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Quote in the Act
“It’s Asia that’s lifting the world, rather than theU.S., and that’s never happened before.”
chief economist for Credit Suisse in New York; believes that whileAmerican economy is still more than 3 times the size of China, it would come to
rival and eventually surpass the US in global economic inuence.
“The Taliban insurgency has gotten better, moresophisticated, in their tactics.”
an Admiral Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff; describedthe worsening situation in Afghanistan despite the recent addition of 17,000US troops ordered by the Obama administration and the extra security efforts
surrounding the presidential election that has been beset by complaints of fraud.
“I have 106 students in my class and 90 seats.”
Chemistry teacher; narrating to New York Times the woes of
Philippine education caused by a government that allocates only 2.19% of the
annual budget despite a constitutional mandate to make education a priority and
an endemic corruption inherent among government ofcials.
“What is frightening is that a priest, these religiousleaders, if they become president, might confusespiritual from temporal things.”
Bishop of Tagbilaran in the Philippines; on the recent newsthat a priest and two lay religious leaders will be vying for the presidency by
“It would be foolish of us to recount your achievement as we cannot even measure theenormity of your legacy.”
one of Kim’s close associates; during the memorial address
where tens of thousands of citizens, politicians, government ofcials and foreigndignitaries gathered at the National Assembly August 23 to pay nal tribute tolate former Korean president Kim Dae-jung.
“She made me proud again, to be Filipino.”
a Jesuit priest; in his homily at the funeral mass for formerPresident Corazon Aquino, August 5, where the funeral procession lasted for
many hours snaking along mourners counting about three hundred thousand.
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