Boo Chanco
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SONA nga mangyari
by Boo Chanco - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s the President’s fourth SONA, or State of the Nation Address, this afternoon. Yes, it has been that long. No wonder his principal propagandist, Secretary Martin Andanar is now thinking of the legacy...
A global community
by Boo Chanco - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Some of our politicians have been threatening to leave the United Nations or one of its bodies, the UN Human Rights Commission. Such remarks should normally be dismissed as mumblings of politicians in search of public...
Day Zero
by Boo Chanco - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I visited Cape Town the year before their water crisis hit the headlines worldwide. Nothing there made me suspect they were about to have such a problem.
Reality check
by Boo Chanco - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In a way, it is par for the course to have senior government officials to give very optimistic projections of our country’s future.
Cleaning up Manila
by Boo Chanco - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
I am a native Manileno, born in Sampaloc and grew up in Paco. My family tree has roots in Paco going far back as the Spanish era.
Is a decent NAIA a lost cause?
by Boo Chanco - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Last April, I wrote a column about MAGA and how it has made negotiations for unsolicited proposals to build and manage vital infrastructure projects more difficult than it should be.
Disrupting the news industry
by Boo Chanco - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It had been happening for quite a while now in the United States and other countries with better broadband infrastructure.
Philippines healthcare unaffordable
by Boo Chanco - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A study has just confirmed what we already know is true: many Filipinos cannot afford to pay their hospital bills.
Manila-centric mentality
by Boo Chanco - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The labor unions have been telling us for the longest time that the cost of living in Metro Manila has been steadily rising.
by Boo Chanco - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
We can offer the most generous investment incentives in the region, but investors will still bypass us in favor of countries like Thailand and Vietnam. It is because our judicial system sucks. It is a system of men,...
Japan hosts G20 summit
by Boo Chanco - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There is an important gathering of world leaders now being hosted by Japan in Osaka. With all the hot button issues the world is facing now, it is good to know we have Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acting as...
Decongesting Metro Manila
by Boo Chanco - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
At last… an order that should have been given three years ago was issued last week. President Duterte has signed Administrative Order 18 calling for an end to tax perks for ecozones in Metro Manila.
Sad reactions
by Boo Chanco - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
It was probably just an ordinary maritime incident in an area we call Recto Bank.
Cost of healthcare
by Boo Chanco - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
There was this interesting article in the Financial Times about how “the world’s poorest countries are paying some of the highest drug prices…”
by Boo Chanco - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I noticed in social media while I was in Singapore that there had been quite a buzz about Sangley and Duterte’s order to move domestic flights there before December.
Public housing
by Boo Chanco - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I visit Singapore at least twice a year because my son and his family live here.
A competitive micro grid system
by Boo Chanco - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Hurricane Maria left many Puerto Ricans without electricity for months.
Our largest industry
by Boo Chanco - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Politics is our country’s largest industry
Economic take off, finally?
by Boo Chanco - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
BSP Governor Ben Diokno was bullish but at the same time cautiously optimistic about the economy in his speech before the Manila Rotary Club last Thursday.
Solar micro grid
by Boo Chanco - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Both houses of Congress have approved an important legislative proposal granting a franchise to Solar Para Sa Bayan to put up solar micro grids in remote and unserved or underserved areas in selected provinces.
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