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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.
A gift to improve competitiveness
by Rey Gamboa - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
On his 73rd birthday, Sen. Frank Drilon was on the floor of the Senate, giving a sponsorship speech for one of the bills that he held close to his heart, not just as a seasoned legislator, but as a Filipino who had...
It’s all about commitments
by Rey Gamboa - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
At the close of the G20 meeting held in Argentina last week, leaders of 19 countries and the International Monetary Fund (which accounts for the 20th in G20) issued a joint communiqué, putting at ease speculations...
Tower trouble
by Rey Gamboa - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Ramon “RJ” Jacinto may be credited for suggesting having common towers for the Philippines’ telecommunications industry.
Reforming tourism-related taxes
by Rey Gamboa - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Ask a foreign tourist what is most enjoyable about a visit to the Philippines, and one of the answers would invariably be the cheap shopping.
Unrest between labor and management
by Rey Gamboa - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Business groups in the country are hoping that the latest daily wage increase orders issued by the regional wage boards across the country during the last few weeks will mollify employees badly hit by rising prices...
Competitiveness and the 4th Industrial Revolution
by Rey Gamboa - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In the latest Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Philippines overtook four ASEAN members to push for higher ranking, largely made possible by the WEF’s adoption of a...
Financial inclusiveness in the digital age
by Rey Gamboa - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
As the digital revolution continues its march, traditional banks are facing challenges from uncharted sectors.
Privacy breaches
by Rey Gamboa - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The big word these days on social media is privacy.
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