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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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Memo on the economy for the next Philippine president

February 4, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) February 3, 2016   Almost all Filipinos want their president to succeed. Only politics makes it difficult to see through this basic fact. Significant success of the president momentously moves the nation forward. Obviously, I address this open memo to the presidential candidates, one of whom by […]

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The budget as instrument for effective governance

January 15, 2016

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) January 14, 2016   The budget for 2016 was signed into law last Dec. 22, 2015 and — at P3.002 trillion — it unabashedly is the costliest one for our Republic to date. By practical consideration, this makes the size of our government equal to 25% of our […]

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A President’s legacy

December 17, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 17, 2015   The Philippines is back on the world stage. How? There’s no question in my mind that President Aquino’s fine character, honesty and decency had much to do with it. People want to support such a leader. But the fundamental reforms that have […]

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Categories: Good Governance / Opinion / P-NOY / Peter Wallace

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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The Way Forward: The Path to Inclusive Growth

November 10, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) November 8, 2015   This latest book of my fellow Introspective columnist, Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) President Calixto “Toti” V. Chikiamco is making the rounds of government and policy circles. I learned Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte Jr. ordered 300 copies to give to congressmen. The candidates to high […]

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Categories: Calixto Chikiamco / FEF / Good Governance / Opinion / Romeo Bernardo

5 arrows for inclusive growth

October 12, 2015

TALK OF THE TOWN  By Calixto V. Chikiamco (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 11, 2015   LET me not belabor the obvious. Despite the 6.5-percent average annual growth rate for the past five years being trumpeted by the Aquino administration, I don’t know if there’s no more corruption, but I’m sure as hell there are […]

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Contentment despite complaints

October 12, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 10, 2015   However shrill or persistent may be the complaints about the government that currently appear in the mass media, not to mention Facebook, the full 30-year record of SWS survey data shows that Filipinos are relatively contented with the performance of their present […]

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Grace and Leni

October 9, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 9, 2015   They are on competing tickets, but what if we ended up with both women being elected to lead the country in next year’s election? It isn’t such a bad prospect. Indeed, it is just about the most encouraging development in recent weeks. […]

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Arrested development

October 8, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 7, 2015   The twerking episode at a Liberal Party affair in Laguna that so scandalized the nation last week reminded me of a popular television series some 15 years ago or so. The show, entitled Arrested Development, is about a dysfunctional family whose members […]

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