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Going strong at 70

Going strong at 70

  2019 MARKS two important milestones – the 70th year of central banking in the Philippines and the 26th anniversary of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Established by virtue of the Central Bank Act of 1948 – which was signed into law by President Elpidio Quirino, the old Central Bank of the Philippines officially commenced […]

Helping build a better Philippines

  AS Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) marked its 168th anniversary last week, BPI President and CEO Cezar P. Consing, reaffirmed BPI’s goal of continuing to play a constructive and meaningful role in nation-building. BPI aims to do its part by “nurtur(ing) every Filipino’s future with a trusted approach to managing money and innovation […]

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Adapt or be left behind

  IN the new digital landscape, “where new technologies are changing the way we live, the way we communicate and the way we work”, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno, said companies across various sectors must either adapt or be left behind. Speaking recently before the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL), Diokno, […]

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In pursuit of banking excellence

  THE Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL), one of the country’s leading organizations dedicated to the pursuit of banking excellence, celebrated another milestone last week with the induction of BAIPHIL’s officers and committee chairpersons for 2019-2020. BAIPHIL supports the banking industry through continuing education, research, and information exchange while upholding the values of good […]

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Take a bow, P/SGMA

  GLORIA Macapagal Arroyo has many “formers” in her colorful resume: former academician, former government technocrat, former Senator, former Vice President cum cabinet member, former President, former detainee, former House Speaker. She is only the second woman to become President of the Philippines. But she is the first and so far the only female Speaker […]

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From puto vendor to marine general

AS Lt. General Emmanuel B. Salamat’s brilliant nearly 39-year military career draws to an end this week, the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) Commander cannot help but reminisce his humble be­ginnings. Salamat was the 6th of 13 children of Pablo and Anita Salamat. His father, a former prison guard, rose from the ranks and eventually retired […]

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