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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.
Commentary: Towards sustainable mining and economic recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - September 12, 2020 - 3:33pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the economy.
Commentary: Corruption is an old challenge in a new context
by Paco Pangalangan - August 29, 2020 - 5:06pm
The Philippine government, despite these emergency powers, was not able to stop the country from becoming Southeast Asia’s hotspot for COVID-19, now with over 200,000 cases, and with no sign of slowing do...
Commentary: COVID-19’s political mutation and weaponization of law
by Paco Pangalangan - August 22, 2020 - 2:25pm
Thankfully, this potential for mutation was only observed in a lab and not in “real life.”
Commentary: Investing in health for Filipinos
by Paco Pangalangan - August 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
As Filipinos, we have weathered countless calamities, emergencies and challenges.
Commentary: Inaction in South China Sea ruling is bad governance
by Paco Pangalangan - July 18, 2020 - 3:07pm
The arbitral award was seen as a victory of the rule of law and democratic institutions over international strong-arm tactics. 
Commentary: Digital infrastructure to bridge divide
by Paco Pangalangan - June 20, 2020 - 1:20pm
It is interesting how deeply infused technology is with shifts in Philippine political and social landscapes.
Commentary: Good governance is good investment
by Paco Pangalangan - May 30, 2020 - 2:17pm
The Duterte administration is hoping it has all its bases covered when it comes to its economic recovery plan.
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