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House Speaker Martin Romualdez

Romualdez encourages US investors to invest in PH

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House Speaker Martin Romualdez has assured the United States business community that the Philippines is very ripe for more investments, saying that Filipino lawmakers have been exerting efforts to ease doing business in the Philippines, according to ...

President Ferdinand

Marcos visits New York Stock Exchange

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President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. addressed the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday (PHT) with much optimism that the Philippines and United States will work to build a stronger economic relationship during his term, according to a r...

Bill promoting media workers' rights gets committee endorsement

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The House Committee on Labor and Employment on Monday approved a bill that seeks to promote and improve the social and economic well-being of media workers, including their living and working conditions, according to a report by Philippine News ...

Leigh Bellosillo

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...

FVR Passed On

chrome_reader_modeJuly 31, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Former President Fidel “FVR” V. Ramos passed. “The Ramos family is profoundly saddened to announce the passing on of former President Fidel Valdez Ramos,” said the late president’s grandson, Sam Ramos-Jones, in an official statement.   The family statement howeve...

Missing Contra SONA

chrome_reader_modeJuly 29, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I may have missed it, but as of this writing, I haven’t read any. Instead, the drumbeaters of the Junior government took the SONA momentum on a high gear by holding, for the first time, a Post-SONA Economic Briefing. As a political journalist, I would always look forward to the day after the ...

Of Polymer and the Public

chrome_reader_modeJuly 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The first time I encountered the word polymer was in one of my required science classes, back when I was taking up my bachelor’s degree.   I’ve forgotten all about it, and I was only reminded when the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced its decision in December last ye...

Warming the Bench

chrome_reader_modeJuly 15, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Career foreign service officers have accepted the inevitable that the secretary of their department will, almost, always, be a political appointee. Of the 35 foreign secretaries the country has had starting with Apolinario Mabini in 1899 with the title secretary of foreign relations, far and i...

Doing It Right

chrome_reader_modeJuly 06, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

This space has been and will always be upright and forthright on its views of events and issues unfolding. I don’t have a rose colored vision, could be a bit myopic at times, but still fills you in on the truth. On the positive side, I agree with Junior’s remark that “road ahead, ...

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