Should broadcast media operate beyond 50 years? (Reflections on nationalism and the ABS-CBN conundrum)

By now, we have read enough about the highly-divisive ABS-CBN franchise issue. Let’s not add to the “fire” but rather offer an alternative and hopefully more positive (and less divisive) perspective. This will not dwell on the core legalities as they are better left with the governing institutions so my recommendations will focus on: A…

Sky bike lanes to reduce private cars on the road by 24 to 33%

Majority of Metro Manila residents favor sky bike lanes [Note: This is a repost of my article, which was also published in Linkedin. This article is based on (with many portions directly lifted from) my thesis (special problem) for the Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management program of the UP Open University.] Metro Manila is…

8th International Symposium & Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites

Hello friends and visitors! I am happy to announce the 8th International Symposium & Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (MGP 2019). It will be held on June 2-4, 2019 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The Symposium Steering Committee is now inviting potential speakers and poster presenters. If you…

Thanks, Pasig City for the protected bike lane in Julia Vargas!

This is my first post for 2018 so I want this to be about something that is close to one of my advocacies. 🙂 As many people close to me know, I promote biking as an alternative mode of transportation for urban areas like Metro Manila and that is why my graduate thesis is about…

At the heart of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 is MALASAKIT

MALASAKIT. A beautiful Filipino word that, at first, seems so simple enough for translation to English. However, the more I think about it, the more it becomes difficult to find the correct English word for it. Is it concern for others? Is it a combination of regard and compassion? Whatever the most appropriate translation might…