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Bangko Sentral economic forecasts
by Ruben Almendras - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Usually in the first two months of the year I get invited to attend economic forums by the major banks where they present the performance of the Philippine economy and make projections on the economy in the coming...
Memorable love lines
by Ruben Almendras - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Coming out with a column so near Valentine's Day is enough reason for me to write about love lines or dialogues I will always remember that women, including my wife, like.
Unintended consequences of Rappler and Carandang
by Ruben Almendras - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Unintended consequences are effects or results of deliberate actions which we did not anticipate, wanted or expect.
Are overeager supporters undermining Duterte?
by Ruben Almendras - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
In the past month there have been a number of initiatives by overeager Duterte supporters among them; the proposal by two Congressmen to move the seat of government to Davao, the abolition of the Office of the Vice-President...
Why Sinulog matters
by Ruben Almendras - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
I believe 2018 is the 38th Sinulog celebration in Cebu, and the size and significance of the event keeps on amazing me.
Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies revisited
by Ruben Almendras - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Since my column about Bitcoins in this paper came out last Nov. 7, 2017, I got readers reactions verbally and in emails, and was invited to two forums about Bitcoins.
Are all pro-Duterte also pro-Marcos?
by Ruben Almendras - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent news of the Marcos offer to return part of the plundered wealth and the Court of Appeals denial of the $2 billion claim of the victims of martial law, brings to the fore again the relationship of the Duterte...
What the New Year may bring
by Ruben Almendras - January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Predictions are always difficult to make that's why I always post percentage probabilities.
61 Christmases over the years
by Ruben Almendras - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sixty-one Christmases is a span of 7 decades and are the Christmases I can remember.
Why Gina Lopez matters?
by Ruben Almendras - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gina Lopez was in Cebu a few weeks ago to help the rehabilitation of the Butuanon River in Mandaue.
The stakes in the Sereno impeachment
by Ruben Almendras - December 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
There have been four or five days of Chief Justice Sereno's impeachment hearings in the Lower House and there could be many more days before this will be forwarded to the Senate for the impeachment trial.
Of power, leaders and morals
by Ruben Almendras - December 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
"Power goes out from the barrel of the gun"...
Is Cebu "overmalled"/"overcondominiumed"?
by Ruben Almendras - November 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Two weeks ago, Ateneo University Professor Soriano was in Cebu and issued a statement that there is already an oversupply of condominiums in greater Cebu City.
Invest in bitcoins?
by Ruben Almendras - November 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
I had some people ask me about bitcoins as an investment, that I had to do some research over what I already knew about bitcoins.
Afraid to die?
by Ruben Almendras - October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
With the coming All Souls Day, and this column coming out on Tuesday October 31, this is a good time as any to talk about the fear of dying.
A revolutionary government?
by Ruben Almendras - October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Maybe, it is the lower satisfaction ratings and/or the destabilization allegations that made some government officials float the idea of a revolutionary government...
Why some people fall for scams
by Ruben Almendras - October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
The arrest last week in Batangas of scammers victimizing lawyers, OFWs, and policemen...
Lorenzana as equalizer/stabilizer?
by Ruben Almendras - October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few days after some officials of the Duterte government issued statements that there are already destabilization moves by the opposition and others...
Why is the stock market up?
by Ruben Almendras - October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
This September, the Philippine Stock market index (PSEi) breached the 8300 for the first time in many years.
Unintended political consequences?
by Ruben Almendras - September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
What makes life interesting and exciting is really the uncertainty of events. No one really knows for sure or with certainty if events will happen, so we are always thinking of possibilities and probabilities. ...
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