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Bank supervision

IN SEVERAL interviews over the past week, newly appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno has shown that in his role he will...

Job mobility

IN MAY 2016, Benjamin Diokno, then a columnist for a business broadsheet, wrote an article singing the praises of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s 10-point economic...

Imbroglio

BY AWARDING the franchise to supply electricity to Iloilo City to an entity, MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), which is not currently...

Pompeo’s Visit

THIS WEEK, United States Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is making a short (in Thursday, out Friday) visit to the Philippines. He will meet...

Rice

OVER THE PAST quarter century, the population has risen from 65 million to 105 million. Land areas, caused increases in sea levels notwithstanding, has...

Enhancing tourism

WHEN South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man came to Iloilo for the Dinagyang Festival last month, he repeated a promise that he...

It ain’t over

Today is the third anniversary since $81 million reached Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) from the Bangladesh Bank (BB) account held by the Federal...

Executive and legislative branches

OUR CONSTITUTION is closely aligned to the American Constitution which appeared 200 years earlier (1987 and 1787).When the Americans formulated their Constitution, they were...

Imbroglios

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DOE) and, in particular, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has the responsibility to ensure that the energy supply industry operates...

A failed judicial system

BANKS are centralized organizations. The authority afforded to a branch manager is strictly limited. There are many officers in Head Office who have more...

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