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The golden age of infrastructure

Infrastructure-driven development has been the strategy that propelled many countries like the United States, France, Singapore, and China, to name a few, into sustained growth and development.

THE United States, as I write this column, is bracing for the devastation of a mammoth hurricane in the state of Florida. Hurricane Irma has already caused damage to the Caribbean and has led to massive evacuations in Florida. A week before that hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused damage estimated to cost $180 billion.

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Homes for heroes

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WHAT do you call a mother who, through no choice of her own, leaves her family in the Philippines in order to earn a living abroad taking care of other people?

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WE often use the terms businessman and entrepreneur interchangeably. I have been referred to sometimes as a businessman and at other times an entrepreneur. So, what is the difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur?

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God’s house

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As a young entrepreneur, my ambition was straightforward – to build the most houses in the Philippines. After my first real estate venture – which began in 1975 after I resigned from my job and armed with a capital of P10,000 – yielded success, I told myself, “God probably meant me to build houses for others.”

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Congratulations to Congress and the executive branch for the passage of the law providing free education in all state universities and colleges (SUCs). While lawmakers still need to scour the national budget to fund this law, there is no doubt that it would have a tremendous impact on the future of our country.

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