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And who is Marc Faber? Well, he’s a big Swiss investor and adviser to gigantic investment funds. He’s considered one of the experts in emerging markets. He lives in Thailand and runs his investment business out of Hong Kong. Of course, he’s just one the world’ many investment analysts, and…

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On May 22, this year, Chairman Ben S. Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve Board triggered what looks like a meltdown in stock markets around the world, including the Philippines (where stocks declined by 17 percent from their May 15,2013 high), and the depreciation of the peso by 5.6 percent,…

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By declaring he will not push for the amendment of the Constitution, President Aquino has in effect junked the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement his representative Mario Victor Leonen signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in October 2012. That pact was hyped as the roadmap for peace in Mindanao. MILF and…

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Just a few hours of rain resulted in massive flooding in Manila last week, with commuters, rich and poor, outraged at government’s helplessness. Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang reported a “master-plan” for flood control was underway, but that would take several years to implement. “You can’t assign responsibility to an agency…

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Love him or hate him, there is one thing you have to admire of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. As I watched him deliver his recent fiery resignation speech, I could not help but be in awe: This man is 89 years old, and still, well, kicking! I certainly would like…

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P-Noy on economy: You ain’t seen nothing yet”. That was the headline of an article in a major newspaper, improving on President Aquino’s boast that the GDP’s first-quarter rate of 7.8 percent would be exceeded in the coming periods. That growth is nothing to be sneezed at, even if much…

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At the party given by San Miguel Corp. management and employees for their chairman and chief executive officer Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. to mark his 78th birth anniversary on June 10, SMC Chief Financial Officer and Director Ferdinand Constantino revealed how Boss Danding makes decisions. “Always he never fails to…

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In his insightful 1983 book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Cornell University political scientist and historian Benedict Anderson propounded his theory that the nation, the most important community modern man belongs to and often claims he will die for, is really an “imagined community.” It…

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During their meeting on the sidelines at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Myanmar (formerly, Burma), President Benigno Aquino 3rd reportedly gave the Burmese Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi tips on how to fight corruption and promote transparency. And in a speech at the closing plenary…