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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...
BBM’s seven issues
by Tony Lopez - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
After 19 months into his presidency of six years, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. has focused on seven major issues:
Cha-cha is inclusion
by Tony Lopez - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
People may not realize it, but Charter change is all about inclusion. It is to mainstream Filipinos who are at society’s rough edges, those denied basic services government is mandated by law and by the Constitution...
Irrelevant Constitution
by Tony Lopez - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
On Feb. 2,1987, the 1987 Constitution was ratified. On Feb. 11, 1987, it came into force.
Pasig River
by Tony Lopez - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
On Jan. 17, 2024, I attended the launch of the Pasig Bigyang Buhay Muli redevelopment project for Metro Manila’s most famous river, as a guest of the First Couple.
Cha-cha momentum
by Tony Lopez - January 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Two kinds of Charter change: One, amendment and two, revision. Amendment is like changing the old dirty oil of a car engine. Revision is like overhauling a car’s engine or replacing the engine altogether
35 million jobless Filipinos
by Tony Lopez - January 18, 2024 - 12:00am
President Marcos Jr. has a new economic team.
Food shortages, joblessness and West Philippine Sea tension
by Tony Lopez - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Filipinos are in the grip of three major crises: a food shortage, joblessness and the West Philippine Sea tension.
Prices
by Tony Lopez - January 11, 2024 - 12:00am
To most Filipinos, their No. 1 problem is prices – high prices. Of nearly everything. The rate of increase in prices is inflation. Most people don’t understand what inflation means. But they know when...
Democracy’s peril
by Tony Lopez - January 9, 2024 - 12:00am
This 2024, more than half of the globe, or four billion people in 60 countries, will hold an election to choose their leader, making it history’s biggest election year.
Ten reasons why the 2024 outlook is better
by Tony Lopez - January 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno cites ten reasons why this year’s outlook is going to be better than 2023’s performance:
2024 outlook
by Tony Lopez - January 2, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s a happy new year in 2024.
Maharlika
by Tony Lopez - December 28, 2023 - 12:00am
After President Marcos Jr. announced the private sector members of the nine-man board of directors of Maharlika Investment Corporation, there was some cynicism in the business sector about the prestige and business...
Merry Christmas
by Tony Lopez - December 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The year 2023 ends with a slower consumption demand; anecdotal evidence indicates December Christmas season 2023 sales were not as good as last year’s.
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