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BSP expects foreign investments to support economic growth moving forward BSP expects foreign investments to support economic growth moving forward The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects foreign direct investments (FDI) inflows to continue, thus providing a boost to the country’s economic growth.

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STATEMENT | Makati Business Club backs Supreme Court ruling on RH Law 5:17 pm | InterAksyon.com STATEMENT | Makati Business Club backs Supreme Court ruling on RH LawThe Makati Business Club commends the Supreme Court for upholding the constitutionality of RA 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.

FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women? 7:31 am | Carolina Ruiz Austria, InterAksyon.com FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women?Carolina Ruiz Austria is a feminist lawyer. Here, she dissects the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health law.

ARAW NG KAGITINGAN | How to honor Bataan heroes? Don't pander to Japanese, resist Chinese bullying 9:24 am | Jose Antonio Custodio, InterAksyon.com ARAW NG KAGITINGAN | How to honor Bataan heroes? Don\Today is Araw ng Kagitingan. Previously, this is the day we honor the heroism of those who fell in Bataan. How do we do that? Historian Jose Antonio Custodio has some suggestions.

MEL STA.MARIA | A women's rights advocate's initial take on SC decision on RH Law 6:40 am | ATTY. MEL STA.MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | A women\The Reproductive Health Law was generally considered not unconstitutional. However, a number of provisions were considered unconstitutional. Here are some initial thoughts from Atty. Ampy Sta.Maria, Director of the Women's Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.

COCKTALES | Mandarin may cut Makati lease short, transfer to The Fort 7:55 am | Victor C Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | Mandarin may cut Makati lease short, transfer to The FortThe Hong Kong-based parent of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and landlord Ayala Land are in advanced state of negotiations to cut short the luxury hotel's property lease, according to the increased industry chatter from Makati and Hong Kong.

JESSICA ZAFRA | A love letter to libraries and readers 1:45 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | A love letter to libraries and readersThe book is a mere 92 pages, but it's not skimpy: it contains an entire life that seems small on the outside, but is really large and contains multitudes. 'The Library of Unrequited Love' reminds us of some basic truths of the human condition: If you're a reader, you are never truly alone.

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to solve Metro Manila's housing AND traffic problems - at the same time 1:05 pm | Benjamin de la Pena BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to solve Metro Manila\Other megacities concentrated on expanding housing supply and expanding affordable housing in specific locations. We should do the same. Building more housing for poor and middle-income families in the right places will help us to reduce slums and alleviate traffic congestion.

COCKTALES | Boracay's banana republic outmuscles Puerto Azul's Panlilios 4:21 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Boracay\The rule of law, never a strong point in the Philippines, has suffered yet another high-profile setback in the country's best-known tourism destination.

MEL STA.MARIA | Conspiracy to plunder: A conclusion only the brainless can deny 4:32 pm | ATTY. MEL STA. MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | Conspiracy to plunder: A conclusion only the brainless can denyThe message of Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, is very clear - billions of public money cannot just disappear. And , if they cannot be accounted for, they must have been stolen.

COCKTALES |Romulo takes on SyCip in corporate governance tussle with Singaporeans 1:32 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES |Romulo takes on SyCip in corporate governance tussle with SingaporeansTwo names in the Makati Business Club's pantheon of corporate governance have been embroiled in a lack-of-transparency battle with Singaporean investors: Ricardo Romulo and Washington SyCip.

COMMENTARY | Philippines, the next economic tiger? Let's ponder that for a minute 2:36 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr. COMMENTARY | Philippines, the next economic tiger? Let\The Philippines has been hailed as the upcoming tiger economy at least three times (in the 1970s, in mid 1990s, and now). But why hasn't the country taken off? Economist and educator Cesar Polvorosa Jr. from Toronto tells us why.

OPINION | The bill for climate change is coming due 9:38 am | Richard Schiffman, Reuters OPINION | The bill for climate change is coming dueThere is trouble ahead for global agriculture, warns the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if measures are not taken quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

COCKTALES | Citibank advises clients: It will share customer data with BIR, US agencies 12:38 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Citibank advises clients: It will share customer data with BIR, US agenciesThe locally-popular Citibank Mastercard and Visa credit cards are now tools of the powerful US Internal Revenue Service and the Philippine BIR to ferret out hidden wealth and tax evasion of Americans, green card holders and even Filipinos with undeclared Philippine assets and deposits.