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Jun 01st
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Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles - by Ben Sanchez

Please meet Conrado “Ben” Sanchez, Jr., who at age 79, becomes our second most-seasoned writer.

Mr. Sanchez was the first Professional Economist to come out of De La Salle College. He earned graduate degrees in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and Yale University.

While supervising the Export Department of the Board of Investments, Governor Sanchez helped boost non-traditional exports which doubled every two and a half years during his term.

Today, exports of manufactures make up 87 per cent of total Philippine exports.

He spent the remaining sixteen years of his career in the UN system advancing the cause of small-scale enterprises in 33 developing countries. 

Governor Sanchez regularly sends e-mails to a group of friends, especially those who live abroad. Many of the stuff that he sends to his friends are about the Philippines – articles, news items, historical notes, even unique Filipino jokes. He occasionally writes articles about the Philippine economy (for he is an economist by profession).

He writes also to newspaper editors about happenings they report on. Our new columnist intends to provide our readers the materials about the Philippines and Filipinos that he e-mails his friends.

He is very choosy about the articles that he forwards because he keeps in mind that the subject should be of major importance.

Governor Sanchez can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . He welcomes readers' feedbacks as hearing from readers interest him a lot.

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# Article Title Date Author Hits
1 Two New Filipino Christmas Songs Thursday, 09 December 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 7642
2 Don’t Catholics Have the Right to Dissent from Authoritative, Non-infallible Church Teaching? Thursday, 07 October 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 6993
3 Revisiting Felicito Payumo’s Classic “In Search of Leaders” Saturday, 25 September 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 5294
4 Watch YouTube Videos of Foreign Choirs Singing Filipino Songs Thursday, 23 September 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 9505
5 Human-interest Stories about Overseas-Filipino Workers Friday, 23 July 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 9974
6 President-elect Aquino Must Undertake Belt-tightening Moves Saturday, 29 May 2010 Gov. Ben Sanchez 2847
7 How Do You Define Trapos? Monday, 29 June 2009 Gov. Ben Sanchez 11166
8 There Won’t Be Another American Friend of RP, or even an American Jesuit, Like James Reuter Tuesday, 26 May 2009 Gov. Ben Sanchez 5282
9 The Parable of the Pastor and his Son Tuesday, 31 March 2009 Gov. Ben Sanzhez 3281
10 Q&A on the Massive Financial Meltdown Monday, 20 October 2008 Gov. Ben Sanchez 3181
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