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Boo Chanco
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Regional bully
by Boo Chanco - April 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Duterte is wrong.
Social media
by Boo Chanco - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Back in the late 60s or over 50 years ago, our journalism professors at the UP Institute of Mass Communication had this itch to erase from the minds of their eager and idealistic students that there is in fact freedom...
Bara-bara development
by Boo Chanco - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
I can’t think of a more appropriate English word to describe the way we handle development in our country.
Sticky food inflation
by Boo Chanco - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Decades of incompetence and corruption at the Department of Agriculture have made food inflation rather sticky for us these days.
Malampaya
by Boo Chanco - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Our big frustration in the old Ministry of Energy was the inability to discover a big enough oil or natural gas reserves in the country.
Clark looks lifeless
by Boo Chanco - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Compared to the bustling areas around Clark from Mabalacat to Angeles City, Clark seems rather dead. Yet, Clark Development Corp. reports investments worth P44.4 billion in the first quarter of this year. Baka promised...
Senior citizen healthcare
by Boo Chanco - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Whoever is representing the senior citizens party list in Congress has done nothing about our real needs.
State of catastrophe
by Boo Chanco - April 1, 2024 - 12:00am
For someone born and raised in Metro Manila, Holy Week is always welcomed as a respite from the usual chaos in our streets. With millions of residents leaving the metropolis for hometowns, beaches and other vacation...
Early Holy Week
by Boo Chanco - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
If soul searching, repentance and making your relationship right with your Creator are things you do on Holy Week, all came early for me this year. And now, it feels like I have been given a second chance at li...
The iris reveals it all
by Boo Chanco - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
William Shakespeare once said, “The eyes are the window to your soul.
NAIA sale to pay debts
by Boo Chanco - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Amid the excitement over the successful privatization of NAIA’s rehab and operation, Finance Secretary Ralph Recto mused about the future of NAIA beyond the 15-year San Miguel concession period.
A new NCR
by Boo Chanco - March 20, 2024 - 12:00am
I have noticed in my 70 years of living in the Philippines that our government hardly plans ahead to provide for potential catastrophic situations that scientists have warned about. Bahala na. Anyway, Filipinos...
Not Taylor-made
by Boo Chanco - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Can’t figure out why my friend, Cong. Joey Salceda made an international embarrassment of himself by criticizing Singapore for monopolizing the Taylor Swift concert in Southeast Asia.
Adding value
by Boo Chanco - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
What we need are strategic thinkers on top of our policy formulation and program execution. What we have are bureaucrats, technocrats and politicians with very myopic views. We need leaders who can DREAM BIG for...
Exporting our people
by Boo Chanco - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Exporting people has become a major industry for low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Bank, the amount of money sent home by migrant workers surged to an expected $794 billion in 2022.
Make public schools local
by Boo Chanco - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
It is obvious that we need more than the million plus DepEd bureaucracy to fast track the resurrection of our international reputation badly tarnished by results of recent international tests placing our children...
Walang ambisyon?
by Boo Chanco - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
A discussion in a Viber group populated by many economists focused on the role of development in reducing poverty.
Good housekeeping
by Boo Chanco - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
“Baka naman yung surot, daga at ipis sa NAIA ay gusto lang umalis ng Pilipinas sa hirap ng buhay at naghihintay ng masasakyan.”
A matter of confidence
by Boo Chanco - March 4, 2024 - 12:00am
We have been talking about attracting foreign direct investments for the longest time. It is used to justify BBM’s globe-trotting.
Pogi Points
by Boo Chanco - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
You would think that a presumably mature democracy like the United States with over 200 years’ experience in the art of governance would have a Congress that puts primacy on the national interest.
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