Fidel O. Abalos
Fidel O. Abalos
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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.
Cebu: 4th bridge in the North, harbor in the South
by Fidel O. Abalos - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
He further said that “It would be funded by a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) but the actual project would be funded by a P3-billion loan, also from JICA.”
Transport strike: Economic sabotage
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Globally, there are so many contentious issues at hand.
Oil price, Forex & traffic: Triple whammy
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
As of the end of January, 2018 (when TRAIN was already in full swing), gasoline (unleaded and premium gas) retail prices have started in the high P40s and low P50s per liter for both small and major players, re...
Cebu as global citizens’ 2nd home
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
We truly appreciate the promotional efforts exerted by the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), through its indefatigable Cebu officer-in-charge Elma Corbeta, in its dream of making Cebu as the most preferred choice...
Calamities & deceitful practices
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Terrorism, typhoon, earthquake, civil war and political instability are just among the current calamities/crisis the world is in.
Peso’s weakness: Good & bad consequences
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Recently, among professionals and businessmen, whether in the board room, coffee shops or barbershops, the peso’s weakness, oil prices and the inevitable price increases of basic commodities will either top...
10-day paid leave: Mutually advantageous
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Employment-wise, we live in an era wherein the militant labor groups have the propensity to stir controversies and push for unreasonable demands.
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