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New projects approved? Press release lang

September 9, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 9, 2015   Don’t get too excited over a Malacañang press release announcing NEDA approval of some P131-B worth of mass transport and energy projects. There is no time to complete bidding documents, much less actually implement these projects. Worse, the next administration is likely […]

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Self-rated poverty proves its reliability

March 14, 2015

Last week, while opening a workshop of experts on poverty reduction, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan revealed that the new official report on poverty was about to be released that day.

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‘UP School of Economics at 50 – the GPS awards’

February 5, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) February 4, 2015   I pay homage to my home institution. This year commences the celebration of its 50 years as an academic unit of the University of the Philippines. The active alumni of the School are primed under a campaign […]

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This fixation on GDP growth rate

December 1, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 1, 2014   Just before the disappointing 3Q GDP number was officially made public, there was this terribly feel good article from Bloomberg about how the Aquino administration has performed a miracle with the Philippine economy. I thought the article with the byline of Karl […]

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GDP growth slows to 5.3% in Q3

November 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The economy expanded by just 5.3 percent in the third quarter this year. It was the second time that the economy posted a quarterly growth of less than six percent. Growth in the first quarter was 5.7 percent then accelerated to 6.4 percent in the second quarter. Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. […]

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Being taken for a ride

July 2, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 2, 2014   P-Noy doesn’t believe the sudden increase in prices was caused by production and supply problems. He told reporters in Iloilo that Agriculture officials told him they suspect a possible conspiracy among dealers of garlic and rice to create a shortage in the […]

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Poverty, reconstruction and development in Eastern Visayas after Yolanda

June 25, 2014

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) June 25, 2014   In an earlier column (June 4, 2014), I described my impressions of the Eastern Visayas six months after Typhoon Yolanda’s destructive fury. Today, I look into the reconstruction phase in wider development context. “Samar and Leyte as island […]

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Forget CSR, do something bigger

June 9, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 9, 2014   The country’s top business conglomerates and richest Filipinos should really put their money where their mouths are on inclusive growth. They ought to forget tokenism which, in all honesty, their CSR projects are all about. They must do something bigger and whose […]

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The reform of official poverty statistics

May 3, 2013

Social Climate by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 3, 2013 The public release of new official statistics last April 23 was a great milestone in the monitoring of poverty in the Philippines.  It was the first step into a system of officially counting the poor at least annually, rather than only once every three […]

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Phl elite corners new wealth

March 6, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 6, 2013   We all know that the rich are getting richer, getting an ever greater share of the fruits of economic growth here as it is in many countries abroad including the United States. That is why there was this Occupy movement supposedly trying […]

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