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Andrew J. Masigan
Andrew J. Masigan
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We fight for what is ours
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The feeling is like having your father allow the bullying neighbor to settle into your house, take your valuables and rape your sister.
Has the Duterte administration made us a stronger nation?
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque and the Presidential Communications Office have been selling us the narrative that the Duterte presidency is performing excellently.
An open letter to Sen. Manny Pacquiao
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Last week, businessman Ramon Ang declared that Manny Pacquiao’s would likely be the next president of the republic given his immense popularity.
Optics matter
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Even as early as now, those aspiring for public office are already preparing their respective campaigns.
And now… a food shortage
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In this time of incredible hardship when nearly a tenth of our workforce is out of a job and one out of every 5.5 of our countrymen is living below the poverty line, the last thing we need is a food shortage.
Still no vaccine cold chain
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
The clock is ticking. Even while the bulk of government’s vaccine orders are on their way, the Department of Health still does not have its main logistics cold chain in place.
Still no vaccine cold chain
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In President Duterte’s message last week, he confirmed government’s intention to vaccinate 100 citizens per day across 4,500 vaccination centers, nationwide.
A sensible presidential or vice presidential choice
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Election fever is upon us and names of potential presidential and vice presidential candidates have been floating everywhere.
Profiteering from the pandemic?
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
As the country suffers through the health and economic consequences of the pandemic, the last thing we need are corporations profiteering from it.
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.
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