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The nation during Elpidio Quirino’s presidency, 1948 to 1953

November 11, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 11, 2015   (Nov. 16 will be the 125th birthday anniversary of the second president of the Republic. It would be useful to remember how his presidency relates to our present condition.) 2nd President of the Republic: succession from vice-presidency. […]

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Categories: Economics / Gerardo Sicat / Opinion

How to pay lower taxes

October 22, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 22, 2015   President Aquino is reluctant to support lower income taxes because of the estimated P30 billion in losses if the rates were lowered. And I agree with him. It’s an easy and extremely popular step to cut taxes, but the government has to […]

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‘Excessive public holidays hurt the economy and the financial system’

October 21, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 21, 2015   On more than one occasion, I have written about our holiday policies. I consider them anachronistic. Too many holidays are disruptive of the economy’s forward progress. Cost of excessive holidays to the productive base. A reasonable set […]

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Categories: Competition / Economics / Gerardo Sicat / Opinion

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Philippine monetary history viewed from the Greek euro crisis perspective

July 15, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 15, 2015   The current Greek economic crisis within the euro zone can be instructive for us in understanding our own monetary history since American colonial times. This is now what I will attempt to do. (I use italics whenever I refer […]

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Foreign ownership limits hinder Phl growth potential

June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015 Under Article 7 of the Philippine Constitution, foreign investors are prohibited to own more than 40 percent of real properties and businesses, while they are totally restricted to exploit natural resources and own any company in the media industry. File photo MANILA, Philippines – Restrictions in foreign ownership of land and uneven investments […]

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Categories: Economics / Gerardo Sicat / Good Governance / Investment / News

Travelling by road and Ro-Ro to the Visayan islands and to Mindanao

May 14, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) May 13, 2015   It is possible to travel by road from Luzon to any point in the larger islands of the Visayas and Mindanao without riding an airplane. It can be done (by road )with the help of roll-on, roll-off […]

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A tax revolution

April 16, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) April 16, 2015   “Dare to go where no man has gone before.” That’s leadership, and President Benigno Aquino III has shown it in putting honesty at the forefront of his administration. Several very influential (and hence, previously untouchable) people have been prosecuted. But progress has […]

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Is a Filipino Lee Kuan Yew desirable?

March 25, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 25, 2015   Both FVR and Deng Xiaoping were reported to have minimized the breathtaking accomplishments of Lee Kuan Yew by pointing out Singapore only has five million people. Yes, there are more complicated problems here and in China but they still sound like sour […]

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‘Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore’

March 25, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) March 25, 2015   No leader of a small island nation of four million inhabitants has made an impact on the world at large as Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore did. Lee died at the age of 91 this week. In […]

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Categories: Economics / FDI / Gerardo Sicat / Opinion

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There’s room to grow some more, if…

March 9, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) March 8, 2015   I had the privilege of being in the panel of reactors — together with Former Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Cielito Habito and World Bank senior country economist Karl Chua — to the lecture of Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, formerly professor and dean of the highly […]

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Categories: Competition / Economics / Opinion / Romeo Bernardo

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