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Private sector response to COVID-19

Private sector response to COVID-19

    IT is heartwarming to read about the response of the private sector in helping alleviate the impact of widespread disruption caused by COVID-19. A restaurant owner opened her establishment to more than a dozen homeless persons, providing them hot meals and sleeping and shower facilities. A group of concerned ladies offered to ferry […]

Muntinlupa City’s response to coronavirus – a timeline

    IN the scheme of things, local government units are the first responders in case of any crisis or emergency. Any LGU’s response will depend on its state of readiness, its resources, and its leadership. Using the following timeline, let me describe how Muntinlupa City has responded to the invisible enemy that is COVID-19. […]

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The deaf don’t have to be mute

  LAST Wednesday, my daughter Frannie and I watched a stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King” at the Carlos P. Romulo auditorium at the RCBC Plaza. The musical ran for more than three hours but we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. What truly amazed us was that all the student participants – coming […]

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Muntinlupa’s road to cityhood

  YESTERDAY (March 1, 2020) Muntinlupa marked its 25th anniversary as a highly urbanised city. When I assumed office as OIC Mayor in June 1986, Muntinlupa was still classified as a fifth class municipality. It was earning ap­proximately P28 million per year which was hardly sufficient to pay for the salaries of municipal em­ployees. Thus, […]

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Leading the way in wealth management

  PRESIDENT Sheila Marie U. Tan had every reason to be proud last week as she reported to her board about the record performance of BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI AMTC). BPI AMTC, which is celebrating its third year anniversary as a stand-alone trust corporation this February, has reached Php731 Billion in Asset […]

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The Governor’s report

  FOR the last 27 years, it has been the tradition of all Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governors (since Governor Gabriel Singson) to speak before the 1st General Assembly of the Rotary Club of Manila. This usually happens on the very first week of the year. And on the third week, the BSP governor […]

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