MARLEN V. RONQUILLO

Marlen V. Ronquillo

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MANY so-called public intellectuals are suffocated/perplexed /bored by the never-ending capability of rice to pop up in the national conversation. After some moments of quiet, rice—mostly its woes and challenges—grabs the headlines anew. And the headlines lately have been focused on the usual suspects: imports and corruption at the National…

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Sovereign funds are the type of investments that are synonymous with judicious and strategic investment decisions. Utmost discernment is another. The yields of Singapore’s own Fund, for example, have been consistently on the above par grade. The key is prudence when necessary and aggressiveness when that is the precise requirement.…

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THE two latest headline-making flights out of the country for political reasons were made by former police officers – Mr. Lacson and Mr. Lascanas. They did it the way ordinary airline passengers do it – present their travel documents, then board the plane. Both claimed threats on their lives and…

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Everybody, save for some multilateral institutions, is bullish on the yearend report from the country’s economic managers, though that would be several months away. Barring an Intensity 7 earthquake, or Yolanda-scale winds savaging the economic centers, a 6.8 percent GDP growth appears to be a very conservative target. It could…

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