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?
The arrival in the country of ex-agriculture secretary Cito Lorenzo, at face value, is a positive development in the country’s desire to finally resolve the fertilizer scam that has already hounded us for more than six years. We shall see Continue reading A Slow Construction?
We have heard several descriptions for what took place today: historic, a new chapter, a new beginning, a new era. The Filipino nation is filled with a renewed sense of hope and optimism brought about by the inauguration of President Continue reading A New Administration, A New Chapter
Note: The following is an article I wrote for 100araw.com, an initiative of Pinoys from different disciplines to share their thoughts on the upcoming elections. I am re-posting it here. The partylist system was a milestone for democracy in the Continue reading Partylists: More considerations before you vote
The video below is a story I produced and wrote in 2007 for the public affairs program, Reporter’s Notebook. Three years later, the concerns this story raised remain relevant. There is still much improvement in terms of educating the public Continue reading Reporter's Notebook: The Partylist System in the Philippines