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Keep calm and stay safe

Keep calm and stay safe

  THE apparent outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in global anxiety and fear. It has negatively affected businesses, and travel, and has spawned uncertainty around the world. In the Philippines, a total of 33 cases were reported as of Tuesday. Understandably, this has created a sense of fear and panic among […]

Formation

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Formation

  A COUPLE of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the school that was the site of my formative years, the Holy Child Catholic School. I went there to inaugurate, together with His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, an auditorium that we helped put up. It was an auspicious occasion because it coincided […]

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Start ‘em young

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Start ‘em young

  I HAVE always championed entrepreneurship as a key ingredient to national development. The economic history of many progressive countries has been built on the shoulders of entrepreneurs who understood the needs of the times and, using their imagination and skills, proceeded to help build nations. Some of them even changed the world, and the […]

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Eruptions, past and present

  TAAL Volcano decided to start the new year with a bang. Well, not really a loud bang but a “steam-driven” eruption followed by a “magmatic” eruption. But it has disrupted the lives of our kababayans, especially those living near the picturesque volcano. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised alert Level 4 […]

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Resolutions

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Resolutions

  IT’S a new year. I wish all my readers a peaceful and prosperous 2020. For the country, I hope we can continue our economic growth and sustain the gains of the last few years. This is one of those times when boring is better than excitement. Stability is boring but it is beneficial for […]

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The President of the Countryside

  LAST December 12, we were fortunate to have as our guest of honor no less than President Rodrigo Duterte. The occasion was a simple one – the unveiling of The Tent at Vista Global South. This is the biggest tent venue south of Metro Manila with a maximum capacity of up to 5,000. It […]

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