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Hubert Young: Keeping the age-old coffee culture perfectly brewed
by Iris Gonzales - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The young ones especially the Gen Zs are people in a hurry. They can type on their phones even faster than AI, they have reinvented the English language with their shortened codes and abbreviations and they like...
Ramon Ang’s new mission
by Iris Gonzales - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Tycoon Ramon Ang or RSA is embarking on a new mission and it has nothing to do with a new business deal.
Beyond the ghost employee scandal
by Iris Gonzales - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
We already know that ghosts have spooked the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the good news is that, under the leadership of BSP Governor Eli Remolona Jr., the country’s monetary authority has busted the ghosts...
Pinoys find their voice on China issue
by Iris Gonzales - June 11, 2024 - 12:00am
I watched in awe as a convoy of small fishing boats braved the tide – literally and figuratively – to head toward Bajo de Masinloc as part of a civilian mission to the disputed territory.
Mugen Group’s UCC expands into coffee kiosks
by Iris Gonzales - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The Mugen Group‘s UCC Ueshima Coffee Philippines is taking a sip of the coffee kiosk business, recently unveiling XPRESSO by UCC, a new concept store for young coffee lovers on-the-go.
Migrant workers
by Iris Gonzales - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s easy to think that Filipinos who toil in distant shores have forgotten the Philippines.
Leadership in times of crisis
by Iris Gonzales - June 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Big props to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Eli Remolona Jr. for the way the BSP has been handling the ghost employee scandal that has rocked the country’s chief monetary institution.
What would President Marcos do?
by Iris Gonzales - June 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Everyone’s waiting with bated breath, as if waiting for the next episode of an edge-of-your-seat Netflix drama – how would President Marcos handle the ghost employee scandal that has rocked the Bangko...
Ghost projects, ghost expenses
by Iris Gonzales - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Our country has been spooked by ghost employees and taxpayers money has been spirited away.
Land of ‘ghosts’
by Iris Gonzales - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Our chat groups and timelines have been buzzing for several weeks now because of the issue of ghost employees now hounding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
‘The sun also rises in the North’
by Iris Gonzales - May 28, 2024 - 12:00am
As soon as I opened my car window when I reached the driveway of the main lobby of the newly opened Solaire Resort North to ask the hotel staff where to park, I caught a whiff of Solaire Resort’s signature...
First Phl Media Safety Summit
by Iris Gonzales - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
On World Press Freedom day this year, a most important event happened – the first ever Philippine Media Safety Summit, held from May 2 to 3 in Quezon City.
Charter change, Maharlika, drugs
by Iris Gonzales - May 23, 2024 - 12:00am
If it’s any consolation, the recent coup at the Senate was at least wildly entertaining.
Out of touch
by Iris Gonzales - May 21, 2024 - 12:00am
In his imaginings, the Marcos administration’s anti-poverty czar sees poverty in the Philippines as just a figment of the people’s imagination.
Carlos Chan’s friendship award
by Iris Gonzales - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Some friendships endure and even flourish despite the passing of time and the seemingly insurmountable challenges.
A chat with US defense officials
by Iris Gonzales - May 16, 2024 - 12:00am
One evening in San Francisco recently, as the weather was biting cold, I met an American citizen who gave our group a warm welcome in that vibrant city in Northern California.
Pathogens
by Iris Gonzales - May 14, 2024 - 12:00am
For many of us, the dark memory of the COVID-19 pandemic still lingers, as if 2020 was just yesterday, and I’m sure many will agree with me when I say I fervently hope to never see the return of such a period...
‘War-tapping’
by Iris Gonzales - May 12, 2024 - 12:00am
The latest plot twist between the Philippines and China might just as well be a scene from an edge-of-your-seat espionage movie straight out of the Cold War era, where acts of spying and gathering information on...
Reimagining Luzon
by Iris Gonzales - May 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The last stop of our reporting program here in the United States is the office of the Pacific Forum, a Hawaii-headquartered think tank.
Notes from this theater of war
by Iris Gonzales - May 7, 2024 - 12:00am
On one edge of this bustling harbor in the heart of the Pacific, overlooking Battleship Missouri and the USS Arizona Memorial, a historic moment for the United States Indo-Pacific Command (Indo-Pacom) unfolded...
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