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She dreamed and dared

She dreamed and dared

  THIS year’s valedictorian at the Ateneo de Manila University is Reycel Hyacenth Bendana – daughter of a hard-working jeepney driver who lost his job. This is her inspiring and heart-warming story as only she can tell it. “When I was 9 years old, my elementary school sent me to Ateneo de Manila for a […]

Bawat bata sa Muntinlupa nag-aaral

  EVERY time I visit our ancestral home in Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa City, I can not help but notice a huge street sign near the Alabang viaduct which reads: Bawat bata sa Muntinlupa nag-aaral. The non-Muntinlupeño passerby would probably dismiss it as another epal attempt by a self-aggrandizing politician. But city residents know better. For […]

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A ‘win-win’ for all

  UNDER the People’s Small Scale Mining Act of 1991, the Bangko Sentral is supposed to buy the gold produce of small miners. The purchased gold is then refined into world quality gold bars at the BSP’s Security Plant Complex in Quezon City. The gold bars are then sold in the world market but some […]

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BPI – digital frontrunner

  BANK of the Philippine Is­lands (BPI), the oldest bank in the Philippines, continues its tradition of notching many “firsts” in the industry. Over the past 60 years – spanning the Mainframe Era (featuring IBM and supercom­puters), the Self Service Era (characterized by the ATMs) and Experience Era (during the advent of the smartphones) – […]

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The voice of the people

  THE voice of the people is the voice of God. So the saying goes. Today, it is time once again for the voice of the people to be heard through the ballot. As we go to the polls, here are some points to ponder. One. Let us not take our privilege to vote for […]

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Transforming lives (Part 2)

  I WAS very happy to be invited to the “moving up and recognition day” of the Birthright Educators Foundation, Inc. last April 26 and to witness the significant strides that the school has made since its founding in 1993. Birthright was the very first special private elementary school in Muntinlupa City dedicated to the […]

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