Critiques and commutes

Dr. Sev Sarmenta (colleague at Ateneo's Department of Communication and former Inquirer columnist) and I always talk about our daily travails on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems. He regularly uses the LRT-2 but takes the LRT-1 on occasion; I use both daily. We often laugh and groan at the…

BIZ BUZZ: ‘The deal is off’

Things seem to have quieted down for Duterte-era tycoon Dennis Uy, with creditors settling down into a somewhat more comfortable stance, especially since many of them have, by now, already secured their multibillion-peso exposures to the businessman from Davao of late. But not everything is hunky dory, as some issues…

My poor little secret

I was in first grade when the biggest mall in the province opened. Everyone in my class was so excited to be fetched by their parents after school to head straight to the shopping center. I kept quiet to avoid questions because I knew we could not afford to visit.…