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THE PHILIPPINES REOPENS

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Overwhelmed by the people’s 91% unprecedented job approval and trust ratings for their president, Rodrigo Roa Duterte is returning their gesture of solid support.  The world’s—and history’s—most popular strongman will now relax the globe’s severest [...]

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If indeed our President Duterte did not go to Singapore over the weekend for a health emergency and yet there is widespread cynicism, that could mean he has a growing credibility problem. The anecdotal evidence […]

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UNEASE, UNREST

By Antonio S Lopez There is a feeling of unease and uncertainty in the air, almost a similar moment when the waves recede miles back into the ocean and suddenly, there is great calm and […]

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PHILHEALTH MESS

Incredible incompetence and large-scale corruption.   This is the situation at the country’s leading health insurance agency, the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. or PhilHealth.  The top management of PhilHealth appears to me like a bigtime […]

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THE WORST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

The world’s longest and strictest lockdown has produced the Philippines’ worst Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in recorded history, a steep 16.5% nosedive in the second quarter of 2020.  The 16.5% drop is also […]

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DUTERTE AND THE OLIGARCHS: THE FIGHT GOES ON

Some conclusions from President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27, 2020: • Despite being poorly delivered, one hour 40 minutes, and 8,000-word long, it is the best of the […]

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DOF BARES ROADMAP TO QUICK ECONOMIC RECOVERY

By Carlos Dominguez – Secretary of Finance (Speech at the joint meeting with the local and foreign business community, May 28, 2020) His Excellency Peter MacArthur, Ambassador of Canada; His Excellency Koji Haneda, Ambassador of […]

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THE MOST LITERATE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.

September 8 is International Literacy Day as declared by UNESCO. Literacy is the ability to read and write common words found in daily life. Readers age 15 and older must be able to decipher, understand, […]

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RUTH BADER GINSBURG—A LIFE

By Jane Sherron De Hart Hardcover, 722 pages, 2018 Alfred A. Knopf This is the most comprehensive RBG biography. It also details the case law for her landmark Supreme Court cases. Ruth was a formidable […]

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AGATHA CHRISTIE IS A 100-YEAR BESTSELLER

I read Agatha as a child. She was my favorite mystery writer because I can follow her logic and clues. Her style was simple and direct, with little description. Her characters are not as famous […]

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