Category Archives: Life Lessons

Don’t write off Bato De la Rosa’s Korean Mafia claim just yet.

MET WITH much skepticism – at least in my Facebook timeline – is today’s news of Police Director General Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa’s press conference yesterday that some Korean mafia is responsible for the slay by policemen of South … Continue reading

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Democracy is not dead… it’s alive and screwing us all.

IN THE wake of the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNB) and, as of this writing, the victory of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America, … Continue reading

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Education: the most strategic change President Duterte can make

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is in an unenviable position. Sure, the Office has the perks, pomp and pageantry of a cushy life. But he inherited a country so deep in the mire that it will take so much time and effort … Continue reading

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How the presence of big business aids in the development of our communities

CLIMATE change has become a hot social, political and economic topic worldwide. There are notable changes in well established weather patterns that governments and institutions have radically modified their forecasting models and, more importantly, made serious course correction in mitigating … Continue reading

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Pablo Obra Fenix, a small tribute for a big man

TODAY, May 2, is my father’s birth anniversary. Pablo Obra Fenix of Bauang, La Union. He would have been 94 years old today. When he passed away in 1991 we found comfort in the fact that the Lord had actually … Continue reading

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2016 Elections – Enjoying the show from the cheap seats.

THE CHEAP seats. The nosebleed section. These are just some of the terms used for the bleachers. I love the bleachers, no matter what some people say. Whether basketball, football, tennis or whatever sport; a concert, Icecapades or circus; just … Continue reading

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Edsa or Ph revolution?

IT’S FEBRUARY 24,2016, the eve of the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. I am posting here something I wrote in Facebook Notes on this same anniversary in 2011. Because it’s there. For the nth time (in 25 years): yes, I was … Continue reading

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