Tag: Duterte

Lawlessness and impunity

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 16, 2016   Sheer impunity made it happen. The Senate was uncovering a case of premeditated murder of a suspected drug lord inside a jail cell and it didn’t look good. Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who is no virgin in matters like that, had concluded it […]

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Tact and diplomacy: Duterte-Obama miscues, the fallout and the economy

September 19, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) September 14, 2016   No single event in the last week has dominated Philippine discussion more than the spat that arose out of the media report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s outburst a day before his trip to the ASEAN summit in […]

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President Duterte’s inaugural address deconstructed for actions and directions

July 7, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 6, 2016   President Rodrigo Duterte’s inaugural speech was brief, simple and meaningful. There is no soaring rhetoric, no prose masquerading as poetry. It focused on the essentials, on actionable programs and intents. It is summed up in the last […]

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Will Duterte dare to tax the church?

July 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 4, 2016   SINGAPORE – The words were harsh to and fro. It started during the campaign and continued over the past weeks. Mr. Duterte called the bishops hypocrites. The bishops in response said they would remain quiet, but not before ascribing to Mr. Duterte the […]

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Incoming president Duterte’s peace offer to the CPP

May 31, 2016

GERARDO SICAT (The Philippine Star) May 25, 2016   My column last week (May 11), “The first 100 days: Accelerating momentum for more foreign direct investments”) was printed in the newspaper edition but was omitted in the digital (Internet) issue of Philippine Star. To make it accessible to digital users, that column is referenced below […]

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What sort of president?

May 10, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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What sort of president?

May 5, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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Is local business wary of Duterte?

May 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 4, 2016   Foreign analysts writing country risk assessments in recent weeks are adopting a wait and see attitude on the Philippines until after next Monday’s election. They are worried about Rodrigo Duterte and how he will lead the country in the next six years. […]

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The lack of his content

April 22, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) April 21, 2016   Take a random “most wanted” list here in the Philippines and you’ll find something disturbing. Aside from describing the criminals and the crimes allegedly committed, there’s also the reward money. Now there’s probably a law somewhere dictating the amount set for the reward […]

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Motherland

January 2, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 21, 2015   LOS ANGELES – It’s that time of the year when I take a vacation from Metro Manila’s traffic jams to join family on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Due to their work requirements, my kids can only take a week […]

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