Fidel Abalos
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Agri sector: Much plans, less results
by Fidel Abalos - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Lately, as reported, the National Economic and Development Authority “backed the strategies laid out by new Agriculture Secretary William Dar, saying it will contribute to poverty reduction efforts and enable...
One Visayas tourism initiative
by Fidel Abalos - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Freeman colleague, Ehda M. Dagooc, reported last week that “the three regions in the Visayas are planning to start anew its One Visayas tourism initiative in a bid to package the region as one.
NSB: Good but LGUs remain a challenge
by Fidel Abalos - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-7), through Regional Director Asteria Caberte, announced that it shall unveil its first Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) program in Cebu in Moalboal (a 5th class...
Job creation: POGOs can’t replace BPOs
by Fidel Abalos - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
My piece on July 1, 2019 (Trade war: Bad for the outsourcing industry?), elicited several actions
GMR-Megawide: Proving detractors wrong
by Fidel Abalos - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
A year ago, completed way ahead of schedule, Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) started its commercial operations.
Second runway boosts tourism but needs complementary infra
by Fidel Abalos - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Reportedly, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 149 (authored by Cebu City North District Rep. Raul del Mar), which sought for the establishment of a second runway at the Mactan-Cebu...
Trade war: Bad for the outsourcing industry?
by Fidel Abalos - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The G20 or Group of Twenty (an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union) held in Japan ended with the world’s largest economies (USA and China)...
Right family size: The way out of poverty
by Fidel Abalos - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo and President Duterte are at it again.
AI’s threat: Real & inevitable
by Fidel Abalos - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After an eighth-day educational journey in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the 4th PICPA VisMin International Conference, the Certified Public Accountants in the Visayas and Mindanao are back to reality.
Scam victims: Gullible or greedy?
by Fidel Abalos - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the public about another brewing investment scams.
Tax apparent tax evaders
by Fidel Abalos - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
To sustain the country’s economic growth, apart from calls for fresh investments (foreign and domestic), there is a need to go for state-funded infrastructure projects.
Winning devious pols will now start sucking our taxes
by Fidel Abalos - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Election is over. An election that was marred, as usual, by massive vote buying activities.
Election: Where corruption begins
by Fidel Abalos - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s Election Day. For a politician (good or bad), the journey towards this day is really taxing.
Call for making agri courses attractive: Late but appropriate
by Fidel Abalos - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Quite frankly, as far as the older generation can remember, this is the first time that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is urging colleges and universities “to improve their course offerings...
Rigged biddings: Devious pols’ business
by Fidel Abalos - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Unquestionably, this decade has been marked with unforgiving catastrophes.
Countryside tourism: Alive but pollution may just kill it
by Fidel Abalos - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Christendom’s observation of the Lenten season is finally over.
Worsening traffic & rising oil prices
by Fidel Abalos - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In not so distant past, we used to have summers that afford us brief respite as far as traffic jams are concerned. Yes, as students take a two-month vacation.
LGUs should embrace Ease of Doing Business Act
by Fidel Abalos - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Some quarters hailed the passage of Republic Act No. 11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Act of 2018, as the panacea for all the miseries we’ve been going through...
Doing business in Phl anything but easy
by Fidel Abalos - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The election is nearing fever-pitch.
Clean-up: A must for tourists and residents alike
by Fidel Abalos - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, tourism advocate Robert Lim Joseph, chairman emeritus of Network of Independent Travel Agencies (NITAS), called on industry players and all to initiate a move replicating in Cebu City the Manila Bay ...
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