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Economic policies for more inclusive growth

March 7, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) March 2, 2016   Inclusive economic growth achieves sustained and improving quality of employment, rising incomes and productivity and higher standards of living for the country’s citizens. It happens best when the macroeconomic environment is stable, with fiscal, monetary and trade policies in relative balance. Such a […]

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Investing abroad

February 3, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 3, 2016   Perhaps discouraged by the local investment climate or maybe seeing good business opportunities abroad, Filipino companies have been investing abroad quite a bit in recent years. With almost no track record of foreign takeovers, Philippine conglomerates have made $6 billion in overseas […]

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Aquino can do it

January 21, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 21, 2016   (First of two parts) Over Christmas the Inquirer published a five-part special report that I had written for my clients. To those who have questioned me, in an accusatory manner, yes, some of the cases are of my clients. My clients are over […]

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Categories: FDI / Investment / Opinion / P-NOY / Peter Wallace

Shortcomings and gaps: Philippine economy and Aquino presidency, 2010-2016

January 13, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 13, 2016   After presenting the macroeconomic aspects of the economy during the Aquino years, I will now focus on the shortcomings and gaps. This leads us to a closer look at the quality and depth of the development process, to the exposition of problems lurking […]

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MetroPac to build new Mactan bridge

January 6, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2016   ANAHEIM, California – The first good news of the year comes from Cebu. According to a press release I received from Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr., the Cebu City government has decided to award the P27-billion Cebu-Cordova Bridge Project to Metro […]

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To next year’s president: Slash government

December 11, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) December 10, 2015   Last Dec. 2, I spoke at the University of Asia and the Pacific’s Business Economics Club 2015 Year-end Business Economics Briefing. The theme this year was “2016: New Normal or New Mediocre.” It was apt, coming off a horrible 2015, even by merely using […]

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Progress in Intramuros

December 7, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 7, 2015   The one good ray of hope that’s still there for this country is its youth. Last Wednesday, I attended a forum for Ateneo students at its Graduate School of Business. It was about our rail transport system, easily the one big destroyer […]

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Reduce regulatory burden!

December 7, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) December 6, 2015   Foreign direct investments (FDI) into the Philippines were once again the lowest among the ASEAN-6 (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in 2014, at 5% of total Asean-6 FDI flows, only half of the proportionate share of the Philippines to the entire ASEAN-6 economy. Our investments […]

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APEC Summit in Manila cost us between P18- to P30-billion in GDP loss!

November 25, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 25, 2015    The APEC Summit was successful, but at a very high cost to the nation. In sponsoring the meeting, we had options to make it less costly. The government threw away that opportunity by the unwise decision to […]

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Congress has almost done it

November 5, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 5, 2015   The bill proposing the creation of a Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) is ready to go to the bicameral committee for agreement on a final version. Let it be done quickly. And congratulations to everyone for this development. The envisioned […]

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