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Titans

Titans

  IN a span of one year, from November, 2018 to November, 2019, we lost three titans of industry in the Philippines – George Ty, Henry Sy, Sr., and John Gokongwei, Jr. These three iconic entrepreneurs helped build not just our economy but our nation as well. When they started their businesses which later grew […]

Spectacle

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Spectacle

  THE opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games was a spectacular display of Filipino culture, excellence and unity. Just like many of our countrymen, I felt so proud watching the dazzling performances that showcased our traditions and showed to the world what we are as a people. I commend the decision to showcase our […]

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Heroic life

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Heroic life

  I FIND it interesting that while Rizal Day remembers the death anniversary of Jose Rizal, Bonifacio Day, which we celebrate in a couple of days, commemorates the birth of Andres Bonifacio. I think its because while the death of Rizal is one that we might consider as heroic death, Bonifacio’s death is clouded in […]

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Be your own boss

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Be your own boss

  LAST November 12, 2019, the Villar SIPAG Foundation hosted the 9th OFW & Family Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. It was attended by thousands of overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families. I was amazed at the success of the summit even on its 9th year. This is evidence I […]

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Never stop learning

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Never stop learning

  THERE is nothing more exciting than going up the stage and receiving that symbolic diploma. For many, it signifies the end of a particular chapter in their lives – preparing for the real world. Unfortunately, when you get to the “real world” well, reality sets in. And that reality will tell you that learning […]

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A Republic in Negros

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A Republic in Negros

  MINDANAO is reeling from a series of earthquakes that has jolted the daily lives of its residents. From July 9 to October 31, six strong quakes hit the Cotabato areas, most of which originating around Tulunan, Cotabato. One of the most powerful was the 6.6 jolt on October 29 and a 6.5-magnitude quake two […]

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