Gerardo P. Sicat
Gerardo P. Sicat
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Laurel-Langley trade agreement and reparations from Japan – Magsaysay presidency (2)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
During Magsaysay’s presidency, the country concluded two agreements with important economic consequences for the future.
Ramon Magsaysay – an unfulfilled presidency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Ramon Magsaysay, third president of the Philippine republic (the seventh if we count from Emilio Aguinaldo), was at the peak of his popularity when the airplane he was riding crashed off Mount Manunggal in Cebu...
Attracting foreign direct investments: 2019 vs 1970s
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine economic managers recently went to Osaka to explain the country’s foreign direct investment program to attract and gain the attention of potential investors from Japan.
Restoring Manila Bay is like unclogging Manila’s traffic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The restoration of Manila Bay’s pristine quality the way it was before, or how we want it to be, is a long-term project. It will require large private and public investment in resources.
The uncleaning of Manila Bay – historical background
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us give long-term historical perspective to the pollution problem of Manila Bay.
Economic integration in East Asia and Asean – the long view
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Current disruptions that happen as a consequence of the US-China trade war or Brexit (or, the possible exit of Britain from the European Union) will not deter the economic integration that is happening within East...
Henry Sy: How innovative retailing for the masses built a business empire
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
On his passing just a fortnight ago, Henry Sy was the richest Filipino on the Forbes list of world billionaires.
Iconic Filipinos: Jaime C. Laya and Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Two Filipinos of great renown celebrated personal milestones in January this year. Their careers flowered as professors at the University of the Philippines at different times.
Two letters: On tourism and Jose Rizal
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
I sometimes receive thoughtful letters that help extend my column or suggest contrary ideas. I want to share two different letters below with my readers.
Hanjin Philippines shipbuilding bankruptcy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine business community was rocked on Jan. 8 by the announcement of the bankruptcy of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines – the Korean shipbuilding company based in the country....
Tourism as a driver of growth and employment
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I have just ended a five-day vacation in an island resort in Central Philippines with my wife, son and his family.
Jose Rizal’s ideals and ideas
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Jose Rizal’s ideals were a product and composite of the teachings of what is known as the philosophy of Enlightenment.
Economic development: What we do well and what we don’t
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Much of economic development is an accumulation of improving ways of doing things. Dramatic improvements in the development process often result when we learn how to plan and execute properly.
The Philippine economy by year’s close
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Inflation and further growth characterized the year’s economic progress. Though the inflation rate was by far more serious than anticipated, the economy continued its booming pace, making it still one of the...
Current world headlines and the economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is an open economy, meaning that production and flow of foreign trade and resources to the country are exposed to the political and economic conditions in the world at large.
In favor of return to ROTC program: Dev’t and discipline
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
One important institution of the nation that was discarded after the political changes that took place after the EDSA uprising of 1986 was the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program as an integral part of...
Xi Jinping visit: Future China and Philippine economic relations
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The official state visit of Xi Jinping of China to the Philippines produced a large set of potential economic cooperation projects that promises to be more than spectacular as the two nations face the future.
World War I: Our limited participation
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The program commemorating the 100th year after the ceasefire, or the end of the first World War last Monday (Nov. 11) in Paris mesmerized and resonated for those who remember the symbolism and danger of war.
US-China trade war will be settled
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The trade war between the US and China has been escalating step-by-step since the beginning of this year. The trade war also causes greater risk and uncertainty to world commerce and development.
Forex controls in the 1950s: Philippine economic history
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The 1950s were an era of foreign exchange and import controls for the Philippines. This lasted for a solid one decade during which the country undertook to rehabilitate from the war and move toward political and...
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