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“YOUR CONCERN is human rights, mine is human lives,” said the President during his State of The Nation Address on Monday, despite the extrajudicial killings that have come to identify his administration. Earlier that day, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, herself mired with the scandals of her nine-year term, took her seat as the House of Representatives’ new Speaker. Don’t these two events just make you want to take a long, hard drink of democracy?
GET YOUR #pinoypride engines roaring, people — Tanduay Distillers Inc., overtook Bacardi as the world’s bestselling rum brand. Tanduay sold 19.5 million cases of rum last year said a story on BusinessWorld on June 14. Here’s the catch: apparently, the export segment represented less than 1% of total sales, so it can be inferred that a large chunk of those 19.5 million cases were consumed in the country. Take that, Filipino livers.
HONG KONG — A rare 60-year-old Macallan whisky fetched HK$7.96 million ($1.01 million) at Bonhams Hong Kong on Friday last week, smashing the record...