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Resetting education for 4IR
by Rey Gamboa - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and regarded as a pioneer in the personal computer era, had said in one 1995 interview that “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should...
Having ‘iskolars ng bayan’ we can be proud of
by Rey Gamboa - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For 1.8 million Filipinos who are now able to access free tertiary education in state universities and colleges (SUC) because of a law passed in 2017, being an iskolar ng bayan does not necessarily open doors to...
Learning continuity while pandemic rages
by Rey Gamboa - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
In these extraordinary times when a pandemic is raging, sending back 22 million Filipino public school students to school even if under a hybrid or blended scheme can already be considered a feat no matter if the...
Getting cars back on the road
by Rey Gamboa - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. are both looking forward to getting their production plants up and humming to normal capacity in a bid to capture lost sales during the last...
Remote work, shopping here to stay
by Rey Gamboa - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
With the pandemic still very much a threat to health safety in the work environment, work from home continues for millions of people around the world.
Retailing and happy hours
by Rey Gamboa - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The great debate now in retailing is whether or not the “new normal” will become the permanent normal of the future when this pandemic blows over.
Chopsuey learning
by Rey Gamboa - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Under normal circumstances, in this month in the Philippines, public school students would be preparing for mid-term exams and looking forward to taking a short break going into November. But these aren’t normal...
BBB or bust
by Rey Gamboa - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Build program and the country’s construction indus­try going into the last quarter of the year as attempts are underway to mitigate the setbacks caused by work suspen­sion resulting from the extended...
A million deaths
by Rey Gamboa - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
As most of us are aware, a century ago 1918-1919 to be exact there was the infamous so-called Spanish Flu.
Keep SMEs alive
by Rey Gamboa - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, Filipinos came in droves – walking, biking, on motorcycles – to see just how “white sand” could change Manila Bay’s seascape.
Pivot to survive
by Rey Gamboa - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In June, Rustans.com was a sad version of the brick-and-mortar Rustan’s, the country’s premiere upmarket department store that carries many of the world’s luxury brand names for personal, as well...
Surrendering to experimentations
by Rey Gamboa - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
More jeepneys and buses are back on the streets! For many members of the working class who still hold on to jobs, this could mean ending days of long treks to and from work. Yet, with the new normal guidelines, this...
Readers raise concerns
by Rey Gamboa - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
We give way to several readers of this column who voiced out their concerns on various topics we wrote about in previous weeks.
End of the line for many MSMEs
by Rey Gamboa - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
By this time, most businesses will have made a strategic decision on their future course of action as more information continues to surface on how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the new normal of today and...
Fighting virus fatigue
by Rey Gamboa - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 13 this year, China was already preparing to lift lockdown restrictions in Wuhan where the contagious virus first appeared in December...
Building more towers needs joint effort
by Rey Gamboa - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Political rants by the Commander-in-Chief, more so if consistently spewed over a period of four years, still carry some force.
More towers for better connectivity
by Rey Gamboa - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s agonizing to watch a child, who’s trying to learn a math problem on his tech device, forced to bury his head in his arms in front of the monitor every so often while waiting for a better connec...
New harsh realities of (not) doing business
by Rey Gamboa - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
For many businesses in the Philippines, it is no longer a matter of getting financial assistance from the government to survive the lockdowns.
Catch a falling economy
by Rey Gamboa - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With the business of resuscitating the economy now more urgent after the second quarter report showed an unexpected 16.5 percent contraction in gross domestic product compared to the same period last year, the government’s...
Truly back to the farms under a new paradigm
by Rey Gamboa - August 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress is due to agree soon on the proposed second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 2), with both houses set to iron out only minor differences in the proposed version in the next few...
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