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March 17, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) March 17, 2016   I’d like to first wish former president Fidel V. Ramos a very happy 88th birthday. He’s the one who got the country moving with the wide range of reforms he implemented. We owe him much. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT. * * […]

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Lost in transition

September 21, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 17, 2015   The President should be congratulated for introducing the K-to-12 expanded basic education program. It was a much overdue step. But I don’t think the same sort of acclaim can be given to the bureaucracy tasked to introduce it and get it working. […]

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The sweetest things in life are …

August 31, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) August 27, 2015   To be taxed. There’s a bill filed in Congress that’s proposing to add an excise tax on soft drinks with sugar in them. Apparently it’s true; too much sugar is not good for you. But a tax on just one specific user […]

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Summas, magnas and all the other graduates: Life as continuous learning process

July 1, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 1, 2015   Commencement exercises for graduates are a culmination of momentary achievements individuals and families celebrate with a mixture of gladness, relief as well as trepidation for the unexpected—the future. Graduation ceremonies recently took place in the country’s educational […]

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Vietnam now beats US in test scores

June 22, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 22, 2015   All of a sudden I got this nagging fear that we are truly going to be left behind by Vietnam. Not only is the former war torn country beating us in the attraction of foreign direct investments, now they are way ahead […]

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K to 12 and the call for liberal education

May 5, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) April 30, 2015   Perhaps the phrase that best captures today’s zeitgeist is “be yourself.” Which is usually meant to underline another boomer principle: “As long as it feels good, do it.” But ultimately, such exclamations are confused. And it begs the question: What is your “self”? What […]

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Investing in our future

April 20, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 20, 2015   I hear it often enough that one good reason to be optimistic about the future of our country is its people. True, not only are we talented but we are also highly motivated to make a good future for ourselves and our […]

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Want inequality? Wreck the traditional family

January 9, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) January 8, 2015   AMID THE discussions regarding 2015’s ASEAN integration, certain data had been consistently ignored by the general academe and policy makers: Filipinos 30 years old and below comprise around 70% of the population (with those below 14 years at 35%, with the median age at […]

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Our kids need quality education

November 19, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 19, 2014   Our public schools are bursting at the seams. Catholic schools, which used to provide quality education, are closing down. Unless you come from a family of some means, chances are you are not going to get a good enough education to move […]

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Indonesia’s new president

August 27, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 27, 2014   Indonesia’s constitutional court has cleared the way for the country’s newly elected president to take office. Foreign and local media accounts of who Joko Widodo is will make many of us president-envy. I am writing about him today because I think we […]

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