Metro Manila

(Credit: Gel Lagasca)

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano I have written a few articles about my views of the dying city and the gates of hell called Metro Manila. I have as my backdrop not only the stories from my parents who, as probinsyanos, studied in Manila before WWII but my own personal experience as a first-time visitor in 1960 and later a college student in 1965 who Read More …

Manila-traffic-jam

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas Nearly every overseas Filipino who has visited the Philippines in the last several years has one common complaint – the horrendous traffic jams in Metro Manila. What normally takes 20 minutes to travel now takes from one hour to two hours depending on which road you are using and what time you are traveling. And rush hour in Read More …

Manila shantytown

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas For decades, the Philippine government has been trying to find a lasting solution to the nagging problem of squatters in Metro Manila, far longer than the efforts to solve the equally and seemingly unsolvable communist and Muslim insurgency problems. These problems are like body itch. You scratch one area and the itch reappears in even more places in Read More …

NAKOULA

Source: The Daily Tribune The United States yesterday issued a security alert for Metro Manila, warning its citizens they could be the target of an unspecified attack. The US Embassy in Manila released a statement calling for US citizens to exercise extreme caution and consider canceling American gatherings in the capital. “The US Embassy advises American citizens in the Philippines that a threat against American Read More …

Flood-Gener.1

BY DUCKY PAREDES MALAYA ‘A huge floodway (or a spillway) would be useful in taking the Metro Manila’s floodwaters out to sea.’ CLEARLY, something has to be done about the floods in Metro Manila. Year after year, the flooding seems to be getting worse. Of course, Ondoy was a worse one but only because the flood came upon us much more quickly. More water in Read More …