Filipinos welcome Australia’s Telstra like Jesus’s second coming!

I switched my entire household’s telecommunication needs to Telstra back in 2007. Today we enjoy about 300 GB of home internet data piped in by cable (not DSL) that is channeled to all our computing and home entertainment devices using a WiFI router provided as part of the package. We also have several mobile devices […]

Power and authority misuse in the micro level: Building block of cultural dysfunction

Some time a few weeks ago I got into a heated argument with a FX driver going the MRT North Station route. I was transferred to the graveyard shift and I was aware that despite the popularity of the late shift—thanks in no small part to the call center industry—most of your co-passengers will most […]

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 […]