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Their best was not good enough

November 30, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 30, 2015   Mar Roxas told a forum last week that as far as the MRT is concerned, he did everything he could during his time as secretary of the DOTC. “I’m confident that we did all that we could do given what we could […]

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Daang Matuwid

October 8, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 5, 2015   It worked the first time. It was a time when we were just so exasperated with a decade of Daang Baluktot. Here is the son of glorious parents, we know he is clean, no hidden agenda. Daang Matuwid captured the essence of […]

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Tax reform is about fairness

October 2, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 2, 2015   Mar Roxas simply does not get it. That is not surprising because Mr. Roxas is from the traditional moneyed class. He knows nothing about making ends meet, something those of us in the middle class struggle with all the time. The most […]

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MRT3, lousy airports are political issues

July 1, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 1, 2015   DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya is wrong. The daily sufferings of MRT 3 commuters, the lousy airports and the long waiting times of flights due to NAIA air congestion, the Manila pier congestion and other shortcomings of DOTC are political issues. It is […]

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Gov’t lacks ability to implement

June 29, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 26, 2015   A friend in the business community said they are torn about a Mar Roxas candidacy. Some are worried he might lose. More are worried he might win and push our economy to a screeching halt. I can understand the fears of non […]

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Impossible to vote intelligently in 2016

June 24, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 24, 2015   Perish the thought. Don’t even think it is possible. No matter what you see or hear about voting intelligently, it just can’t be done in 2016. The alignment of the stars, or more accurately, the alignment of the politicians and our rotten […]

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Is the 2016 race wide open?

May 19, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 15, 2015   P-Noy told reporters covering his Canada state visit that he met with Sen. Grace Poe before he left. P-Noy said he wants someone with a high chance of winning to continue what he has started after he is out of Malacañang. Sen. […]

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Things should get better

May 5, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 4, 2015   With one year to go before our presidential election, I am getting more and more inquiries from analysts working for foreign financial houses and even from embassy attaches what I thought about its outcome. They are interested in the political risk inherent […]

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Is Mar really running?

April 27, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 22, 2015   According to Senate President Frank Drilon, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas has expressed his interest to run for president next year. In fact, Drilon said, Mar is the Liberal Party’s presumptive presidential candidate. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma, however, said P-Noy is not yet […]

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The education of Mar Roxas

February 6, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 6, 2015   A TV newsclip showed Mar condoling with a family of a slain SAF officer. It was a sad, contemplative-looking Mar Roxas who said in a soft voice, and his halting upper crust Tagalog, that he cannot sleep nights after this tragedy happened. […]

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