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‘Is Metro Manila safe to live in?’

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco – The best tweet on our horrific experience this week came from Valenzuela mayor Sherwin Gatchalian. “I call on the 17 mayors of Metro Manila to have an in-depth discussion on the vulnerability of the metro. Is Metro Manila safe to live in?” Read more »

The dictator

By: Patricia Evangelista We are told we are on the verge of open war. The generals are mounting their cavalry; the defenders of the faith are mustering their troops. This war did not spring from the deaths of the 11 members of the New People’s Army killed in a Read more »

Dear people in power

COUNTERFLOW By James Deakin – Hello. A few of my readers and I would like to talk to you about the awful state of our roads. Not just the potholes, but the anarchy that takes place on them every single day. I know you’re busy, what with the Read more »

Disneyland in the Philippines

By Tony Katigbak/philstar.com – When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Why can’t the Philippines be seriously considered as the perfect location for a fourth Asian branch of American theme park Disneyland? It’s a brilliant idea as proposed by Pampanga First District Rep. Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin in Read more »

Filipino English

By Benedicto Q Sánchez/sunstar.com.ph – How good are we in English to communicate with people across our national borders? Or perhaps even among ourselves? A quick online research led me to two contrasting takes. Half-empty or half-full?

Beijing Makes Manila Miss its U.S. Bases

Outmatched in a naval standoff with China, the Philippines sees the upside of a U.S. role in its defense. By Donald Kirk – online.wsj.com China’s Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying said Tuesday that Beijing is ready for “any escalation” in the tense naval standoff with the Philippines in the Read more »