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Cry for freedom

Cry for freedom

  THE event that ushered in the Philippine Revolution against more than 300 years of Spanish occupation is as significant as it is controversial. Sick of the oppression under foreign rule and craving for freedom and independence, Filipino revolutionaries under the leadership of Andres Bonifacio tore their “cedulas” (residence certificate) as a sign of their […]

Why history is everybody’s business

  AUGUST is “History Month” by virtue of a presidential proclamation that turned “History Week”, usually celebrated September 15-12, to a month-long commemoration. It should really be a year-long observance, after all, history is important in the life of a nation. But the month-long celebration in August does emphasize the need to understand the past […]

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Young blood

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Young blood

  JUST like any elections, the 2019 midterm polls produced winners and losers. That is simply the nature of the political game. An overlooked outcome of the recent May polls is the emergence of young public servants in all levels of government. In some instances, their victories caused the downfall of long-serving, veteran politicians. This […]

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Digong’s pragmatism

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SoNA) last July 22 was significant in many ways. First, it was delivered as the President is enjoying high public approval ratings. The Pulse Asia survey on the Performance and Trust Ratings of the Top Philippine Government Officials conducted just prior to the SoNA showed […]

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Becoming an entrepreneur

  Second of two parts AN entrepreneur takes risks in order to provide a product or service society needs. Because change is a constant, an entrepreneur needs to have a keen sense of what society needs and how best he/she can provide it. There have been numerous books and seminars on how to become a […]

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Becoming an entrepreneur

First of two parts I HAVE been asked this question numerous times – how does one become a successful entrepreneur? It’s a simple but difficult question to answer. In fact, the first question should be, what is an entrepreneur? A cursory look at the various definitions on the Internet explains the difficulty of becoming an […]

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