filled with hopes and dreams.
How the next – or current – agriculture secretary can revitalize the industry
by Iris Gonzales - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The rains of June have arrived; summer is officially over. The weather bureau said so and we hear the raindrops splattering on our roofs, although the heat is still sweltering on most days.
On ‘Succession’ and dysfunction
by Iris Gonzales - June 4, 2023 - 12:00am
It was a wild roller-coaster ride – entertaining and horrifying; dark and poignant; tragic and hilarious all the way to the end, and because of it, I was glued to the series, along with the rest of its millions...
Ayala boss Cezar Consing: I’m still standing
by Iris Gonzales - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
How has it been for Cezar “Bong” Consing, the man who made history less than a year ago when he was appointed as the first president and CEO of Ayala Corp. who is not a member of the Zobel clan?
The country’s transmission grid
by Iris Gonzales - May 30, 2023 - 12:00am
I don’t know which was more disturbing – a senator combing his handlebar mustache during a senate hearing aired live on national television or another senator seeking to “take back” the systems...
What’s next for Jay Art Tugade?
by Iris Gonzales - May 28, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s rare to see government officials in the Philippines step down from office. They cling to their positions like leeches, come hell or high water. Unlike in other countries where public officials offer to...
Our nurses. Our future
by Iris Gonzales - May 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Florence Nightingale wore many hats.
Shooting from the hip
by Iris Gonzales - May 23, 2023 - 12:00am
The woman tasked to lead Malampaya, the country’s energy crown jewel, has a name similar to that of a popular 90s singer, known for her love songs and sweet and teeny-bopper image.
Fixing our transport, license woes
by Iris Gonzales - May 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The decrepit owner-type jeepney in the middle of the muddy, labyrinthine patch of earth looked like it was going to fall apart.
Water disputes, the new water superbody and water conservation
by Iris Gonzales - May 18, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s sweltering, sticky summer weather and some days feel like we’re moving inside one giant furnace. For many of us, the way to cope is to plunge into a pool or take a shower not just once but several...
New taxes
by Iris Gonzales - May 16, 2023 - 12:00am
We’ve all heard that old adage from Benjamin Franklin – that the only things certain in life are death and taxes.
Mother, Mother Nature and the Last Eden
by Iris Gonzales - May 14, 2023 - 12:00am
There is nothing more comforting than a mother’s care and warm embrace. I know it, you know it. A mother gives all that she can so that her children may live a life better than hers.
Doing business the Hapee way
by Iris Gonzales - May 11, 2023 - 12:00am
It is as interesting and sometimes as heated as our national elections, at least in the world of Filipino-Chinese businessmen. I am referring to the change in leadership in the influential Federation of Filipino...
Guarding our seas and the blue economy
by Iris Gonzales - May 9, 2023 - 12:00am
From the view deck of the Philippine Navy headquarters on Roxas Boulevard, Manila, one can get a majestic view of the famed Manila Bay sunset.
Changing of the guard
by Iris Gonzales - May 7, 2023 - 12:00am
A septuagenarian tycoon seriously contemplating retirement; a sprawling business empire’s new millennial boss and a happy lunch show experiencing a dramatic takeover.
Antonio Tuviera, the media tycoon who built Eat Bulaga!
by Iris Gonzales - May 4, 2023 - 12:00am
In my elementary years decades ago, in our little known school we call JASMS, our activities were quite unique.
Back to the Cold War era
by Iris Gonzales - May 2, 2023 - 12:00am
The Glienicke Bridge in Germany which crosses over the Havel River is one of Europe’s less spectacular bridges.
MVP’s offer
by Iris Gonzales - April 30, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s long been planned and considered and now it’s finally coming into fruition.
The mother of all Philippine maps
by Iris Gonzales - April 27, 2023 - 12:00am
There I was staring at a huge ancient sepia-toned map, replete with details and names of the different places in the Philippines, including Scarborough Shoal and the Spratlys.
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