Irrational selection

By: Reyshimar Arguelles THIS election season has become one for the books, if it’s only due to the intensity of the events that are leading up to it. Aside from gangland-style violence (which is pretty much a staple in Philippine politics), there are also other issues entailing a shock-and-awe element reminiscent of pre-Martial Law times. Who […]


“While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.” – Stephen Hawking   NEW YORK CITY – WE walk into a […]

Taho onslaught

By: Reyshimar Arguelles THE longest I’ve stayed in Metro Manila was ten hours. But despite my brief stay, I could already sense how suffocating and stressful living in the capital can get. And I haven’t even experienced EDSA traffic at its worst or stayed inside a sardine can we call a metro rail system. Even if […]

Bucari the ‘Little Baguio’ of Panay Island

By: Engr. Edgar Mana-ay THIS writer in his profession has done exploration-drilling work for uranium in Lulea the arctic circle part of Sweden; for copper in the dessert of Phoenix, Arizona; and coal in the forest near Princess Charlotte Bay in Australia. It is, therefore, an irony and sad to note that I have never visited […]