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Work with private sector
by Boo Chanco - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
“Why does the national government want to monopolize the purchase [of the vaccines]?
Tango...not chacha!
by Boo Chanco - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
I saw a meme on social media that captures the right reaction to congressional moves to open Charter change debates now.
Funding problem
by Boo Chanco - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The national government is facing a funding problem to comply with the order of the Supreme Court to increase the IRA received by LGUs.
Petron refinery’s strategic value
by Boo Chanco - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
We are about to lose the last oil refinery and no one in government seems the least bit concerned about it.
Regulate online shopping
by Boo Chanco - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The pandemic lockdown did not convince me to do online shopping.
Shortchanging Imperial Manila
by Boo Chanco - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
A column I wrote about the Metro Manila commuter rail drew an email from a reader who thinks Metro Manilans are being shortchanged in the allocation of tax money for infrastructure.
Forced to go digital
by Boo Chanco - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The pandemic forced us to go digital as the new way of life. Work from home has long been suggested as a means of alleviating traffic jams that make the daily lives of most employees hellish, but bosses and HR managers...
Goodbye 2020
by Boo Chanco - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
2020 is supposed to be good. It suggests perfect vision.
Commuter rail
by Boo Chanco - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
A JICA senior consultant on transport once observed that we were better off during the tranvia days in the 1930s.
They should commute!
by Boo Chanco - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Edison Bong Nebrija of MMDA posted this on Twitter last week: “As I was passing the busway last night at around 10 p.m., I passed a bus overloaded with passengers. I radioed the base to apprehend the said bus....
God’s gift to us
by Boo Chanco - December 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been an awful year. Many of us are just happy it will soon be over.
Regulatory failure
by Boo Chanco - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
It was absolutely clear from the Senate hearing last week that the Toll Regulatory Board failed in its job of regulating the tollway companies.
Governance crisis
by Boo Chanco - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin posted this cryptic post on Twitter last week:
Government and business
by Boo Chanco - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Sociologist Randy David made an interesting comment in his column about the RFID problems.
Global Pinoy
by Boo Chanco - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A statistical chart from Statista recently revealed that the Philippines is the third largest source of highly educated migrants to OECD countries.
We can’t be that stupid
by Boo Chanco - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
International studies are showing today’s young Filipinos are among the dumbest students in the world. Aray! It wasn’t like this when we were growing up. What happened?
Will you get vaccinated?
by Boo Chanco - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that at least three COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available, the question arises: Will you get vaccinated? The short answer is, of course you should. That’s the only way we can potentially be protected...
Regulatory capture
by Boo Chanco - December 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Toll Regulatory Board is a good example of classic regulatory capture. They forget the public interest nature of their work, or maybe they are just plain lazy.
Contact tracing
by Boo Chanco - December 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Our government’s COVID response has been so far behind our ASEAN neighbors because we never implemented an effective contact tracing program.
Too big to fail?
by Boo Chanco - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the years, big business has developed the self-serving concept that some corporations are too big to fail… and taxpayers must pay the cost of their mistakes.
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