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TIDS updates In 2012, the Trade Department and Board of Investments launched its Industry Development Program to revive the manufacturing industry and support the growth of the service sector. The government called on the private sector to come up with their respective roadmaps for the short, medium, and long-term growth…

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Dear Sir: I read a small news item texted by a so-called soldier attacking MGen Rey Ardo, Chief, Westmincom and P/CS Juanito Vaño on how they supposedly bungled their operation in the Zamboanga crisis. The soldier-texter said that these officers did not take seriously intelligence reports that the MNLF planned…

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Well said! how true are the words of this Lady. WAKE UP PEOPLE OR ITS BYE BYE PHILIPPINES…BEFORE IT IS SAID THAT FILIPINOS ARE NOT WORTH DYING FOR. Every father mother son and daughters of these clan are opportunistic, vindictive hypocrites. GET RID OF THEM. When the going gets tough,…

Alice Bustos-Orosa

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Like many women, fitness and I seem to have a frustratingly longstanding on and off relationship. My son teases me endlessly that fitness is a commitment—a commitment I should really own up to. Why is it that for many women, weight loss is the one subject we never tire of…

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More and more, it is becoming apparent that Senate President Franklin Drilon and Budget Secretary Butch Abad had a greater hand in the use—we will not yet say manipulation—of the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP than what they have admitted thus far. Prior to his elevation as Senate president, Drilon…

Marlen V. Ronquillo

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The 2008 financial meltdown in the US led  to the popularization  of  a highly-debatable, controversial   acronym—TBTF or Too Big to Fail . TBTF represented a collection of banks and other financial institutions that were  bailed out by  US taxpayers on the theory that their collapse would cause a  financial  chaos …

Ricardo Saludo

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“By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil…

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How did President Aquino use the money he had hijacked from the regular budget and corralled into a fund for what he called the “Disbursement Acceleration Plan” (DAP)? Other than the P13 billion de facto pork barrel given to members of Congress as reward for taking out Chief Justice Renato…