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PDEx breaches one trillion mark!

PDEx breaches one trillion mark!

    WHEN the ceremonial bell rang at the Philippine Dealing and Exchange (PDEx) last Thursday, I thought I heard it ring longer than usual. For two good reasons, I found out minutes later. Nino Nakpil, President and CEO of PDEx, explained that ten years after its inception, the outstanding amount of corporate bonds listed […]

Skipping ROTC

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Skipping ROTC

    THE revival of a proposal, coming no less from President Duterte, to make ROTC once again manda­tory has triggered renewed debates as to the effectiveness of ROTC as a tool to “inspire patriotism and love of country among the youth”. During my college days, I was an officer of the Ateneo Air Force […]

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Better late than never for Bangko Sentral

    TWENTY-FIVE years after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas was established as “an independent central monetary authority”, the BSP is finally getting a much needed boost in discharging its mandated responsibilities concerning money, banking and credit. And it is about time. Last week, the Senate approved the increase in BSP’s capitalization to P200 billion […]

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Balangiga bells finally coming home

    ONE hundred seventeen years after they were taken as war booty by Ameri­can troops, the Balangiga bells are finally coming home. Over the years, the return of the Balangiga bells have been the object of an emotional tug-of-war between the Philippines and the US. To the Filipinos, the bells symbol­ized a huge victory […]

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2nd Filipino Kiwanis Int’l President

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Florencio Cuevas “Polly” Lat who recently assumed his post as Kiwanis Inter­national President.

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With the permission of the Most Reverend Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, I am reprinting his homily during the mass last August 1commemorating the 167th Anniversary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

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