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Champion of street children

Champion of street children

  Rocky Evangelista, the Champion of Street Children, just completed his 50th anniversary as a priest. But he has no intention of retiring from his mission anytime soon. His mission: To continue to get children off the streets and back alleys, off the most unholy places, and bring them to a safe place they can […]

Losers and winners

  SURELY, there are many, many losers in this unforgettable experience of our generation – families who lost loved ones, friends who lost associates, huge segments of our population who suddenly found themselves out of job, businesses which suddenly lost their markets, the national economy which has gone into recession. But there are also some […]

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Life after ECQ

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Life after ECQ

  REGARDLESS of when ECQ is lifted, we cannot become BAU (business as usual) immediately. BAU will be possible only when a vaccine against COVID-19 is discovered, tested, and approved. Guesstimates of when that will happen range anywhere from 12 to 18 months. Then the vaccine will still have to be mass-produced (another six months?) […]

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Ayala at the front lines

  AYALA Corp. operates a number of businesses that are vital to keep our society and our economy functioning – banking, water, health care, telecommunications, power, and manufacturing. All need to continue operating to ensure the delivery of essential services, more so under ECQ circumstances. During the recent Ayala annual stockholders meeting, Jaime Augusto de […]

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Banking during the best and worst of times

  FOR the first time in its history, Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) met its shareholders for the Annual Stockholders Meeting (ASM) in virtual format. Current lockdown protocols have prevented an in-person meeting so last Thursday, the bank’s directors, officers, employees, and thousands of stockholders listened to the reports of Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel […]

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Stay calm and stay invested

  THE current health crisis has brought about fear and doubt in the investment environment, and with good reason. We have experienced huge market declines and continue to struggle with uncertainty as economists assess the magnitude of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economies. As the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of […]

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