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Rising Inflation Should Not Distract Us
Accelerating inflation is a major concern for many nations, including the Philippines. But it should not sidetrack our policymakers from pursuing a high-growth economy given the momentum achieved by the Philippines in previous quarters.
I spent all my years as a public servant in the legislature. From 1992 to 2001, I represented Las Piñas in the House of Representatives where I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Speaker by my peers. Then from 2001 to 2013, I served as Senator in the upper chamber where I became Senate President Pro Tempore and eventually Senate President. From the Batasang Pambansa to the august halls of the Philippine Senate, I have learned a lot about legislation, Philippine politics and everything in between.
Lofty Economic Goals
The overwhelming mandate received by president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the just-concluded elections has gifted him the right to steer the Philippines to nobler heights. I can safely assume that Mr. Marcos and his incoming Cabinet will aspire for much higher economic goals given the trust he received from the majority of Filipinos. His leadership will focus on the economy to generate more jobs and lift millions of Filipinos out of poverty.
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Manny Villar, Patay Na?
Siya ang pinakamayamang Pilipino. Purong Pilipino ha? the “brown taipan” ika nga, hindi Chinese Filipino o Spanish Filipino. Ayon sa Forbes Magazine, nadaig na niya sa dami ng kayamanan ang mga dating nangungunang Bilyunaryo sa Pinas.
Manny Villar’s Net Worth Surges by $1.6 Billion in 2021, According to Forbes
The rich just got richer—including the Philippines’ Manny Villar, who remains the country’s richest person.
This is according to Forbes, which released its annual billionaire list on Tuesday, April 6. The magazine reported the business tycoon’s net worth at $7.2 billion—an increase of $1.6 billion, compared to his reported $5.6 billion last year.
Manny Villar Remains Wealthiest Filipino in Forbes List, PH Now Has 17 Billionaires
Former lawmaker and real estate magnate Manny Villar is still the richest Filipino in the Forbes World's Billionaires List this 2021.
He is among the 17 Filipinos in the international publication's list, up from last year's 15. Forbes listed 2,755 billionaires worldwide this 2021, also higher from the 2,095 the year prior.