The nearly lost art of note-taking, post-Yolanda

The nearly lost art of note taking by hand
The nearly lost art of note taking by hand, post-Yolanda.


I’ve been trying to step successively into the shoes, first of Tacloban mayor Alfred Romualdez, and next of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, without any prejudices whatsoever, and just try to understand what their problem was, really. I mean, there was a national emergency raging outside that room, everyone was waiting for their marching orders, and here were two presumably intelligent government officials trying to set the terms of reference in responding to the post-Yolanda emergency. It took them at least 45 minutes to try to agree on their TOR, and they finished not reaching any crucial agreement. What WAS their problem? Continue reading “The nearly lost art of note-taking, post-Yolanda”

For Noynoy: A very simple question on Napoles

IRAIA thoughts
IRAIA thoughts

I would have directed these questions to Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima, since it was the NBI under her office that is supposed to be investigating and building up a case against the perpetrators of the pork barrel scam, including the role of Janet Napoles.

But now that Napoles has surrendered to Noynoy Aquino, and since he is supposed to be on top of everything, I will have to throw my questions to him — and I enjoin everyone to raise their own questions and throw these to him. So here goes: Continue reading “For Noynoy: A very simple question on Napoles”