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Keeping faith with our democracy

May 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 11, 2016   I guess my decision to take a break during the week before election was a good one. It gave me a perspective that would not have been possible from the frontlines of the campaign battles. For one, it made me appreciate a […]

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Myanmar’s budding democracy

May 10, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 6, 2016   YANGON, Myanmar — What am I doing out of the country a few days before our election? I thought it would be a good idea to step back from the heat of our election campaign. It would be good to get a […]

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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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Lessons learned

November 24, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 23, 2015   First of all, a word of congratulations to Ambassador Marciano Paynor and his tireless team that made APEC 2015 as flawlessly executed as it was. Picking Amba Paynor out of retirement was an act of genius on the part of Executive Secretary […]

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Empathy in short supply

November 10, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 9, 2015   Maybe being born rich is a big disadvantage for anyone who wants to lead a country that’s supposed to be democratic. I am not trying to start a class war here but just making an observation that keeps coming back over the […]

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Dreams of democracy

October 2, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 30, 2015   My flight home was delayed by the usual air traffic congestion at NAIA. At Changi’s Terminal 2, I was told the incoming flight of Cebu Pacific came late, like our flight coming into Singapore last Thursday. Both were delayed because of DOTC’s […]

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Introspective public opinion

August 24, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) August 15, 2015     To those who impatiently ask for the “latest” survey, we point out that the Social Weather Surveys—i.e., the ones containing the noncommissioned items that we may release to the public—are done quarterly only. Two quarterly rounds have been done this year, […]

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30 years of statistics for advocacy

August 24, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) August 8, 2015   Today’s date, Aug. 8, is when the incorporation of Social Weather Stations, a nonstock, nonprofit organization, was formally approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, in 1985. SWS’ first task was to do, in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (Admu), four […]

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Lessons of history

March 9, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 6, 2015   We should study history for one practical reason – so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. Today, the lessons of our EDSA People Power revolt, how our ideals were betrayed, are lost to us. What we remember of EDSA […]

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What has the Supreme Court done?

February 20, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 19, 2015   The Supreme Court has disappointed again. It seems to see its role as that of a judge, of a strict interpreter of the word of the law. But I see that as the role of lower courts. The Supreme Court stands above […]

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