Hotbeds of revolt

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) seems to be in a hunt for the masterminds of the alleged “Red October” plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. The first suspects were the political parties in cohort with communists. Confronted in a Senate hearing, the military cleared them and revealed another group of plotters – students […]

What to do with a billion pesos?

By: Reyshimar C. Arguelles EVERYONE is talking recently about the 6/58 Ultra Lotto jackpot. As of this writing, the prize has reached P950 million and it will eventually hit the one billion mark, which is unprecedented in the country’s history. Long lines have formed at the outlets of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, with people hoping […]

Recognizing teachers in World Teachers’ Day

I WOULD like to recognize my former teachers at Calinog Elementary School (1967-1973);at Iloilo National High School (1973-74), at Central Philippine University Development High School (1974-75), at Mary Immaculate Academy in Calinog, Iloilo (1976-1978);my former engineering instructors at Central PhilippineUniversity (1978-1983); and my former graduate school and law professors atWestern Institute of Technology, University of […]

A sober reminder on tsunamis

By: Edgar Manaay TSUNAMI (pronounced “soo-nah-mee) is a Japanese word meaning “harbor” (tsun) and “wave” (ami) because harbors are where these waves “resonate” and are most observable. Most tsunamis are produced by underwater earthquakes and less commonly by undersea volcanic eruptions and submarine landslides. In Japanese, the singular and plural are the same but we follow […]