Jails are dangerous to senators’ health – expert

Two senators accused of massive theft of the people's money have already warned that they were ready to "die in jail". Newly-detained Senator Bong Revilla earlier said: "Wag lang nila akong bababuyin, Lung poposasan pa tayo at ako'y kakaladkarin, hand na kong mamatay pag ganun." Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had expressed a similar sentiment: "I'm prepared. Even if I'll die in my cell, it's okay. At my age, I've gone through life already." All this talk of dying prompted my hubby Alan to consult a medical expert.

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“Disgust” as an energy source

One of the perks of being married to a humorist is I get to read the funny pieces first. Alan never ceases to amaze me with his wit. In this piece, he suggests how to use a widespread emotion to power up our homes: Inventor wants to tap disgust as an energy source Hot Manila – by Alan Robles Posted […]

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Martial Law in brief – just kidding

In celebration of the People Power anniversary, which many people seem to have swept aside because of the standoff in Sabah, my hubby Alan wrote the following humor column. It’s nostalgic for him in a way because he began writing humor columns during the dark days of Martial Law, when laughing about the dictatorship was the only way to ease […]

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Alan’s cock-eyed take on papal polls

Living with a humorist, I’m always prepared to hear the unexpected twist to downright serious topics. Alan was meaning to write about something else for his humor column this week. But when Pope B16 abruptly resigned, Alan simply had to write about this first.¬†And so he did – Imagine a Papal election, Philippine style Hot Manila – by Alan Robles […]

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A Fulfilling New Year to you all!

I feel it in my bones that this year, 2013, will be very exciting politically for the nation, for Asia and for the world. I’m just winding down my “staycation” and will be on full throttle soon. Meanwhile, enjoy Alan’s latest column containing his PREDICTIONS for this year: Auguries for 2013 Hot Manila – By Alan Robles As we Filipinos […]

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