Can Phl match Indonesia’s rail resolve?
by Iris Gonzales - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The busiest of President Marcos’ Cabinet secretaries, especially these days, is perhaps Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautis
From Russia with death
by Iris Gonzales - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Moscow was, as some said, the most beau–tiful mistress a man could ever want, but never cross her.
From shame to fame
by Iris Gonzales - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Whispers and huffs and puffs of frustration and disappointment from losing bidders – coincidentally during a week dedicated to love and lovestruck lovers – made the rounds in the business grapevine but...
A ticket to anywhere
by Iris Gonzales - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Where are we heading, we might ask ourselves. We ask ourselves this question again and again.
Railways to progress
by Iris Gonzales - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
All this talk about separating Mindanao, the so-called Land of Promise, from the rest of the republic puts the spotlight once more on the island which, with its vast resources, had the potential to feed the whole...
SMC’s killer bid for NAIA
by Iris Gonzales - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
His rivals in the airport bidding race should have known that tycoon Ramon S. Ang or RSA would go in for the kill. He isn’t afraid to make big bets, especially when it makes sense for San Miguel Corp., the...
Remembering Bobby Ongpin and his vision
by Iris Gonzales - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Around this time last year, I drove up to the Cordillera gateway to celebrate a loved one’s birthday.
The lords of NAIA
by Iris Gonzales - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
From The Philippine STAR’s new office in Parañaque, a stone’s throw away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, one could see hulking airplanes flying out of Manila or about to land.
‘Wife out’
by Iris Gonzales - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
No, this is not a story about some philandering husband who decided to kick out his wife to be in the arms of his lover.
Our politicos’ drug of choice
by Iris Gonzales - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
“I think it’s the fentanyl.”
Raze to the ground
by Iris Gonzales - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Bring out the popcorn and snuggle down in your favorite seat and watch with bated breath as our dirty political landscape unravels.
Of senators and bilyonaryos
by Iris Gonzales - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The buzz among some of the country’s billionaires these days is how Senator Raffy Tulfo called out tycoon Isidro “Sid” Consunji, chairman and CEO of DMCI Holdings Inc., for supposedly dozing off...
Lessons from Indonesia
by Iris Gonzales - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Visitors to Indonesia will easily get a glimpse of the progress of this nation of 270 million upon landing at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the country’s main gateway.
Amending our economic provisions
by Iris Gonzales - January 23, 2024 - 12:00am
On my way to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Monday night last week, I could already see from a distance the sea of red lights, a signal, no doubt, that traffic was at a standstill.
Al Tengco’s gamble
by Iris Gonzales - January 21, 2024 - 12:00am
In this gambling republic, Alejandro Tengco, Chairman of gaming regulator Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), isn’t afraid to roll the dice and place bets.
Self-preservation forces Senate to dance the Cha-cha
by Iris Gonzales - January 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri has changed his tune and has finally agreed to revise the 1987 Constitution.
Philippine graft buster responds
by Iris Gonzales - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
You must know by now that if you’re a businessman in the Philippines, you have to shell out a lot of money to do business in our nation of 114 million.
What took Ralph Recto so long?
by Iris Gonzales - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
It was in September last year when Ralph Recto’s name appeared in a thread among individuals who wield enough influence on the powers-that-be. No, they’re not part of the government but consider them...
Alfonso Yuchengco’s legacy
by Iris Gonzales - January 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Complacency, an old adage goes, is one of life’s biggest tragedies. As American rights leader Benjamin Mays said, success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure.
Revitalizing NAIA
by Iris Gonzales - January 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Talk of the town these first days of the new year is the promise of a new Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
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