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Fidel Abalos
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Employment rose: What about productivity?
by Fidel Abalos - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, DOF Secretary Ralph Recto reported that the December 2023 Labor Force Survey results showed that the Philippines “recorded a historic-low unemployment rate, declining underemployment, and...
Sustainable energy
by Fidel Abalos - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The geopolitical tension in the Middle East and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine remain the primary reasons why prices of gasoline and crude oil continue to rise.
Work-life balance
by Fidel Abalos - January 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Undeniably, remote work became very popular because of the pandemic.
Full disclosure Festival-dependent tourism
by Fidel Abalos - January 13, 2024 - 12:00am
If there is a place in the country that ends its Christmas celebration right after December 25 it should be Cebu City.
El Ni o: Threat to food & power supply
by Fidel Abalos - December 30, 2023 - 12:00am
In May, this year, PAGASA issued an El Ni o alert saying that the weather phenomenon might emerge between June and July at 80 percent probability and might persist until the first quarter of 2024.
PPP-ULAP accord: Boosts “Balik Probinsya” program
by Fidel Abalos - December 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Whether there is a government program or none, “balik probinsya” is always felt on Christmas. Main reason, family reunion.
Greed & gullibility: Scammers’ edge
by Fidel Abalos - November 18, 2023 - 12:00am
he Securities and Exchange Commission recently informed the general public that “overseas Filipinos have become a favorite target of investment scams over the years and continue to be the usual prey especially...
Agriculture sector: A  laggard, forever?
by Fidel Abalos - November 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the “economy is back on track in the third quarter of 2023
TRAPOs: Stealing conveniently and concealing perpetually
by Fidel Abalos - October 28, 2023 - 12:00am
By Monday, we shall all be confined in a booth for a few minutes to choose our barangay officials.
Timing is everything
by Fidel Abalos - October 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Today, disasters, whether man-made or natural, are just so prevalent and dominating.
Consumers: Burdened by  “cartels” shenanigans?
by Fidel Abalos - October 7, 2023 - 12:00am
A few days ago, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. lifted the government-imposed price ceiling on rice.
EMB7 should do a  MARINA7 move
by Fidel Abalos - September 30, 2023 - 12:00am
This week, the maritime industry players (as they celebrated their 24th National Maritime Week), brought to our attention the country’s commitment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution...
Robotics for agriculture
by Fidel Abalos - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past, agriculture was known for its inefficiency and notoriety as one of the most corrupt departments.
Hybrid
by Fidel Abalos - September 9, 2023 - 12:14am
In the USA, a number of executives urged their employees to go back to their offices as the pandemic subsided. A
Agrivoltaic: Addressing food & climate concerns
by Fidel Abalos - September 2, 2023 - 12:00am
If there is one concern that is so apparent and is felt throughout the world, that is climate change.
Revenge spending
by Fidel Abalos - August 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The average inflation rate from January to July 2023 stood at 6.8 percent. Simply put, inflation still lingers on. Notably though, it has decelerated for the past six consecutive months. 
Fisheries code: Stiffer penalties for pollutants
by Fidel Abalos - July 29, 2023 - 12:00am
President Bongbong Marcos’ SONA elicited mixed reactions.
Jeepney modernization program
by Fidel Abalos - July 15, 2023 - 12:00am
A three-day transport strike is in the works to coincide with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s second State of the Nation Address on July 24.
Tourism slogan
by Fidel Abalos - July 8, 2023 - 12:00am
One June 27, a new tourism slogan, “Love the Philippines”, was launched by the Department of Tourism.
Agricultural biases
by Fidel Abalos - June 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Growing up, our elders reminded us of that famous line of Max Ehrmann’s prose poem which admonished us not to compare ourselves with others because we may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater...
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