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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) unveiled a promising new financing initiative for Filipino entrepreneurs this week with the launch of a program to provide loans on similar terms – but at much lower interest rates – as the notorious “5-6” lenders who are a source of funds for…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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JUST when people expected President Rodrigo Duterte to shift the focus of his war on drugs from killing unshod suspects who were reportedly “resisting arrest,” to going after the big drug producers, manufacturers, financiers and mega distributors who have not at all been touched, he now calls on the Armed…

RENE SAGUISAG

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LAST November 30, looking at the names of the latest additions in the Bantayog ng mga Bayani roster, I was incredulous at, and could not believe, the absence of Joker Arroyo’s name. He passed away on October 5, 2015. I dunno, but it must have been his wish not to…

Ma. Isabel Ongpin

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THIS year has brought many visible and dramatic signs that most of the world is discontented and rebellious. The electorates of the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States have delivered anti-establishment election results. More are expected to do the same as further elections take place. These events have occurred…

GABBY MACASINAG

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GROWING up, Metro Manila was the whole of the Philippines for me. Having been born and raisedin the national capital, my exposure to other cities had been superficial. My motherhails from Mandaluyong; andwhile my father’s side of the family is fromAlbay, I only visited twice as a kid and it…

opinion STRATFOR ANALYSIS

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BY SCOTT STEWART When it comes to claiming attacks, the Islamic State seems to believe in the old advertising adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The group apparently feels that the very mention of its involvement in an attack, successful or otherwise, will serve to fuel public…

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