Tag: Duterte administration

Business groups give priorities list

February 10, 2017

February 7, 2017   FIFTEEN local and foreign business chambers submitted to the Office of the President last month a list of reforms they hope would be approved by the 17th Congress and enacted into law. President Rodrigo R. Duterte has acknowledged that cooperation of investors is needed to help achieve inclusive economic growth. — […]

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President Duterte’s lament and the road to self-sustaining economic growth

January 12, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   Speaking before his own Presidential Security Group recently, President Duterte lamented that Philippine development has been behind that of our neighbors. “Every time I (visit) other countries like Indonesia and Singapore,” he said, “and you can see […]

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All systems go?

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 2, 2017   NEWARK, California – It’s the first working day of the new year and hopefully it will also mark the day when the Duterte administration’s promises to produce a golden age of infrastructure is out of the starting gate. The economic managers of the Duterte administration […]

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A honeymoon with misgivings

January 3, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 17, 2016   The net +64 and net +63 satisfaction ratings of Rodrigo Duterte in his first and second quarters of office are quite normal for a new president.  A honeymoon is not quickly halted as soon as the new spouses discover some things about each […]

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Economic forecasts for 2016-2018

December 12, 2016

INTROSPECTIVE By Romeo Bernardo (Business World Online) December 12, 2016   I’m sharing with readers our macroeconomic forecast for the full 2016, 2017, 2018 with a short summary, below. My co-author Christine Tang and I do this for GlobalSource Partners, a New York-based network of independent analysts (see globalsourcepartners.com). Its clients are mostly international banks and fund […]

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Politics of disunity

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 7, 2016   It happened just as I have always feared it would. I knew it was just a matter of time. The difference in their world view was too stark for any compromise to survive. But I clung on to the hope that her being in his […]

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Will they be done?

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at the […]

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Vuca and Vuca-Prime

December 12, 2016

THE SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 10, 2016   The acronym “Vuca”—which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—was originally introduced by military analysts to describe the state of the world at the end of the Cold War. It took further hold after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. With the world’s […]

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Still more fun in the Phl?

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 23, 2016   They are scrapping the three-year-old tourism promotion campaign that is just starting to catch the world’s attention. But it’s still more fun at the Tourism department since the new administration took over. They, however, seem to be somewhat confused on what to […]

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Will they be done?

November 29, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at […]

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