Money, the bane of this country

Not for the lack of it. It is due to having so much of it. We are referring to the politicians. They have lots of it. In between elections, incumbent politicians stash a lot of cash for the next campaign. Because electoral “winnability” is directly proportional to the amount in a candidate’s war chest. If it is empty, his votes […]

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Government taking over Hanjin?

Governments everywhere are not competitive to run a business concern. More so in the Philippines where there is corruption everywhere, from the usual bureaucracy to government corporations. So the government’s plan to take over the operation of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines must be a joke. In the first place, the firm has been declared bankrupt (to prevent creditors […]

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Panagbenga, suffering time again

The past Christmas holidays all the way to January 4, 2019 have shown again the inability of Baguio City to absorb so many tourists. The influx of vehicles caused gridlock traffic at Marcos Highway leading to the city extending to more than 10 kilometers on some days, and lasting for hours and hours. It was not just because Kennon Road […]

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