Ramon Ang’s Ferrari
by Iris Gonzales - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Enzo Ferrari, the legendary Italian race car driver who founded Ferrari, once said, “One cannot describe passion, one can only live it.”
For the nth time, a NAIA makeover
by Iris Gonzales - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s one of several airports in the world that badly needs a makeover, this beloved gateway of ours.
Lady Luck smiles on EKR, Bloomberry
by Iris Gonzales - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
If the Asian gaming industry were a game of poker, ports and casino tycoon Enrique K. Razon or EKR has the Royal Flush, as he beat other gaming tycoons in Asia at the recently concluded Inside Asian Gaming Academy...
What would Rafael Salas do?
by Iris Gonzales - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Those privileged enough to have known him speak about with him poignant remembering, the kind you hear when people talk about great leaders gone too soon – with a tinge of helpless acceptance that is almost...
Supply and demand problems, from molasses to chicken 
by Iris Gonzales - September 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Supply and demand.
GSIS’ game plan
by Iris Gonzales - September 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Seasoned banker Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso surprised the stock market grapevine last week after state-owned Government Service Insurance System, which he heads, said it would stay as a shareholder of...
The real tragedy outside Burning Man
by Iris Gonzales - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
It seemed like one giant tragedy, this year’s Burning Man, as heavy rains turned the annual counterculture event – held at the usually scorchingly hot Nevada desert – into a seemingly giant muddy...
A hundred years of rice crises
by Iris Gonzales - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s as if we’re in a novel, in a land of enchantment, inflicted with a generational curse from a mischievous mythical creature or a disavowed fairy as we find ourselves facing another rice crisis.
A costly apocalypse
by Iris Gonzales - September 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The four horsemen of the apocalypse, harbingers of the end of time, warned us of conquest, war, famine and death; a fifth one was said to have warned of chaos but none of them foretold just how costly it would ...
Art and basketball
by Iris Gonzales - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
It will likely be a September to remember once again in our part of the world; incessant rains, heavy flooding and an endless dose of dizzying bad news notwithstanding.
Cops and robbers
by Iris Gonzales - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
 When we were kids, we would play cops and robbers.
by Iris Gonzales - August 29, 2023 - 12:00am
A mayor in one of the cities outside Metro Manila often gave businesses, big or small, a challenging time whenever they want to build something in his part of the country. They are often given the runaround.
A Toyota story
by Iris Gonzales - August 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Curtains close. Kisses stop. Love stories end.
Airport employees speak out
by Iris Gonzales - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Cesar Chiong, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority , was ordered suspended and then dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman.
The airport business
by Iris Gonzales - August 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Running an airport is a big business. It’s the reason why nearly every tycoon in the Philippines wants to operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the country’s main gateway.
Cesar Chiong and his battle for reforms
by Iris Gonzales - August 20, 2023 - 12:00am
It really is more fun in the Philippines, even for syndicates and scalawags or the many nameless government employees who are benefitting from a system of governance that is perennially broken. Tuloy ang ligaya...
Road tycoons
by Iris Gonzales - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Who would have thought that tycoons Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ramon S. Ang would partner in a big-ticket road infrastructure project that might actually be the beginning of more partnerships?
Accountability, corruption and a glittering fashion show
by Iris Gonzales - August 15, 2023 - 12:00am
There’s no lack of disturbing news in our country, whether we like it or not, but more so in recent days. How, for instance, could we allow yet another killing of a young boy, 17-year-old Jemboy Baltazar? He...
Buwan ng Wika
by Iris Gonzales - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
August marks Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa or National Language Month.
A fire-spewing dragon
by Iris Gonzales - August 10, 2023 - 12:00am
It looked every bit like a fire-spewing dragon, the hulking Chinese Coast Guard ship – big and bold – as it fired its water cannon at a Philippine vessel which seemed 10 times smaller than its size and...
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