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VIRTUAL REALITY
Phl friendship with China, US
by Tony Lopez - June 8, 2023 - 12:00am
This week the Philippines and China mark the 48th year of formal diplomatic relations.
Distrust
by Tony Lopez - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
So much distrust. Every step of the way.
Convent, Hollywood, heaven, hell, Phl style
by Tony Lopez - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Writing a column for the leading newspaper means I must be prepared Writing a column for the leading newspaper means I must be prepared for responses from readers affected by my articles. or responses from readers...
BBM and GMA
by Tony Lopez - May 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. is the luckiest president in Philippine history.
12 years
by Tony Lopez - May 25, 2023 - 12:00am
That is how Filipinos should look at the presidency of  Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., aka BBM.
GMA 7
by Tony Lopez - May 23, 2023 - 12:00am
In 2022, COVID-19 dissipated as a pandemic, the worst in the last 100 years.
Banking boom
by Tony Lopez - May 18, 2023 - 12:00am
During January to March this year, banks made more money than in any first quarter, in fact, in any quarter or three-month period in the history of Philippine banking.
Tourism boom
by Tony Lopez - May 16, 2023 - 12:00am
In the first quarter of 2023, aviation jet fuel sales of Petron Corp., the Philippines’ largest oil company, nearly doubled, because of the travel boom.
Vulnerable
by Tony Lopez - May 11, 2023 - 12:00am
In the remote possibility that China tightens the screw because of President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.’s suddenly becoming pro-American, the Philippines is remarkably vulnerable.
American boy
by Tony Lopez - May 9, 2023 - 12:00am
It is now clear as a hot summer day the United States won’t pay direct compensation for the use by the US armed forces of what is now nine Philippine military bases located from north to central to south of...
America
by Tony Lopez - May 4, 2023 - 12:00am
“It’s been a while since you’ve been here,” US President Joseph Biden greeted President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., 65, as he and his official party were welcomed at the White House on...
Aging
by Tony Lopez - May 2, 2023 - 12:00am
For the first time in 60 years, in 2022, China’s population stopped growing. More Chinese died, 10 million, than the number of Chinese born, 9.02 million.
Three major crises
by Tony Lopez - April 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong has identified the world’s three major  challenges: 1) the war in Ukraine; 2) US-China relations and 3) the breakdown of the multilateral trading system. Each has a devastating...
Oscar M. Lopez, 93
by Tony Lopez - April 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Past 8 Saturday (April 22, 2023) night, one of the Philippines’ most eminent tycoons and entrepreneurs, Oscar Moreno Lopez, died. He was 93.
Philippine tourism
by Tony Lopez - April 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Until a decade of ago, the development of Philippine tourism was in fits and starts. Erratic.
The water is fine
by Tony Lopez - April 18, 2023 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, President Marcos Jr.’s economic team led by Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, with Bangko Sentral Governor Felipe Medalla in tow, painted a buoyant outlook for the Philippine...
Smallest debt write-off for the greatest number
by Tony Lopez - April 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Perhaps, the biggest social reform legislation under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the condonation of some P58.125 billion in debts of 654,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries.
The MOPC Grand Tourism Awards
by Tony Lopez - April 11, 2023 - 12:00am
On April 20, the Manila Overseas Press Club inaugurates the MOPC Grand Awards for Tourism.
Ben Diokno
by Tony Lopez - April 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Benjamin E. Diokno celebrated his 75th year on earth with a simple but meaningful party last March 31.
Bad banker (6)
by Tony Lopez - April 4, 2023 - 12:00am
A number of senators and even media have joined the growing chorus of objectors to the impending merger of the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines, the two biggest banks of the...
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