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Let the facts speak

Let the facts speak

  THERE are three sides to any argument: 1. Your Side 2. My Side and 3. The Correct Side. Allow to present “My Side,” meaning Manila Water Side. In the interest of full disclosure, let me state that I am an Independent Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands which is related to Manila Water […]

All clear!

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All clear!

  AS early as 23 July 2019, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi created Task Force Discipline (TFD) to assist the local government “to maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of its inhabitants”. TFD was empowered “to suggest and implement an integrated approach to solving problems related to peace and order […]

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Looking back

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Looking back

(Continued from last week)   CONSISTENT with its mandate, the Monetary Board (MB) met without fail at least once a week, even during the Holy Week and Christmas season. Once every 6 weeks, it met to set the policy rate. Discussions were tape-recorded and official minutes were reviewed, in the subsequent meeting, to ensure that […]

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Looking back

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Looking back

  ON July 3, 2008, I assumed my post as a member of the Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It was an auspicious moment as it coincided with the 15th anniversary of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. On the same day, two outstanding members of the Monetary Board, Dr. Vince Valdepeñas […]

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The bell ringers at PDEX

  IT was an auspicious day recently at the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation (PDEX). Bank of the Philippines became the 30th issuer at PDEX this year with its issue of a P3 billion Long Term Negotiable Certificate of Deposit (LTNCD). Antonino A. Nakpil, President and COO of PDEX, said that BPI’s issue broke PDEX’s […]

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Reflections at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

  ALL Saints’ Day – traditionally observed as a day of remembrance and celebration of the lives of our dear departed – somehow stirred, once more, questions which will never die. Was former President Marcos a hero? And did he deserve to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani? Pre-burial, I conducted an online […]

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