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Andrew J. Masigan
Andrew J. Masigan
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Private citizens fill government’s gaps
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Before the pandemic struck, the country was well on its way towards achieving its national ambition of tripling the average annual income of our citizens to $13,000 and achieving zero incidence of poverty by 2040....
Presidential traits to look for: honesty and decency
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Fates of nations come down to the quality of their leaders. Inasmuch as it only takes one transformative leader to set a nation on a path of prosperity and strength, so does it take only one broken leader to relegate...
Understanding the national vaccination plan
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The national vaccination plan remains unclear. Even at this stage, most are unaware as to who are eligible for vaccination, when they can get it, which vaccines are to be used and if they are free.
The future turned brighter with CREATE
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Until last week, the country’s prospects for economic recovery was bleak.
Doom or boom faces the IT-BPM industry (part 2)
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the plight of the Information Technology-Business Process Management industry and how chat robots and artificial intelligence have become serious threats.
Doom or boom faces the IT-BPM industry
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is unique from its regional neighbors. In stark contrast to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, all of whom pursued industrialization as a way to foster prosperity, the Philippines depended on its population...
Eco Cha-cha and the poison pill
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Deliberations have finally begun to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution (Eco Cha-cha).
What a disappointment
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The events surrounding the advanced vaccination of the President’s men spoke volumes about this administration. While they trumpet themselves as being the champion of the masses, an advocate of the law and...
Minding our mines
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Economic think tanks around the world are in agreement that the Philippines will post one of the highest economic contractions in 2020 followed by a slow recovery in 2021.
‘The greatest achievement was first, a dream’
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
As we march into 2021, allow me to share my hopes for the country.
Things to be grateful for, despite it all
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I can’t recall a year more challenging than this one.
NAIA rehab, another unfulfilled campaign promise?
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the campaign promises made by President Duterte, the rehabilitation of NAIA was the one I held on to with keen anticipation.
Why not Leni?
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 9, 2020 - 12:00am
I am often typecast as being pro-Liberal or dilawan, as people call it these days.
What went wrong and what can we do?
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
From Bloomberg to CNBC, from the BBC to Al Jazeera, the Philippines is spoken of in a negative light after recording the most severe economic contraction in ASEAN and having one of the poorest prospects for recovery...
Wanted for 2022: A reformist
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the massive contraction of the economy and the bleak prospects for recovery given the pittance of stimulus funds appropriated by government.
Another anti-corruption campaign
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With much fanfare, President Duterte declared that he will devote his last years in office fighting corruption.
Embrace the ‘Blue Economy’
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
In this corner last week, I wrote about the reasons why Vietnam will surpass the Philippines in per capita income by the end of this year.
Vietnam overtakes the Philippines. How did this happen?
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Alas, Vietnam, a backwater communist country just 40 years ago, has overtaken us in terms of per capita income.
Misinformation and attempts to derail NAIA’s rehabilitation
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Transportation issued a statement advising the public to disregard the “misinformed reports” circulating regarding the proposed rehabilitation of NAIA.
Phl needs its own int’l shipping line
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
In this corner last week, I wrote about the abusive practices of foreign shipping lines doing business in the Philippines.
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