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Bank of the Philippine Islands’ (BPI) green finance framework

Bank of the Philippine Islands’ (BPI) green finance framework

  BPI Capital Corporation President Rhoda “Chiqui” Huang was ecstatic as she reported to her board late last month. BPI Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), had acted as Sole Global Coordinator for two recent consecutive issues – spaced five days apart – of the BPI Green Bonds. The first […]

A very precious gift from Emirates Red Crescent

  AS the nation prepared to celebrate National Teachers Month, the teachers and students of Itaas Elementary School in Muntinlupa City received late last month a generous donation from Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The gift, dubbed as “Dubai School”, consists of a 4-storey 8-classroom school building, complete with arm chairs for pupils, teachers’ tables and […]

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Advice to graduates

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Advice to graduates

    I HAD the pleasant task of being the commencement speaker last week during the 11th Commencement Exercises of the Graduate Studies, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. (PLMun) It was a homecoming of sorts for me. PLMun traces its roots to a community college which I founded in 1991 while I was still Municipal […]

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Lessons from my father

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Lessons from my father

  LET me relate to you an advice I heard from my father, Dr. Alfredo M. Bunye. My father was my boyhood idol. He was a most important influence in my life. Because of economic hardships, he supported himself by working as a houseboy of a wealthy Swiss businessman named John Glaiserman in Sta. Mesa, […]

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The untold story of Muntinlupa’s People’s Center

LAST Monday, I was invited to attend a public hearing called by the Muntinlupa Sangguniang Panglungsod. It was a pleasant experience to once again set foot at the People’s Center, which houses the city council. While I have often been invited to functions at the Muntinlupa’s city hall, I rarely had the need to pass […]

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Nalusutan o nagpalusot?

  IN the case of dismissed Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR) chief Nicanor Faeldon, lightning seems to have struck twice. Recall that in his previous life, Faeldon resigned from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) following the discovery that more than P6.4 billion worth of shabu had slipped past the Manila Port in 2017. Having come up […]

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