Home » Opinion » Medium Rare (Page 47)

That speech

No Comment

IT had something for everyone. Even “ambush” moments as Senator Loren Legarda and Rep. Baby Arenas tried to bend the President’s ear as soon as he stepped down from the podium. The winner of the day was Phillip Salvador (rumored to be the next chairman of MTRCB), who gave and got a tight, long hug.

Continue reading …

Keep it short

No Comment

THREE days before President Duterte, in office for less than one month, was to describe the state of his nation to the nation, Donald Trump was officially nominated as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. Not a few Filipinos have been calling Mr. Trump the American Duterte.

Continue reading …

Arriba, Lariba!

No Comment

SHE’S making history at age 21, a student of De La Salle University, the first Filipino table tennis player to represent her country in the Olympics and one of only 64 wielding their paddles in this year’s summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Continue reading …

Farming is in

No Comment

WAVE after wave, or should that be season after season, it looks like agriculture is finally capturing the imagination of urbanites. The latest sign: the first ToFarm Film Festival, dedicated to farming and farmers, and our future.

Continue reading …

Let us through!

No Comment

WHILE waiting for those wider roads, super bridges, and sleek LRTs to be built – which will take two to three years, assuming there are no hidden delays – the way to ease traffic now is to remove fly-by-night contractors and their puny crews of a few men working with toothpicks. They dig up streets, then leave them gaping like sinkholes for months on end, who cares about the consequences?

Continue reading …

Seasons of Bong

No Comment

AT the requiem mass that Fr. Fidel officiated for his cousin Bong, the priest retold the story of a man who asked his four sons to describe the pear tree in their garden, one for each of the four seasons. Not surprisingly, the words they painted produced different pictures of the same tree. Nevertheless, the father told his sons they were all correct. It is our tendency to judge by the season.

Continue reading …