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Sabotage?

February 14, 2018

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | February 14, 2017   We are not being told the whole story on the rice situation. I get the feeling that some bureaucrats and their favorite rice traders are making a last ditch effort to stop the announced change in policy that removes the import […]

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Past due

February 5, 2018

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco Philippine Star | February 5, 2018   Talk to construction industry people and you get the feeling the excitement over Build Build Build is surprisingly muted at least among the bigger players. They have been burned badly before by government’s bad payment habits and they would rather deal with […]

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Big projects

January 24, 2018

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco Philippine Star | January 24, 2018   Everyone seems to be banking on a near flawless roll-out of both the big infrastructure projects and the tax reform program for the economy’s continued good health this year. That is a big bet on the ability of the bureaucracy to deliver […]

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Ma’am Karen’s burden

November 29, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | November 29, 2017   I have ridiculed the transport department for having too many lawyers and not enough engineers calling the shots. But it seems they just have the wrong kind of lawyers. After hearing UP Law and Harvard trained Atty Karen Jimeno discuss how […]

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A decent internet service

November 24, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco Philippine Star | November 24, 2017 After Jack Ma mocked the internet service our telcos provide, I was hoping an overnight miracle will boost the quality of our broadband connectivity. National honor is at stake. I am told the telcos have the existing technical capability to vastly improve the […]

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Jeepneys

October 19, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | October 18, 2017   I have mixed feelings about what to do with the jeepneys. On the one hand, I can understand why government wants to do something, anything, to “modernize” the jeepney. On the other hand, it is a transport system deeply rooted in […]

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Crowded jails

October 2, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | October 2, 2017   Last week, we focused on cases of government departments unable to spend or even obligate their budgets. That gave the impression we have too much money, or we have a bureaucracy simply clueless on how to spend their allocations.  I bumped […]

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Young man on a mission

September 18, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 18, 2017 There is a Pinoy Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Like them he dropped out of school while he was still an undergrad not at Harvard, but at Yale. Like them, he was a young man on a mission and college education was […]

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Subway

September 11, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 11, 2017   At last, a subway for us… the commuter line, not the sandwich. NEDA has finally approved the first phase of the subway project for Metro Manila. Compared with the Roxas-Abaya era at the transport department, at least Art Tugade is able […]

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Fake news

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   It is tough trying to figure out what’s going on these days with all the fake news turning up on social and traditional media. I find it disturbing that some otherwise responsible newspapers would report on obviously fake news in a hands-off manner as […]

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