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Wang-wang
by Iris Gonzales - April 14, 2024 - 12:00am
If you’ve been in Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares and even in our nooks and crannies often enough, it’s very likely that you’ve experienced having your trip – whether you’re...
The last train
by Iris Gonzales - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
In a borrowed room not far from the Buendia Station of the Philippine National Railways in Makati, where I stay on some days when I’m too tired to drive home, I often hear the blaring whistle of a passing PNR...
Of PPP codes and elevator rides
by Iris Gonzales - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio “Arsi” Balisacan, a marathoner, can run long distances, say a 42-kilometer marathon for hours on end. He has done it many times, in the Philippines and beyon...
Human rights and trade
by Iris Gonzales - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Trade negotiations may be likened to back and forth negotiations between a long married couple trying to fix their issues after getting stuck in a stalemate of sorts.
Survey says...
by Iris Gonzales - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Filipinos don’t want Charter change, according to the latest Pulse Asia Survey.
DICT responds; trumpets wisdom of eTravel
by Iris Gonzales - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
From pains to gains.
Saints and sinners
by Iris Gonzales - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
t’s no doubt a painful and bloody sacrifice, having oneself nailed on the cross, but perhaps for the devotees, it’s the only way to salve one’s conscience, although I don’t know for sure...
Phl at the crossroads
by Iris Gonzales - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
As we all take a break this Holy Week, some of us will pause and ponder on our own individual journeys and think about what lies ahead.
eTravel pains
by Iris Gonzales - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
You know it’s a popular season for traveling when television news outlets are already reporting live from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to check if there are already hordes of passengers preparing...
Airports and trains
by Iris Gonzales - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Over breakfast some years back, in one of those times I had the opportunity to sit down with tycoon Ramon S. Ang or RSA, together with a small group of fellow journalists, he talked about the importance of having...
The trillion-dollar club
by Iris Gonzales - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Could we really join the trillion-dollar club, along with the big boys, including Canada or Italy or Brazil?
Three economic scenarios
by Iris Gonzales - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Summer’s just around the corner and it’s increasingly becoming scorchingly hot as if we’re all burning with high fever; but this sweltering heat is nothing compared to tensions in politics that...
The peacemakers
by Iris Gonzales - March 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The most touching part of Irish actor Cillian Murphy’s speech at the Oscars, for me, was when he dedicated his Best Actor Award to the peacemakers.
The real battle of Katipunan
by Iris Gonzales - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The real battle of Katipunan happens every school day as students, office workers and truck drivers race against time and against each other, as they find themselves stuck in the gridlocked avenue.
Sayonara
by Iris Gonzales - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
I cannot forget the first time I met Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko, Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines, whose stint in our country has come to an end.
Where have all the nurses gone?
by Iris Gonzales - March 10, 2024 - 12:00am
I could write about the country’s female tycoons who have grown their fathers’ businesses to dizzying heights, including Tessie Sy-Coson, Helen Yuchengco-Dee, Robina Gokongwei and Josephine Gotianun-Yap;...
‘From worst airport to pest airport’
by Iris Gonzales - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
A senior citizen reader who is a retired diplomat sent me this short note asking what’s happening to our airport.
And the Eat Bulaga! saga continues
by Iris Gonzales - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
There goes another plot twist.
Amb. Babe on rumblings, sleepless nights and Ricky Razon
by Iris Gonzales - March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Our Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Jose “Babe” Romualdez, who is in the country now, makes every minute count.
‘Filipino senators’ famous quotes’
by Iris Gonzales - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
A nation of sheep can never be great. – Jovito Salonga
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