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The Grand New Bilibid Hotel

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Following the Department of Justice’s raid of the detention quarters of the New Bilibid Prison’s very important prisoners last Monday, President Aquino expressed great alarm over the discovery of firearms in the possession of these dangerous detainees.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revisiting Pag-Ibig Fund

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The Pag-Ibig Fund is 35 years old. There is merit in looking at its beginnings and finding lessons from its experience to be able to push capital formation by the working class today: the evolving middle class from overseas Filipinos.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Comparative contributions: Malaysia, Singapore, PH

We cannot help but compare Pag-Ibig’s rates of employee-employer contributions with those of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia and of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) of Singapore. This is best captured by the table of rates of contribution below:

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

By the numbers

6.3 million housing backlog estimate in 2011-2017   13.5 million Pag-Ibig members as of 2013   P344.67 billion total Pag-Ibig assets (2013)   P500,000 minimum housing loan amount   P6 million maximum housing loan amount   30 years maximum repayment period   Interest rates   Housing loan* (as of August 2014): Based on fixing period […]

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

DBM makes it easy for thieves to steal public funds

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If there is money that can be stolen, thieves will surely come and steal them.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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