METAPHORS and similes, as rhetorical figures in speech and writing, aim to make one's point effectively and give color to language.Read more
"I don't want to be (called) First Lady. I'm allergic to that term because it connotes that there's a 'second' or 'third (lady)."
-- TV broadcaster Korina Sanchez, wife of presidential aspirant Mar Roxas
TEAM Rama, we’re told, has a new name. Get this mouthful: Partido Panaghiusa sa Panerbisyo-Tungod sa Gugma-Team Rama-United Nationalist Alliance. Or in short but not quite: PPP-TSG-TR-UNA.Read more
RANDOM surveys by a journalism class in a local college would ask each year what newspaper errors annoy readers of news stories. Not surprisingly, few dealt with grammar and syntax.Read more
IF YOU expected President Noynoy Aquino to admit, in his final report, that he failed because of, among others, the multibillion-peso pork barrel anomaly and the Mamasapano fiasco, you didn't know how a president would use his Sona.Read more
“Ang ipinangako ko talaga is during the 16th Congress. Bitayin ninyo ako kung matapos ito at hindi pa nakapasa.” -- House Speaker Belmonte to media after the Senate approved in March 2014 its version of Freedom of Information ActRead more