Sightseeing with new eyes

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 08:00
 
originally published in SCMP Dec 15 2005
 
Things to do in Manila if you're a tourist: No1 - get out of town by sundown ... Many travellers barely touch down in the capital before they're off like a shot for the provinces.
 
And why not? Who would want to endure the city's crime and grime a minute longer when the beaches of Boracay, the seascapes of Palawan, the mountain vistas of Benguet and the dive spots of the Visayas beckon? True, there are dive spots in Manila, but they're really low dives, if you get my drift.

Shamelessness of Marcos

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00

by Leandro D. Quintana

"Disgusting" and "revolting" are the two adjectives that immediately came to mind as I read the February 18 issue of the Philippine Star carrying a statement from Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that his late father, the former dictator, ought to be buried in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). What triggered the younger Marcos’ demand was the burial in the same Libingan of recently deceased, by suicide, former AFP chief Gen. Angelo Reyes.

Let's raise politicians!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00

Hello to all our viewers out there. For today's show we'll learn how to start a small business raising an animal which is very much in demand these days.

I'm talking of course, about the politician. The market for this creature is huge - why even as we speak, they're being bought and sold all over the country!

How do we cash in on this boom? Before we go into that, look here, I bet you never knew these animals could be so companionable. Look, isn't this one cute and cuddly?

Gloria's legacy

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00
The sad and tragic death by self-inflicted gunshot wound of former AFP chief Gen. Angelo Reyes, and the ongoing revelations by former AFP budget officer George Rabusa that claim routine multi-million peso payoffs to top military brass during the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime, gives us a glimpse into how the ex-president might have operated.

Can democracy work in a tribalistic society?

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 00:00
In Cebu City and the area then defined as the second congressional district the famous battle cry was’ “Bisag Unsaon, Kang Serging Kami”(Regardless of anything we are for Serging). Serging meaning the late Sergio Osmena Jr. the undisputed king of Cebu politics whose power and control over the electorate there seems to have perpetuated itself to the present day. The Osmena clan still holds much sway over Cebu politics.

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