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Subway? Dream on!

September 6, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 31, 2016 Every time things got really difficult with the MRT 3 breaking down and the traffic situation in the air and on ground getting unbearable, the Roxas/Abaya Transportation department rolled out plans for a subway system. They probably thought it was a good idea […]

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Fixing airport experience

July 11, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) July 11, 2016   I have been traveling quite a bit lately so I speak out of pretty current experience. Our national gateway airport is undoubtedly a national shame. Hosting beauty pageants here to attract visitors will not change the fact that our country’s front […]

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Six years not that long

June 23, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 22, 2016   When talking of building infrastructure or seeing the results of development programs, the six years of a presidential term is not that long. It is over too soon. Because every new administration wants to start from scratch, a president realizes too late […]

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DOTC biased against Pinoys

June 7, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 1, 2016   The DOTC under the Aquino watch had been biased against Filipinos, unless they are dealing with cronies as in the MRT maintenance contract. I have been hearing this complaint once too often and from the looks of it, it does seem true. […]

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Emergency powers for transport

May 31, 2016

SUPPLY AND DEMAND by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 27, 2016   I know… some people will say we don’t need emergency powers to solve any of government’s problems provided officials are competent, have political will and are not thieves.  Cory Aquino had enough emergency powers, revolutionary in fact after EDSA 1, but she […]

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Why DOTC sucks

April 29, 2016

DEMAND ANS SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 29, 2016   The other week, there was this tweet that DOTC is hiring more lawyers. After I stopped laughing and shaking my head from left to right, I just had to share that tweet with my social media friends. They too had quite a […]

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It will have to be Clark

March 16, 2016

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 14, 2016   TOKYO, Japan – I took the Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda last Friday and it occurred to me the Narita-Haneda combination may be our future in a NAIA-Clark dual international gateway system. The next president will have to make a decision on […]

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Infrastructure

February 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 29, 2016   Americans are so spoiled. They complain that it now takes the average worker 26 minutes to travel to work. The US Census Bureau says that’s the longest it’s been since it began tracking this data in 1980 when it was only 21.7 […]

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How will they get things done?

February 25, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 24, 2016   The first debate turned out well, but I doubt the debate convinced the core supporters of candidates to consider the good points of the others. If at all, they were only listening to what their candidate is saying and agreeing with all […]

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Carmageddon

February 17, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 15, 2016   It was reported last week that local car and truck sales are up 27.6 percent in January. Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) show January auto sales increased 27.6 percent year-on-year […]

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