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Andrew J. Masigan
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Why sustainable tourism makes sense
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Many struggle to understand why Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat chose to make sustainable tourism the centerpiece agenda of the Department of Tourism.
No quitting on Build Build Build
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The infrastructure deficit that besets the country today should not be written off as simple shortcomings of previous administrations.
The war on drugs that works for me
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always had mixed feelings about the war on drugs.
[OPINION] Metro Manila: The ugly neighbor
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
While our neighbors in the region invest heavily to make their capital cities smarter, greener and more livable, our government shows little care about how Metro Manila is evolving. The uncomfortable truth is that...
Will ASEAN be the next EU?
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The 35th ASEAN Summit came to a close in Bangkok with great success. We are now one step closer toward realizing the ASEAN dream of economic integration with Japan as a development partner.
Understanding Indonesia today
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been visiting Bali every year since 2016 for both work and recreation.
The opportunity for the Philippines in the Asian century
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The 300-year reign of the west as the world’s economic epicenter is coming to a close.
Carlos Celdran, the people’s cultural activist
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Minutes after the Celdran family announced Carlos’ death, social media outlets were flooded with posts from friends and strangers alike, each expressing sentiments of shock, grief, regret, admiration and...
Understanding China’s behavior
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, I attended a talk given by Dr. Wilfredo V. Villacorta, the former Philippine ambassador to ASEAN and an expert in Chinese studies.
In defense of Secretary Romulo-Puyat
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, the House of Repetitive temporarily suspended its plenary deliberations to give way to presidential son and Davao City Congressman Paolo Duterte.
Are emergency powers warranted to solve traffic?
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) says it can put a sufficient number of solutions in place to solve Metro Manila’s traffic within two years if it were to be granted emergency powers.
Chile: Latin America’s model economy
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Two hundred nine years today, a government junta was organized to rule Chile following the disposition of King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
Eats More Fun in the Philippines
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with Jollibee, released a three-minute documentary entitled “The Pinoy Table.”
Fix EDSA, fix our national image
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, I hosted a group of American investors who plan to build a bio-refinery that converts municipal solid waste into aviation fuel.
Service Charge Law: Populist and anti-entrepreneur
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11360 or the Service Charge Law earlier this month.
Understanding Isko’s magic
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Barely two months in office and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has succeeded to unclog the byways of Divisoria and Quiapo...
Learning from Hong Kong’s resistance
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
We could learn important lessons from the citizens of Hong Kong.
Rape and the misunderstood law
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In October 2017, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by several A-list female celebrities. The scandal gave birth to the “Me Too Movement,” a global campaign intended to...
The SONA in the President’s mind
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I would have wanted the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to be filled with more optimism and positive encouragement.
Arthur Tugade: The understated statesman
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, I spent an entire morning with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade – just he and I.
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