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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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Big projects

January 24, 2018

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco Philippine Star | January 24, 2018   Everyone seems to be banking on a near flawless roll-out of both the big infrastructure projects and the tax reform program for the economy’s continued good health this year. That is a big bet on the ability of the bureaucracy to deliver […]

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TRAIN: risk or opportunity?

January 23, 2018

By Dindo Manhit Philippine Daily Inquirer | January 23, 2018   When President Duterte signed the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act into law last December, a number of leading economists lauded the move. After all, the first package of the tax reform law is arguably the Duterte administration’s most important legislative victory […]

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Easier land titling to hog DENR’s 1st land summit

January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed hope that the National Land Summit to be held this month will help address uncertainty, complexity and other problems associated with land ownership, with concerned government agencies working together to make land titling easier and faster. “Land titling is an issue that has hounded our country’s […]

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The Gravy TRAIN is leaving and common sense isn’t in it

December 4, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Romeo Bernardo Business World | December 4, 2017   Otto von Bismarck once said that “laws are like sausages. Better not to see them being made.” No one would agree more than observers of the ongoing TRAIN legislation. The just released Senate version illustrates the point. New ingredients surreptitiously found their way into […]

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Ma’am Karen’s burden

November 29, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | November 29, 2017   I have ridiculed the transport department for having too many lawyers and not enough engineers calling the shots. But it seems they just have the wrong kind of lawyers. After hearing UP Law and Harvard trained Atty Karen Jimeno discuss how […]

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Regulatory capture

November 28, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE By Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World | November 27, 2017   Regulatory capture, according to Wikipedia, is “a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is […]

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A decent internet service

November 24, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco Philippine Star | November 24, 2017 After Jack Ma mocked the internet service our telcos provide, I was hoping an overnight miracle will boost the quality of our broadband connectivity. National honor is at stake. I am told the telcos have the existing technical capability to vastly improve the […]

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FEF holds 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture; Pushes for stronger land use policies

November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017 The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture last October 25 in Makati City with theme “On A National Land Policy in the Philippines and What It Means to the National Land Use Act”. The National Land Use Act (NALUA), which has been pending in Congress for more […]

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‘Revolutionary gov’t a last resort’

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017   President Rodrigo Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, saying, “Until there is a revolution ‘yung ma-ano, malabo (it is unlikely).” AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File   MANILA, Philippines — For a revolutionary government to take place there must first be a revolution. President Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, […]

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Duterte threatens foes with revolutionary government

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 Rejecting martial law for having “many restrictions,” President Duterte on Saturday said that he would declare a revolutionary government (RevGov) if his opponents tried to topple him from power. Speaking to reporters in Davao City, Mr. Duterte reiterated his vow to declare a revolutionary government if opposition to his policies went out […]

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