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Finally moving?
by Boo Chanco - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivered on President Duterte’s priorities as far as the House is concerned. No one could have expected the former Speaker, even if he is also from Davao, to deliver what Speaker...
Resort medicine
by Boo Chanco - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I was told of the story of a balikbayan doctor who visited Boracay a year or so ago and who wanted to make sure there is an adequate medical facility there in case of an emergency. He asked and was told there are...
Skills deficit
by Boo Chanco - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
I always want to give President Duterte the benefit of the doubt. But it is not easy to do because he always mouths propaganda half-truths peddled by some of his officials to justify failure.
by Boo Chanco - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
How did our neighboring countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and now Vietnam manage to industrialize while we are still struggling? Many of the vehicles in our streets were made in Thailand and Indones...
Who’s to blame for slow internet
by Boo Chanco - February 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Even if all goes well, the so called third telco won’t be able to provide the kind of competition we need to make the existing duopoly treat us more kindly… not any time soon.
by Boo Chanco - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte told a group of newly appointed government officials last week that he walked out of a Cabinet meeting out of frustration over red tape and corruption. Ano ito? Drama instead of action?
Social weather report
by Boo Chanco - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
If some people think of Social Weather Station (or Pulse Asia for that matter) as mere producers of election surveys, they are missing their importance.
Election surveys
by Boo Chanco - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Public opinion polling is an important exercise in a democracy.
Build Build Build or Bust
by Boo Chanco - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign analysts are putting a lot of weight on the ability of this administration to carry out its massive Build Build Build program, specially the Japanese financed Manila Subway project.
Sin taxes
by Boo Chanco - February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate is in the process of passing a bill that will raise the taxes imposed on cigarettes with the intention of using the proceeds to fund the so called Universal Health Care.
Open access data transmission
by Boo Chanco - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Our hopes are focused on the third telco delivering enough competition to make the current duopoly provide better services and rates. But it will probably not happen soon.
Consistency in policy
by Boo Chanco - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
“Restoring business confidence and opening up to foreign investments need consistency in policy environment... Restoring business confidence, ensuring consistent policies needed to further boost growth; We...
Truly help the farmers
by Boo Chanco - January 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Real reform to help the farmers is hopefully at hand. The bill ending NFA regulatory hold on rice importation had been sent to Malacañang for the President’s signature. But there are strong moves led...
Change of heart on charter change?
by Boo Chanco - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Late last week, President Duterte hinted at a possible change of heart on charter change or cha cha. In a forum on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in Cotabato City, the President said people are so used to directly voting...
Our workers abroad
by Boo Chanco - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Remittances from our workers abroad have been a mainstay of our economy for close to five decades now.
Political will 4
by Boo Chanco - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In our continuing review of the so-called political will of the Duterte administration, we now focus on how they are dealing with corruption.
Political will 3
by Boo Chanco - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Red tape is supposed to be a pet peeve of President Duterte. As mayor in Davao he gave local bureaucrats a deadline to act on citizen requirements. He promised to replicate that from Malacanang.
Political will 2
by Boo Chanco - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Monday I wrote about the topic of political will, or the lack of it. I cited the example of the chaotic bus situation on EDSA. It is crying out loud for a DOTr response to give us relief from the traffic madness....
Political will
by Boo Chanco - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It is a much abused claim of the Duterte administration. But like the Kaya Natin of FVR, political will is just a propaganda line, a means to give the Duterte administration continuing legitimacy.
Year of the Pig
by Boo Chanco - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Western holiday season is over and we can next look forward to Chinese New Year. This year, it is the Year of the Pig.
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