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 consider her one of my most memorable mentors, the kind who have contributed to the shaping of my career as a business journalist.
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.
The call of “now” from all the devices and the endless alerts had me thinking during a walk along the banks of the Nam Khan river in Luang Prabang if these had made me a better person or just a manic one.