In just 6 years, Noynoy Aquino’s record of failure is now worse than all of the Marcos years

Filipinos who can’t stop talking about the “horrors” of the Martial Law years under the late former President Ferdinand Marcos are starting to come across as hopeless and desperate for attention. While the atrocities against the victims should be condemned, their cases were already brought to court and won compensation. It is now time to […]

Towards a more ethical regard for consumption

What we as ordinary people can contribute to the effort to combat climate change lies in some personal behaviours of ours that we have direct control over — our consumption habits. We just need to pause and take the time to think and reflect upon what motivates us to buy and consume the way we […]

AirAsia Philippines in spotlight as Sabah insurgency rages

Fledgling entry into budget travel business in the Philippines, AirAsia Philippines is currently feeling the heat as Filipino Tausugs wage a guerrilla war in the Malaysian state of Sabah. This is in the aftermath of the spread of publicity shots depicting its planes transporting Malaysian troops to the battle front in early March. The online […]

Off Loading Tells You ‘We Don’t Care’

In the past twelve months, I flew to Laoag, Masbate, Legaspi, Kuala Lumpur, Zamboanga and Cagayan De Oro. My favorite carrier of choice then was Air Phil because of their low fares. Unfortunately, this changed when my pop-up display booths were off-loaded when I took an Air Phil flight to Zamboanga last December 2011. This […]

Exciting times ahead for Philippine Airlines!

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is up for a long-overdue $500 million to $1 billion fleet modernisation program following full takeover of management control by San Miguel Corporation (SMC). SMC had recently acquired 49 percent of publicly-listed PAL Holdings which gives SMC an indirect 40 percent stake in Philippine Airlines. SMC president Ramon S. Ang […]