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Gary Olivar

Early Easter gifts

April 2, 2013

By Gary Olivar April 2, 2013   Much has been made of the “early Easter gift” the country enjoyed last week, in the form of its first-ever investment grade rating from London-based Fitch Ratings. But the reaction was a bit muted from the Palace—and understandably so, since the ratings agency took pains to remind the […]

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Categories: Gary Olivar / Opinion / P-NOY

Immature

February 5, 2013

Baypass by Gary Olivar (Manila Standard Today) February 5, 2013   Last Friday, former President Arroyo described as “welcome news” the latest report that GDP grew by 6.6 percent in 2012. This growth rate, she said, would help restore the momentum from the 7.9-percent growth she left behind in the first half of 2010—momentum that […]

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Rooting for Jessica

May 22, 2012

Bypass by Gary Olivar May 22, 2012 (Manila Standard Today)   A penultimate sprint for the gold medal is the best way to describe the much-awaited final night this week ofAmerican Idol, the popular amateur singing competition on American TV, as the 16-year-old darling of the Filipino and Mexican communities, Jessica Sanchez, squares off against likeable minimalist Phillip […]

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Categories: Gary Olivar / Opinion

Energy from Mother Nature

August 30, 2011

Manila Standard Today Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Opinion Aminor but loud ruckus recently broke out in the local press between my colleagues in the Foundation for Economic Freedom and advocates of so-called renewable energy: that vision of power sources that are both clean and unlimited, somewhat like previous conjurations of cold fusion or, even earlier, […]

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Categories: FIT / Gary Olivar / Opinion / Renewable Energy