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Politicians and their promises

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 9, 2017   Last year saw politicians making outrageous promises and eventually winning the elections they were contesting. PDutz did a lot of that and the champion is Donald Trump. Should we demand that politicians keep their promises? I guess it depends. Winning an election is different […]

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Wishes for the economy in 2017

January 9, 2017

As we welcome the new year, it is good to note that business confidence in the Philippines remains high despite “political noise” and uncertainties here and abroad. This is grounded on solid economic fundamentals, resiliency of the economy, and faith in an empowered economic team heading the DoF, NEDA, DBM, and DTI.   This confidence […]

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It’s the politics, stupid!

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 19, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – It had been talked about and was much anticipated so that investors were well positioned for it when the Fed rate hike finally happened. It was almost with a sigh of relief and seemed like just another day in a world […]

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Politics of disunity

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 7, 2016   It happened just as I have always feared it would. I knew it was just a matter of time. The difference in their world view was too stark for any compromise to survive. But I clung on to the hope that her being in his […]

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A clever strategy?

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 8, 2016   He came to office as a maverick, an out-of-the-box thinker that abhorred traditional-politician thinking and nonaction. A fierce nationalist, fiercely independent, he captures a public mood that is burgeoning in much of the world. Brexit is taking England into isolationism. Erdogan is turning […]

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Social volcanoes

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 14, 2016   Political earthquakes have shaken many countries this year, all of volcanic origin… the social type. The long simmering anger of people, who felt left out of the prosperity arising from globalization, found expression in the democratic process of voting. Brexit. Duterte. And […]

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Did politics compromise Trump brand?

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 26, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO — It has been said that politics and business cannot mix. One will suffer somehow. Too bad Donald Trump was too in love with himself he thought he could break the rule. Now it seems his political adventure may break […]

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Conspiracy theorists

September 22, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 21, 2016   Much of what is making the current political situation seemingly volatile can be described as self inflicted. We love scaring ourselves like children telling each other ghost stories and finding it difficult to sleep alone afterwards. I am sure most of us […]

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Deconstructive composition on current political discourse

July 22, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) July 22, 2016   It perhaps represents the inevitability of competing societal structures that the hegemonic inoperability of geopolitical necessities predicate a kinetic union, a polysemic space if you will, of the risks involved in resorting to binary prevarications with which social constructs are simultaneously articulated and textualized. […]

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Political will

June 21, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 20, 2016   It is what will differentiate the Duterte watch from the current administration, the supporters of the president-elect say. The incoming cabinet members are promising they will show political will in resolving long running problems of governance that will be evident in the […]

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