Pasig River banks as bike lanes

Constructing bike lanes and foot paths, along and across the Pasig River, will greatly improve mobility within Metro Manila.

Mobile is king

Here’s an interesting read on “The State of the News Media” for 2015 via NiemanLab and the Pew Research Center.

Miriam: Fine jeepney drivers

Traffic is the bane of all Metro Manilans. The proposed bill by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago should be big help towards improving the traffic situation in Metro Manila. More importantly, it would be a big boost towards improving the overall safety of motorists and the general public.

What does Philadelphia have in common with Metro Manila?

What does Metro Manila have in common with Philadelphia? Both are “old” cities whose infrastructure were built for a bygone era.

MMDA launches car pooling app: Friend Trip

18 May 2015 —  It was announced today that the MMDA is to launch a mobile car pooling app, Friend Trip, in an attempt to decongest Metro Manila’s traffic-ridden streets.  Carpooling is good… Continue reading

Biking and Urban Renewal

We should be doing more of this in the Philippines!

Time to stop acting like a pimp

Image source:  Pinoy-OFW.com In the news today is an article reporting that Malacañan Palace, the seat of the president of the Republic of the Philippines,  is looking into making job creation a priority.  A… Continue reading

Oil Drilling Collapse in America

Image Source: Bloomberg This fascinates me.  Over four years ago,  there had been vociferous opposition towards shale oil drilling, or “fracking“,  in the United States.  Despite all the noise,  shale oil drilling pushed… Continue reading

Cheap Oil fueling Russian Rouble Rout?

Source: Blooomberg Last week we saw oil prices we were talking about oil price being off its mid-year high by 37%. It has gone further south and is now down -43%, hovering around… Continue reading

Hurrah for Cheap Oil: Will it last?

A year ago, most analysts forecasted average Brent crude prices to hover at the USD105 per barrel range. Over the last year we’ve seen spot Brent crude oil prices trend downwards from its high at about the USD115 per barrel in mid-June 2014. Since then, we’ve seen spot Brent shave approximately -37% from its high.

Jejomar Binay and the Makati “Ghost Employees” Stand-off

I was looking for some old photos in my archive and found these images.  Eight years ago mid-October, Makati City was in limbo with a mayor suspended by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for alleged graft.… Continue reading

What did it say???

I found myself scratching my head in confusion as I drove by two signs today. The first sign below pretty much says: “No crossing here. Someone already died.” Still these two morning commuters… Continue reading

The Pork Barrel Scam – A Timeline

Here’s an attempt at a timeline for the Janet Lim-Napoles-Pork Barrel-PDAF Scam. I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed out certain dates, details or events from this timeline. Do let me know so… Continue reading

A Room With A View

© 2013 Ninfa Z. Bito Back in the day, this view would have commanded top price. It would be great to see the area come back to life.

The Napoles Surrender: A Hollywood thriller?

Since the dramatic surrender of Janet Lim-Napoles to President Benigno S. Aquino on August 28,  Filipino netizens have been up in arms regarding the events that transpired surrounding her arrest and detention.  The… Continue reading

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