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is what Munich’s underground is according to a local paper (link). It is “not that bad” (link) Harry Roque might say if he rode here, as the elevators and escalators mostly work. Meaning that among 100 underground stations in 100 km. of underground, a non-working escalator is pretty rare. Yet people do crowd a bit […]

Free Tertiary Education

is a milestone for the Philippines – something I did not expect. Kudos to Senator Bam Aquino. Thanks to the others who had the sense not to torpedo it. Inspite of Aquino. The Philippine educational system may soon be able to produce the right kind of people for every level, thanks to having K-12 as […]

Being Truly Modern

1950s BMW

Recent issues with the MRT3 – and recent DOST developments – show the struggle for modernity in the Philippines. For a long time, modernity was defined by its outward trappings, not by real modernity. I shall expound on this.

Outward progress

Some Filipinos tried to tell me how progressive the Philippines – or […]