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Opportunities for deals in an escalating trade war
by Rey Gamboa - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Uncertainty continues to hover over the global economy as the trade war between China and the United States deepens with new calls to raise tariff rates on more products traded by both countries.
Time to bring down bank reserve ratios?
by Rey Gamboa - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Major Philippine banks are still hoping that a cut in reserve requirement ratios, currently at 18 percent, will be decided keeping with the current condition of local and global financial markets.
OTP’s and card scams
by Rey Gamboa - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
If you think your one-time password (OTP) is foolproof, think again.
Poor regard for tech-vocational education
by Rey Gamboa - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
When the President signed into law the proposed Tulong Trabaho Act in late February this year, images of the past scandal involving the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) briefly flashed...
Deadly sin of delays
by Rey Gamboa - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
This year’s Lenten season is over, yet we’re still fervently praying. This time, it’s not about putting an end to water shortages, but also to power outages, something that’s happening because...
Labor force must step up
by Rey Gamboa - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A large part of the Philippine labor force needs to be readied for the anticipated economic leap that the current government is aiming for.
Lessons from the Manila Water crisis
by Rey Gamboa - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In a more relaxed setting, we had the opportunity to exchange ideas with – as well as air some questions to – Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System administrator Reynaldo Velasco on the recent water...
Seriously, a national ID?
by Rey Gamboa - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Clearly, the new Philippine ID (PhilID) that’s expected to be rolled out later this year, and which will be available to initially about six million Filipinos, cannot to be confused – and substituted...
Will artificial intelligence save Philippine agriculture?
by Rey Gamboa - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has one of the region’s lowest farm productivity yields, which has led to low incomes for farming families, a dwindling farmer population and decreasing farm land area.
Is Philippines ready for IR4?
by Rey Gamboa - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Much has been written and said about the coming of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4), also known as Industry 4.0.
Choke points on Build Build Build
by Rey Gamboa - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The local construction industry, as well as the involved government’s various agencies on both local and national levels, are confronting a barrage of challenges resulting from the explosion of infrastructure...
The sugar debate
by Rey Gamboa - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
To protect the local sugar industry in 2017, the Sugar Regulatory Administration imposed restrictions on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) importation.
Easing into a zero waste lifestyle
by Rey Gamboa - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Zero waste lifestyle has jumped from a concept to reality, even if it is still just a tiny fraction of the world’s population – mostly women – that have embraced it.
Fight for water (4)
by Rey Gamboa - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
It isn’t time to panic – yet. Rather, it is time to prepare for the coming of a crisis, a real one, which would affect not just our drinking and sanitation sources, but also our food security.
Fight for water(3)
by Rey Gamboa - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Michael A. Bengwayan, currently a fellow of Echoing Green Foundation in New York, recently wrote about an ongoing tribal war in Mountain Province north of the Philippines over water.
Fight for water (2)
by Rey Gamboa - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The world is seeing the early stages of a water crisis, one that has raised a multitude of alarm bells, and is prodding humankind to act before it becomes too late.
Fight for water (1)
by Rey Gamboa - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The fight for water will take on epic proportions within the decade, if the government is not able to arrive soon at a national water security policy that will answer the water needs of a growing nation for drinking,...
Game-changer for Iloilo
by Rey Gamboa - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a lot of speculative fear that the importation of cheaper rice, even with steep tariff walls, will only harm our rice farmers. Fortunately, not everyone thinks this way.
Reinvigorating the agriculture sector
by Rey Gamboa - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol is often criticized for his scant knowledge of agriculture economics, having been more popular as a journalist and writer – and, with the May 2016 presidential election,...
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.
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