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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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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Posted in Culture and Social Issues Politics & Government

Napoleon Brandy At Rodrigo Rhum: Silang Mga Astig (Daw)

As it often happens, dictators realize that it is harder to win the hearts and minds of people than to control them with the barrel…

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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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Letter to the Pope

Greetings from the Irreverent Ingming Aberia, the Philippines, to the Vicar of Christ, the Vatican. Long before the Philippine National Police got its power to…

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Posted in Opinion & Advocacies Politics & Government

Pilipinas: Government of the Future

For the Philippines, the government of the future requires both small and big changes. Small because except for the matter of who represents the country…

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