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In-step with Jesus

Focusing on the formation of His disciples, Jesus guides them to close the gap between their thinking and His, just like the difference between...

Political idolatry

Part Six Ninoy was prayerful THAT the February 1986 Edsa events added up to a miracle or to a revolution is, therefore, an incorrect and untenable assertion. Given...

Violation of due process: An inexistent assessment bears no fruit

Mother Nature has her methods of transforming things. A seed becomes a tree, which, in turn, bears fruits. The seed undergoes certain processes, such...

Garments industry, on the death throes?

The country’s garment and textile export sector used to be a $3-billion sunrise industry in the 1990s. But the difficulties in overcoming the challenges brought...

A multi-sided rice crisis requires a holistic policy approach 

THE present rice price crisis is deeply troubling for the nation. It is unprecedented in breadth and length. From P37 a kilo under the...

Kill destructive mining, not the whole industry

In the wake of a landslide that hit an illegal mining site in Itogon, Benguet, that killed 34 people and dozens more missing at...

For as long as power is held by men

The New York Permanent Mission’s engagement on the undesirable involvement of men in the United Nations campaign against sexual violence and trafficking has attained...

Abuse of power

It’s been a year since the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 143 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) and writ of injunction,...

Regulation of composite insurers

AN insurance company is classified as either a life insurance company or a nonlife insurance company. Some jurisdictions, including the Philippines, allow an insurance...

Tax abusive banks worse than loan sharks

It’s high time policy-makers imposed penalties on banks and government financial institutions (GFIs) that abuse “free-market” penalties on small depositors and borrowers, making them...

Another kind of inflation

Inflation editorial cartoon
Inflation surged to a nine-year high this month, and the peso slumped to its lowest level against the dollar since 2005 last week. Finance Secretary...

President Duterte trusts his economic managers

The Philippine economy is thriving because of solid fundamentals in place. It may have “paused” when economic growth slowed down to 6 percent in...

Political idolatry

Part Five US tightened the garrote IF Edsa was a miracle at all, it was only assembled in the Philip-pines. The key components were designed and...

Economic ignorance

Do people remain ignorant because they cannot find the information needed to increase their knowledge? Or do people avoid becoming properly informed so that...

Taiwan urges the Philippines, Filipinos to back its UN membership, contribution to...

Philippines-Taiwan
With the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly convening on September 18 at the UN headquarters in New York, I am writing this letter to call for the kind support on Taiwan’s determination to participate in the UN system by the people of the Philippines.

PHL is so rich

The 1997 Asian financial crisis is much easier to explain than most people think. Thailand encouraged foreign currency-denominated borrowing at lower interest rates to...

The future of crypto futures

The shine of the Bitcoin has faded as the cryptocurrency market hit a slump early this year. Ever on the lookout for opportunities to...

Filipina women–the ultimate disrupters

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is a San Francisco- based nonprofit, nonpartisan international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power and influence of...

Divestment of LGU property via unsolicited proposals

It can be done. Local government units (LGUs) can dispose of their assets in a public-private partnership arrangement, either as a distinct or component...