Fidel Abalos
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Retail apocalypse
by Fidel Abalos - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Three years ago (2017), long before COVID-19 wreaked havoc globally, the bricks-and-mortar businesses in the USA were either downsizing or closing.
Smart cities
by Fidel Abalos - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Allegedly, a year ago, during a Christmas party of a community-based cooperative, the municipal mayor emphatically declared in his message before members in attendance that the traffic jams they are experiencing...
Differentiation: The way to go
by Fidel Abalos - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time in five months, the disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease-2019 is set aside by the media for other important news.
Cebu’s tourism industry must move on
by Fidel Abalos - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Until the end of 2019, world tourism was flourishing. It continued to rise despite wars, political chaos and threats of extremisms, among others.
The positive side of COVID-19
by Fidel Abalos - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
While most countries in Southeast Asia are able to successfully suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, Indonesia and us, the Philippines, are still trying to contain it.
Are lawmakers protecting their businesses’ tax perks?
by Fidel Abalos - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It is already unfortunate that the current pandemic rendered millions jobless. As congress denied ABS-CBN’s application for another 25-year franchise, thousands more are added to this list.
In this new normal, oil retail prices are so abnormal
by Fidel Abalos - July 11, 2020 - 12:00am
In the midst of the current malady we are in, we, who still breathe, have learned to find ways to keep our heads above water.
Recession: Something youths must understand
by Fidel Abalos - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
All eyes in the country today are on Cebu City, the only local government unit in the country under enhanced community quarantine.
COVID-19: The only thing certain is uncertainty
by Fidel Abalos - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Martin Luther once said, “Nothing in the world causes so much misery as uncertainty.”
Piecemeal approach: Not a good one
by Fidel Abalos - June 13, 2020 - 12:00am
In recent months, we blamed COVID-19 for all the miseries we went through. The list is so long to browse and too plenty to count.
Digital economy: Regulatory challenges
by Fidel Abalos - June 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Some quarters have been giving credit to COVID-19 for the rise of the digital economy.
Phl’s missed opportunity
by Fidel Abalos - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Most parts of the country are now on general community quarantine.
Post-lockdown scenarios
by Fidel Abalos - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, Gov. Gwen Garcia called out a netizen who vented her frustration on the transitioning of the Province of Cebu from ECQ to GCQ, which resulted to the beneficiaries’ disqualification from the second...
Balik Probinsya:New hope but…
by Fidel Abalos - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. said that he saw a “very positive indication on the number of interested employees for the Balik Probinsya program.”
Investment scammers: Targeting SAP beneficiaries?
by Fidel Abalos - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
After a multitude of scams that victimized the investing public for the past several years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up its information campaign against fraudulent business practices.
WTI Crude at - US$37 per barrel: What does it mean?
by Fidel Abalos - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
April 20, 2020, apart from the triple “20” in such date that will only happen once in our lifetime, is certainly a date that is historic and unforgettable.
Food security: The battle cry
by Fidel Abalos - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
As COVID19-influenced lockdown continues and the end remains uncertain, our food supply will certainly reach breaking point.
Post-COVID19:The possibilities
by Fidel Abalos - April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
“We can’t please everyone”, our forefathers said so, then. Centuries gone and the same admonition remained true and real. Certainly, as generations come and go, it will forever stay.
Are falling prices really good?
by Fidel Abalos - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
As COVID19 continues to wreak havoc globally and forced citizens to stay home, prices of consumer items have either reacted waywardly or obediently.
Life will go on – there is a future
by Fidel Abalos - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Challenges are always opportunities:
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