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Closing the loop on plastic
by Paco Pangalangan - October 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Earlier this year, a World Bank report found that globally, about 4.8 to 12.7 million tonnes of mismanaged plastic enter the ocean every year.
Can the Philippines keep pace with technology?
by Paco Pangalangan - October 9, 2021 - 3:45pm
Nowadays, technology companies no longer provide just a single or a handful of services.
Commentary: The impact of the Malampaya shutdown
by Paco Pangalangan - September 18, 2021 - 10:39am
With natural gas output restricted, several large power plants were forced to switch to more expensive fuel sources, reduce output, or stop operating altogether. 
Commentary: Averting an education crisis
by Paco Pangalangan - September 11, 2021 - 2:09pm
With the country struggling to stop the surging number of COVID-19 cases, face-to-face classes are still prohibited, and Filipino students still only have distance learning as their option.
Commentary: The COVID-19 slide and the digital divide
by Paco Pangalangan - September 4, 2021 - 12:58pm
COVID-19 has forced schools in the Philippines to remain closed for the second straight school year.
Commentary: Looking back at past admin's governance reform, economic successes
by Paco Pangalangan - August 28, 2021 - 2:17pm
President Duterte's reaction to these COA reports was to immediately scold the commission for simply doing its job.
Information literacy: Learning to spot what is and what isn’t online
by Paco Pangalangan - August 21, 2021 - 11:56am
This year, millions of Filipino students will be attending classes online.
Commentary: Preparing for long haul by filling in digital gaps
by Paco Pangalangan - August 14, 2021 - 3:35pm
The highly transmittable Delta variant of COVID-19 has sent Metro Manila and other areas in the country back into hard lockdown mode.
Commentary: Why Duterte’s recycled rhetoric is a winning strategy
by Paco Pangalangan - July 31, 2021 - 1:50pm
Many were disappointed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent State of the Nation Address.
Commentary: E-governance readiness is critical for COVID-19 response
by Paco Pangalangan - July 24, 2021 - 5:50pm
It was recently announced that some local government units have begun to partner with telecommunications companies to improve COVID-19 response capacities. 
Commentary: The arbitral ruling five years later
by Paco Pangalangan - July 17, 2021 - 3:22pm
New satellite images show that swarms of Chinese ships have been dumping sewage and waste in the West Philippine Sea, damaging coral reefs and threatening the food supply of millions in the region.
Commentary: Righting the course for Philippines' COVID-19 resilience
by Paco Pangalangan - July 3, 2021 - 11:56am
According to Bloomberg's COVID Resilience Ranking, the Philippines' score of 45.3 was the second to the last on the index, ahead only of Argentina's 37.
Commentary: Ensuring mining industry's role in recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - June 26, 2021 - 5:22pm
One of the economic drivers the Philippine government is revisiting is the mining industry.
Commentary: Changing minds on climate change
by Paco Pangalangan - June 19, 2021 - 5:50pm
The average temperature on earth is now 1-degree Celsius hotter than it was in the pre-industrial era 1800s.
Commentary: Safeguarding national security in Public Service Act
by Paco Pangalangan - June 12, 2021 - 4:13pm
In the last couple of weeks, US President Joe Biden released two Executive Orders pertaining to national security risks presented by China.
Commentary: Enabling digital transformation
by Paco Pangalangan - May 29, 2021 - 3:52pm
The rise of digital technology during pandemics has forced us to change what we consider essential.
Commentary: Another Labor Day in a pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - May 1, 2021 - 3:26pm
This year, however, for millions of Filipino families, there is little to celebrate.
Commentary: Re-evaluating our stance, alliances vis-a-vis the West Philippine Sea
by Paco Pangalangan - April 17, 2021 - 3:00pm
Over the past weeks, the Philippine government has continued to lodge diplomatic protests against the continued presence of these Chinese ships within the Philippine EEZ.
Commentary: Why digital transformation needs the private sector’s spirit
by Paco Pangalangan - April 3, 2021 - 2:03pm
Indeed, the private sector is often recognized for attracting the brightest minds and incubating innovative ideas.
Commentary: A year of small victories, big impact amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - March 27, 2021 - 5:17pm
It is hard to imagine that the country has been in a perpetual state of lockdown since March 2020.
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