Tag: daang matuwid

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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Daang Matuwid

October 8, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 5, 2015   It worked the first time. It was a time when we were just so exasperated with a decade of Daang Baluktot. Here is the son of glorious parents, we know he is clean, no hidden agenda. Daang Matuwid captured the essence of […]

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THE FALSE PROMISE OF DAANG MATUWID

September 9, 2015

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) September 6, 2015   In a conference at the Asian Institute of Management on how to achieve inclusive growth, I said: “Hindi totoo po na ang Daang Matuwid ang solusyon sa kahirapan. Maraming mga bansa sa ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) na laganap ang korapsiyon, pero natanggal […]

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No credibility

August 31, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 26, 2015   Customs Commissioner Bert Lina is the wrong person to head Customs for an administration that wants to brag about Daang Matuwid. I want to believe he took on the job to heed the call of public service in his golden years… to pay […]

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CONNECT THE DOTS

July 13, 2015

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) July 12, 2015   Are the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Charter Change (ChaCha), political and institutional reform, and inclusive growth connected to China’s threat to our national sovereignty, and if so, how are they connected? Yes, they are. They are all connected because they are about strengthening the […]

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‘Dracula’ will run the ‘blood bank’?

April 27, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 24, 2015   As a basic principle of good governance, politicians should not be appointed to high positions in such government agencies like the Sweepstakes office. The reason is simple: it is not reasonable to expect politicians to resist the urge to use the resources […]

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PNoy Aquino’s biggest failure

February 16, 2015

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) January 15, 2015   WHAT’S PRESIDENT Aquino’s biggest failure? His handling of the Mamasapano incident? Not really. His biggest failure is his failure to apply Daang Matuwid (Straight Path) to all public officials, whether they are political opponents or friends, party mates, family or allies. The Mamasapano incident would probably […]

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Unsustainable reforms

July 28, 2014

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) July 27, 2014   ON A RECENT VISIT, World Bank President Jing Yong Kim hailed the Aquino administration for good governance reforms and predicted that the Philippines will be the next Asian miracle. Kim said that “among the most important things you can do is tackle corruption and […]

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Fruits of Daang Matuwid

June 3, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 3, 2013   The journey however, has so far been remarkable largely because we embarked on it at all. It is probably still largely symbolic to many people but even then, there were those who liked what they saw. There had been a notable optimistic […]

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Modernize our politics

May 26, 2013

Introspective by Calixto Chikiamco (Business World) May 26, 2013 THE MORE things change, the more they remain the same. This is the thought that flashed through my mind after the recent elections. Being old enough to have witnessed pre-martial law politics, I couldn’t help shake off the idea that I was frozen in time as […]

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