Bureau of the Treasury Philippines
Posted in Politics & Government

LGU Bonds: Inhibiting and Enabling Factors

(Second of 3 Parts) When the Province of Cebu successfully issued its P300M Cebu Equity Bond Unit (CEBU) in 1990, some people thought that other…

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Where Am I Today?

In a 1963 song titled “Blowing in the Wind,” Bob Dylan asked simple, yet hard, questions: How many roads must a man walk down, before…

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Bureau of Treasury Philippines Building
Posted in Opinion & Advocacies Politics & Government

Local Government Bonds: Will They Work?

(First of 3 Parts) When we earn less than what we need to spend, what we do is borrow money. The “we” can apply to…

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Police Casualties 25 June 2018 Sta Rita Samar
Posted in One of Us

A Parent’s Grief

Once upon a time, in the early 2000s, I helped some local government units (LGUs) in Samar and Leyte provinces prepare their Land Use Plans…

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Scarlet Letters, Once More Without Malice

Nathaniel Hawthorne was once a political appointee. He worked at Salem Custom House, Massachusetts, USA, from 1846 to 1849. Political climate change eventually hit him,…

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Renato Puno
Posted in Opinion & Advocacies Politics & Government

Let’s Shake It Some More, Baby

That only 50 Filipinos own 24 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product–according to research (the global wealth distribution profile is hardly different)–follows a trend…

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Posted in Opinion & Advocacies Politics & Government

Advising Duterte: Carry On, But There Must Be Changes

I have seen President Rodrigo Duterte perform in public long enough to think that he does not need advise from anyone, even from his trusted…

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