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Power of faith

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THE sight of a sea of devoted followers showing their unwavering faith to the Black Nazarene under the scorching heat of the sun year after year never ceases to amaze me.

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Before anything else, what is an investment? Investments are things that you buy but give you a long-term future profit.

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Finally, LRT-MRT

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FINALLY, after years of squabbling, feuding, and meetings, Ayala, SM, and DoTr will sign the deal to build the LRT-MRT common station at North EDSA. The signing will be done on neutral ground on Jan. 18.

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WE have not heard much about what the government plans to do about the traffic problem along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) and elsewhere in Metro Manila. We thus welcomed one positive report – the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that it is allocating P100 billion of its P450-billion budget for 2017 to projects to decongest Metro Manila traffic.

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LATE last year, during the centennial celebration of my alma mater, I was invited to talk about an interesting and rather difficult topic, “On Service to the Country.” This column is based loosely on this speech which I delivered during the alumni homecoming of the University of the Philippines-College of Business Administration last December 6, 2016.

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UNITED States President-elect Donald Trump found himself in a truly difficult position when reports came out that Russian hackers, on orders of President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the recent US presidential election. They allegedly broke into the files of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Russian teams then allegedly leaked the information, some of it embarrassing, through Wikileaks and mobilized an army of paid trolls who deluged US voters on social media with posts and comments designed to hurt Clinton and help Trump.

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