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Rizal biographies by Filipino authors
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The biographies of Jose Rizal that I discuss in today’s column are book-length works on Rizal’s life in full, including his importance and works.
Volcanic eruption — Taal and potential economic damage
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The eruption of Taal Volcano happened at a time with most people in the region unaware, and therefore unprepared.
A major war in the Middle East can seriously impact us
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Once again, the Middle East is in very dangerous turmoil. The conflict between the United States and Iran could escalate into a shooting war.
‘The major biographies of José Rizal’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
“The hero’s life.” Jose Rizal was born on June 19, 1860 and died by firing squad at the Luneta in Manila on December 30, 1896, at the young age of 35 years.
MLQ and the NEC, 1936-1973
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent celebration last week at the NEDA recalling its foundational roots as an agency of the government is the inspiration for today’s foray into Philippine economic institutional history.
‘The high prices of our public utility services’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Common citizens face high prices for public utility services in general them be it water, electricity, transport, communications or internet.
Poverty reduction, economic growth, and income inequality
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The government recently released information analyzing the latest income and expenditure household surveys which show that the country’s poverty reduction program is on track and is even partly ahead of target....
Across the decades: Economic development of the Philippine and Hong Kong
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The sustained economic rise of Hong Kong under British colonial rule is one of the most remarkable stories in recorded economic development.
Hong Kong and the Philippines: Historical perspective on political freedom and economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, through the ballot and a local election that appears to resemble the mid-year local elections in our country, Hong Kong made a powerful statement to its central government.
The importance of being Ernest
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I borrow a title from Oscar Wilde to discuss a different but significant issue, economic nation-building.
How the industrial import substitution policy became more entrenched – The Magsaysay years
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When Ramon Magsaysay was elected president in 1954, the country was already in the midst of import and exchange controls.
Sin tax on salty foods
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In the news lately is a Department of Health proposal to impose a tax on salty products for public health reasons.
Foundation for Economic Freedom and economic policy reform
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I was at the launch of a book made from selected writings of five economists associated with the Foundation for Economic Freedom.
Factors that still afflict us in a growing economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, my focus was to assert optimism about a rising Philippine economy.
The Philippine economy rising
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, I was in receipt of a book that was published last year, titled “The Philippine economy: No longer an East Asian Experience?”
Navigating long life, or the octogenarian decade
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
One of my grandchildren asked me the ultimate question during a recent family gathering to honor my many years:
The transnational education law – a response to globalization
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign institutions of higher education are now allowed to set up educational services in partnerships with local universities in the country under the Transnational Higher Education Act (Republic Act 1148).
Globalization and its challenges
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) sponsored a conference, held at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila, on the “new” globalization and the national programs of action to face its...
Crude oil prices to rise: The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil plants
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Crude oil supplies – still a major fuel for the world’s economy despite efforts to diversify away from it – are again in uncertain territory.
Colonial economic and social development, 1898-1941
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
We explore more aspects of Philippine economic history during the American colonial period (1898 to 1941, inclusive).
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