Gerardo P. Sicat
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‘Implementing the free college tuition law’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Sometime in August last year, Republic Act 10931 or the law on Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, otherwise known as the free college tuition law, was signed.
The weakening or depreciating peso
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
On Sept. 20, 2010, it took P44.25 to buy one US dollar.
A global trade war is possible
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump’s announced plan last week to raise steel tariffs to 25 percent and aluminium tariffs to 10 percent were designed to disrupt the trade in steel in which the US is the major impor...
OFW remittances: Where they come from
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data on Filipino international remittances received for the whole year of 2017 amounted to $28.06 billion.
Managing inflation, or rising prices
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that prices in January compared to those of the same month last year, rose four percent.
New external shock: US stock market plunge
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
A new external shock to the world economy happened. The US stock market has suddenly turned southwards yesterday after a sustained period of climb.
External factors affecting the 2018 economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
External developments are often the X-factor that bring surprises to our projections of the economic future.
The case for a federal form of government
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The second major constitutional reform that appears urgent (in answer to the five questions posed by the Senate Committee on Constitutional Reforms) is the demand to restructure the country’s political system...
Constitutional amendments – Senate hearing concerns
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In connection with the hearings being conducted by the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, I have been asked for my views on the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution.
107 million Filipinos in 2018
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Statistics Authority estimates that this year, our headcount will be 107 million Filipinos.
New Year food for thought
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Some food for thought for the new year greet me.
Translations in literature: English to Filipino
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few days before Christmas, I was in a bookstore looking over titles that are worth reading and gifting.
What to expect in 2018 for the economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
At this time of the year, many are wondering what 2018 holds for the Philippine economy.
The communist rebellion and our Republic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
I have commented on the efforts of President Duterte to reach out to the NPA communist rebellion in this column.
Constitutional amendments: Federalism vs reducing restrictive economic provisions on foreign capital
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Over an extended period that already spans decades in the country, there has been a slow acceptance of the need to adopt two constitutional amendments to correct defects in political governance and to improve economic...
Urban squatting
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Squatting on urban land is a common occurrence in the country.
Historical roots of urban squatting
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
If there is any disheartening sight of poverty in the country, it is the growth and universal presence of unsightly urban squatting.
The ASEAN Summit, logistical nightmares, and the Phl regional lag
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Annual ASEAN Summit meetings now involve the participation of the leaders of world economic and nearby powers. The 10 heads of ASEAN states are joined by nine other regional leaders. This is part of the globalization...
The Filipino dream
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
What is the Filipino dream?
Tax reform for a higher level of economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dream as I had planned to make last week for a later time.
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