• THIEVES, RELATIVES IN A NARCO-STATE

    THIEVES, RELATIVES IN A NARCO-STATE

    President Rodrigo Duterte was fuming mad in his 50-minute late night press conference the other night (August 21), at the presidential palace.  He announced the firing of the current Bureau of Customs chief, former military […]

  • THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY AND BETTER PH GROWTH

    THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY AND BETTER PH GROWTH

    Ramon S. Ang wants to entice the world’s best names in semiconductors, battery making, e-vehicles, health care and Ivy League education to SMC’s freeport to industrialize the country and generate $200 billion in annual exports. […]

  • THE DREAM BEGINS

    THE DREAM BEGINS

    The huge political capital gives Marcos awesome powers to unify the nation, reform society as his father attempted with martial rule, promote inclusive and sustainable growth, ensure the supply of basic needs—food, energy, education, and […]

  • The Dream Team

    The Dream Team

    The 22 nominee cabinet members so far combine the wisdom of their age, the experience of decades in public and corporate life, and the technocracy and expertise of having studied in the best schools in […]

  • Philippines: Soaring to new heights

    Philippines: Soaring to new heights

    By Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D. BSP Governor (The incoming Finance secretary gave a bullish outlook for the economy in his zoom speech before the Rotary Club of Manila, June 9, 2022) Good day, fellow Rotarians. […]

  • Mega Projects

    Mega Projects

    SMC’s nine mega projects will dramatically change the country’s economic landscape and affect nearly every facet of the life and work of millions of Filipinos. They include: 1) The P740-billion new Manila International Airport in […]

  • BBM’s focus: “It’s the economy”

    BBM’s focus: “It’s the economy”

    Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., 64, is the 17th president of the Philippines.  That became reality at half past 6 Wednesday night (May 25) when Congress, with the Senate and the House of Representatives on […]

  • Plants and parks cool cities from climate change

    Plants and parks cool cities from climate change

    As cities are built, we transform vegetation into infrastructure. The Philippines is East Asia’s fastest urbanizing country with 65% of its people in cities. By 2030, Metro Manila will be 91% built up but will […]

  • After an amazing ten years, Balesin Island Club goes international

    After an amazing ten years, Balesin Island Club goes international

    By ROBERTO V. ONGPIN Chairman, Alphaland Corp. Despite the COVID pandemic that swept through the country in 2021, Alphaland Corp. did relatively well. As we celebrated 10 years since we inaugurated Balesin Island Club, we […]