On the mess that Uber, Grab and LTFRB created

Image by Rappler. Netizens in Metro Manila are currently losing their minds over the impending crackdown by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) against alleged "colorum" cars handled by car-booking mobile apps Uber and Grab. The LTFRB previously fined P5-million each on Uber and Grab for allegedly allowing their drivers to provide public… Continue reading On the mess that Uber, Grab and LTFRB created

Boracay vacay with parents: Musings

Our (my parents and I) first time spending vacation in Boracay Island from July 5 to 7 was indeed memorable for all of us, but I must admit that it was also a tough one. Being with senior citizens, I had to bring a lot of patience and utmost care. First of all, we had… Continue reading Boracay vacay with parents: Musings

Food Hive: A satisfying first try eating at a food park

It was my first time exploring further my sense of taste at a food park, and I can say my experience at The Food Hive - found along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City and open from 12 noon until midnight - was filled with so much pleasure. The Food Hive offers unique and exciting flavors for… Continue reading Food Hive: A satisfying first try eating at a food park

Where the sun rises: Notes from a #TraBaler

2017.02.26-28. In Aurora, a coastal province east of Luzon island that is roughly seven hours away from Manila, everything is beautiful where the sun rises. Growing up a city guy, it always feels exciting going to a place that boasts natural wonders, and Baler and its nearby towns are surely a tick off the bucket… Continue reading Where the sun rises: Notes from a #TraBaler

On Mocha Uson being a columnist of The Philippine Star

As Ricky Lo in his Entertainment column at The Philippine Star announced that the paper would welcome Mocha Girls lead Mocha Uson as its Opinion columnist, seems like all Hell broke loose. What is wrong?   Being a reporter for the said paper, I would like to think that we were not informed about this… Continue reading On Mocha Uson being a columnist of The Philippine Star

LGBT to Church, society: Open the doors for us

Aside from alleged deprivation in services and the hate crimes victimizing its members, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community still faces challenges affecting their faith. Reverend Crescencio Agbayani, one of the hundreds who attendes the Metro Manila Pride Festival at the Luneta yesterday, believed that religions, particularly the Catholic Church and other major… Continue reading LGBT to Church, society: Open the doors for us

IMO CHIEF: BIGGER MARITIME POWER CAN LEAD TO STRONGER ECONOMY

While recognizing the role of Filipino seafarers in driving the national economy, the chief of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) challenged them and the authorities governing them to keep up with the challenges surrounding the industry. "Once you have a bigger maritime and sea power, you will have a much stronger economy," IMO secretary-general Ki… Continue reading IMO CHIEF: BIGGER MARITIME POWER CAN LEAD TO STRONGER ECONOMY