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The economic managers
by Boo Chanco - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte said early on that he doesn’t understand economics and he will leave economic matters in the hands of his economic managers.
They are here!
by Boo Chanco - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
They had been here for quite a while. Just go to 168 mall and you get the feeling you are shopping in some bargain mall in Shanghai.
Disruptive solar proponent
by Boo Chanco - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
People say they want change. Ordinary folks like you and me are tired of the status quo. We welcome disruptors to our existing exploitative systems.
Put tourism on priority
by Boo Chanco - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In the wake of our serious trade deficit that’s causing problems with our current account and accelerating the peso’s depreciation, there have been suggestions that we put more than our usual effort in...
Water
by Boo Chanco - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Water everywhere but not a drop to drink! That’s the likely situation faced by many of our countrymen in the hard-hit areas of Typhoon Ompong.
Trade gap
by Boo Chanco - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
In his television appearance last Tuesday, the only thing President Duterte said about the economic crisis we face today is that his economic managers are taking care of it.
Competitiveness
by Boo Chanco - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, Nikkei Asian Review carried a report about Nestle warning they may close its coffee manufacturing plant in Cagayan de Oro and move to some other Asean country.
Just do it!
by Boo Chanco - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I just found out that former DOTC secretary Jun Abaya tried to get approval of Phase 2 of the NAIA Terminal 2 rehabilitation, but was supposedly rebuffed by then DOF secretary Cesar Purisima and then Tourism secretary...
Politika pa more...
by Boo Chanco - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The country is a mess.
Is the Bulacan airport doomed?
by Boo Chanco - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
When I brought up the question to Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez last Friday, he said that as far as he is concerned the unsolicited proposal of San Miguel to build a world class airport in Bulacan is considered...
SMC offers to import rice
by Boo Chanco - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
In a freewheeling conversation with Ramon Ang last week, we talked about the current rice crisis. He quickly offered to buy all the rice needed to bring down retail cost by 30 percent.
National honor
by Boo Chanco - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
An athlete who won a gold medal in the last Southeast Asian Games, but failed to match her own time record in the ongoing Asian Games, told an interviewer she was still proud of her non-performance.
Never ending airport debate
by Boo Chanco - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Xiamen Air accident has sparked fresh discussions about the need for a new international airport gateway soonest.
Infested rice
by Boo Chanco - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Are Filipinos only good for imported bukbuk-infested rice? Or did some people make money on the latest NFA import? Did we pay for good commercial rice, but did NFA agree to receive old stock rice about to be reclassified...
We complicate things
by Boo Chanco - August 24, 2018 - 12:00am
An accomplished businessman wrote me to say we are needlessly complicating solutions to our problems...
Let us stop being resilient
by Boo Chanco - August 22, 2018 - 12:00am
If we Filipinos want to make our lives better, we should stop being resilient.
Worries on the economy
by Boo Chanco - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Turkey is now in serious economic trouble. The Turkish Lira has lost almost half its value this year. That’s because politics has interfered with the sound decision making of the Central Bank.
Growing our food
by Boo Chanco - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
It is at this time of the year, when the rains come in torrents, that the cost of foodstuff hit the roof. Baguio vegetables are particularly vulnerable to flooded highways.
Tourism enterprise zone
by Boo Chanco - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
When the current Tourism Act was being discussed by Congress, there was the assumption that tourism as an industry should be privately driven.
Food crisis?
by Boo Chanco - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
To those who can afford to buy and read a newspaper, it sounds absurd to hear anyone declare the existence of a food crisis.
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