Quantcast
Home » column You are browsing column “There’s the Rub” - Conrado de Quiros

Elephant in the room

By

The silver lining is that “Mario” wasn’t as bad as “Ondoy.” Unnerving as the sight of Metro Manila turned into “Waterworld” was—you could see that in stark relief in aerial photos—Mario dumped only half as much rainwater as Ondoy. Although tell that to the residents of Marikina and Cainta, many of whom were driven out of their homes when the floodwaters rose. Marikina River in particular rose to 20 meters high and overflowed its banks, forcing residents to flee to higher ground.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Winning, losing

By

Did Jojo Binay manage to turn back adversity with his remarks last Thursday?

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ambivalence

By

I did say you couldn’t just dismiss P-Noy’s “I hope it’s not me” as a joke, and his statements in Brussels the other day confirm it. Those statements, made before Pinoys in that country, show the quandary he is in and the ambivalence he feels in the face of it. He is of two minds about it, and you don’t quite know which one will win out in the end.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hope springs eternal

By

I was curious to see how Jojo Binay would answer the charges being hurled against him at the Senate and postponed writing first thing in the morning last Monday, as is my wont, to listen to him. He was supposed to talk at 2 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. His camp had advertised it beforehand as a 15-20-minute thing that would be “presidential” in tone and style. Not unlike, his spokespersons said, a State of the Nation Address.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Historic

By

The forging of the Bangsamoro curbs the “human cost” of the conflict.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • 3 provinces count ‘Queenie’ damage
  • Celebrity status for brave gasoline boy
  • Hospital execs sued for detaining patient’s kin over bills
  • Palace: Ona still health chief
  • Mayor wants to run town during jail time for slay
  • Sports

  • Fun, entertainment usher in IPTL feast
  • Vietnam booters trip Azkals, take top spot
  • Alaska, SMB ditch separate foes
  • Asian junior chess under way; PH bets among faves
  • Best and worst of Manila greet Murray
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Shrek the Musical’ returns for holiday run on Dec. 26 to Jan. 4
  • ‘Chicago,’ the number one longest running American musical opens Dec. 3
  • New effort afoot to restore Houdini’s grave in NYC
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PHILIPPINES LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN WITH RENOWNED ARTIST ROBERT ALEJANDRO
  • When is the best time to purchase a home?
  • Entertainment

  • Well-deserved affirmation of Angelica’s exceptional gifts
  • Unique duets albums reveal secrets of septuagenarians’ success
  • Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop
  • Cumberbatch decodes Turing in ‘Imitation Game’
  • Single Review: “Dedma” by Abra and Julie Anne San Jose
  • Business

  • Banks scale down GDP forecasts for PH
  • BDO raises P10B from debt note issuance
  • More firms vow to help ease power crunch
  • ISM to recover shares from investing public
  • PSEi recovers slightly
  • Technology

  • IBM, FUSE, donate ‘Kidsmart’ computers to Leyte, Sorsogon schools
  • Website promoting illicit affairs launched in PH
  • Globe website hacked due to ‘poor internet connection service’
  • DOJ asked to probe phone, Internet use at penitentiary
  • Ride-sharing app Tripda arrives in PH
  • Opinion

  • Revolutionary colorum
  • Comelec warns pols against premature campaigning
  • What’s in a Katipunan name?
  • Good stats
  • Coco farmers and women
  • Global Nation

  • China urged to respect PH justice system
  • DNA samples in Laude case do not match Pemberton’s
  • Judge orders release of accused in Sipadan kidnapping case
  • Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombing
  • Fil-Am elected mayor; another named to top judicial post
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement