Gerardo P. Sicat
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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.
President Noynoy Aquino and the Phl economy, 2010-2016
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The unexpected demise of former president Benigno Simeon Aquino III at 61 years of age on June 24 has put the nation in grief.
Rizal’s entrepreneurial life as exile in Dapitan
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Born on June 19, 1861, this year marks the 160th birth anniversary of our national hero. In celebration, I feature his admirable industry in his final years.
G7 agreement on a global minimum corporate tax
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The G7 finance ministers of the most economically advanced countries met in London last weekend.
Will the Senate amend restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate of the Philippines found itself in the unenviable position of facing a task that the nation wants so badly, to improve policies designed to attract foreign investments.
India’s COVID crisis
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
To understand the impact of the COVID crisis on any country’s problems as it faces the economic recovery phase from this pandemic, we highlight India’s case and its efforts to catch up in development...
Update on COVID vaccination by countries
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It is timely to review how the detailed COVID vaccination efforts is going on in the world.
Making labor policies modern and flexible
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The labor market conditions that I describe are based on pre-pandemic information available.
Labor market policies and successful development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
May 1 or Labor Day leads us to thoughts about the welfare of our country’s working class.
Economic development implications of night images from space
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Regional development revealed. The country’s outline is easily drawn by the shorelights of cities and towns of the principal islands.
Vaccination day in Quezon City
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
People are curious how the vaccine rollout is coming along. I had my first jab last April 16 in Quezon City.
Night-views of Earth from space and economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
We are living in the space age. For decades now, man has been searching for and exploring new worlds outside our frontier.
Long term economic recovery, vaccination comparatives by country
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The recent spike in COVID-cases should not make us lose focus on long run policy issues. It is heartening to find that the CREATE Law (which amended the corporate tax and fiscal investment incentives) has finally...
Comparing country performances against the COVID-19 pandemic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a lot of loose talk about country performance in the fight against the COVID pandemic.
Economic legislation priorities during COVID-19 pandemic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
As we reach the last year of the Duterte administration, important economic legislation to take us toward a brighter economic future still awaits passage.
Global growth implications of US economic stimulus package
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
US President Joe Biden will implement a significant legislation that will help to define his presidency early on: an unprecedented $1.9 trillion stimulus law that will create public spending to assist those hit badly...
COVID-19 vaccine supply realities
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
During the weekend, the first officially available supply of vaccines arrived from China.
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