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COA audits DOTr
by Boo Chanco - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Sabi na nga ba something was not right. Now the Commission on Audit has confirmed our suspicions about the ability of the Department of Transportation to get things done. It is not just the DOTr under Art Tugade,...
Carrying capacity
by Boo Chanco - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
After government decided to close down Boracay for six months, there were some officials who said the tourists can be directed to other sites.
We don’t need a third telco
by Boo Chanco - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Yes, you read it right. We don’t need a third telco similar to the two telcos comprising our present duopoly. We need an entity using very disruptive technology that could deliver fast broadband connection....
Getting impatient
by Boo Chanco - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Hala kayo… someone is getting impatient about infra projects and he is not a nagging columnist. He is no less than President Rodrigo Duterte.
Of visions and executions
by Boo Chanco - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I watched the livestream of a pre-SONA forum last Friday where the infrastructure secretaries presented their vision.
Catching up
by Boo Chanco - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
At a press conference last Wednesday in Clark, DOTr Secretary Art Tugade admitted the LRT-1 extension project to Cavite is delayed.
Corruption: Year 2
by Boo Chanco - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
No one is really expecting the eradication of corruption in our political system any time soon.
ODA not faster after all
by Boo Chanco - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
While there is still time, President Duterte’s economic managers should eat humble pie and admit that depending on official development assistance or ODA for Build Build Build isn’t proving to be faster...
Bola pa more?
by Boo Chanco - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
At last it happened. A tourism Secretary managed to arrange a meeting together with key members of the Cabinet needed to support tourism. They agreed to focus on improving the arrivals and departure experience, specially...
Economy in the doldrums
by Boo Chanco - June 27, 2018 - 12:00am
“Now, the economy is in the doldrums… Interest rates are picking up, are getting high so it destroys the existing (economic gains) … You raise your (interest rate), our (peso value) goes down,...
Truth tellers
by Boo Chanco - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Condoleezza Rice calls them “truth-tellers” in her latest book, Political Risk, which was co-written with academic Amy Zegart.
System failure
by Boo Chanco - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The economic managers were in Japan this week to finalize plans to borrow significant amounts of money to finance Build Build Build.
Optimism bias
by Boo Chanco - June 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In her latest book, Political Risk, Condoleezza Rice pointed out the danger of “optimism bias” in predicting everything from outcome of business investments, sports events, political events and calculations...
Economic challenges
by Boo Chanco - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Whatever you may hear from government sources, know that we are living with serious economic challenges. Some were caused by external factors, but many are self inflicted mistakes.
Setting priorities
by Boo Chanco - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that she has been overwhelmingly confirmed by the Commission on Appointments, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat is starting to set her priorities.
Depression and suicide
by Boo Chanco - June 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The death of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain within days of each other shocked many of us.
At last, a decent airport
by Boo Chanco - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
At the inauguration of Mactan Terminal 2, I heard the President say, “sana ang Davao meron ding airport na tulad nito.” Umasa ka pa, Mr. President.
Economic managers
by Boo Chanco - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The top economic managers of the Duterte administration are still the bright spots of this government. But they are also feeling the heat and losing their cool.
A roof over one’s head
by Boo Chanco - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It is a basic human right, but even here in the land of milk and honey, there is a grand failure of society to provide.
No sense of ethics
by Boo Chanco - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
People have lost their sense of right and wrong. Just look at how President Duterte sees nothing wrong with the solicitor general owning a company earning hundreds of millions of pesos providing government offices...
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