Art Borjal
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How The STAR came to be
by Art Borjal - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
 It is mystifying, how images of the distant past can return so vividly, how the hands of time can be rolled back so easily, to as far back as 25 years ago when four adventurous souls planned to go on a journey,...
Service to humanity
by Art Borjal - June 7, 2002 - 12:00am
Another example of both Filipino excellence and Filipino public service is the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines-Santa Lucia International Eye Bank of Manila (EBF-SLIEBM or "Eye Bank"). It was established...
Future shock!
by Art Borjal - June 6, 2002 - 12:00am
It is like there is a contest as to who can suspend the Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) longest. "I can do it for two months," said GMA. Which she did, in her Labor Day announcement cutting Napocor’s...
Time for reflection
by Art Borjal - June 5, 2002 - 12:00am
According to Dave Murphy, M.D. based in America, the Philippines has a 40 percent excess capacity to generate electrical power. He said that the first step to a solution is to stop looking at it as a problem and...
Same old story
by Art Borjal - June 4, 2002 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments put up another moro moro. The CA confirmation hearing on the ad interim appointment of DOTC Secretary Pantaleon "Bebot" Alvarez took another turn last Tuesday, May 21; it...
An idea whose time has come
by Art Borjal - June 3, 2002 - 12:00am
Dr. David Murphy noted Ernesto Aboitiz’s list of specific points of progress in the Philippines in the last seven years is just the sort of good news that people need to be reminded of. His general comments...
Fight against virus
by Art Borjal - June 2, 2002 - 12:00am
Ed Santoalla, noted journalist for many years, thanked Dr. David Murphy for his kind comments (Jaywalker, 24, May 2002) noticing the virus of advocacy now infecting media in our country. Actually, Ed had planned...
Lower power rates
by Art Borjal - May 31, 2002 - 12:00am
The recent Senate hearings on the proposed amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (FPIRA) provided interesting revelations.
Pinoy expats: Nation’s backbone
by Art Borjal - May 30, 2002 - 12:00am
Benjamin R. Magsino Jr., president of MyFortune.Biz.Inc., wrote to clarify the article which I wrote about his company. In fairness to him, I am reproducing in full his clarificatory letter. Here it is:
Big Yes for 2004
by Art Borjal - May 29, 2002 - 12:00am
In any organization, a leader who works hard, inspires leadership and unity deserves to be chosen as leader. Since President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has proven to be a leader, does not meander and waver, firm in...
The Pied Piper:
by Art Borjal - May 28, 2002 - 12:00am
Part 2 Click here to read Part I
The Pied Piper
by Art Borjal - May 27, 2002 - 12:00am
(Part 1) As a child. I never quite understood the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. It did not make sense how the hero, after ridding the town of Hamelin of its problems, could turn so cruel by taking away the...
Proud to be a Filipino
by Art Borjal - May 26, 2002 - 12:00am
Ernesto Aboitiz had a very meaningful statement, as shared with me by Billy Esposo, chairman of COPA, that should make Filipinos proud of their country. In his statement or speech, Aboitiz said that in his short...
The good-news campaign
by Art Borjal - May 24, 2002 - 12:00am
A leukemia warrior, a great journalist and a good friend Ed Santoalla, writing for the ISLA/The Advocacy Channel, Inc., got noticed by my cyber pal David Murphy, M.D. who makes it a point to scan all Philippine major...
Carrying the burden of power rates
by Art Borjal - May 23, 2002 - 12:00am
Next to the PPA (purchased power adjustments), the IPPs (independent power producers) are the most abhorred elements in the power price hike debate. Blame is easy to lay on the former President Ramos under whose...
A plea for unity
by Art Borjal - May 22, 2002 - 12:00am
For the nth time, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has appealed to one and all, especially those in the corridors of power, to have a moratorium on political bickerings and instead concentrate our effort on nation-building....
Unfair competition?
by Art Borjal - May 21, 2002 - 12:00am
Managed health care, better known as HMO (health maintenance organization), has come a long way since the first HMO companies were organized in the early 80s.
Power politics
by Art Borjal - May 20, 2002 - 12:00am
While Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Fe Barin is deservedly known for her integrity, it appears that she, too, unwittingly, has been sucked by the political tornado sweeping the power rate debate, specifically...
Coping with the country’s health needs
by Art Borjal - May 19, 2002 - 12:00am
It is fortunate that our country’s top medical institutions never stop adopting state-of-the-art equipment to cater to the health needs of our people. The investments of the hospital are almost always huge,...
Trash talk
by Art Borjal - May 17, 2002 - 12:00am
One Asisclo Gonzaga, president of the National Transmission Co. or Transco, a spin-off company on top of the transmission operation of Napocor, has of late been engaging in trash talk in the debate on the proposed...
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