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Can democracy heal itself?

February 5, 2012

Introspective by Raul V. Fabella (Business World) February 5, 2o12 It is a popular if seldom openly expressed belief that a democracy gone bad cannot heal itself. Democracy can and many times does fall into a quagmire where all the democratic avenues of accountability have been effectively compromised and all the dominant social forces believe […]


Categories: Broadband / Corruption / Opinion / Raul Fabella

De-monopolizing Telecommunications

September 18, 2011

Opinion Posted on September 18, 2011 05:03:57 PM Introspective — By Romeo L. Bernardo Two key issues on telecommunications have lately hogged business headlines: a) the PLDT-Digitel Merger, and b) the proposed National Broadband project. Both these issues test the clarity of government’s development vision and its commitment to sound regulation and competition policy. Its […]


Categories: Broadband / Opinion / Romeo Bernardo

DOST Ignored Lessons from ZTE Fiasco

September 9, 2011

BUSINESS DOST ignored lessons from ZTE fiasco DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) Updated September 09, 2011 12:00 AM Science Secretary Mario Montejo cannot be accused of not having read the study of National Scientist Dr. Raul Fabella and former UP School of Economics Dean Dr. Emmanuel de Dios. Mr. Montejo made […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / Broadband / DOST / Opinion

Not a Good Idea to Revive Gov’t Broadband

September 7, 2011

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) Updated September 07, 2011 12:00 AM   Poor P-Noy. Some people may just be trying to use his good name and clean reputation to revive that infamous government broadband network (GBN) project. That project got Ate Glue into trouble not only because it was overpriced. Worse, […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / Broadband / Opinion

New Zealand Discontinues Government Shared Network

September 7, 2011

By Alice Kok | 4 February 2009 State Services Minister Tony Ryall has announced that the government’s Government Shared Network (GSN) is to be discontinued because it is financially unsustainable. Participating government agencies will be moved to a new provider in the private sector. The Government Shared Network is a network linking government agencies with […]


Categories: Broadband / News

UP Economist Doubts New Gov’t Broadband Project

September 4, 2011

from an ANC report by Lynda Jumilla, ABS-CBN News Posted at 09/02/2011 10:51 PM | Updated as of 09/03/2011 6:01 PM MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration’s efforts to revive the aborted National Broadband Network (NBN) project has received failing marks from a University of the Philippines economics professor. Dr. Raul Fabella, one of 2 […]


Categories: Broadband / DOST / News / Raul Fabella