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‘Davos glow’ on 7.2-percent growth fades

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The so-called “Davos glow” of the Philippines as the “rising star” at the World Economic Forum on East Asia held in Manila on May 21-23 dissipated within hours of the last cocktail party celebrating the country’s growth as “one of the greatest economic comeback stories” in recent times.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From local to global

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P-Noy’s administration would like to treat it as a coming-out party, an occasion to tout the economic gains made by the Philippines by showing visiting economic managers, investors and possible business locators how far we have come, and how much farther we can move if the right ingredients mesh.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A model for the recovery of stolen assets

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On Jan. 28, the Philippine Congress passed the landmark law on the reparation and recognition of victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime. President Aquino brought the “Compensation Act” into force by signing it on Feb. 25.   Its passage reflects the high importance the Philippine government is devoting to the promotion and [...]

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Davos disease blurs reality on ground

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Speaking from the Alpine heights of Davos, Switzerland, President Aquino spun a stupendous tale at the World Economic Forum (WEF) of the dramatic transformation of the Philippines from being the “sick man of Asia” into a dynamic country swimming against the current of global economic downturn in a record time of three years.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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