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Right of way

February 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 10, 2016   Government has right of eminent domain, which means if a piece of property is required for a road, railroad or any other public infrastructure, government can get that property, but must pay the owner just compensation. Many times, this ends up in […]

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No major deliverables

February 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 1, 2016   After three hours hearing their explanations or excuses, I asked DOTC Sec. Jun Abaya what can they deliver by June 30 when P-Noy bows out of office? He named a few, and none of those can be considered major. Ok… if they […]

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Confounded by the bureaucracy

January 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 29, 2016   I was intrigued by the invitation to attend a meeting with DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya at the Star offices last Monday. He must have been told by P-Noy to meet us. They have pretty much survived the last few years by ignoring […]

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Putting lives at risk

January 25, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 25, 2016   It seems DOTC is now cutting corners to deliver those much needed MRT 3 train cars. After taking their sweet time over the last five years, they now feel the pressure to deliver some visible improvement before the May election. By rushing […]

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Congestion is a growing problem

January 8, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 8, 2016   LOS ANGELES, California – Urban congestion is becoming an increasingly explosive social issue here. An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal the other week talked about how a green conscious California is keeping what looks like an ecologically designed new community […]

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SMC rolls out infra projects

December 15, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 14, 2015   The good news is… vital infra projects will soon be enjoyed by our people courtesy of private sector investor, San Miguel. The bad news is, actual use of the projects or actual start of construction depends on DOTC and CAAP giving the […]

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No choice but to use Clark

December 11, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 11, 2015   It looks like the next administration will have no choice but to use Clark, even as a stop gap measure to ease the serious congestion at NAIA. It is getting very expensive for airlines to live with NAIA’s congestion problem, and a […]

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Their best was not good enough

November 30, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 30, 2015   Mar Roxas told a forum last week that as far as the MRT is concerned, he did everything he could during his time as secretary of the DOTC. “I’m confident that we did all that we could do given what we could […]

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Untangling our traffic mess

September 16, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 16, 2015   Napabayaan ng husto. We have neglected the problem for so long. Our traffic nightmare didn’t happen overnight. But like many of our national problems, we allowed it to fester. We kept on postponing the hard decisions we needed to do until the […]

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Will Mar Roxas reappoint DOTC’s Abaya?

September 14, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 14, 2015   There is one way to test whether you really want to vote for Mar Roxas next year. Ask him if he will reappoint DOTC’s Jun Abaya. We all know how close the two are. Abaya is also acting president of the Liberal […]

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