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Jeepneys

October 19, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | October 18, 2017   I have mixed feelings about what to do with the jeepneys. On the one hand, I can understand why government wants to do something, anything, to “modernize” the jeepney. On the other hand, it is a transport system deeply rooted in […]

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Crowded jails

October 2, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | October 2, 2017   Last week, we focused on cases of government departments unable to spend or even obligate their budgets. That gave the impression we have too much money, or we have a bureaucracy simply clueless on how to spend their allocations.  I bumped […]

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Bye bye, Build Build Build?

October 2, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Romeo L. Bernardo Business World | October 2, 2017   The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) has been billed as the administration’s flagship legislation for achieving sustainable seven percent growth, generating investments and jobs,and reducing poverty. If TRAIN is derailed — kiss Build, Build, Build, bye bye. There is some concern […]

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Who’s Afraid of a Weak Peso?

September 27, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Raul V. Fabella Business World | September 25, 2017   Once upon a time, I was a co-panelist of Mr. Ronnie Concepcion in a program hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. I don’t remember what transpired during the televised discussion but vivid in my memory was my brief exchange with Ronnie before we faced […]

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Young man on a mission

September 18, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 18, 2017 There is a Pinoy Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Like them he dropped out of school while he was still an undergrad not at Harvard, but at Yale. Like them, he was a young man on a mission and college education was […]

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Dismantling the Post-EDSA order

September 11, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World | September 11, 2017   A friend recently asked me, “What’s Duterte doing? Why is he going against the Prietos and Inquirer and the Lopezes and ABS-CBN?” He was referring to the government ejectment of the Prietos from the Mile Long property and the subsequent sale of the Philippine Daily Inquirer to […]

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Subway

September 11, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 11, 2017   At last, a subway for us… the commuter line, not the sandwich. NEDA has finally approved the first phase of the subway project for Metro Manila. Compared with the Roxas-Abaya era at the transport department, at least Art Tugade is able […]

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Technology, the dragon slayer

August 14, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World | August 14, 2017 Companies that don’t have a digital strategy are toast. Perhaps I should amend that: companies that don’t embrace technological change face extinction. Radical statement, you might say? Recently, Ford, Inc., the motoring giant, ousted its CEO, Mark Fields, even though he had presided over […]

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Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]

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The good president

June 19, 2017

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula BusinessWorld Online (June 16, 2017) “The contest is not between us and them, but between good and evil, and if those who would fight evil adopt the ways of evil, evil wins.” — Thomas Jefferson My current pet joke comes from Peter Sellers, recalling a musician friend of his being pestered […]

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