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We’re losing private schools
by Boo Chanco - June 9, 2023 - 12:00am
More and more private schools are closing because of financial pressures, and it is happening at a time when international test results are showing our young people are at the bottom of a list of peers from other...
Good news for farmers
by Boo Chanco - June 7, 2023 - 12:00am
The single-biggest problem in Philippine agriculture is land fragmentation.  It’s not the lack of budget or smuggling or agricultural imports.  It’s that our farms are just too small. ...
Funding Maharlika
by Boo Chanco - June 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Now that the bill creating the Maharlika Investment Fund is just waiting for the President’s signature, it is time to figure out how it will be funded…
Left behind
by Boo Chanco - June 2, 2023 - 12:00am
A practice called “no child left behind” is a big reason why our country’s youth are being left behind based on international competency scores in basic subjects like math and reading.
The business of politics
by Boo Chanco - May 31, 2023 - 12:00am
The tragedy of our country is that our largest industry is politics and it doesn’t contribute to economic growth, even hindering it. The President isn’t even a year in office and some people are talking...
National Greed?
by Boo Chanco - May 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Those who watched last week’s hearing of the Senate Energy Committee will tend to agree with a suggestion that NGCP should be renamed National Greed Corp.
Power rates
by Boo Chanco - May 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Can anyone imagine how bad our situation will be if the government, through Napocor, is still responsible for putting up and running power plants?
by Boo Chanco - May 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Ben Diokno has said that private sector participation is crucial to our economic recovery prospects.
Abusing our best
by Boo Chanco - May 22, 2023 - 12:00am
We are spending a bundle on a foreign campaign to say we are sending our best to the world.
Power failure
by Boo Chanco - May 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Energy officials want Congress to review the franchise of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines or NGCP because around 80 percent of the country’s electricity problems may be linked to the “generous...
New health secretary
by Boo Chanco - May 17, 2023 - 12:00am
One year should be a long enough time for the President to make up his mind on who to appoint as health secretary.
COVID is over?
by Boo Chanco - May 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization has declared an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Has it really ended? We are getting mixed messages.
Cosmetic ‘solutions’
by Boo Chanco - May 12, 2023 - 12:00am
If the President is serious in redeeming the family name, he must resist the temptation to latch on to cosmetic “solutions.” Kung pa-pogi lang, useless because nothing really gets better.
Are we hopeless?
by Boo Chanco - May 10, 2023 - 12:00am
There is a brooding sense of panic and resignation among some senior citizens, my age and older, over the state of the country today.
Water: Precious as gold
by Boo Chanco - May 8, 2023 - 12:00am
We take water for granted because we think we have so much of it.
Fix NAIA 3 now!
by Boo Chanco - May 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The power failure at NAIA 3 last Monday is no longer surprising. Last September, a similar thing happened.
Golf courses and water scarcity
by Boo Chanco - May 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The weather bureau is saying El Niño will start within two or three months. But for many of us, it seems the long and hot season is here already.
Plastic man
by Boo Chanco - May 1, 2023 - 12:00am
To be human now is to be partly plastic. An article last week from the New York Times was about how we have ingested plastic nanoparticles into our bodies.
Man of his words
by Boo Chanco - April 28, 2023 - 12:00am
A thousand words, my column limit, cannot capture the essence of the man that Oscar M. Lopez was. Allow me to use a thousand more.
Well done, OML!
by Boo Chanco - April 26, 2023 - 12:00am
I lost my last boss over the weekend.
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