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The Governor’s report

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 […]

Responsibility in social media

  WE live in rapidly changing times, thanks to the technological wonders of internet and social media. As fast as we can click and send, we can broadcast messages to friends, relatives and to just about anybody, anywhere in the world. This despite the fact that Philippines re­mains the slowest and most expensive – in […]

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Remembering the landing at Lingayen Gulf

  SEVENTY-FIVE years ago last week, (January 9, 1945) Allied forces landed in Lingayen Gulf in the second major land offensive to reclaim the Phil­ippines from Japanese occupation forces. The first occurred in Leyte on October 20, 1944. The Lingayen operation is the subject of a forthcoming book “From Leyte to Bessang Pass” written by […]

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Monsignor Tom

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Monsignor Tom

  MONSIGNOR Tomas T. Gonzalez, who served as our parish priest at San Roque de Alabang for nine years (1976-1985), had a charmed life. On countless oc­casions, he stared death in the face. He had his first brush at age ten, when the Willy’s Jeep the whole Gonzalez family was riding in turned turtle several […]

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The quintessential hero

  AMONG all of our heroes, Dr. Jose Rizal, whose martyrdom we are honoring today, is without any doubt the most written about. But one can never get tired leafing through Rizaliana materials. There is always something new, something interesting to learn about him. Here are some interesting bits and pieces: A very prolific writer, […]

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Muntinlupa @ 102

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Muntinlupa @ 102

  ON Muntinlupa’s 102nd founding anniversary last week, Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi reiterated the city’s thrust towards sustainable growth and development. On his anniversary speech at the jampacked Muntinlupa Sports Center, Fresnedi dwelt at length on education and development of human resource as the main pillars of the city’s sustainability. Muntinlupa boasts one of the […]

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