October 8, 2022 6:32 AM PhST



Severino C. Samonte

How QC's growth benefits Novaliches & vice versa

In anticipation of the celebration of the 83rd Foundation Day of Quezon City on Oct. 12, I have done a little recollection and research about the country's erstwhile capital from 1948 to 1976.I was very much amazed and impressed with what I found and learned. For instance, when it was created as a...


Atty. Gilberto Lauengco, J.D.

No to quick fixes

Incremental gradations -- a methodical and steady approachThis week, I had a fruitful conversation over lunch with my mentor. As always, I came home with several insights into what is happening around us. One of the things we discussed lengthily was our society’s seeming preoccupation with the...


Director III Lee Ann Pattugalan

Global Media Congress: Shaping the Future of the Media Industry

Aptly themed “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry," this year’s Global Media Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from Nov. 15 to 17, 2022.The international event, organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the Emirates News Agency (WAM), one of the partner...


Joe Zaldarriaga

Solar as backup to power recovery from disasters, emergencies

The landfall of Super Typhoon Karding became one of this year’s biggest challenges to the country and the economy, having damaged billions worth of crops and claiming the lives of several people. As of this posting, the damages and losses by Typhoon Karding is pegged at PHP3.12 billion,...


Herman Tiu Laurel

For PBBM's consideration: Xi's Security and Dev't Initiatives

The Doomsday Clock is today, Oct. 3, 2022 still set at 100 seconds to midnight. It should be readjusted to 50 seconds to midnight after the alleged sabotage of Nord Stream 1 and 2 discovered last Sept. 28, 2022. I blame the US because it answers the question "cui bono" or who benefits. Now, Germany...


Jun Ledesma


AMONG the vital infrastructures that precede the growth momentum of advanced economies are roads, bridges, and railways. Movement of goods, mobility of people, and the speed and ease of transport are essential in achieving their development goals.During the frontier era of America otherwise known as...


Jay Ledesma

Passing the baton 

TODAY, June 30, we saw the passing of the baton from outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte to incoming President Bongbong Marcos. It was a smooth and orderly transition of leadership, power, and authority.   We say goodbye and express appreciation to PPRD for his six years of...

Is RSF’s press freedom index a joke?

By Atty. Perry SolisPRESS freedom is alive and well in the Philippines despite the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) release of its annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) putting the country in an unenviable position of no. 147 under what it called a new methodology, down from 138 last year.According...


Nikki Rivera Gomez

Davao’s allure endures

MY parents were probably some of the most quintessential migrants from Manila. They had literally blazed their own trails in the jungles of Compostela in the 1950s, an ocean away from the upper- and middle-class comforts of Manila.Yet over the years, more and more people have cast a second look at...


Lorraine Marie Badoy

The Ignoble Nobel

I HAD to sit in silence since finding out that one of the most despised and least trusted persons in the Philippines has been given the Nobel Peace Prize for her “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression” in one of the most vibrant democracies in the world with such an excess of...

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