Boo Chanco
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From Tondo boy to Forbes philanthropist
by Boo Chanco - December 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Fresh from his executive medical check-up, San Miguel’s Ramon S. Ang told his audience of ageing newspaper columnists that health is wealth.
Usual infra roadblock
by Boo Chanco - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
For a country in urgent need of modern infrastructure, we have a penchant for using the legal system to delay the completion of such projects.
Resource curse
by Boo Chanco - December 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Imelda Marcos once commented that the Philippines is a rich country pretending to be poor.
Serious crisis in education
by Boo Chanco - December 4, 2023 - 12:00am
The performance of our science high schools have been at the highest level from the start.
Catch-up Fridays
by Boo Chanco - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
At long last, we are hearing a sensible plan from Vice President Sara Duterte in her capacity as Secretary of Education. Instead of her focus on ROTC and confidential funds, she has launched a program that addresses...
Give back to society
by Boo Chanco - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
“The rich are no longer willing to support the societies they inhabit.”
Incremental gains
by Boo Chanco - November 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The problems of this country have festered for decades and it is easy to lose hope we can ever make things better.
Looming crisis
by Boo Chanco - November 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Even before he took his oath, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. expressed doubts about available data on production and demand amid issues on agricultural products. “The problem right now is medyo...
Iloilo means business
by Boo Chanco - November 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Good governance means good business and good economic growth.
Queen cities of the south
by Boo Chanco - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
It was the Diwali holiday’s long weekend in Singapore, so my son who lives there took the occasion to make an impromptu visit here.
Pre-need failures
by Boo Chanco - November 17, 2023 - 12:00am
It is tough being in the working middle class. The rich have no money problems. The poor have no money to have problems with. The middle class earning a salary, trying to budget it to cover needs both current and...
A doctor shortage
by Boo Chanco - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
If having good intentions was good enough to make our lives better, we would be a First World country by now.
Filipino doctors
by Boo Chanco - November 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Two Filipino doctors were among the first to leave Gaza after the border crossing with Egypt was opened.
Sharing prosperity
by Boo Chanco - November 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The folks at the Management Association of the Philippines are now talking about shared prosperity. This is not only timely; it is long overdue given our very unequal social structure.
Unhappy farmers
by Boo Chanco - November 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas business expectations survey shows that agribusiness firms continue to have a negative outlook for the next 12 months, even as all sectors of the economy are upbeat for 20...
Rice and fall
by Boo Chanco - November 6, 2023 - 12:00am
A big welcome to the new Secretary of Agriculture, and good luck.
Nation’s health
by Boo Chanco - November 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Managing the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the shortcomings of the country’s health care system particularly in terms of prevention, control and mitigation of infectious diseases.
Yes men
by Boo Chanco - November 1, 2023 - 12:00am
When I was still working in a corporate setting, a fellow executive once thanked me for strongly voicing sentiments in a planning session that he said were shared by a number of other executives but were afraid to...
Local governments
by Boo Chanco - October 30, 2023 - 12:00am
The barangay election is supposed to be an exercise of democracy at the grassroots.
A steel industry
by Boo Chanco - October 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Steel is the backbone of modern industry.
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