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The poverty of our Olympic harvest in sports

September 6, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) August 24, 2016   In the recently concluded 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, we won a solitary silver medal. The last time we won a medal was in the 1996 Atlanta games, also a silver. Only 10 medals since 1924. Since […]

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Typhoon in December

December 18, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 18, 2015   The CNN weatherman said Typhoon Nona shouldn’t be happening at this time of the year and there could be another on the way. He explained the waters off the Philippines is a degree or so warmer than it should be and that […]

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Three books for Christmas

December 6, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) December 3, 2015   Christmas is nearing and with it the dreaded season of giving. There are three books that I recommend as help and for a couple of reasons: they make good reading and provide great insights, which is certainly a plus to the one you’re gifting […]

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Historical interpretations, myths, and mysteries: Luna, Aguinaldo, and Bonifacio

October 2, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) September 30, 2015   Encouraged by good commentaries from my son Keith and his wife Sari Dalena, indie–film makers, I watched the movie “Heneral Luna.” I was not disappointed. Technically, it is an excellent movie. Our cinema industry has moved decades […]

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The things I love about the Philippines

September 9, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 3, 2015   In 2012, American Jimmy Sieczka released a video that went viral. The 14-minute video featured the things Sieczka hated about the Philippines after living here for 3½ years. Well, I responded with a list to counter it—from someone who has lived here […]

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More private-sector representation proposed

August 24, 2015

August 11, 2015 THE PUBLIC Private Partnership (PPP) Governing Board should have more private sector representatives, an advocacy organization said during a technical working group panel meeting on the PPP Act at the Senate last week.           The Infrastructure Policy group Program Head of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, lawyer Elaine […]

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The unbearable lightness of the competition law

July 17, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) July 16, 2015   The passage of a competition law by Congress seemed to have set a celebratory mood in some people. After years of suffering insecurity that other countries have a competition law and we don’t, these people can now say we have one. The fact that […]

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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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GNP is a means, not an end

June 16, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 6, 2015     Last year, right after the government had happily reported that economic growth in the second quarter of 2014 had accelerated to 6.4 percent per year, I warned against being misled by the official System of National Accounts (see “The economy grew—so […]

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Is minimum wage bad for poor?

May 11, 2015

By Vicente B. Paqueo and Gary B. Olivar (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 10, 2015   “March of Labor in the Philippines” by Neil Doloricon, one of the 30 paintings at SiningSaysay art exhibit about Philippine history at Gallery Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. LEO M. SABANGAN II It is one of our most enduring shibboleths: […]

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