COLUMNS
Transition
by Alex Magno (FIRST PERSON) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Political time is always short. The time required to undertake reform is always long. The misfortune lies in that mismatch.
Federalism is better than our unitary form
by Bobit S. Avila (SHOOTING STRAIGHT) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Here we go again… Social Weather Stations came up with a survey that showed that only 37 percent of Filipinos support the shift to a federal system of government while only one out of four Filipinos are even...
No mean jokes for Bayani
by Boy Abunda (DIRECT LINE) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Comedy is not just about getting laughs, but it also changes what we think or, maybe, even what we do.
Disability: A long neglected issue
by Daniel Pruce (A GREAT BRITISH VIEW) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Next week, on 24 July, the United Kingdom will be hosting the Global Disability Summit.
Moving up
by Domini M. Torrevillas (FROM THE STANDS) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
To a third world country like ours, moving up to first-world status is a dream.
A Pandora’s Box?
by Elfren S. Cruz (BREAKTHROUGH) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Even for certain persons who favor federalism, there are three questions being debated.
Trump trusts Putin as Duterte does Xi
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. (POSTSCRIPT) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump being deferential to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in their meeting in Helsinki reminded us of President Rodrigo Duterte’s going to great lengths to please his Chinese counterpart...
Why did Duterte join Lucio Tan’s birthday party?
by Iris Gonzales (EYES WIDE OPEN) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The rains were relentless, from morning throughout night; young girls and boys got a day off from school, government workers were told to leave their offices, and the streets were covered with knee-high waters. ...
The ‘Heart of the Filipino’ just got bigger
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez (PEOPLE) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
This week, I am Filipino,” said a European passenger during the delivery flight of Philippine Airlines’ first A350-900, part of Airbus’ XWB (extra wide body) fleet, from Toulouse to Manila, as he...
Paing For All Seasons
by Joaquin M. Henson (SPORTING CHANCE) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Relevant is an appropriate description of Rafael (Paing) Hechanova because at every stage of his life, in whatever era, he made a difference in people’s lives.
On Pavlovas: The dancer and the dessert
by Johanna Garcia (COME FRY WITH ME) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Who is Anna Pavlova?
Fashion & purpose
by Johnny Litton (OH YES, IT’S JOHNNY!) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) formally introduced this year’s Best Dressed Women of the Philippines (BDWP) during a delightful afternoon tea at Okada Manila.
Don’t panic, English Tea Shop is organic
by Marbbie Tagabucba (GLOSS THE RECORD) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
When Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, came up with the British practice of partaking in afternoon tea in the 1800s to shake off the “sinking feeling” she gets from only having two daytime meals,...
Laing, Tinutungan and Sili ice cream? only in Bicol!
by Millie and Karla Reyes (FOOD FOR THOUGHT) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It was an invitation we could not resist, so despite our busy schedule, Karla and I took off on another nature adventure, this time to the Bicol region, the land of pili nuts and chilies.
Biodiversity in peril!
by Preciosa S. Soliven (A POINT OF AWARENESS) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Over seven billion people live on earth. Many cities have developed over the recent decade.
Uncertain times
by Rey Gamboa (BIZLINKS) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Much has been said about the difficult period that marked the second year of President Duterte’s term.
Bringing a ‘Pinoy Sound’ to the world
by Ricky Lo (FUNFARE) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s Motown (for Black music) and some other distinct sounds that can easily be categorized because of their familiarity but there is no unique “Pinoy Sound,” is there?
Should Pizza have pineapples?
by Sharwin Tee (THE BACONMAN COMETH) - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
A couple of weeks ago, we got to join Yassi Pressman and Bela Padilla’s joint belated birthday party, which was hosted by Greenwich Pizza.
In the dark
by Ana Marie Pamintuan (SKETCHES) - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Either our politicians are tone-deaf, or they can afford to ignore surveys because they are cooking up something that will be foisted as a fait accompli on a leery nation.
Remarkable Drake rules the charts
by Baby A. Gil (SOUNDS FAMILIAR) - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
If I were a record producer or music artist in the U.S. of A. today, I would take it easy and refrain from releasing any new product.
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