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Rey Gamboa
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Five exes and more to come
by Rey Gamboa - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Five successive quarters of economic contraction represent five exes of how the Philippines has floundered as a result of the government’s continued blundering.
Battered MSMEs need well-defined assistance program
by Rey Gamboa - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Last year, while under lockdown, many of our small entrepreneurs had the rug pulled from under their feet.
‘Are you vaccinated?’
by Rey Gamboa - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The question has been a sign of concern, especially if the person being asked is a senior citizen or one who has health issues that pose risks of being severely ill of COVID-19.
Racing to herd immunity
by Rey Gamboa - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Here are new real-world studies, this time from the United Kingdom, which provides us with more information on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy.
COVID-19 anxiety and cures
by Rey Gamboa - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
World attention has riveted to India and epidemiologists now project as many as 500,000 daily reported cases and a million dead from the novel coronavirus by August.
When technology becomes our stalker
by Rey Gamboa - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
We love the internet for many things, including keeping us virtually connected while we remain quarantined in our homes, but we can also find it nefarious especially when we experience our privacies breached or in...
High inflation and cheap adequate food on the table
by Rey Gamboa - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Oil is back from negative territory. As mass vaccinations roll out in the US and Europe, and with China’s economy surging ahead on an 18.3 percent growth during the first quarter of the year, crude oil prices...
A reader’s take on hog import relaxation
by Rey Gamboa - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Public interest must be served by providing adequate supply of basic needs, like food at affordable cost even if it means importing.
Sparking a new agri revolution
by Rey Gamboa - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
As the National Capital Region and its surrounding environs (collectively now known as NCR Plus) continue to hunker down in an attempt to pull back infection levels, life outside the bubble in many rural areas continue...
‘New thinking’ in agri still our best bet
by Rey Gamboa - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
William Dar’s “new thinking” for Philippine agriculture is struggling to circumvent some serious setbacks, the biggest of them being the pandemic, and more recently, the ongoing pork supply distortion...
Lockdown’s bureaucratic inefficiencies bring economic contraction
by Rey Gamboa - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
In all likelihood, data from the first quarter of 2021 will point to another economic contraction, bringing this to be the fifth consecutive quarter of negative growth for the Philippines despite having been on varying...
Realities of ongoing war against virus
by Rey Gamboa - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
As we wade through more stories of friends and family members who either contracted the virus or died of it, our exasperation grows.
DOH and FDA should open up to alternative cures
by Rey Gamboa - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Desperation is something that is most familiar to many Filipinos these days with cases of infection at record levels plus the possibility of extending the currently extreme lockdown in the coming weeks; people don’t...
Alternatives to long ineffective lockdown
by Rey Gamboa - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Several readers have weighed in on my recent columns, some of them expressing impatience over the government’s response to the pandemic over the last 12 months.
Acting on our own initiatives to survive this pandemic
by Rey Gamboa - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The surge of fast-spreading strains of COVID-19, coupled with the relaxation of pandemic health protocols, has induced government to call for a two-week time out to curb the sudden spikes in infection cases. But...
Sitting ducks in a pandemic
by Rey Gamboa - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The way this pandemic is headed for the Philippines, with case numbers spiking by the hundreds in recent days and Filipinos desperately needing to get back to work, it feels very much like being a sitting duck left...
Addressing EV battery use, disposal
by Rey Gamboa - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Being an emerging new technology in the transport sector, battery production and use for electric vehicles is drawing much scrutiny among environment and sustainability pundits, especially with increasing prospects...
Electric vehicles: Making change happen
by Rey Gamboa - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
With the increased prospect of electricity taking a more dominant role in powering personal mobility this decade, the debate on electric vehicle batteries has also been given bigger attention.
Surging cases greet yearlong lockdowns
by Rey Gamboa - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The country is entering the first year anniversary of a government order to quarantine Metro Manila as a precaution to rising coronavirus cases.
No turning back for electric vehicles
by Rey Gamboa - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
This decade will see major shifts in our transportation system, the most apparent of which would be in the kind of cars we will see on the road.
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