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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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Politicians and their promises

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 9, 2017   Last year saw politicians making outrageous promises and eventually winning the elections they were contesting. PDutz did a lot of that and the champion is Donald Trump. Should we demand that politicians keep their promises? I guess it depends. Winning an election is different […]

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Amazing technology breakthroughs

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2017   NEWARK, California — A self-driving car of Uber was caught going through a red light in San Francisco by a dashcam video taken by a taxi driver the week I arrived here. Uber had apparently unleashed a fleet of driverless cars for testing. They […]

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A trade war in the works

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 4, 2017   ANAHEIM, California – One of the biggest fears for this new year is a trade war in the works as the Trump administration takes office. Based on the strong campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, one of his first acts from the White House will […]

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All systems go?

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 2, 2017   NEWARK, California – It’s the first working day of the new year and hopefully it will also mark the day when the Duterte administration’s promises to produce a golden age of infrastructure is out of the starting gate. The economic managers of the Duterte administration […]

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Hopes and dreams for 2017

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 30, 2016   NEWARK, California – It had been an exhausting year. It had also been full of surprises. This passing year could well be a turning point for humanity. This means 2017 will probably force us to make some hard decisions. On the other hand, it […]

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