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Senior citizen survivors
by Rey Gamboa - June 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Medical care for the elderly has become one of the biggest challenges during the pandemic, more so for those who have relatively serious health issues or who had been deprived of a means to earn.
Concurrent agri chief’s quandary
by Rey Gamboa - June 23, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines, like the rest of the world, is facing a food crisis in terms of supply and pricing, one that hangs on a precarious ledge these days as countries scramble to ensure that their constituents don’t...
The weak peso
by Rey Gamboa - June 21, 2022 - 12:00am
At the current peso-dollar exchange rate, Filipinos working abroad or receiving foreign currency for wages are only too thankful of the additional pesos that they can get.
Blaming inflation on the Russian invasion
by Rey Gamboa - June 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Two international agencies last week succinctly bared their dire assessments of the world’s economic health, and it should serve as a warning for the Philippines to brace for worsening days ahead.
Getting physically back to the office isn’t that easy
by Rey Gamboa - June 14, 2022 - 12:00am
For a growing number of office workers, the cost of fuel weighs heavy on employers’ return-to-the-office work calls.
P20 rice puzzle
by Rey Gamboa - June 9, 2022 - 12:00am
A campaign promise of a “P20 rice” would have been relegated to the sidelines if the candidate had little chance of winning.
Long-term plan for seafarers needed
by Rey Gamboa - June 7, 2022 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, the workings of the bureaucracy proceeds at its own pace, and there is little one can do to hurry it, no matter how grave the consequences of poor action.
Firefighting inflation
by Rey Gamboa - June 2, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the latest executive orders coming out of Malacanang Palace extends the tariff cuts on rice, pork, and chicken until the end of the year, as well as introduces new ones for corn and coal.
Bitter medicine for debt relief
by Rey Gamboa - May 31, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s hard to condemn the national government for incurring a P3.2 trillion debt in the two years that the country was coping with the pandemic.
Blessed with wind
by Rey Gamboa - May 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The weather has turned rainy, putting an end to a relatively short summer of high humidity and heat and surprisingly, very few brownouts or water supply disruptions.
Widening geopolitical rift
by Rey Gamboa - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
“The return of war, epidemics, and the climate crisis: all these disruptive forces have derailed the global recovery,” according to Professor Klaus Schwab in his opening remarks at the start of the 2022...
Digitalization dream
by Rey Gamboa - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Decades ago, the Land Transportation Office was possibly the worst government agency when dealing with Filipinos.
Coping with the P33 daily wage hike
by Rey Gamboa - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
T’was like a bolt in the blue. For thousands of micro- and small-sized companies, the newly mandated P33 hike in minimum daily wages for Metro Manila was a total surprise, although welcomed by more compassionate...
VCM, VCM, VCM
by Rey Gamboa - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Credits go to Mel Tiangco, seasoned television newscaster and host, who broadcast her frustration over the Commission on Elections’ malfunctioning vote counting machines during the live news coverage of the...
(In)Sanity the morning after
by Rey Gamboa - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
You lose or don’t lose your mind when all the votes are counted. After a grueling three months of campaigning that percolated down to two major contenders for the position of president, the country is now looking...
Jittery oil
by Rey Gamboa - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
A barrel of oil at $200 by the end of the year? Before you say, “Manahimik ka, Marites,” let me clarify that this was a projection by oil traders last March based on a reading that Europe will permanently...
The next president’s people
by Rey Gamboa - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
We have barely a week to go before Election Day. If things run smoothly, Congress should officially declare on or before end May a new set of elected government leaders who will rule this country for the next six...
The next big one
by Rey Gamboa - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Rift Valley Fever. Hantavirus. Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever. Lassa Fever. Malburg. Yellow Fever. H5N1 and H7N9 Influenza. Chikungunya. Ebola. Nipah virus. Another coronavirus.
50 years of Earth Day: Celebrating gains
by Rey Gamboa - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The celebration of Earth Day last Friday in the Philippines was muted by the election campaign noise, while in other parts of the world, matters of war or the rising cost of living dominated concerns over environmental...
Behind the SIM card registration veto
by Rey Gamboa - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
The veto of President Duterte on the proposed law that would have required people to register ownership of a SIM card using a valid ID and compelled the use of real names in social media accounts drew some mixed,...
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