Allow me to deviate from my usual food writing as I reflect on an important issue that involves mass media and society. Having worked in broadcast journalism in the past, I have always strongly believed that media practitioners have a Continue reading Jessica Soho vs. Vice Ganda: State of the Media
The 11-hour Manila hostage crisis led by axed police Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza is over. Mendoza is dead during the police assault, after he fired shots at the Chinese tourists that he hostaged. In doing a post mortem of the Continue reading Initial Post Mortem: Hostage Crisis
If there’s one good example President Noynoy Aquino has set for other government officials, it is his preference not to name any government program after his name. This, of course, is very much contrary to how other politicos have been Continue reading What's in a name?
Today is one of those days when we recall and ask people we know: “Where were you when it happened?” It’s like 9/11. Where were you when it happened? What were you doing? Of course, I am talking about something Continue reading Babang Luksa: Cory's 1st Death Anniversary
This cartoon was sent to me via e-mail. I don’t know who produced this one, but I found it very funny. And I believe it captures the kind of situation we have today with regard to governance. Click on “Read Continue reading Organized Crime
As of this writing, at least 23 people have been confirmed dead due to the onslaught of typhoon Basyang. It’s the first natural disaster that the 2-week old Aquino administration has faced and needed to manage. And somehow, with what Continue reading After Basyang: The Greater Disaster