Questions from elephant diplomacy

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/11/2022

Monuments are erected to commemorate significant figures or events in our history. They are supposed to remind us of the past, but after the inaugural fanfare what they represent are quickly forgotten. People see monuments but seldom…

Penro’s P8.9M plastic shredder project, a ‘white elephant’?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  At least 19 units of shredding machines worth P8.9 million may be rendered useless as these pieces of equipment do not match the electrical service types of the recipient towns and cities. The…

The elephant in the room

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/08/2018

Now that fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze that hit the Metro Ayala late Friday evening, will probers also examine the arson angle as suggested by some quarters? Speculation to this effect had…

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks

AP 03/09/2017

BANGKOK — Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory, customs officials said Tuesday. The cut-up tusks were hidden in a shipment listed as unprocessed gemstones,…

The garden of earthly delights

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 11/19/2016

The Museo del Prado in Madrid houses “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a triptych done in oil on oak by the 16th century Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch. The work has drawn many diverse interpretations, especially the central…

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