THE story on the hundred Russians flown in by Philippine Airlines (PAL) on its maiden voyage from Vladivostok to the country made it to several dailies the other day. According to PAL this is only the first of the chartered flights that it will regularly make between Vladivostok … [Read more...] about Still a laggard in the tourism race
Why does a volcano erupt
UNUSUAL things are happening now. Reports say there are forty volcanoes erupting right now and thirty four are along the ring of fire. Our own Mt. Bulusan has been active of late and there is still activity in Mt. Mayon. And now, Philvolcs chief Renato Solidum in recent reports … [Read more...] about Are we prepared for the big one?
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” — President John Fitzgerald Kennedy I quote Kennedy not only for admiration of a man of wisdom. This is also warning for the rich, the oligarchs, the caciques and … [Read more...] about The eruption of the social and political volcano
Warning: major spoilers for season seven of “Game of Thrones” lie ahead, including some speculation from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books. Read at your own risk. One of the biggest threats to Cersei right now is Daenerys Targaryen, … [Read more...] about The 6 ways to kill a dragon in ‘Game of Thrones’
When Icelandic tech entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen founded the long-haul budget airline WOW air in 2011, its fleet included just three planes serving 12 destinations – at an unheard-of price of $99 round-trip. Five years later, the fleet has grown to 17 and the … [Read more...] about How a tiny budget airline single-handedly turned Iceland into America’s favorite vacation spot