The day Philippines became the most dangerous place on the planet to be a journalist
A snapshot of what it was like in a newsroom on November 23, 2009, the day of the #AmpatuanMassacre
The full story of why I yoga
When I’m not writing or managing newsrooms, I am on a yoga mat. I’m sharing here my parallel journeys as a journalist and as someone who process my human frailties…while I practice yoga.
Central bank gov Nestor Espenilla Jr, my kindred spirit gone too soon
We had several things in common: powerful foes, health woes, and more
Um, Yasay as next foreign secretary?
I have an uneasy feeling about Yasay’s appointment as our chief diplomat. It seems none of his past experiences, including those I’ve interviewed him on as a business journalist, equipped him to handle foreign policy, especially with issues as sensitive as the sea dispute with China.
Two were lost last weekend: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s bout with Floyd Mayweather, and Evangeline Escobillo’s life. “Tita Vangie,” as I have called her after we have moved on from our source and reporter roles to being friends, was always full of life that it is hard to imagine she is no longer alive. I…
Is it Mar Roxas’ fault there are no CCTV cameras at NAIA-3?
No, but a year and a half ago, he set himself up to be blamed when a crime happened this December 2013.
Garnish or levy? Wading thru jargons in Pacquiao tax issue
‘Garnish’ doesn’t just involve food. Make sense of a big news story involving major personalities in global boxing and local governance — and lots of jargon
Struggling not to hate my Blackberry
My Blackberry has been driving me nuts since I first held it in June 2011. It feels old, it’s clunky, unintuitive, and lacks battery power. It’s a smartphone that does not make me smart.