Borderline criminal: Contribution of Manila’s public buses to traffic congestion

Traffic flow on Metro Manila’s main arteries is routinely being jammed by public utility buses loading and unloading indiscriminately in the middle of the road. This is one of the obvious problems plaguing the country that Filipinos are seemingly too stupid to do anything about. We tolerate public utility buses loading and unloading indiscriminately in […]

Has Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada changed for the better?

It seemed like an eternity ago that Joseph “Erap” Estrada was a whipping boy of the Philippines’ chattering classses. The late Teddy Benigno summed up the pickle — what he called “Our Crisis” — Filipino voters had gotten themselves into when they voted Erap to the presidency in 1998… As many of us in the […]