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Trickier than water


The tricky issue of water rates in Metro Manila, seen to be a deal breaker in the PPP projects of the Aquino (Part II) administration, just added to the problems confronting our dear leader, Benigno Simeon, aka BS.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria


Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday after US President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek approval from lawmakers for military action against Syria eased prospects of an imminent strike, analysts said.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Unarmed forces


Wait a minute here; just wait a freaking minute!

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

‘Because we can’t …’


The April 10 editorial of a daily, headed “Because they can,” ended with the line, “Poachers intrude into our waters because they can—and we can’t stop them.” The editorial also said, “Philippine authorities, for their part, should get serious about improving the country’s maritime patrol capability …”   Ships and boats leave ports overloaded. Local [...]

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

We are under a tax


A few days ago in Davao City, groups believed to be NPA rebels burned down expensive construction equipment such as a backhoe and a payloader, costing several millions of pesos, owned by a local midsize construction company named Jameetrix—simultaneously, at that, in three different sites.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Military joins court battle vs SM over Fort Bonifacio land


The military and defense establishment has joined the state-controlled Bases Conversion Development Authority in a legal battle against tycoon Henry Sy’s property unit SM Land over the privatization of a 33-hectare piece of prime property at the southern edge of the former Fort Bonifacio army camp.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Lobbying for the Philippines


Former US ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte, who co-chairs the US-Philippine Society think tank with businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, is coming to town to discuss with key policymakers and the business community recent local developments affecting economic, political and security ties between the two countries.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Jusmag area dev’t pushed


The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said last week that it would proceed with the proposed development plans for the Jusmag area at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BCDA targets turnover of 192 homes to soldiers


State-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) targets to complete its P700-million “replication” program within the year to be able to turn over a total of 192 residential units to soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BCDA offers to help prepare military base dev’t plan


The Bases Conversion and Development Authority is willing to formulate a comprehensive bases development program for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to ensure the proper utilization of military lands. Although not part of its mandate, BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said the government agency wanted to help the AFP maximize the [...]

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

BCDA remitted P1.9B to treasury dep’t as of May


Remittances from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority reached P1.87 billion in the first five months, jacking up the fund that the Armed Forces of the Philippines could draw from to modernize its equipment and facilities. In a statement Thursday, BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Casanova said the remittance in the January-May period represented [...]

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Fixed turn


Again and again, in the past 12 years when he was still a senator, Rep. Rodolfo Biazon (Muntinlupa) has been filing a bill, seeking to create a fixed term for the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Upon Biazon’s persistence, since the bill was his advocacy, being a former AFP chief [...]

Posted: July 10th, 2011 in Columnists | Read More »



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