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Strategies to strengthen land use planning pushed

October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 MANILA – An urban regional planner is pushing for a three-pronged strategy to strengthen land use planning, including physical and digital nationwide connectivity. Arturo Corpuz, Trustee of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, said the country’s National Physical Framework Plan (NPFP) should focus on maximizing connectivity within one to two hours interval. “Because […]

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Bye bye, Build Build Build?

October 2, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Romeo L. Bernardo Business World | October 2, 2017   The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) has been billed as the administration’s flagship legislation for achieving sustainable seven percent growth, generating investments and jobs,and reducing poverty. If TRAIN is derailed — kiss Build, Build, Build, bye bye. There is some concern […]

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That looming water crisis

November 10, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 9, 2016   There is one very important project that was not included in the Duterte administration’s Build Build Build powerpoint presentation. It is almost irresponsible to leave out Metro Manila’s alternative water source project in that list of infrastructure priorities. It is absolutely urgent […]

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Decide Decide Decide

November 7, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 7, 2016 Last week, the administration presented its infrastructure development plan, a power point presentation with 36 slides. They entitled it, Build Build Build. As usual, it takes very little to make us salivate. It is impressive but up to a point. It didn’t have […]

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The partnership in PPP

August 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 1, 2016   The rather ambitious infrastructure rollout goals of the Duterte administration will hardly be possible without investments from the private sector. Even the very bullish Budget Secretary Ben Diokno realizes his dream of a Golden Age of Infrastructure requires a very vigorous implementation of […]

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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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Maintaining infrastructure

April 21, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 20, 2016   Driving by that nice new building Henry Sy Sr. donated to the University of the Philippines at Bonifacio Global City, I wondered if the deed of donation said anything about the maintenance of the building. I am afraid that in no time […]

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First World performance

March 7, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 7, 2016   SINGAPORE – Been here over the weekend to see for the first time my newly born grandson. Baby Kyle is the first born of my son and his Singaporean wife. As all grandparents know, it is always a joy to see, hold […]

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Infrastructure

February 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 29, 2016   Americans are so spoiled. They complain that it now takes the average worker 26 minutes to travel to work. The US Census Bureau says that’s the longest it’s been since it began tracking this data in 1980 when it was only 21.7 […]

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Yes, New Taxes 2: Low Hanging Fruit

February 29, 2016

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) February 28, 2016   In the first installment of this column (“Yes, New Taxes,” Feb. 1), we emphasized the need to raise revenues to cover catch-up infrastructure, to offset revenue gives for equity reasons in favor of low to middle-income salaried workers, and to align our corporate income tax […]

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