Rey Gamboa
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Testing tribulations and Pag-asa’s legacy
by Rey Gamboa - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Our youngest daughter, Ina, left for Spain some days ago, but not without more than the normal dose of apprehension – not because of the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Europe or the emergence of a...
Have pass, will (hopefully) travel
by Rey Gamboa - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
During the holidays, a good number of Filipino families planned escapes from the confines of their pandemic shelters for out-of-town vacation destinations.
Giving to OFWs what is due them
by Rey Gamboa - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The needs of our overseas Filipino workers, currently still hovering at around 10 million even during the pandemic, require more focused attention from our government, and having its own specialized department should...
Using fintech to benefit the unbanked
by Rey Gamboa - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Without doubt, new and improved financial technologies many spawned by the pandemic-induced quarantine restrictions are bringing more unbanked Filipinos into the realm of digital banking, and more importantly, digital...
Looking forward to the old normal
by Rey Gamboa - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the last day of 2020, a year we will remember as having deprived us of so many things.
No quick turnaround after botched-up job
by Rey Gamboa - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
It is not going to be a quick turnaround for the economy in 2021 despite the expressed belief of the Philippine economic team for a strong rebound.
No pandemic can ‘turn off that light’
by Rey Gamboa - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, in front of the newly erected Vatican Christmas tree at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis greeted the faithful with a heart-gutting message that resonated deeply among those who were there.
A year of anguish
by Rey Gamboa - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
This was a terrible year, a time when what we experienced was something we could never have imagined happening in our lifetime.
Have vaccine will travel
by Rey Gamboa - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
With vaccines rolling out, the airline industry is one of the first in the world to see enhanced mobility, especially with the adoption of innovative health passport apps that give passengers a clean bill of health,...
Vaccine hesitancy
by Rey Gamboa - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The vaccines are coming, but this does not really mean the Philippines is home free definitely, not by a long shot.
Confronting environmental protests and bureaucratic ineptitude
by Rey Gamboa - December 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The country just lost another year and potentially, could be more in the planned construction of the P12-billion Kaliwa Dam project, seen as the answer to Metro Manila’s threatening water shortage problem in...
Change is coming for vehicle owners
by Rey Gamboa - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos love their cars and for most, with the like sanctity of a marriage vow ‘til death do us part. Even after buying a second car, the old one becomes a spare; or because its resale price far “outweighs”...
Some things to look forward to
by Rey Gamboa - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
With just a little more than a month before yearend, commuters in Metro Manila had been looking forward to the completion of the whole Skyway stretching from Susana Heights in the south to the North Luzon Expressway...
Opening up retail trade
by Rey Gamboa - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
One of our readers, Justin Jose, sent an email that opens a discussion on one of the key economic reforms by way of legislative action that the Philippine government has been pushing for.
Shakedown in education system urgently needed
by Rey Gamboa - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Urgent change is contingent in the country’s educational system if graduates are to meet the growing demands of the labor market.
RCEP impact on the Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The big news on the sidelines of the closing session of the annual meeting of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Sunday was the virtual signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,...
Going for meaningful transformational startups
by Rey Gamboa - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The success stories of Facebook, Apple, and Google have inspired the growth of the startup ecosystem, not least in the Philippines, where aspirants dreamed of growing a garage business to one that would disrupt traditional...
Takeaways from America’s 2020 elections
by Rey Gamboa - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The last vote may not have been counted yet, but America’s election “decision desks” have weighed in and declared the country’s 46th president to be Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Building back must be better – and faster
by Rey Gamboa - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Super Typhoon Rolly has forced our attention to Catanduanes, the 12th largest island of the country, home to about 200,000 Filipinos, and top producer of the world’s abaca fiber. Rolly has dealt a breath-stopping...
No turning back for digital banking in Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
With well over a million users, China’s leading mobile-payments system, Alipay, posted $17.3 trillion in payment volume in China alone and $91.2 billion from abroad.
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