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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.
Commentary: Keeping up with growing demand for data, connective technology
by Paco Pangalangan - March 13, 2021 - 12:17pm
Considering the pace of growth and the enormity of the importance and potential of digital technology, it almost seems unfair to place the burden of developing the Philippines digital infrastructure solely on the...
Commentary: Creating a policy environment for innovation
by Paco Pangalangan - March 7, 2021 - 12:02pm
The term digital transformation was around long before COVID-19.
Commentary: Impact of Universal Health Care on most urgent concerns
by Paco Pangalangan - February 27, 2021 - 2:15pm
The discussion on Universal Health Care was also relevant given the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary: From list to mechanism that supports Philippines’ economic recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - February 6, 2021 - 3:12pm
The National Economic and Development Authority recently presented four priority areas that it wanted the private sector to have more investments to help in the country’s economic recovery.
Commentary: The prerequisites for digital competitiveness
by Paco Pangalangan - January 30, 2021 - 2:50pm
Recognizing the vital role that digital tools and spaces have had on our lives, the institute found it fitting to partner with the Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering for its first town hall discussion...
Commentary: A closer look at 2021 budget
by Paco Pangalangan - January 23, 2021 - 12:52pm
"The national budget is the financial expression of a government's intended courses of action for a given period."
Commentary: Feed-in tariffs and the pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - January 16, 2021 - 2:44pm
Both the Social Security System and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation are reconsidering their plans to increase premium contribution rates this year.
Commentary: Enabling recovery through digital stimulus
by Paco Pangalangan - January 9, 2021 - 2:49pm
The other day, Moody's Analytics reported that it expects the Philippines to be the last economy in the Asia Pacific Region to fully recover from the recession induced by COVID-19.
Commentary: COVID-19 and climate change, the dual crises of 2020
by Paco Pangalangan - January 2, 2021 - 1:22pm
There is no doubt that people will remember 2020 as the year the world was introduced to COVID-19, the virus behind the global pandemic that has led to over 1.8 million deaths, caused economies to crash, and...
Commentary: Harnessing digital to fast-track recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - December 19, 2020 - 1:53pm
No doubt, this Christmas season will be less jolly for many Filipino families that are reeling from the economic hit the country has taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Commentary: Rebooting economy through public-private partnerships
by Paco Pangalangan - December 5, 2020 - 12:02pm
This year, many of the biggest challenges faced by Filipinos were brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary: COVID-19 is an opportunity for corruption, reform
by Paco Pangalangan - November 28, 2020 - 1:52pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an array of issues to the fore— the risk of corruption being key among those. 
Commentary: Public-private collaboration is key to recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - November 21, 2020 - 12:06pm
The nationwide survey found that amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in the country, 91% of Filipinos trusted and approved of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte. 
Commentary: Lifting the hard cap on digital financial inclusion
by Paco Pangalangan - November 14, 2020 - 2:18pm
Whether you are getting your 11.11 online shopping fix or sending money to a friend's bank account with your mobile phone, a form of Fintech was surely involved.
Commentary: Time to COVID-proof the 2022 elections
by Paco Pangalangan - October 31, 2020 - 4:32pm
Our next presidential elections are closer than you think.
Commentary: Digital transformation important for transparency of gov't services
by Paco Pangalangan - October 17, 2020 - 2:40pm
The government can improve these areas by prioritizing policies and programs that hasten the country's digital transformation. 
Commentary: Food security is strongest if locally produced
by Paco Pangalangan - October 10, 2020 - 2:38pm
Having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food has always been a concern in the Philippines.
Commentary: Telcos and the Public Service Act don't mix
by Paco Pangalangan - September 26, 2020 - 2:40pm
The constitutionality of the law is currently being debated.
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