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EDWARD CHICO

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I feel sorry for the President. I’m sure he’s trying his best, doing what he should, instead of what he would and even more than what he could. But he can only do so much, responding to a disaster of Yolanda’s magnitude. That’s why he should accept all the help…

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Public rage over the announcement of significantly higher electric bills from Meralco this month has been directed almost entirely at the country’s largest distribution utility, and while the company—which seems, inexplicably, to have been completely clueless as to the explosion of anger its move would cause—has been trying to justify…

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CONFIDENCE is what you have, before knowing the problem. Here’s one story to prove the point. One lazy Saturday afternoon, a 76-year old widow was at home when a knock was heard at the door. Upon opening the door, she was greeted by a five-year old boy and a four-year…

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THE announcement earlier in the week that former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson would be named “Rehab Czar” to oversee the enormous task of rebuilding the areas wrecked by Super Typhoon Yolanda was, at first, a reason for cautious optimism. The signal from the Aquino administration that they understand there is…

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I made this flyer and I posted it to my Facebook page and other FB groups, it says: Let’s take an inspiration from US President Barack Obama who recently visited a small bookstore timed to a campaign to support mom-and-pop businesses. Earlier, Obama tweeted: “When our small businesses do well,…

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LEST Due Diligencer be accused again of singling out the Zobel-controlled companies, it is starting this piece by repeating what it has partially taken up in a previous column about the Manila Electric Co. and how it has been passing on to consumers additional future expenses. Last month’s piece was…

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After the storm, agony and nightmarish experience the Eastern Visayas has gone through on November 8 now comes the government’s design of bringing back the old glory that the place was known for. The intention was for the ruins to be transformed back to what it was prior the storm;…

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In a column about a week ago (“A window to transform our poorest regions,” November 27), Bobi Tiglao explained how the fact that Leyte and Samar are among the Philippines’ poorest provinces and also the country’s biggest coconut producers is not an idle correlation. An inequitable and inefficient social and…

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Well, the Philippine economy is certainly consumption driven, to a fault it seems and what is more the government pundits boast about it—well in the Philippines it is not something to boast about. China is trying to get their economy more consumption driven but the Chinese won’t spend money—the “savings…

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INSIDERS’ trades. On December 2 when Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) opened at P2,722, hit a high of P2,750 and closed at its low of P2,706, Ray Espinosa, a member of the board, bought 500 shares at P2,710 each. The acquisitions increased the number of PLDT shares he owns…

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