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Our tourism effort
by Boo Chanco - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
I received a number of reactions to a proposal I made to abolish the tourism department.
Preparing for AI
by Boo Chanco - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Visits to the Bay Area always make me wonder what’s next in technology’s disruptive products and services.
by Boo Chanco - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Oil prices are rising and geopolitical tensions are threatening security of supply.
Berna must clean tourism
by Boo Chanco - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The appointment of Berna Romulo Puyat as the new tourism secretary was well received, judging from the thousands of positive comments and likes on social media.
by Boo Chanco - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
I must admit patience is not one of my strong virtues. Often, my biggest problem is that the rest of the world seems to be taking its sweet time.
Inflation and interest rate
by Boo Chanco - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
To raise or not to raise! It seems simple basic economics calls for the BSP MB to move on interest rates to tame rising inflation. But it isn’t that simple. What the BSP MB does tomorrow is still up in the...
Dismantle tourism department
by Boo Chanco - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Honestly, what right does one industry, tourism, have to justify one Cabinet department for itself?
Jobs Jobs Jobs
by Boo Chanco - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
There were a lot of Labor Day drama from various sectors, but no one focused on how to create more jobs.
Build build build airport na!
by Boo Chanco - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
At last we are moving (or so it seems) on a project that’s so urgently needed.
Amateur hour at DFA
by Boo Chanco - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
We have a big problem. We have confirmation from events last week that our secretary of foreign affairs has no idea what diplomacy is about… As my friend Greg Macabenta puts it, na (Alan) Peter Principle si...
Water crisis
by Boo Chanco - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It is often said that the next big war will be over access to fresh water. A dam being built by Ethiopia that will limit the flow of Nile water to Sudan and Egypt is starting to heat up a conflict among those n...
Insane rice policy
by Boo Chanco - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Insanity, someone once said, is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.
Trust and TRAIN 2
by Boo Chanco - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
We had a very interesting and frank discussion of the controversial package 2 of the administration’s tax reform program at a meeting of the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF).
Economic legs
by Boo Chanco - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The market plunged mid week in reaction to the weak OFW remittance data, a market analyst said. A sliding PSE index shouldn’t be a serious concern just yet because market volatility everywhere has been hi...
Tugade turns into Mar Roxas
by Boo Chanco - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
I had a strange feeling it was about to happen. Last week I got my confirmation. Transportation Secretary Art Tugade has turned into a Mar Roxas clone. That explains a lot.
Kangaroo Court
by Boo Chanco - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
There was a time when I held our Supreme Court in high esteem. The justices were reputable, erudite, and invisible. They more or less stayed out of the public limelight. Their opinions are heard only in the decisions...
by Boo Chanco - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no such word in the English dictionary.
Expensive lesson
by Boo Chanco - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The decision has been made to close Boracay for six months to clean it up and make sure establishments there follow the law.
Ilog Pasig
by Boo Chanco - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
We should be happy Honeylet Avancena, the virtual First Lady, has made it possible for the Pasig River rehabilitation effort to be taken up in the last Cabinet meeting.
Madrid ConFusion Manila
by Boo Chanco - April 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Ideally, the person entrusted with the job of selling the Philippines to tourists should have a world view.
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