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Medalla the BSP governor
by Tony Lopez - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Among all the 14 governors of the central bank of the Philippines, from 1949 to the present, No. 13, Felipe Medalla, had the shortest stint, just one year, from June 30, 2022 to July 2, 2023
Of wives and central bankers
by Tony Lopez - August 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Our central bank governors have a sense of humor.  It refers at times to their women, I mean, their wives.
by Tony Lopez - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The State of the Nation Address is basically a Statement of All National Aspirations of any Philippine president, especially in the first three of his six-year presidency.
Seven BBM deals
by Tony Lopez - July 25, 2023 - 12:00am
There are seven focus areas to remember about the presidency of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. 13 months after assuming the highest position in the land. These seven will define the Marcos...
A bold step
by Tony Lopez - July 20, 2023 - 12:00am
That is how President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. calls the latest measure he signed into law, the Maharlika Investment Fund Act.
Bamboo economics (2)
by Tony Lopez - July 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The Maharlika Investment Fund offers possibilities for bamboo ventures.
Bamboo economics
by Tony Lopez - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The following is an article sent to me by Isidro “Butch” Alcantara, a former bank president and a veteran banker. He talks about bamboo economics.
Debt amnesia for farmers
by Tony Lopez - July 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Perhaps, the best economic reform so far by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. is the law that condones the P57-billion debts of some 610,000 agrarian reform farmers to the government.
Going digital
by Tony Lopez - July 6, 2023 - 12:00am
On June 2, 2023, President Marcos Jr. led the launch of eGovPH Super App, intended to make life easier for millions of Filipinos (and foreigners) with the digitalization of nearly all transactions with the gove...
Frasco, fiasco, fun
by Tony Lopez - July 4, 2023 - 12:00am
What a Frasco, I mean a fiasco.
Ben Diokno and the economy
by Tony Lopez - June 29, 2023 - 12:00am
On June 30, 2023, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. completes his first year as the 17th president of the Philippines, the 12th largest nation on earth in terms of population.
The economy
by Tony Lopez - June 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The world economic outlook is bleak – this year, next year, in fact, over the next five years, if you believe experts of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Airline woes
by Tony Lopez - June 22, 2023 - 12:00am
There are five things to conclude from Wednesday’s Senate hearing of more than four hours on passengers’ complaints against Cebu Pacific (and the other airlines) for overbooking, offloading and booking...
The new NAIA
by Tony Lopez - June 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Six of the country’s richest families or largest conglomerates have joined forces. The Manila International Airport Consortium has offered to modernize and manage the present Ninoy Aquino International Airport...
BBM the Bold
by Tony Lopez - June 15, 2023 - 12:00am
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. has a bold foreign policy. And an even bolder economic policy.
Phl friendship with China, US
by Tony Lopez - June 8, 2023 - 12:00am
This week the Philippines and China mark the 48th year of formal diplomatic relations.
by Tony Lopez - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
So much distrust. Every step of the way.
Convent, Hollywood, heaven, hell, Phl style
by Tony Lopez - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Writing a column for the leading newspaper means I must be prepared Writing a column for the leading newspaper means I must be prepared for responses from readers affected by my articles. or responses from readers...
by Tony Lopez - May 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. is the luckiest president in Philippine history.
12 years
by Tony Lopez - May 25, 2023 - 12:00am
That is how Filipinos should look at the presidency of  Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., aka BBM.
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