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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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Infrastructure

February 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 29, 2016   Americans are so spoiled. They complain that it now takes the average worker 26 minutes to travel to work. The US Census Bureau says that’s the longest it’s been since it began tracking this data in 1980 when it was only 21.7 […]

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Edsa and governmental legitimacy

February 29, 2016

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 27, 2016   In mid-February 1986, the Filipino people did not have a clear idea of the result of the snap election of Feb. 7. The Feb. 9 walkout of 35 Commission on Elections tabulators, alleging that their work was being manipulated to favor Ferdinand […]

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Holier than thou

February 26, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 26, 2016   Google defines it this way: ho•li•er-than-thou – adjective, characterized by an attitude of moral superiority. Synonyms: sanctimonious, self-righteous, smug, self-satisfied. If that sounds like the perfect description of Daang Matuwid, it is. It didn’t start that way. When it was a campaign […]

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Right of way

February 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 10, 2016   Government has right of eminent domain, which means if a piece of property is required for a road, railroad or any other public infrastructure, government can get that property, but must pay the owner just compensation. Many times, this ends up in […]

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Aquino can do it

January 28, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 28, 2016   (Second of two parts) I’m not giving up. I would like President Aquino to take this message as intended and spend the next five months correcting these deficiencies. If he ignores it, it will be left as a negative legacy of his administration. […]

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Political risk

January 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 27, 2016   Investors and corporate boards are focusing their risk assessments this year not just on the bad news from the world economy, but also on the dangers related to the May election. As I mentioned last Monday, many of them have started to […]

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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

Populist measures that do damage: SSS pension increase without the means

January 20, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 20, 2016   Of what use is a measure that proposes to do good if it destroys the very institution that produces the goodie? Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg! President Benigno Aquino III did the right thing when he exercised a seldom […]

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No moral authority

January 20, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 20, 2016   If only SSS management had some moral authority, it should be easy to understand why P-Noy had to veto that proposal to increase SSS pensions. The math is pretty straightforward. But there are valid issues about SSS management, the record earnings of […]

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