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The macro economy and foreign policy rebalancing

November 3, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 2, 2016   When President Duterte announced during  his China visit that the Philippines was“separating from the United States” militarily and economically, he shocked his countrymen and the US too. This development introduced a different message to many observers, including […]

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Hillary about to win

November 3, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 29, 2016   I would have titled this piece “Donald about to lose,” on account of Trump’s outrageous antics, had I not seen the ABC News report on its 10/22/16 poll, that 56 percent of Hillary Clinton’s backers say they are voting mainly to support her […]

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SONA: analysis, vision, expectations, and reality

August 1, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 27, 2016   The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a major occasion when the president has the eyes and ears of the nation all to himself. As in a ballgame, the SONA is the grand moment when the […]

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Will Duterte dare to tax the church?

July 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 4, 2016   SINGAPORE – The words were harsh to and fro. It started during the campaign and continued over the past weeks. Mr. Duterte called the bishops hypocrites. The bishops in response said they would remain quiet, but not before ascribing to Mr. Duterte the […]

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Show democracy works

May 10, 2016

SUPPLY AND DEMAND by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 9, 2016   BANGKOK – It is Election Day so what am I doing in a foreign country? By the time this column sees print, I should be back in Manila and ready to vote. But I have to write this column here in my […]

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What sort of president?

May 10, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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What sort of president?

May 5, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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Open House with Gerry Cornejo feat Calixto Chikiamco on Inclusive Economics

September 14, 2015

FEF President Calixto Chikiamco in Open House with Gerry Cornejo

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Let’s develop the south

August 24, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) August 20, 2015   I’ve always had a love for trains, and I’ve taken some wonderful trips on some of the world’s grandest. But I’ve also used them to commute in a swift, efficient way from home to office when I lived in Sydney. Trains just […]

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Group supports hike in LRT, MRT fares

January 29, 2015

The government should cut and eventually remove its subsidy to Metro Manila’s light rail system and put in place a sound fare policy that will help expand the rail system from the current 79 kilometers to 200 kms by 2030, according to an economic watchdog.

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