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In the middle of all the political noises we have been hearing recently, two pieces of good news went largely (and sadly) unnoticed. The first is the 7.1% growth in our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the 3rd quarter of 2016. The second is the recent announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he has approved a new batch of infrastructure projects worth P270 billion.

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This year, 2016, is a historic year for the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration (UPCBA) as it celebrates the centennial year of its founding.

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COMMEMORATIVE events, like the one organized on the occasion of the third year of typhoon Yolanda’s devastation, are intended to allow us to look back and remember what are the important things in life.

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Mission accomplished

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It is unfortunate that President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent state visits to Brunei and China have been overshadowed by media speculations on his supposed “separation” from the United States and what many call, the “pivot to China”.

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Among the many horrifying sights in our modern world is the sight of homelessness. Families and children living on the streets or under bridges; families squeezing into what passes for a house made of plywood and cartons near a canal or river, or even in the middle of a pile of garbage.

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Remembering Joker

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And last October 5, 2016, we commemorated the first year death anniversary of another dear friend, Senator Joker P. Arroyo. I cannot believe that it has been a year since we lost Joker. And I continue to miss my friend.

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