By Peter Wallace
I was in Singapore last week to brief a group of businessmen potentially interested in doing business in the Philippines. They were impressed with the change that had been reported but still skeptical about the reality of it given the Philippines’ poor record in the past.
This is n response to Ma. Rosa Pedregozo’s letter (“Losing senatorial candidate now back to life,” Opinion, 6/4/14). She wonders what an ex-congressman and losing senatorial candidate like me was doing in a protest against the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia.
By Amando Doronila
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.
After his lost bid for the Senate, former representative Teddy Casiño of Bayan Muna was not heard from as much as he was before. People wonder why he has not been vocal about his advocacies, and he has been silent even on some issues.
We condemn the Aquino administration for hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF). The administration set aside P71 million to host the WEF—an insult to the toiling masses suffering under the Aquino administration.