BEING the country’s oldest bank is not a guarantee of stability and security. 

This after the Bank of the Philippine Islands finds itself with misfortunes generated either internally (in its system) or externally from political clients. 

Its latest misfortune involved a glitch that happened recently which caused its numerous depositors/clients to panic, although no massive withdrawals or bank run was reported that day.


Hackers’ Favorite 

BPI seems to be a favorite of hackers for its ATM machines, which is why those transacting with BPI are advised to exert extra care in using the ATM machines and to…

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ULTIMATE control. That’s how the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court recently viewed the latest series of attempts by the Lopez family to gain the exclusive rights to the broadcast of the popular National Basketball Association (NBA) programs in the Philippines. 

That the Lopezes and their ilk were desperate to wrest the rights to air NBA programs from homegrown cable television producer Solar Entertainment speaks of how they are willing to go to further monopolize the country’s media industry.


Unpaid P659-M Carriage Fees

However, the Lopezes’ seeming greed was recently checked by the Mandaluyong RTC Branch 209, which on May…

Read more: DECEIT

Musikgarten Manila kids stand out in ‘A Musical Journey’ recital

By Maria Sanigan

YOUNG music students of Musikgarten Manila regaled their audience with top calibre performances during their recital concert dubbed “A Musical Journey”, held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino on June 1. 

With their Disney-themed performances, talented children wowed their audience with their vocal prowess and their flair in using different musical instruments such as piano, violin and drums. 


Once Upon a Time...

The fairy tale came to life as the highly acclaimed music teacher and president of Musikgarten, Teacher Nikki Junia, welcomed everyone to the musical journey they have…

Read more: Musikgarten Manila kids stand out in ‘A Musical Journey’ recital

LandBank Increases Loans to Farmers, SMEs

The Landbank of the Philippines (LandBank) is walking the talk in its mandate to provide inclusive growth and more job opportunities through better financial access for farmers and small industries.

Outstanding loans by LandBank to small farmers, fishers and entrepreneurs rose by up to 10 percent from P387.4 billion year-on-year to P434.4 billion during the first quarter of 2017, according to a press statement issued on May 23.

Loans to small farmers and fishers also rose to P34.6 billion during the same period, up P2.4 billion from P32.2 billion on year.

The bank’s loans to…

Read more: LandBank Increases Loans to Farmers, SMEs

No stopping of corruption at DepEd

Even when the economic team pushing for Dutertenomics promises zero corruption on major infrastructure projects in line with the public pledge of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to “kill” corruption during his watch, at the Department of Education, insiders say “the difference is the same”, referring to the inability of the Secretary of Education to stop corruption common in the previous administration.

The DepEd has the highest budget this year with over P544 billion. It has billions of pesos for purchases of books and tools in education and building of school houses. 

In two weeks, DepEd will bid out P1.8 billion…

Read more: No stopping of corruption at DepEd

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