The truck ban imposed by the city government of Manila and the resulting port congestion arising from the mounting unclaimed and undelivered cargoes to consignees are twin problems to which the national government seems to have found no effective and lasting solution.
When government agents finally caught fugitive ex-general Jovito Palparan in Sta. Mesa, Manila, on Tuesday, he wasn’t dragged out of his hideout or beaten into submission.
Was that much ado about nothing, the presentation to the media of a newborn baby girl who was designated the 100 millionth Filipino, marking a historic population juncture for the country?
By Sweet Caneos
I’m freezing purple in my office that looks out over the desert where construction workers are laboring in 40C heat at 10 a.m. What initially drew my attention to the window was the consistently flat sky. Hours from now I’d be staring at a sun that’s so bored it can’t even bother setting until night […]
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Jose Rizal knew he was a marked man when he disembarked from the steamer that brought him from Hong Kong to Manila in 1892. He chose to stay in a hotel and told relatives and friends who had offered their hospitality that this was not a snub but for their own good. Agents from […]