Boboy&Cherry

Campaigns & Grey promotes Boboy Consunji and Cherry Gutierrez to Joint CEOs

Boboy Consunji and Cherry Gutierrez promoted to Joint CEOs with Yoly Ong’s departure from the network.



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Yolanda Ong

Uncle Sam, the Little Brown Brother and the Sleeping Giant

Still brown, but no longer too picayune or too fraternal, the Philippines nonetheless gave a warm welcome to the 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama made up for his no-show last October 2013, when he canceled his trip because his government was forced to shut down from partisan wrangling.



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Yolanda Ong

Napoles list, Napo-litics and 2016

But there is still a little time left, to make sure that the blacklisted lawbreakers get thwarted from perpetuating themselves. Just as the Comelec is trying to clean up the voters’ list from zombies and flying voters, they should also purge the candidates’ slate from plunderers and criminals. The law banning those found guilty of any crime from ever running for public office should be scrupulously implemented.



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Yolanda Ong

PPP against poverty

It is disturbing that while the World Bank has noted that the number of people living in extreme poverty has declined in every developing region in the world from 2005 to 2008, the Philippines’ deprivation level has remained the same.



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Yolanda Ong

Bully comradeship

Bullying is a form of power jockeying. In the end, there can only be one super bully.



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Yolanda Ong

Peace be with us

Four annexes and an addendum detail the creation of a transition commission, the Bangsamoro Basic Law, and a Bangsamoro Transition Authority. It signifies the sources of wealth creation and financial assistance. Relationships with the national government and the local government units are also discussed with the appeal that this should be “reflective of the recognition of the Bangsamoro identity and their aspiration for self-governance.”



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Yolanda Ong

Train of thought

For many decades, progress did not stop at our station. Today, the Philippines is finally on track with impressive economic growth. If only the wealth could reach every nook and cranny of the archipelago, this government would attain its goal of inclusive growth. A mass rail transit is one proven stimulus for rural advancement.



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Yolanda Ong

Tax havens and illicit money

For decades, the dominant view in the richest nations was that illegal capital flight was a problem only of poor nations, whose corrupt governments and bad business environment caused capital to flee their economies. But the countries receiving illicit funds through offshore secrecy jurisdictions in US, Britain, and Australia are also to blame.



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Yolanda Ong

Godfathers 1,2 and 3

Trilogies are hard to pull off. Inevitably, the second and/or third installment fail to live up to the standard set by the first. That was why Francis Ford Coppola wasreportedly tentative about doing Part 2 and 3 of The Godfather, acclaimed as one ofAmerica’s greatest movies. True enough, the prequel and sequel were judged as “lesser” than the original, which film critics hailed as “flawless.”



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Yoly Ong awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Congrats to Yoly for being awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the St. Scholastica’s College, Manila!



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