Gerardo P. Sicat
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The Omicron variant – new twist to the economic recovery
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The appearance of the Omicron variant of the COVID virus has alarmed the international community.
Our presidential election institution
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Nations across the world choose their leaders in different ways. In Europe and in some parts of Asia, national leaders are chosen indirectly.
Our presidential election institution – an evolution
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The most awaited decision on the deadline for substitution of candidacy for office in the coming 2022 presidential elections was that of Sara Duterte, daughter of the President and currently mayor of Davao.
Philippine fiscal history
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Little is systematically known about Philippine fiscal history in the country’s historical literature.
Digitalization and financial inclusion
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral, through its research academy, and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies deserve our congratulations for undertaking collaborative research activities on the Philippine economy and the...
National literature icons – Jose Garcia Villa and NVM Gonzalez
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 28, 2021 - 12:00am
This is the 550th essay to appear under my Crossroads column, which has now been around for 11 years in this paper.
Price inflation, the pandemic, and economic dislocations
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Inflation rates this year have been higher than expected by monetary authorities.
The candidates for the next Philippine president
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 13, 2021 - 12:00am
According to Comelec watchers, 97 persons filed their candidacy for the presidency of the Philippines for the 2022 elections.
External developments that complicate economic recovery
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In my column of Sept. 1, I discussed some headwinds against the economic recovery.
The cost to the nation of the rejected nuclear plant option
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 22, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1985, the construction of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant project of the National Power Corp. was structurally completed.
America’s response to the demand for Phl independence
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 15, 2021 - 12:00am
We shift perspective to examine how the United States as colonial master responded to the final demand for independence by Philippine leaders.
The Commonwealth economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 8, 2021 - 12:00am
On Nov. 15, 1935, the Commonwealth government was inaugurated.
Headwinds against economic recovery
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic continues on its second year with a vengeance, and with a more virulent version the Delta variant.
Phl economy at the crossroads of political independence, circa 1934
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 25, 2021 - 12:00am
he Tydings-McDuffie Law or the Philippine independence act became a US law applicable to the Philippines when it was signed by then US President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 24, 1934.
Manuel Quezon’s path to the Commonwealth presidency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 18, 2021 - 12:00am
My Quezon Day essay last year, “Road to independence: Manuel Quezon-Sergio Osmeña rivalry” (Crossroads, Aug. 19, 2020) was about the long rivalry in the political careers of the two leaders that...
To move out of the ‘middle income’ economic trap
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Shortly after gaining political independence, our country earned high expectations about its economic future.
Social spending, the pandemic and the last SONA
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 4, 2021 - 12:00am
A central point of the last SONA of President Duterte was that the economy was poised for leapfrog into the class of high-growth economies, but the pandemic stole that energy and put the economy into a spinning...
President Duterte’s last SONA
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The last State of the Nation Address of President Duterte was delivered in his usual style: homespun, serious, and at times humorous, self-deprecating, but full of sound and fury mixed with frustration when dealing...
To strengthen Phl economic recovery, World Bank cites need for more FDIs
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Appearing recently before the economic press for the East Asia and Pacific Region, officials of the World Bank made an assessment of recent economic recovery among countries in the region.
The Phl economy during the pandemic year
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
This year is another difficult year for the Philippines. One year and a few months have now passed since the pandemic hit us.
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