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I honestly and sincerely wished for a successful hosting of APEC2016.
I didn't agree with those who thought that the country had very little to gain from being host.  To begin with, I didn't think passing off on the opportunity was a wise option; it would have been like admitting we were not in the same league as the other countries.  Globalisation is far
However, I did think that holding the summit in Manila was a wrong move on the part of the Aquino administration.  I get it - the summit had to be held in a city with adequate facilities to house the various heads of states.  The last time APEC was held in the country, President Ramos built villas for each of the heads of states inside Subic (the villas were later rented out).  If we stuck to the template  we could have brought  development to places like General Santos City, or Tagbilaran City, or Tacloban City, or even Puerto Princesa City.  Actually, I think APEC2015 could have been held in the island of Mactan in Cebu Pro…

Trying to get back

I am not sure there are still people who visit this blog; when I checked the stats, it says there were at least 35 who passed through today - not sure why, or how.  It's been more than three years I think since I last updated this blog, so much has happened since then.
There's so much I want to write about.
I started out as a blogger, so I guess I am just returning to my roots.
I promise to start blogging again.
But first, I want to rebuild the archives in this site pertaining to my column.