Tag: economic growth

Who’s Afraid of a Weak Peso?

September 27, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Raul V. Fabella Business World | September 25, 2017   Once upon a time, I was a co-panelist of Mr. Ronnie Concepcion in a program hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. I don’t remember what transpired during the televised discussion but vivid in my memory was my brief exchange with Ronnie before we faced […]

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Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]

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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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Sustaining high growth, domestic push factors and external headwinds

November 29, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 23, 2016   A year-on-year growth rate of 7.1 percent for the third quarter of 2016 assures the Philippine economy is on a high growth path. This, however, is happening during a time when adverse short term developments are enveloping […]

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Lessons to learn (2)

November 10, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 10, 2016   Tuesday was a day of ignominy for the Philippines. Nine justices disgraced the nation. I’m going to rob a bank and have nine justices exonerate me. Here is the conclusion of my column last week quoting US President Barack Obama’s piece in […]

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Lessons from Arizona

October 26, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 24, 2015   The international Society for Quality of Life Studies (Isqols) is an association of researchers who recognize, use and produce meaningful measures of the state of human wellbeing, i.e., measures far superior to the Gross National Product. The researchers of Social Weather Stations […]

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Can we expect action?

June 29, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 25, 2015   (First of two parts) Peter Perfecto of Makati Business Club summarized the business community’s recommendations to President Aquino in his June 6 Inquirer commentary. But let me take you further back to when we started submitting recommendations to the President. In 2013, […]

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Mindanao’s growth triangle – Cagayan de Oro, Davao and General Santos

June 24, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) June 24, 2015   Three major urban areas serve as magnets for Mindanao’s economic heartland: Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos. These magnetos collectively provide transport logistics and the industrial and commercial support to the growth of Mindanao’s economy. I […]

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Philippine economic history since the 1930s in perspective

June 17, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) June 17, 2015   In 1946, our flag was raised at the Luneta to announce the formal start of our status as an independent republic. That was 59 years ago, six decades of independence. Our economic history presents a mirror of […]

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Travelling by road and Ro-Ro to the Visayan islands and to Mindanao

May 14, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) May 13, 2015   It is possible to travel by road from Luzon to any point in the larger islands of the Visayas and Mindanao without riding an airplane. It can be done (by road )with the help of roll-on, roll-off […]

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