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Andy Bautista: Out of sight, out of mind!

IN case the public has forgotten, Andres “Andy” Bautista was former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), then moved on to...

Culture of giving

Inherent in the Filipino culture is the giving spirit. We give whatever we have, even if what we have is not enough for us....

Election spending to offset ‘slowdown’

MANY fear economic growth in the Philippines will slow down this year and the next because of higher local inflation and the global market...

Are Filipinos dumb?

WHILE the story is from 10 years ago, it has recently resurrected. It is that Filipinos have the average intelligence of a rock—or maybe tree...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part 13 Aquino and her allies in the oligarchy had a lot more enemies IT would not be surprising, thus, if one day victims of...

Modus operandi: Barefaced robbery in the collection of real property taxes

DO you own real property in the Philippines? Do you have an employee-representative entrusted to remit tax payments to the local government unit? What if...

Morality in leadership

In the office setting, we have all had our brush with leaders or bosses who may not fit our image of a moral leader:...

Protection for our Filipino audiovisual performers

Every Filipino can sing, dance, act, entertain and perform. After all, we are a “happy” people—despite or because of the daily grind and realities...

Election Series #2: Signatories to PPP contracts

Does the change in administration following an electoral exercise affect public-private partnership contracts entered into by their predecessors? Are PPP arrangements coterminous with the...

Subscription e-commerce is growing rapidly

In a survey done by McKinsey in February 2018 for the US market, they found that 15 percent of online shoppers have signed up for a...

The ‘Cordova effect’

Alan and I were together at West Point. I was ahead of him by two years. Physically fit, he was the one who kept...

Military watch: A fresh start for BOC

They never saw it coming. Nor did it ever cross the mind of Bureau of Customs officials that one day, they will wake up...

Loud talkers

Just the other day, a friend of mine told me that she had her purse picked while she was talking to a drugstore clerk....

S&T innovation for growth

There are probably no other topics more crucial to our long-term growth that do not get enough mainstream attention than S&T innovation and R&D....

Remembering ourselves, the living, on the Day of the Dead

The grandniece at home is out on the porch. Her “Nana”—the name she has given to calling her grandmother—has allowed her to cut the...

Stock Market 014: How to buy and sell

IN practical terms, unless you build or repair something, we are all involved in the buy and sell business. There are exceptions like dentists, attorneys...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part 12 Comparing the human-rights records STATISTICAL facts about the human-rights violations in the Philippines as noted by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) belied...

Democracy teeters on populist assault

TRAVELING on the road to the land of milk and honey is an arduous and challenging trek. When Moses led the Jewish people to escape the...

Principal inner attitude

TO be included in the reign of God is every religious person’s wish. Obedience to God’s commandments is clearly necessary, if one is to be...

The struggle for the ‘commons’ in Asia

HUMANITY faces a singular challenge: how to share the planet with all peoples of the world and meet the basic needs of everyone. Is...
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