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GLIMPSES & GAZES

Severino C. Samonte

MRT Line-7 was planned as LRT Line 4 during FVR's time in 1995

Did you know that the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT)-7 now under construction from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan was originally planned as Light Rail Transit Line 4 (LRT-4) during the administration of former President Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998) and would begin from the Old...

OBLIQUE OBSERVATIONS

Atty. Gilberto Lauengco, J.D.

BTS movement template for helping farmers

“My grandfather used to say that at least once in your life, you will need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you will need a farmer.” - Brenda SchoeppFarmers are truly an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, our farmers still lack...

ESPRESSO MORNINGS

Joe Zaldarriaga

Future-proofing through digitalization, technology advancements

Companies around the globe are noticeably banking on technological advancements to grow their businesses and maintain the efficiency and relevance of their products, services and systems. The nature of the rapidly evolving world demands such, that only those that can keep pace, are expected to...

PHIL-CHINA WATCH

Herman Tiu Laurel

China: World's peacemaker

President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow to meet his “good old friend” President Vladimir Putin just about two weeks after the historic “miracle” China pulled off with Iran and Saudi Arabia sealing a peace pact that put an end to the nearly half-a-century conflict between the...

VIEWPOINT

Edwin Cordevilla

PBBM visit deepens friendship, cooperation with Japan

When the leaders of the Pearl of the Orient and the Land of the Rising Sun meet, what’s the likely outcome?The Philippines and Japan have been through good times and bad times in equal measure throughout history. The convergence of common interests and shared experiences through thick and thin...

EDITORIAL

Director III Lee Ann Pattugalan

Global Media Congress: Shaping the Future of the Media Industry

Aptly themed “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry," this year’s Global Media Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from Nov. 15 to 17, 2022.The international event, organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the Emirates News Agency (WAM), one of the partner...

Is RSF’s press freedom index a joke?

By Atty. Perry SolisPRESS freedom is alive and well in the Philippines despite the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) release of its annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) putting the country in an unenviable position of no. 147 under what it called a new methodology, down from 138 last year.According...

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