Wesley So Rises to the Top

Twenty-six-year old Wesley So, a Filipino chess grandmaster but now representing the United States, defeated the other day world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway...

SEO 101

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a complicated technique to master, even for webmasters. I am not a webmaster, so please take at face value...

Peacekeeping Is On The Ropes, Again

At the United Nations, questions about who is going to keep the peace resurface. As coffers dry up due to non-payment of dues by at...

Remembering Sisa

In Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, Sisa (some historians say the name was taken from his older sister Narcisa) is the mother of two teenaged...

Open Government Contracting

A relatively new discipline pertaining to procurement and contracting bodes well for government and other organizations that spend public funds, such as non-government organizations. This...

Even a Fool Would Know

My love for you is obvious, says an Air Supply song, that even a fool would know. The government’s resolve to clean government, kill criminality...

Balangiga and the IDPs in My Mind

From mid-2003 to sometime in 2006, I was part of a team that facilitated community meetings in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Ours was one of several...

Traffic, Imagined from Afar

The vehicular traffic problem in major cities, particularly Metro Manila, has gone from bad to worse. It has crippled everyone—commuters, motorists, private companies and public...