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DICT announces startup grants

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Filipino startups nationwide may now apply for the Department of Information and Communications Technology's (DICT) Startup Grant Fund (SGF) and receive up to  P1 million grant, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a sta...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Senator wants PAGCOR charter amended

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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday said there is a conflict of interest in the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) responsibilities as regulatory body while also operating casinos, according to a report by Philippine News A...

Stoks, peso rise on Wednesday

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Risk-on sentiments reigned in the local bourse on Wednesday while the peso improved to the 56-level against the United States dollar as investors awaited the release of the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) meeting earlier thi...

Leigh Bellosillo


chrome_reader_modeNovember 21, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Roughly a month ago, this corner broke the news of the imminent changes in the stewardship of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with incumbent Commissioner Lilia Guillermo’s transfer to the Department of Finance and Deputy Commissioner Romeo Lumagui, Jr. taking her stead. Well, there you g...

Counting the Journey

chrome_reader_modeNovember 14, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

From my observation deck, Junior is seemingly following the footsteps of former President, now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In his less than five months in office, Junior has gone to five countries: state visits to Indonesia and Singapore; working visits to the US for the United Nati...


chrome_reader_modeOctober 17, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I must admit that I am no fan of Junior. I was in my formative years when Senior reigned the country. Despite my aversion, I duly acknowledge his positive actions like engaging or transferring Atty. Cheloy V. Garfil from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to the Office of the P...

New Era

chrome_reader_modeOctober 14, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I am not talking about the university associated with a religious group, which most of the country’s national politicians seek endorsement from during the election session because it’s known for delivering the so-called herd-votes. And, I hope they’re not too zealous as I may be o...

Of Titles and Entitlement

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 29, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Titles accord the bearer a sense of respect, not because people like the holder but simply because of respect to the position. Accordingly, respect is earned, not outrightly given. For some who serve the government, they believe that the title they hold is an entitlement, which under the existing e...

Of Resignation and Recycling

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Was it only 79 days? Barely a little over two months and a half, not even way past the first 100 days of his administration and already, it’s showing signs that the house of cards is slowly falling apart. The latest crumble is the resignation of President Junior’s executive secretary Vi...

The Swings

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 05, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

President Junior left yesterday for a two-nation swing with Indonesia as the first stop, his inaugural/ state visit since he took the reign of Malacanang, after which he goes to the island state of Singapore. Junior’s drumbeaters tagged the visit to Indonesia and Singapore underscores the sig...

No Relief in Sight

chrome_reader_modeAugust 22, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Good things come to an end. The downward path in the prices of petroleum products was a temporary bliss. This week, the direction was reversed, pump prices ticked up once more. And no matter the assurance from Junior’s economic team that the government is doing its utmost to tame inflation, t...

Startling News and Its Effect

chrome_reader_modeAugust 16, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Over the past weeks, social media has been inundated with news of significant and important personalities who have moved on from this temporal world. Their leaving could be comparable to the passing of an era – President Fidel “Tabacco” Ramos, Cherie Gil dubbed as La Primera Contr...

Shake Up and More

chrome_reader_modeAugust 03, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Executive Secretary Victor “Vic” Rodriguez is out of the prying eyes of the mainstream media covering the Palace. The humming sound reverberating around Malacanang Palace grounds is that the Little President, as the executive secretary is so-called, has been temporarily sidelined becaus...

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