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Forging partnerships that work for the people

March 23, 2016

With the DENR-LGU partnerships in place, titling of residential lands has become easier and less costly. Now, more and more land owners are given the opportunity to secure their properties, making its value work for them. The passage of Republic Act 10023, also known as The Residential Free Patent (RFP) Law, has simplified the process […]

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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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Econ experts laud tax reform plan

September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017 “The comprehensive tax reform program lays a solid foundation for the government’s vision of inclusive growth, improved public services and improved purchasing power among consumers,” the group of economic experts said.   MANILA, Philippines — The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed support for the tax reform program being pushed by […]

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SHDA conference tackles pressing housing issues in PH

September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017   It would be hard to imagine how the Philippines could achieve inclusive growth without addressing its burgeoning housing backlog and the ever precarious situation of informal settler families. Data from the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) showed that the country needed at least 5.6 million housing units to solve […]

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Economists appeal against dilution of PH tax reform package

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms, has appealed to the Senate to adopt the Duterte administration’s tax reform framework, noting this package would help the country sustain an annual economic growth of at least 7 percent in the coming years. “We fully […]

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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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