Oliver Geronilla's Column

Sports and Politics

 By Oliver Geronilla I join BO in congratulating Mayor Helen De Castro for winning another term as Bulan’s chief executive. This “resounding mandate,” as Mr. Gilana astutely phrased it, will give her ample time to collaborate with Bulan’s crème de… Read More ›

Still Tongue Makes a Wise Head

  By Oliver Geronilla   Politicians and their apologists have never failed to amaze me. From their empty rhetoric to their convoluted orchestration of truth down to their infuriating chutzpah, everything seems to bring me to a fleeting rapture of… Read More ›

Playing Politics

  By Oliver Geronilla   Ask the children around you what they know about Bulan politics. I’m dead certain that you’d get the same answer that my childhood friends and I used to give: it’s all about the bigwigs plus… Read More ›

Have A Way With Words

  by  Oliver Geronilla   The power to communicate effectively and wisely sets us apart from our primitive roots, but it’s the ability to understand and respond pragmatically and strategically that clearly makes us truly civilized. Last year, BO readers… Read More ›

Wise Guys Vs. Wise Men

  By Oliver Geronilla   Times have indeed changed! Gone were the days when rumor-mongering, yellow journalism, and character assassination were confined to the walls of beauty salons, roadside eateries, and other similar places where rancor and candor filled the bucolic… Read More ›