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Fidel O. Abalos
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Evolution of meetings and the internet
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The first chapter of the drama in the House of Representatives just ended. Definitely, future chapters shall include, among others, appointments of new deputy speakers and replacements of existing chairmanships in...
An answer to space utilization woes, etc.
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Though a few are celebrating that a vaccine may be available soon, the rest aren’t so excited about it.
Turning manual workers into operators
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Chaos. This is the most appropriate word to describe the world today.
Restaurateurs need a platform to stay afloat
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Undeniably, we already sound like a broken record in stressing that our economy’s contraction this year is the highest in the ASEAN and the worst since the Marcos era.
AI: Impact on jobs
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
While the world, as a whole, is still reeling from the ill-effects of the coronavirus disease 2019, some tycoons in the country are continuing to expand their business empires.
Bricks & mortar: Compete through AI, etc.
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Undeniably, even before the coronavirus disease wreaked havoc globally, the bricks and mortar businesses were already on the receiving end of online retail’s surge.
Public health and thick wallets
by Fidel O. Abalos - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The past months we’ve witnessed how the government addressed the situation we were in.
Bad politicians’ businesses
by Fidel O. Abalos - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
We’ve been through a lot of unforgiving catastrophes and countless misfortunes in the past, both manmade and natural.
More jobs=higher pays
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
As always, here in Cebu, in the month of January, we brag about the successes of our tourism initiatives as it peaks (obviously referring to the Sinulog Festival).
OPSF: Never a good move
by Fidel O. Abalos - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
While political squabbles usually dominate discussions and discourses in all sorts of media, unreasonable hikes and the unsubstantial reductions of oil prices (if global prices go down) by giant importers and retailers...
Employment rise in agriculture: Productivity enhancing?
by Fidel O. Abalos - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the National Economic and Development Authority reported that the “country’s labor market continues to thrive, with increased employment level and lower unemployment rates in October 2019...
Tourism: We are good but other countries are doing better
by Fidel O. Abalos - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The long weekend is finally over. Capped by a four-day vacation and family reunions of urban dwellers in their provincial residences or preferred holiday destinations, it ended yesterday.
CITIRA: More jobs or less?
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Just last week, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, through Governor Benjamin Diokno, reported that it “expects foreign direct investment inflows to drop this year following a sharp decline in the first half...
LGUs aren’t politicians’ family-owned businesses
by Fidel O. Abalos - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that the digital technology has become prevalent, the way we conduct our elections have become different too.
Election: An antidote to corruption
by Fidel O. Abalos - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Towards the end of last week the campaign period started for the local positions.
Devious pols suck EDSA’s gains
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Exactly thirty three years ago, the world poured its admiration and praises to our country for a successful bloodless revolution, the EDSA revolt. It was a drastic change and so positive. It was a moment when the...
Locators: Proposed ecozones’ real challenge
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Three decades ago, as a young professional, I had the opportunity to work with a world-renowned auditing firm.
Economy expands, corruption worsens
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Certainly, in every election year, the economy expands.
Agri sector: Laggard, as usual
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Here in Cebu, we always brag that every January tourism peaks (obviously referring to the Sinulog Festival) and all other industries directly or indirectly related to it are cashing in as well.
Farm tourism & rural development
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Historically, during and right after every Sinulog festivities, tourism industry players and the country’s tourism department never fail to talk about the prospects of tourism.
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