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A Pacific war, siege, seduction
by Tony Lopez - April 16, 2024 - 12:00am
“Diplomacy must never be a siege but a seduction,” says Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin in the Apple TV+’s “Franklin.”
Red tape
by Tony Lopez - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Filipinos complain incessantly about red tape imposed by arcane government regulations, labyrinthine laws and corrupt and insensitive bureaucrats.
by Tony Lopez - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Longtime pollster Pulse Asia wanted to find out what Filipinos think or feel about Charter change. It asked 1,200 respondents last March 6-10, 2024. The 1,200 were a cross-section of adult Filipinos.
by Tony Lopez - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
In the March 6-19, 2024 Pulse Asia survey, the approval and trust ratings of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. fell dramatically, an early indication of popular dissatisfaction with...
AI and the future of work
by Tony Lopez - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The International Monetary Fund has a 4,000-word study on artificial intelligence and the future of work.
Bullish amid wars
by Tony Lopez - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Two hot wars and a trade war are ongoing.
by Tony Lopez - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Friday, March 22, in London, Catherine (Kate Middleton), the Princess of Wales, 42, had a video of two minutes and 15 seconds.
‘Ramon Ang will deliver’
by Tony Lopez - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The signing of the documents turning over to the group of San Miguel Corp. the management and modernization of state-run Ninoy Aquino International Airport took only 40 seconds last March 18 at the presidential...
Artificial intelligence
by Tony Lopez - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Today, tomorrow begins, thanks to Artificial Intelligence. AI.
The biggest infra company
by Tony Lopez - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
San Miguel Corp. president and CEO Ramon S. Ang and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. chair, president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan are talking to merge their respective tollways operations – SMC Tollways (under...
Ralph Recto’s game plan
by Tony Lopez - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
On March 20, 2024, at the Fairmont Hotel ballroom, the Manila Overseas Press Club holds its “Finance Night” with Finance Secretary Ralph G. Recto as guest of honor and speaker.
A chat with RSA
by Tony Lopez - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Monday, March 4, 2024, San Miguel Corporation chair and CEO Ramon S. Ang had lunch for three hours and half with a group of senior newsmen, bloggers and lawyers, at the sprawling suburban SMC headquarters in Or...
by Tony Lopez - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
In 1986, I was made to understand that people’s initiative in the 1987 Constitution was a form of people power.
Making money
by Tony Lopez - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
The best business in the Philippines today is banking.
EDSA I triggered by greed, won by a lie
by Tony Lopez - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Edsa I was triggered by greed and was won by a lie.
The deal of the century
by Tony Lopez - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
That is how San Miguel Corporation’s takeover of the operations and management of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the next 25 years turns out to be.
SMC’s P1.03-trillion gift
by Tony Lopez - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Sept. 15, 2024 will be a watershed date for millions of Filipino travelers, for Philippine tourism and indeed for the country’s economy in general.
SMC to manage NAIA
by Tony Lopez - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Today, the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will award the management for 15 years of the decrepit main Philippine gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, to the winner of the bidding...
One nation, one Constitution
by Tony Lopez - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Possibly the best Constitution Day ever was celebrated on Feb. 8, 2024, jointly by the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) and Manila Overseas Press Club, at Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
BBM, Duterte threats and sleep deprivation
by Tony Lopez - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
In December 2023, President Marcos Jr. scored an approval rating of 71 percent, up six points from 65 percent in October 2023, according to OCTA Research Group which polled 1,200 respondents during Dec. 10-14. Error...
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