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2016 wasn’t a bad year; it just revealed the bad about Liberals

January 12, 2017

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) January 6, 2017   The year that went was not a bad year. Some people just whine it so. What really happened was that the media, traditional or social, got a drubbing in 2016. Or to be more precise — their politics did. Which hardly makes for […]

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President Duterte’s lament and the road to self-sustaining economic growth

January 12, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   Speaking before his own Presidential Security Group recently, President Duterte lamented that Philippine development has been behind that of our neighbors. “Every time I (visit) other countries like Indonesia and Singapore,” he said, “and you can see […]

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‘Hal Hill’s review of the Cesar Virata biography’

January 12, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) January 4, 2017   As I am on a brief vacation, I take the liberty of using my column space to present a work of Professor Hal Hill, who is H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economics, Australian National University. He […]

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Fake news

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   It is tough trying to figure out what’s going on these days with all the fake news turning up on social and traditional media. I find it disturbing that some otherwise responsible newspapers would report on obviously fake news in a hands-off manner as […]

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Politicians and their promises

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 9, 2017   Last year saw politicians making outrageous promises and eventually winning the elections they were contesting. PDutz did a lot of that and the champion is Donald Trump. Should we demand that politicians keep their promises? I guess it depends. Winning an election is different […]

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Amazing technology breakthroughs

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2017   NEWARK, California — A self-driving car of Uber was caught going through a red light in San Francisco by a dashcam video taken by a taxi driver the week I arrived here. Uber had apparently unleashed a fleet of driverless cars for testing. They […]

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A trade war in the works

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 4, 2017   ANAHEIM, California – One of the biggest fears for this new year is a trade war in the works as the Trump administration takes office. Based on the strong campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, one of his first acts from the White House will […]

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Do it all together

January 12, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 12, 2017   I don’t understand the rationale behind amending taxes in two phases. The first phase addresses personal taxes and estate and donor taxes, and the second, corporate, property and other taxes (e.g., carbon tax, lottery and casino tax, etc.). Instituting changes in a […]

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It’s the brain

January 12, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 5, 2017   Filipino Wesley So won the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, making the Philippines proud. But no, he didn’t exactly make the Philippines proud; he made the United States proud. Wesley was forced to move to the United States because the unsupportive Philippine Sports […]

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Wishes for the economy in 2017

January 9, 2017

As we welcome the new year, it is good to note that business confidence in the Philippines remains high despite “political noise” and uncertainties here and abroad. This is grounded on solid economic fundamentals, resiliency of the economy, and faith in an empowered economic team heading the DoF, NEDA, DBM, and DTI.   This confidence […]

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