Prof. Enrique Soriano

Posted by watchmen
December 18, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Marrying money: The in-law dilemma   I was once asked in a TV interview anchored by Michelle Ong of ANC (ABS-CBN) what my thoughts were in recommending in-laws to work in the family business and my quick response was straightforward, “If family owning businesses can afford professionals, there is absolutely no need to hire in-laws!” …

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Water for Iloilo is here

Posted by watchmen
December 17, 2018
Posted in OPINION

For decades, Iloilo City has been suffering from a lack of potable water – even water for laundry. The local water utility firm has never fulfilled the dreams of having an abundant water supply. Historically, Ilonggos smiled as the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) entered a joint venture agreement allowing the Metro Pacific Water (MPW) …

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Asuela reigns supreme in Davao

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in OPINION

I am not a sports writer and don’t intend on being one but today’s column is about sports as a good friend, who happens to be a chess enthusiast, requested their article about a chess event be printed in my column. The proceeding article is by Chess National Master (NM) Alfred Acaling III. Ellan Asuela …

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A toast to Alpha Phi Omega

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in OPINION

The Peace Rock sculpture that the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity created at the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UP-Diliman) 19 years ago was initially intended to commemorate peace and the end to campus fraternity wars. For some, APO is known for the Oblation Run; often referred to as “bird watching” with spectators feasting their eyes …

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Drink without a plastic straw

Posted by watchmen
December 14, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Who says certain drinks taste better through a straw? The world is realizing the hazards of plastic products and their irresponsible disposal as they are often thrown into river banks, canals, and along the road. Many believe it is a lack of discipline that is destroying the environment and, in a country where government officials …

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Hubris destroys businesses

Posted by watchmen
December 13, 2018
Posted in OPINION

As a fair warning to business owners on the dangers of foolish pride and dangerous overconfidence (HUBRIS), allow me to borrow a quote from Charles Koch, the second generation successor and CEO of Koch Industries when he said, “Success is one of the worst enemies of success, because success tends to breed complacency and lack …

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Amazon Prime video

Posted by watchmen
December 12, 2018
Posted in OPINION

  Trends in technology change fast. With the various gadgets and other advanced technology readily available, Millennials are both computer and mobile phone savvy. Those who did not grow up with such technology are compelled to adapt and learn the intricacies of technology, specifically mobile phone apps. Telecommunications companies hire talented individuals to formulate new …

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An earlier gym routine

Posted by watchmen
December 12, 2018
Posted in OPINION

(Disclaimer: This is not a column about health) The daily gym routine has been the same for a while now, which, invariably, affects how the rest of the day progresses; not in terms of mood, but the time spent at the gym impacts when to prepare lunch, begin the workday, and so on. Lately, the …

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Kap’s amazing story

Posted by watchmen
December 11, 2018
Posted in OPINION

The fate of former Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., who evaded incarceration, was sealed by a deus ex machina, wherein a problem is suddenly resolved by an unlikely occurrence. However, unlike his movies, the plot twist made Revilla the antagonist claiming victory. Last Friday was a big blow to the credibility of the country’s justice …

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Do politicians also remove their shoes at the airport?

Posted by watchmen
December 11, 2018
Posted in OPINION

The security process for airport security personnel is something worth replicating. When I flew from Bacolod-Silay Airport, passengers adhered to security instructions. Upon my return, security personnel were also required to remove belts, take off shoes, and place mobile phones and all metal objects on the conveyer belt. This is a good practice. Many wonder …

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