J. Manuel González
J. Manuel González
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Absence of competence: The DOT’s culture and scenery delusions
by J. Manuel González - July 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism – the same DOT that crashed and burned with “Love the Philippines” – has appointed itself the National Expert on what constitutes 5-star, as well as what constitutes...
Love campaign crash and burn
by J. Manuel González - July 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Many public officials claimed to “love” the Love slogan, at least before the video was exposed as a fake that incorporated scenes from Switzerland, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, and the UAE. Like a competent...
Philippine tourism: Wrong choice of constituency
by J. Manuel González - June 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Who is the DOT supposed to serve? If your answer is “tourists,” you are wrong. The reason we want tourism is because it provides 15 percent of all employment, purchases goods and services from many other...
Philippine tourism: Still making the same mistakes
by J. Manuel González - June 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Most tourism secretaries are new to the industry and do the natural thing: rely on their subordinates.
Philippine tourism: Still making the same mistakes
by J. Manuel González - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent dust-up over Philippine advertising on London buses illustrates the perils of hoping Advertising can cure our country’s low international image.
Crypto’s last stand: Stablecoin
by J. Manuel González - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
In December 2022 New York Times columnist Paul Krugman finally came round to making the same assertion I made in print four years ago: Not just crypto, but blockchain itself, is BUNK, a complicated and demonstrably...
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