Cebu Pacific flight 5J-971 aftermath – business as usual in Mediocrestan?

The latest buzz making the rounds among the chattering classes is the mishap involving Cebu Pacific flight 5J-971, how it overshot the runway, and the appalling reaction and handling of the situation by Cebu Pacific crew. In fact, it has even gone so far that Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU) president Joel Tabora has called […]

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

My colleague John Baybay posted a thought-provoking article to GR Business Online a couple days ago (“Fair Process and the Myth of Inclusive Growth”, available at The article makes the broad point that what is lacking in the present Administration’s approach to the economy – and which has as a result turned President Benigno […]

AirAsia one-ups ‘bouncy’ Cebu Pacific flight attendants

Southeast Asia’s biggest budget airline is set to open its Philippine operations following the recent approval of its air operator certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). AirAsia Philippines will be operating out of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in the former United States Air Force base in Clark Field, Angeles […]