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A good year ends, a better one begins

The Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day every fourth Thursday of November. It is a holiday that allows them to express their gratitude for a good life with their family and the community. We do not have a Thanksgiving holiday in the Philippines but I think the New Year celebration comes close because it is the time when we reflect on our blessings for the year and look forward to a new year.

It was my greatest honor to welcome New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last Nov. 12 who flew to the Philippines to attend the 2017 ASEAN Summit.

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WE welcome the very positive assessments of various international institutions on prospects for the Philippine economy this year and the next.

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PNoy returns with bagful of investments, sets trip to Japan By GENALYN D. KABILING MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino is back home with a bagful of investment prospects from American companies as a result of his good governance efforts. The President arrived in Manila before dawn yesterday from a four-day working visit in the United […]

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Washington D.C. (via PLDT) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said yesterday that the Reproductive Health bill in Congress would help adult Filipinos make responsible decisions on becoming parents. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings here, President Aquino said the proposed measure was never intended to be used as a […]

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Honest taxpayers

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Banks and insurance companies are the most honest taxpayers while electric and local water cooperatives are the worst. This was how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) analyzed and rated the said businesses based on the data furnished by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Thirteen major industries were rated by the […]

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