(Editor's intro: Raissa, foreign correspondent for South China Morning Post and Radio Netherlands, is an independent blogger.)
HALO-HALO: My Gossip Column
The last few months have been draining. I felt very, very tired after the impeachment trial of ex-CJ Renato Corona. So I’m taking a short break to recharge, and to think what direction to take this blog, together with Our Cyber Plaza Miranda – the growing community of readers who congregate in this site.
I decided to go on a short trip to the most relaxing, non-happening place I could think of – Singapore – which is safe and quiet and the opposite of Manila.
The first week of July is also the best time for a political junkie like me to be away: Congress is in recess, the President is preparing his State of the Nation Address and politicians are on vacation.
Before I go, here are some political tidbits I’ve gathered.