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Friday, September 21, 2018

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Valor for fellowmen

IN the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the highest form of recognition is the Medal of Valor. We have more than a million soldiers...

The millennial Filipino CPAs

One of the respected professions in the Philippines is the accountancy profession because of its prestige and good reputation imparted to the public. A...

China’s other economic war

THIS past weekend, Reuters published a fascinating analysis  titled “Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a  Pacific island upsets China”. It tells the story...

6% GDP growth is not bad at all

MANY were disappointed that the Philippines appeared to have stepped on the brakes after the economy grew at a slower pace of 6 percent...

PHL communist insurgency, ‘the most brutal in the world’

Part One IN the words of journalist Ross Munro, a well-known political observer of Southeast Asian politics and author of the revealing story on...

In search of a new hero

Every time the 21st of August comes around, we remember Ninoy. The image of that figure in white, falling at the tarmac of the Manila International...

Mixed signals

On August 14 at the launch in Malacañang of “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance,” 30 business organizations pledged “to commit themselves to the mission of...

The foundation of trust

Unless there’s solid assurance, we usually find difficulty trusting anyone. Every time I apply for any changes in my credit card, mobile-phone line or...

As good as it can get

The Global Compact on Migration Conference in the Philippines, August 14 and 15, preparatory to its formal adoption in Morocco in December 2018. TODAY we tackle issues...

Solid fundamentals

THE economy may have suffered a hiccup when the inflation rate seems to be acting up and the peso depreciating below the 53:$1 mark. But...

The next cycle begins

IN June of 2015, I began talking about how the political/eco-nomic cycle that bottomed in the middle of 2011 was about to peak and...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news...

Part Seven How anti-Marcos forces distorted history IN Hubris (page 45), a 545-page comprehensive historical book published in the Philippines in 2000 by the Truth...

What will it take to revive the economy?

Our economic growth has slowed down, based on recent  figures released by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). The second quarter of the...

Male birth control

Female birth-control methods have not solved the increasing world population and the rise in unplanned pregnancies. Although the arrival of the birth-control pill in...

PPP Conversations #12 with MMDA Chairman Lim

The MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority) has a lot on its plate. Its vision statement captures the challenges it faces day in and day...

Stick to who you are

I was once asked by a friend, “how do you see yourself in the next 10 or 20 years?” It made me think long...

A great journey

The journey started over four years ago. On May 15, 2014, I was sworn in as the chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board of...

On the 9th anniversary of Cory’s death

Last Wednesday, August 1, the country remembered the ninth anniversary of the death of former President Cory Aquino. She remains in the hearts of...

The judiciary under a federal system

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines vests judicial power in one Supreme Court and such lower courts as may be provided by law.  At...

How about giving tax incentives to local PPPs?

For the past two weeks, this columnist has been writing about ways by which a local government unit (LGU) can support a public-private partnership...