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Mitigating oil price hikes
by Rey Gamboa - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, which kicked in at the start of 2018, is largely seen – rightly or wrongly – as one of the biggest reasons why consumers are seeing successive increases...
A Filipino worker’s tale
by Rey Gamboa - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
This is a story of an ordinary Filipino worker, perhaps one that is echoed by millions of others in this country. It was dated April 20 and must have arrived at my office through slow mail while I was away for my...
Helping the poor, helping nations
by Rey Gamboa - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Among the international lending institutions that have reached out to the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank is perhaps seen as the least invasive in the country’s affairs.
Fight against endo: Nothing much changed
by Rey Gamboa - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, Philippine labor faced disappointment over the issuance of Executive Order 51 by President Duterte on Labor Day, May 1.
Readers speak on various topics
by Rey Gamboa - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
We have several letters from readers who deserve some space in this column.
Scaling down
by Rey Gamboa - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
In the face of growing pessimism over the gargantuan hurdles that a third telecommunications company in the Philippines will have to surmount to fulfill the requirements laid out by the Department of Information...
Infrastructure to solve Metro Manila transport woes
by Rey Gamboa - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the less headlined updates on the Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration is the approval for construction of eight bridges in Metro Manila, all of which would be started this year and eyed...
Trump’s ‘Buy American’ could benefit Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” call to action is slowly taking shape, and how this will escalate and eventually affect relationships with China, the United States’ biggest goods...
Upgrading BPO workforce skills is key
by Rey Gamboa - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The face of the business process outsourcing industry is one that has shown the fastest change in the last couple of years, and this is largely due to the equally fast changing world of information technology and...
To Filipinos, it’s Uber and out
by Rey Gamboa - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The big buzz on local social media in recent days has been the officially announced sellout of Uber’s Southeast Asian operations to Grab, apparently to allow the US company to cut back on its losses, as well...
Be warned of false prophets
by Rey Gamboa - March 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Pope Francis’ Lenten message, released before Ash Wednesday, focuses on the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew’s words, “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold”...
Cleaning up Boracay
by Rey Gamboa - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The rehabilitation of Boracay Island, an internationally famous tourist destination, is in order given the many long outstanding ecological and sanitation problems, as well as building violations.
Philippines take-off: Agri, shipping and tourism
by Rey Gamboa - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
How can the Philippines fly?
Taming inflation
by Rey Gamboa - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Just before the Philippine Statistics Authority released its adjusted February 2018 inflation rate of 3.9 percent using 2012 as the base year, majority of private sector economic analysts were already warning of...
Fake news and fake aid
by Rey Gamboa - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The front act for today’s column is fake news, and some may argue, it should be treated as the main essay. Just the same, bear with me and hear me out on my thoughts.
Take two for China
by Rey Gamboa - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The local telecommunications industry may not seem to be a worthwhile opportunity for Chinese companies to invest in (yet), but there are many other areas in the country that are definitely enticing to them, notwithstanding...
The third telco
by Rey Gamboa - March 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It looks like China is out. So far, the Koreans are still in, and India has yet to be seen.
Airport options
by Rey Gamboa - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Starting infrastructure projects, especially those that require billions of pesos in capitalization, is a daunting task as the current government is now realizing.
Going for the best tax incentive package
by Rey Gamboa - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Lowering corporate income taxes as proposed in the draft of the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program by the Department of Finance would be cinch.
Pinoy entrepreneurship
by Rey Gamboa - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no doubt about it, this is the age of Pinoy entrepreneurs.
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