Sunday, April 18, 2021
 

Ben Kritz

When the outrage machine breaks down

SEVERAL weeks ago, the Philippine Star found itself at the center of controversy for a day or two after publishing a story about China’s...

Rejoining the business world after the pandemic

MOST of us gave up on believing that the coronavirus pandemic would ever end about six months ago, but it will eventually end. Well,...

When you fail to plan…

WHAT did the two-week “lockdown” of the “NCR-Plus” (Metro Manila and the adjacent provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite) actually achieve? Although the government...

Encouraging progress in digitalization

WE have all been understandably overwhelmed by pandemic-related news over the past couple of weeks, but there are actually a number of positive developments...

Half measures and a full snafu

WHILE virtually all of the news of the past couple weeks has been nothing if not grim, there were two very minor but nonetheless...

Lost cause?

READING Monday morning’s paper this week was discouraging, because among the headlines were these stories: – “Red Cross, LGUs team up to build isolation centers” –...

Dysfunctional at every level

IT turns out that is not light you see at the end of the tunnel, you’ve just got something in your eye. I had a...

The little RES that could

THE public service that has probably caused the Philippines the biggest headaches – next to its spectacularly awful telecommunications sector, of course, which continues...

Worrisome state

MOODY’S Analytics has a little quirk that signifies when one of the dozen or so research briefs and other press releases it makes in...

2021 is 2020 again

THERE are approximately 5,360 container ships in the global merchant fleet, and the world now knows the name of one of them, the Ever...

Trump’s top diplomat joins Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. "I...

Duterte honors selfless Covid-19 frontliners on Day of Valor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as the country commemorates Araw ng...

‘No strings attached’ to China’s vaccine donations — Lorenzana

THERE are no strings attached to China's donation of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines such as the Philippines giving up its sovereign rights to...

Security forces search Myanmar protest district room by room

YANGON: People barricaded in a Yangon neighborhood overnight said on Tuesday that Myanmar security forces searched their homes room by room for anti-coup protesters,...

Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges ‘concerning’

LONDON: Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning" and would be addressed...