Just recently, a local actress drew flak for commenting on a public official’s wife’s post, calling it out for being “insensitive” in view of the current pandemic. I tried to see it in the local actress’ point of view, who may have a point but didn’t know how to eloquently say it. Maybe what she […]

Times of calamity, unrest, and pandemic truly test the people’s patience with their elective officials most especially. A scroll on your Facebook page illustrates this point emphatically: Governor vs doctors and doctors vs Governor on ways to prevent Covid-19, the Mayor and the missing chickens (that was quite funny), the participation of businessmen in political […]

What’s in a name, goes the Shakespearean play, and it goes on to say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In the Philippine jurisdiction, a name could mean open doors of opportunity, like if your surname is Zobel or Ayala. It could also pave the way for a career in politics, especially if the family name has held favorable elective posts, like Pimentel. On the other hand it could spell trouble – Barretto, anyone?