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Points of View & Perspectives

April, 2016

  • 10 April

    Pinoys have had enough of PNoy

    Some 80 days before the future ex-President steps down from office, discussions regarding his legacy are rising to higher decibels.

  • 10 April

    Lolo’s ‘apps’ (‘Mga apo ni lolo’)

    By Butch Galicia / Philippines News Agency Toronto—When Filipino-Canadian seniors meet in coffee shops and fast-food courts on weekends, they fill up lazy minutes with spirited talk on any subject — from the mundane to the beyond. 

  • 3 April

    BUB: The hidden trump

    Both politicians we spoke to were confident that matters would start changing right after the Holy Week. They were certain that the constantly leading contenders for the presidential derby this May would start falling far behind, eating dust as it were, and magically, fueled by a high-octane chemistry of continuous mudslinging, money and machinery, the Liberal Party (LP) bet, long …

  • 3 April

    Self-discovery in Cebu

    The tanim-bala scare that had magnified into an obsessive search for the most secure luggage and body wallet for my sister and me, chewed up a third of our travel budget to Cebu last January. Add to that, one with extra space for safe-food packages and emergency pills for allergies, especially from anything ingested. 

  • 3 April

    Grace Poe most likely winner for president

    In an election year, Easter is a crucial time in the campaign period. This is the time when most of the country’s voters would have already made their choices as to whom they would vote for—at least, as far as the top executive positions in the national and local governments are concerned. 

  • 3 April

    Pagcor disconnect in ‘laundry’ issue

    There is a glaring disconnect with what the head of the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp (Pagcor) is saying now in the ongoing money-laundering hearings at the Senate. Pagcor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cristino M. Naguiat Jr. has been quoted as saying it was not true that money in the casinos could easily be traced, as he cited the return …

March, 2016

  • 20 March

    Online security awareness seen to grow after hacking

    By Riza Lozada The recent cyber heist involving $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank by suspected Chinese hackers and which was coursed through the country for laundering is expected to heighten awareness of firms on the need for security in online transactions, cyber security solutions provider Fortinet said. Fortinet said it is offering to provide with security systems …

  • 20 March

    The path to zero waste can be lonely

    If one takes it from a micro, albeit dramatic viewpoint, that is, indeed, the path literally to zero waste here in a temperate country could be a solitary one, with mild dangers, too. Figure how and when we toss out our waste, especially in winter—where bins stand outside the building like ours along deserted lane ways. 

  • 20 March

    MAR should present the ‘unpackaged’ version of himself

    If the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) surveys are to be believed, indications are that former Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas may still win the elections. 

  • 20 March

    Subtext in 8990 Holdings-Security Bank arrangement

    8990 Holdings, Inc., now the top mass-housing developer in the country in just 12 years, has again surprised the investing world with the partnership it struck with Security Bank, the No.1 bank in terms of Return on Equity (ROE), signing a P2-billion loan against its Contract to Sell receivables on a “without recourse” basis.