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Government on auto pilot
by Boo Chanco - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
So, a Cabinet member President Duterte adores because he was his law class valedictorian, is insisting there is no transportation crisis. Let us not argue with him and just check the facts.
Transport crisis
by Boo Chanco - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The transport secretary disputes the claim that we have a transport crisis… only a transport problem daw... a state of mind.
Aren’t we up to challenges?
by Boo Chanco - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
After all those press releases, the Duterte administration’s Build Build Build program has failed to take off in the last three years. Why is this failure happening administration after administration?
Doing our homework first
by Boo Chanco - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been writing for decades about our need to do our homework first before we spend serious money trying to get foreign tourists to visit our country.
Ideas bloom on traffic fix
by Boo Chanco - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
People are exasperated with traffic and are venting their frustrations a lot more than usual. Instead of just complaining, many are offering solutions.
Training crooks and murderers
by Boo Chanco - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It is horrible we are losing around P700 billion, or around 20 percent of the country’s total budget yearly due to corruption, according to Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos.
Traffic: Is relief in sight?
by Boo Chanco - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
What to do about traffic relief has become so muddled that transport officials are so shell shocked to do anything. Let me try to bring everything into perspective since I have been covering this for decades.
Total disrespect for taxpayers
by Boo Chanco - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Our public officials today totally disrespect us, the taxpayers.
A generation fades away
by Boo Chanco - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
“The past is never past,” Nelson Navarro wrote in the prologue of his last book, “it lingers in the labyrinth of memory, ephemeral but always intrusive, stalking the ever demanding present which...
Basic governance
by Boo Chanco - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said in so many words to hold the praises because he has really done nothing yet other than basic governance.
New era for power rates
by Boo Chanco - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A week ago, on Sept. 13, Meralco signed power supply agreements (PSAs) with Phinma Energy (now Ayala), San Miguel Energy, and South Premiere Power.
Taxing the gig economy
by Boo Chanco - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has thrown a hot potato on the laps of his policymakers at the DOF with his strong advocacy for a gross income taxation system. The President has a good reason for wanting it: eliminate corruption...
Dreaming of a plan
by Boo Chanco - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
For crying out loud… all Sen. Grace Poe wanted to get from DOTr so she can sponsor the bill granting emergency power to President Duterte to fix Metro Manila traffic was a simple plan of action.
Emergency power or political will?
by Boo Chanco - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
“Mas mahusay siya kaysa akin, sa totoo lang. Oo, may nakita ako na mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa akin. Plus two ako sa kanya,” President Duterte said about Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
Just do it!
by Boo Chanco - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday, it took me close to two hours to travel from the Tiendesitas area in Ortigas to Rockwell in Makati.
Economic report card
by Boo Chanco - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There are so many numbers being floated around to paint a really upbeat image of our economy.
Finally... a new decent airport
by Boo Chanco - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
If P-Noy had acted on the San Miguel proposal to build the new international airport in Bulacan in 2014, we would be using it by now.
A tale of two cities
by Boo Chanco - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
I got out of Hong Kong last Friday just in the nick of time.
Into the dragon’s lair
by Boo Chanco - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I spent last week in the dragon’s lair. Family and friends were wondering why I was visiting Hong Kong and Shenzhen at this time of high anxiety.
Digitize agriculture
by Boo Chanco - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Everything is going digital. With possession of a mobile phone almost universal, the challenge is there to make life easier by going digital… and that includes farming.
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