Category Archives: Media

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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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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Mar Roxas’ Veni Vidi Vici Vs Grace Poe’s Cinderella Story

LET ME just zero in on two presidential candidates, not because they’re my favorite subjects but because their campaign approaches and communications efforts thus far are such polar opposites. These are Mar Roxas and Grace Poe. Roxas’ messaging attempts to … Continue reading

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SM Baguio pine issue nothing compared to ‘La Presa’ destruction

AS ORDINARY folk are unwittingly led by pseudo-environmentalists to protest SM Baguio, the real fire is raging at a new popular tourist site called Sitio La Presa. La Presa is a make-believe place in the peak of Mt. Sto. Tomas … Continue reading

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The birth of the Philippine Daily Inquirer… or what I recall before years of drinking diet cola fry my brain.

Note: This is the original version of an article I contributed to the most recent anniversary edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 9, 2014). Since they did not come out with a digital version in Inquirer.net I could neither cut … Continue reading

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