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House probe sought on courier industry

House probe sought on courier industry

  THE courier and freight business in the Philippines has become a R36-billion indus­try, linked to the growth of on-line sales in the country, which in turn is part of the booming worldwide online shopping market. This global online shopping market is predicted to hit $4 trillion in 2020, with the United States consumers leading […]

A different HK

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A different HK

  FROM a distance of about three meters, the thermal scanner captured the above-normal tem­perature of arriving passenger Jean (not her real name) from Manila, Jan. 18. Jean was imme­diately asked to step aside, away from her PAL flight mates. They’re not taking chances at Hong Kong airport. Not with the new strain of coronavirus […]

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More projects needed to save rainwater

  IN accordance with the annual progression of seasons in the Philippines, we will soon be in the middle of the hot rainless summer months. Last year, we had people in the Manila Water-served eastern part of Metro Manila lining up with pails for water from firetrucks as the water in Angat Dam hit emergency […]

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Pubic lice

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Pubic lice

  Hello Ms. Rica, Kailangan ko po ng opinyon niyo. May nakikita po akong parang lisa sa baba po. Makati din po ang paligid ng ari ko. Ano po ang gagawin ko?                                                                         Itchy Man Hello Itchy Man, Mukhang ang dinedescribe mo ay ang tinatawag na pubic lice o crabs. Though wala silang dalang infection, […]

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Mother of PH festivals

  ABOUT a million devotees and tourists at­tended this year’s colorful and decidedly successful Kalibo Ati–atihan Festival in Aklan, under the able direction of Kalibo Mayor Em­erson S. Lachica. Considered as the Mother of all Philippine festivals in terms of its ethnic uniqueness, long history and tradition, the Kalibo Ati–atihan stands out as one of […]

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Little means a lot

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Little means a lot

  AND a Happy Lunar New Year to you, too! It’s hard to imagine how much we’re going through and how much more we will need to endure as the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac moves in. Tomorrow night would have been a time of revelry, being the eve of the Year of the […]

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