Rey Gamboa
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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.
Lessons from Joanna Demafelis
by Rey Gamboa - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
We continue from our last column, Lessons from Kuwait, where we defined three learning points that could be gleaned from the recent reported deaths of Filipino workers in Kuwait. Let’s discuss each one at more...
Phoenix rises
by Rey Gamboa - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Lessons from Kuwait
by Rey Gamboa - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s offer of a free flight to any interested Filipino migrant worker in Kuwait to return home and his order banning work deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait has resulted once again in the Philippines...
Where credit is due
by Rey Gamboa - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Renewing one’s passport is not a pleasant chore, but it has to be done. Especially now that travel has become very affordable not only here, but also abroad.
Masters of the sand and sea
by Rey Gamboa - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
With the continuing recovery of the global economy, international tourism is notably also on an upswing.
How the auto industry performed in 2017
by Rey Gamboa - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
We have finally finished consolidating the figures provided to us by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the government agency mandated to ensure that all motor land vehicles all over the country are legally ...
Confusing and confused rice priorities
by Rey Gamboa - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In case you initially got confused with the exchange of words about the state of rice supply in the Philippines – all coming from government sources, by the way – chances are you buy rice that’s...
We’ll be there in due time
by Rey Gamboa - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has determined that there are enough frequencies to accommodate a third telco player, and that seems to be the final word on whether a third player...
A ticking time bomb in the power sector
by Rey Gamboa - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Like a ticking time bomb, the impasse at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) – after four of its commissioners were suspended – will not only affect consumers with possible brownouts in the coming...
They don’t just manufacture, import or sell cars
by Rey Gamboa - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Being one of the country’s pioneering motoring journalists I have the fortunate experience of seeing the development of Philippine motoring in the past three decades—from motorsports to its industry...
Ifs and buts of a common tower policy
by Rey Gamboa - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The idea of having common towers to be used by telecommunication companies, namely Smart, Globe plus one or two more future new players in the industry, bears some consideration, but will certainly need to be thought...
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