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.
Solaire has defied the popular claim that casinos are the "blackhole" in anti-money laundering efforts. Junket agents play major role in cleaning or washing illegal funds via casinos. Chinese businessman Kim Wong seems to be the common thread among the different groups involved in the heist.
Differences in the two separate ferry incidents happening 6 years apart and causing the senseless drowning of passengers include these: an effort to apologise, punishing the accountable ones, moving on
Public relations industry members and crisis managers are one in lauding the legacy carrier for its by-the-book moves, opting to tune out the criticisms, which are chanted in mainstream and new media day in and day out.