• Can the Philippines process business permits in just 10 to 15 minutes?

    Can the Philippines process business permits in just 10 to 15 minutes?

    By Tony Lopez Ten minutes. That is the commitment I was trying to wangle from Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on how long an investor can get a business […]

  • A breathtaking decline

    A breathtaking decline

    By Tony Lopez Recent governments in the Philippines have exulted about the so-called robust economic growth. Yes, indeed, the Philippines has been growing strongly.  But growth has not been as good as the growth rates […]

  • Leaders and long reigns

    Leaders and long reigns

    By Tony Lopez The nation marked the 106th birth anniversary of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos on Sept. 11, 2023.   His only son and namesake, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., marked his 66th birthday, Sept. 13, […]

  • 100 SM malls by 2026

    100 SM malls by 2026

    SMIC  is the Philippines’ most valuable company, with a market capitalization of P1.002 trillion.  The second most valuable is also Sy company, SM Prime, P879 billion; and the third is still another Sy company, BDO […]

  • Tyranny


    By Tony Lopez As we celebrate National Heroes Day, let me talk about tyranny. The best way to enrage and outrage a people is through tyranny. Enrage is when you are made angry. Outrage is […]

  • Justice MIA at the MIAA

    Justice MIA at the MIAA

    By Antonio S. Lopez The case was filed on April 28, 2023, before the Ombudsman.  The charge was “grave abuse of authority, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service”.  Chiong […]

  • The airport and floods

    The airport and floods

    By Tony Lopez If there is one thing that riles Ramon S. Ang to the max, it is being accused, unfairly and falsely, of wrongdoing, especially as regards the consequences of action taken by the […]

  • Donald J. Trump

    Donald J. Trump

    The worst American president in history By Antonio S. Lopez In 2019, US News and World Report ranked Donald J. Trump as the second worst president of the United States, after James Buchanan, the pro-slavery […]