Rey Gamboa
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Going overboard on a sustainable tourism promise
by Rey Gamboa - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Retaining the Philippine tourism campaign slogan, “It’s more fun in the Philippines,” is a good idea since it is a handle that doesn’t seem to be worn out yet.
Public-Private Partnership projects can augment Build Build Build thrust
by Rey Gamboa - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
With the Philippine economy showing little signs of faltering despite global trade problems and a slowdown in developed countries like Germany and China, the scope for more partnerships with the private sector in...
Infrastructure projects waiting in the wings
by Rey Gamboa - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine infrastructure projects with public-private (or private-public) partnerships, as differentiated from those with full government funding, are creeping back into the system – and this is a good t...
Philippine’s Universal Health Care: Political gimmick?
by Rey Gamboa - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines universal health coverage (UHC) as “ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.”
Reopening the Sin Tax Law
by Rey Gamboa - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Sometimes, a proposed tax imposition could be over the top.
Balancing act for cement industry
by Rey Gamboa - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The surge in infrastructure building under the government’s ambitious P8-trillion Build Build Build (BBB) program has spawned a dilemma for cement industry stakeholders and the Department of Trade and Industry...
Uncertainties in global markets
by Rey Gamboa - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) held last week in Davos, a small town in the Swiss Alps, ended on a not-so-positive note.
Manila Bay today: A nation’s collective sin
by Rey Gamboa - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a somewhat sense of relief that a Google search of the world’s dirtiest bays and beaches does not include Manila Bay.
Embracing telecommuting
by Rey Gamboa - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is one thing going for the cause of telecommuting in the Philippines, it is the long hours of travel going to work and going home.
Bracing for effects of impending rice imports
by Rey Gamboa - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The die has been cast. Neo-liberal economic policy-makers have won the day, and the livelihood of four million Filipino rice farmers now lies at stake as the floodgates for imported rice have been opened.
Hope for a reinvigorated agriculture sector
by Rey Gamboa - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
There could be hope for the country’s agriculture sector if we can take the finance secretary’s yearend statement that the President will prioritize raising farm productivity and rural incomes during...
Uncertainty kills BPO growth
by Rey Gamboa - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector in the country is beset by uncertainties arising from long-standing delays in the passage of the second package of the Philippine government’s Comprehensive Tax...
Common tower policy: Getting ‘facts’ straight
by Rey Gamboa - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
In coming up with a policy that will affect the nation, it is important to secure stakeholder views to build consensus.
Uncertainties at the start of 2019
by Rey Gamboa - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The start of 2019 brings some bitter news, one that raises anxiety among Filipinos who still remember how rising prices of basic commodities in the year just past could spoil prospects of the promise of an improved...
In the midst of uncertainties, there’s more to enjoy life with
by Rey Gamboa - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
First off, let me wish everyone a sincere greeting for a happy new year. We’ve experienced so many uncertainties in 2018, and while some things seem to be looking to turn for the better, it will certainly not...
A year of waiting
by Rey Gamboa - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
At the start of this year, we warned of the possible adverse effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which took effect on the first day of the year.
Power of the word
by Rey Gamboa - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
All of our colleagues in print, online, and broadcast media – journalists, researchers, columnists, editors, publishers, directors, cameramen, anchors, and all others – join hands in this blessed season...
Opening bank doors to the poor
by Rey Gamboa - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, one of the biggest impacts of the digital age on finance is how low-income groups are being encouraged to use non-traditional money exchange systems, therefore becoming an all-important first...
Before going cashles
by Rey Gamboa - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Getting more Filipinos to trust banks is already a big challenge for the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, but its goal of getting cashless transactions to rise to at least 20 percent of total transactions by 2020 would...
Going online shopping with caution
by Rey Gamboa - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The 11.11 and 12.12 online sales have ended, but the Christmas season still has more than 10 days left.
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