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Rise of a new consumerism
by Rey Gamboa - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Consumer activism in the Philippines in recent years has suffered a serious blow as the voices of organized and individual dissent were drowned.
Rise of a new consumerism
by Rey Gamboa - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Consumer activism in the Philippines in recent years has suffered a serious blow as the voices of organized and individual dissent were drowned.
Pagcor failure in POGO’s governance
by Rey Gamboa - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Spur-of-the-moment decisions often result in dire consequences, and this is so true for the Philippine offshore gaming sector, more popularly known as POGOs, that have sprouted like mushrooms in many parts of the...
Clarifications and comments by readers
by Rey Gamboa - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We give way to two readers today. The first is from Raul Q. Montemayor, national manager of the Federation of Free Farmers, who wishes to clarify data that he cited, and which we picked up in the BizLinks column...
‘New paths of addiction’
by Rey Gamboa - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the strong lobby of e-cigarette and heated tobacco product (HTP) makers, Sen. Pia Cayetano was able to cut through the myriad of disinformation that tried to distance e-cigarettes and HTPs as “reduced...
Transparency issue still hogs oil industry
by Rey Gamboa - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
With still so much uncertainty about the geopolitics of oil as a result of the recent combined missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing plant and Khurais oil field, the Philippine government...
Resolving Malampaya issues
by Rey Gamboa - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Definitely, the consortium that has operated the drilling and production of the Malampaya-Camago liquefied natural gas (LNG) fields off Palawan will need to renegotiate its terms of engagement with the Philippine...
Digital-savvy business leaders as coaches
by Rey Gamboa - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Chot Reyes, who has carved a name in Philippine sports as coach of many basketball teams that have won championships in the Philippine Basketball Association and for leading the country back to the World Cup as Gilas...
CITIRA saga
by Rey Gamboa - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Getting a bill to pass through the legislature can be a mean feat, and this is so true for House Bill 4157 or the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) which was approved on third...
Ayala Group participates in UHC delivery
by Rey Gamboa - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
How the current administration will pursue its avowed universal healthcare program for Filipinos with the broad participation of the private sector’s health delivery services will be crucial in defining its...
A reader talks about his agri experience
by Rey Gamboa - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, we give way to one of our readers.
Ambitious promises to make rail king again
by Rey Gamboa - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Noticeable in the proposed 2020 national budget is the P100-billion allocation for railway projects which the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will supervise.
Digital revolution to boost MSME
by Rey Gamboa - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
For micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), two significant developments may prove to be game-changers that could transform their operating landscapes in the next few years to make them more competitive...
EPIRA needs a review and relevance
by Rey Gamboa - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Gauging just how much – or little – has been achieved by a law is certainly prudent, and this is more true for the 2001 Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) which is aimed at restructuring how the...
Power sector still plagued with more issues
by Rey Gamboa - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
With the Supreme Court ruling voiding with finality 99 power supply agreements that did not go through competitive biddings, the 52 affected distribution utilities are now starting anew the process of securing much-needed...
Growing fuss over POGOs
by Rey Gamboa - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
So much negativity is happening lately in the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) sector that may force us to rethink just how long-term (or short-term) we should view this now billion-peso money-generating...
Agri’s catch-up strategy
by Rey Gamboa - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
William Dar, acting agriculture secretary, could be the economic team’s best catch-up answer for the agriculture sector this year, and perhaps, until the end of President Duterte’s term.
Solving ‘endo’ ills
by Rey Gamboa - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s recent veto of the controversial “anti-endo” bill that Congress submitted for approval into law in June does not mean that militant workers’ clamor is no longer valid,...
Correcting flaws of rice law’s year 1
by Rey Gamboa - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The first year of the Rice Tariffication Act, passed last February, should be regarded as an opportunity to check on loopholes, recommend remedies, and further strengthen the whole rice import and export liberalization...
When the president vetoes a proposed law
by Rey Gamboa - August 6, 2019 - 12:00am
It takes an immensely popular president to veto in toto a proposed law that favors – or would seem to – the interest of the masses, and still not get clobbered by flak.
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