Bureau of the Treasury Philippines
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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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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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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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Proposed new Senate building
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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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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