Rey Gamboa
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Unleashing the potential of startups
by Rey Gamboa - December 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has one certified unicorn, a coveted status of a startup business that has reached a valuation of $1 billion. However, there are thousands of still struggling startups, many trying to keep afloat...
A reader’s view on the Malampaya story
by Rey Gamboa - November 30, 2021 - 12:00am
One of our readers, Napoleon T. Cabello, shares his views on the now-controversial sales of both Chevron and Shell Philippines Exploration’s interests in the Malampaya natural gas fields to Dennis Uy’s...
Delayed passport processing excuses
by Rey Gamboa - November 25, 2021 - 12:00am
International travel is once again top of mind for more Filipinos, but pandemic-related concerns are being overshadowed by a bigger headache: getting a passport or having it renewed whether you’re a local or...
BBB talks
by Rey Gamboa - November 23, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s Build Build Build for the Philippines; it’s Build Back Better for the United States.
Making up for learning loss
by Rey Gamboa - November 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A hundred of 61,000 public schools is a miniscule fraction, but nevertheless an important start that could build confidence in reopening more schools in areas where the coronavirus infection rates are zero and I’m...
The Malampaya story
by Rey Gamboa - November 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The ongoing Malampaya story, with main characters Udenna, Chevron, Shell and PNOC/DOE, evokes varied emotions ranging from distrust, anger, and bitterness, while enraged critics howl allegations of corruption, some...
Retiring coal plants will not be easy or cheap
by Rey Gamboa - November 11, 2021 - 12:00am
At the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the Philippines conditionally signed a pledge to phase out coal in the coming decades.
Raring to travel, even domestically
by Rey Gamboa - November 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Get those vaccination cards out! Travel is back on the agenda of most Filipinos who have completed their full vaccine dose, especially now that COVID-19 infection rates are so much lower and the increase in numbers...
Curing stronger than expected inflation pressures
by Rey Gamboa - November 4, 2021 - 12:00am
A track of the global index of food costs by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization over the last 12 months shows steadily increasing prices of the five commodity food prices being measured, i.e., meat, dairy,...
Firm climate change commitments still missing
by Rey Gamboa - November 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The issue of climate change had been pushed to the fore of concerns in the recently concluded Group of 20 meeting, although as expected, no firm details were committed by the attending heads of the world’s...
‘Last mile’ glitch in vaccination plan
by Rey Gamboa - October 28, 2021 - 12:00am
We’re not short of vaccines now. In fact, they are now pouring out of our ears. What we lack, though, is foresight. Sorely.
Desperate for tourists
by Rey Gamboa - October 26, 2021 - 12:00am
A number of Southeast Asian countries are diligently working out protocols for inbound tourist travel to resume despite still relatively high new COVID-19 rate infections.
‘Enlightened’ small farmers
by Rey Gamboa - October 21, 2021 - 12:00am
A rather simplistic view of what defines Philippine agriculture should rest on two basic tenets: (1) The urgency of providing for a secure supply of and reasonably priced food for a growing nation. And, (2) Ensuring...
Small farmers are vanishing
by Rey Gamboa - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the many ancient laws that need a comprehensive review and, in all likelihood, subsequent revisions would be the Magna Carta of Small Farmers (MCSP), which will pass its 30th year of existence in June next...
Saving agri needs firm action on roadmaps
by Rey Gamboa - October 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Agriculture in the Philippines remains a lost soul, and putting the blame on being a member of the World Trade Organization is not altogether accurate.
My next president
by Rey Gamboa - October 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Who is my president for 2022 to 2028?
Oil shock
by Rey Gamboa - October 7, 2021 - 12:00am
As if the pandemic were not enough, now comes higher crude oil prices.
PAREX: Rivers of doubt and reason
by Rey Gamboa - October 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Listening to both sides of the debate for and against the plan to construct a 19.37-kilometer six-lane all-elevated expressway skirting the banks of Pasig River raises rivers of doubt and reasoning, which in the...
Pegasus spyware ramifications
by Rey Gamboa - September 30, 2021 - 12:00am
As more people are being made aware of the dangers of personal information they may unwittingly have shared over social media platforms, now comes a bigger threat over technologies that are embedded in and run your...
The Facebook we don’t see
by Rey Gamboa - September 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The series of explosive stories run by the Wall Street Journal about Facebook is not likely to be the last that will hound the world’s immensely popular and highly profitable social media company.
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