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Big projects

January 24, 2018

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco Philippine Star | January 24, 2018   Everyone seems to be banking on a near flawless roll-out of both the big infrastructure projects and the tax reform program for the economy’s continued good health this year. That is a big bet on the ability of the bureaucracy to deliver […]

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‘Revolutionary gov’t a last resort’

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017   President Rodrigo Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, saying, “Until there is a revolution ‘yung ma-ano, malabo (it is unlikely).” AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File   MANILA, Philippines — For a revolutionary government to take place there must first be a revolution. President Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, […]

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Duterte threatens foes with revolutionary government

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 Rejecting martial law for having “many restrictions,” President Duterte on Saturday said that he would declare a revolutionary government (RevGov) if his opponents tried to topple him from power. Speaking to reporters in Davao City, Mr. Duterte reiterated his vow to declare a revolutionary government if opposition to his policies went out […]

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Rice prices to rise if imports stopped: ex-economic managers

April 17, 2017

April 12, 2017 MANILA – Rice prices could go up if government bans imports of the staple grain, a trade advocacy group composed of former economic managers said. The Foundation for Economic Freedom also urged President Rodrigo Duterte to liberalize the rice trade by removing the “monopoly” of the National Food Authority on imports. The […]

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Stopping rice importation ‘dangerous,’ says public advocacy group

April 17, 2017

April 12, 2017 MANILA – A public advocacy organization is calling on the Duterte administration to rethink its rice importation policy, describing it as “dangerous.” In a statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom said stopping all rice importation may lead to shortages and increased rice prices. “We believe that neither policy allowing the National Food […]

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Ditch rice policy, gov’t urged

April 17, 2017

April 13, 2017 The government’s policy on rice continues to be stuck on self-sufficiency and a conflicted practice on importation despite recommendations from local economic experts from the government, private sector and the academe as well as international bodies to ditch what is described as “not practical.” “Rice self-sufficiency is neither a desirable nor a practical […]

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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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Corruption kills

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 21, 2016   I just finished reading the handwritten suicide notes of Francisco Villa, Jr., an official of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the older brother of my colleague Charie Villa. It’s sad to hear of someone who had to take his life because […]

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Common sense governance

August 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 27, 2016   President Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA was as good a conversation that a president can have with the people. It was as straightforward as Duterte had always been. It avoided technocratic terms and language, and the few that manage to sneak in the prepared […]

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Golden age of infrastructure

July 26, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 25, 2016   I like the way the Duterte administration sets high, seemingly impossible and audacious goals. At last we have an administration who recognizes the sad fact we are simply so far behind and we have to make up for years of “neglect.” Still… […]

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