United in outrage: Would I participate in a boycott of United Airlines?

Granted that the sight of a passenger being forcefully dragged out of an overbooked airplane is quite upsetting, I don’t think it would matter enough to most people — at least not enough for them to make it a major factor in a decision around which flight to take somewhere. As Fortune points out, the […]

What Ails My Airport And My Country Are The Same

It is worth pondering the state of our international gateway airport and what is says about our country. You know what they say about the eyes being windows to a person’s soul? Well, a country’s airport is a window to its governance and well-being.  Think about it.  The first impression that a businessman or tourist […]

Even for the stars life begins at 40!

They say life begins at 40. This may be the case for these 3 beautiful Filipina actresses who all have one thing in common, they are all working mothers who are currently not married. Ruffa Gutierrez and Kris Aquino marriages ended in annulment and the only woman who has not walked down the altar is […]

Noynoy Aquino gov’t helpless and useless at stopping crooks behind bullet planting at NAIA

The Philippines’ reputation with the international community has suffered yet another blow. The news that security personnel at the Manila international airport have been putting bullets in the luggage of travellers in order to extort them has made it to international news. The incompetence of the Philippine government under the leadership of President Benigno Simeon […]

Missing AirAsia QZ8501 plane possibly at sea bottom, US assistance sought as search continues

The search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 which went missing on Sunday, the 28th December continues. By Monday, officials involved in the search have become less optimistic and “saw little reason to believe the flight met anything but a grim fate.” The search which, until the end of Monday, was focused over seven zones has […]

AirAsia #QZ8501 disappearance highlights disturbing aspects of Southeast Asian air travel industry

Less than 24 hours into the disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and, already, conspiracy theorists are at work reading into the minutiae of minimal information being released by official sources. That QZ8501 is the third Malaysian aircraft (after Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished with 239 people in March and, another, MH17 carrying 298 people was shot […]

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 […]

Why some foreigners would rather go hungry than eat Filipino food

I love Filipino food!!! I never get tired of eating adobo. The taste is so primal because I just think it satisfies every human being’s craving for protein and salt – those two key ingredients that help keep our bodies from malfunctioning. For me, Adobo is one of those dishes that make you want to […]