Tag: PPP

No major deliverables

February 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 1, 2016   After three hours hearing their explanations or excuses, I asked DOTC Sec. Jun Abaya what can they deliver by June 30 when P-Noy bows out of office? He named a few, and none of those can be considered major. Ok… if they […]

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Gov’t reneged on deal with John Hay developer

January 3, 2016

Commentary by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 28, 2015   (Fourth of five parts) The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) didn’t deliver on many of its commitments and consequently, Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDC) couldn’t meet many of its critical obligations. Hence both sides didn’t meet all the terms agreed to and […]

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A PPP project goes bust

November 24, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 20, 2015   As I was watching ANC’s APEC coverage, there was this news crawler about a PPP project going bust. Totally appropriate that they were talking about what a country should do to be competitive. I recall the Asia Society head saying earlier in […]

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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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New Mactan air terminal delayed ten months

June 16, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 15, 2015   MACTAN, Cebu – Construction of the new terminal for the Mactan Cebu airport is delayed ten months and counting. It will probably be delayed for at least a year. The delay is not the fault of  the Megawide-GMR consortium that won the […]

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Calm on a stormy sea

May 14, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 14, 2015   The Forbes list of the world’s billionaires has three Filipinos in the top 300: Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr. and Enrique Razon Jr. That’s pretty impressive (I wonder how they can spend all that money). It also has two people who wanted […]

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‘Primum nil nocere’

April 6, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) April 2, 2015   That means: First, do no harm. In last week’s column I suggested that it’s not too late. President Benigno Aquino III has lost wide public support, and it could be permanent—unless he takes some positive steps that go beyond platitudes and promises. […]

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We really haven’t seen much yet

April 6, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 30, 2015   I like P-Noy’s chutzpah when he told a business conference last week that, we “ain’t seen nothing yet” in terms of the country’s economy. Then again, at the risk of sounding negative, I would like to echo the sentiment of a large […]

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China: World’s No. 1 economy, almost!

October 15, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 15, 2014   Shanghai – The big news just before we got here over the weekend had to do with China overtaking the US to become the world’s largest economy. This is according to the International Monetary Fund or IMF whose computation method adjusts for […]

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A dying lake

September 5, 2014

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 4, 2014   Laguna Bay used to be 10 to 12 meters deep, just 35 years ago; today it’s a mere 2.5 to 3 meters, you can almost walk across it. Siltation and overfishing (if my fishpond is anything to go by, the amount of […]

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