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P-Noy is making Marcos look good

March 7, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 2, 2016   It is true. The numbers seem to show that the son of the dictator is gaining quite a bit of support from young people, including those in Metro Manila. It is a horrible prospect for sure and that’s not good for our […]

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A good beginning

February 25, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 25, 2016   The first of the presidential debates—what can I say that hasn’t been said? It was, as conferences usually are in the Philippines, well-run. It started on time (that’s not usual) and was disciplined (also unusual). But all else was as usual: It […]

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It’s all about jobs

February 11, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 11, 2016   I would like to suggest to the presidential contenders that their primary focus be on jobs. If it is, then everything else follows. You need to be healthy to do a job, so the government needs to strengthen the Department of Health […]

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Corruption has not risen

February 10, 2016

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 6, 2016   I write this to dispute the allegation that corruption in the Philippines has recently worsened, as suggested in the news item, “Ombudsman: So many in gov’t are corrupt” (Front Page, 2/1/2016), citing the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 (CPI2015) of Transparency International (TI) […]

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Political risk

January 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 27, 2016   Investors and corporate boards are focusing their risk assessments this year not just on the bad news from the world economy, but also on the dangers related to the May election. As I mentioned last Monday, many of them have started to […]

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Democratizing corruption

November 13, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 13, 2015   The first question visiting BBC reporter Fergus Nicoll asked me during a live radio program from a sidewalk in Rockwell last Wednesday was direct to the point: What do you think is the most important legacy of President Aquino? I didn’t have […]

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The new SWS survey on corruption

August 31, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) August 29, 2015   Since 2000, Social Weather Stations has surveyed top executives of Filipino enterprises, on matters of public and private corruption, 12 times. This survey series is far superior to that of Transparency International, producer of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which is based […]

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A taxi driver’s view

August 24, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 5, 2015   Other than the quantitative data in opinion polls that measure the public’s view of our current affairs, I always find verbatim responses to open ended survey questions (if any) interesting. The flavor of public sentiment is often lost in the numbers, but […]

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Afraid to govern

August 24, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 3, 2015   The Multisectoral Movement for Good Governance (MGG) rated P-Noy’s performance 5.9 for 2014 on a scale of 1 to 10, in which 10 is the highest. This means, with just a year to go in office, P-Noy was rated to have performed […]

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Last SONA of President Benigno S. Aquino III

August 24, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 29, 2015   This State of the Nation Address (SONA) is very different from the first five he delivered in the past. The earlier SONAs could be seen as strategic statements concerning the year’s most pressing issues. The sixth or […]

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