Always too late the hero

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Visitors to Bacolod City know the locality is famous for various culinary delights. However, what surprised many visitors was the unsanitary conditions of toilets in various establishments. One such place, the Quan location at the East Block, while the food was awesome, the toilets beside the restaurant were stinky and dirty. This column often discusses …

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Proud Ilonggos

Posted by watchmen
December 5, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln Aside from the excellent performances of Iloilo athletes now competing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines, there is …

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Are you faithful?

Posted by watchmen
December 4, 2019
Posted in OPINION

As family members and signatories, are you faithfully complying with what you agreed and wrote in the family constitution? Are all signatories walking their talk? In short, are your actions consistent with what you all concurred during your constitution crafting sessions? Founders and business leaders must realize that it is the process that really matters! …

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Forcing an unqualified successor

Posted by watchmen
December 3, 2019
Posted in OPINION

In a recent Bloomberg article written by Ian Sayson and Tom Redmond, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II, the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Philippine-based conglomerate Ayala Corporation, said that a CEO from outside the family is one option when the group passes power to new leaders. Part of his legacy, he said, …

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Without Tulfo, Iloilo teacher loses their job

Posted by watchmen
December 2, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” –Confucius They did not wait for Raffy Tulfo to make them to choose between …

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Proposed airport needs a godfather

Posted by watchmen
November 29, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going.” – Frank Gehry   Unless Iloilo leaders will step on the gas and aggressively support and endorse the proposal of Passi City …

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Obey City Hall

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In city hall and in local government, you have to get things done without drama.” — Jim Gray With barely seven weeks to go before the Dinagyang Festival 2020 will unravel in Iloilo City, City Hall executive assistant for power Randy Pastolero is hard-pressed to help clear spaghetti wires and poles that obstruct major streets …

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Crooks, Inc.

Posted by watchmen
November 27, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” – Thomas Jefferson   It seems so many anomalies and scandals are being committed in the government by dishonest, incompetent, and insincere …

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