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Energize
by Alex Magno - May 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Our power sector might have been unprepared had the economy taken off from the strong 2019 growth platform. But the pandemic intervened and pushed us into a deep recession.
Efficiencies
by Alex Magno - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
One legislator warned that the incoming administration would be laboring under conditions of stagflation. That warning is dire.
Losers
by Alex Magno - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
The most obvious way to look at the numbers is to understand what our citizens voted for. It should be interesting for the number crunchers to help us understand what our citizens voted against.
Denial
by Alex Magno - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Psychologists tell us that grief progresses through several stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression then acceptance.
Overwhelming
by Alex Magno - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
For a while there, it seemed the deepest cleavage dividing this nation is between those who believed in surveys and those who believed in miracles.
Legacy
by Alex Magno - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
At the end of next month, Rodrigo Duterte will step down from the presidency with the highest approval ratings since scientific polling was taken. The office he will vacate will never be the same ever again.
Tandem
by Alex Magno - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Filipinos prefer to elect their vice president directly. Then they usually elect a vice president who belongs to a party other than that of their president.
Homestretch
by Alex Magno - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
In a few days, millions of Filipinos will troop to the polls to cast their vote. This might be a watershed vote even as there is a certain sense of inevitability about the results.
Benign
by Alex Magno - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Most of us who depend on fixed wages keep a close watch on the inflation figure.
Disrupted
by Alex Magno - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Apple admitted the company could lose billions of dollars this year.
WWIII
by Alex Magno - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
With its army stumbling on muddy Ukrainian soil, Russia is rattling its nuclear saber instead.
Centrist
by Alex Magno - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
All of Europe heaved a sigh of relief. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen 58.8 percent to 41.2 percent in last Sunday’s runoff elections.
Negotiate
by Alex Magno - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
The global consensus on what humanity ought to do about the invasion of Ukraine might not hold on for very long.
Setback
by Alex Magno - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
The IMF slashed its global growth projection this year and next to just 3.6 percent. This is nearly a percentage point lower than its January projection and it is almost entirely due to Putin’s war in Ukr...
Runoff
by Alex Magno - April 19, 2022 - 12:00am
If ever we get around to reforming the decrepit 1987 Constitution, we might learn a few things from the French about how to run presidential elections more efficiently.
Unproductive
by Alex Magno - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Ukraine has a population of about 44 million. But its agriculture feeds over 400 million.
Slower
by Alex Magno - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Before the invasion of Ukraine happened, most analysts thought a 7 percent GDP growth for the Philippine economy would be easy.
Perpetrated
by Alex Magno - April 9, 2022 - 12:00am
One theory about the horrible killings of civilians in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha were done by badly disciplined Russian troops to take revenge for their horrible losses.
Unacceptable
by Alex Magno - April 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Protecting civilians in a war zone is clearly not part of Russian military doctrine.
Genocide
by Alex Magno - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
They said Vladimir Putin wanted to erase Ukraine from the map. His savage army appears to understand this mission literally.
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