BIZLINKS
The privacy issue
by Rey Gamboa - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Facebook has been this column’s carrier since 2011, or about five years after this immensely popular social networking site opened its doors to anybody in the world who claimed to be 13 years of age or older....
Meet Asia’s new darling
by Rey Gamboa - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the new darling is Vietnam.
Should Duterte legacy be BBB or Golden Age of Agriculture?
by Rey Gamboa - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
My exposure to corporate social responsibility in my years with a multinational oil company had been limited, and left me with the impression that work for inclusive growth seemed like wading in an ocean of development...
Time to revisit PPP
by Rey Gamboa - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s time to give public-private partnership (PPP) projects a bigger push.
Price stabilization is a must
by Rey Gamboa - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Almost just everybody just can’t stop talking about inflation, or in more layman terms, rising prices.
Free WiFi Program: It’s complicated
by Rey Gamboa - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Making available free WiFi to many parts of the country, it appears, is not as simple as it sounds.
Selecting a chief justice
by Rey Gamboa - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The selection of chief justice (CJ) of the Supreme Court has never gained so much controversy than in recent years – and it has unfortunately always involved the president of the Philippines, who has the power...
Rice fund: Counting the harvest before seeds sprout
by Rey Gamboa - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
?We all have heard of this plan to impose as much as 180 percent tariff on imported rice and to establish a Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), both of which are expected to bring down rice prices by as...
The global migration compact and OFWs
by Rey Gamboa - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
With 10 million documented Filipino migrant workers, the Philippines understandably is one of the countries in the world which maintains more than a cursory interest in any undertaking that seeks to create a more...
Tackling runaway inflation with alacrity
by Rey Gamboa - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Conspicuously seen nowadays in the circle of the country’s economic policy making is House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Easing EDSA traffic
by Rey Gamboa - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
If we go by logic, restricting single-occupancy vehicles on EDSA, Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare that passes through six out of 17 of the metropolis’ local government units, during the peak hours of...
Long-term planning against disaster risks needed
by Rey Gamboa - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
As floods recede in areas heavily affected by Typhoon Karding (Yagi), relief and rehabilitation continues.
Lessons from past typhoon disasters
by Rey Gamboa - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Like many residents of Marikina City and those adjacent to bodies of water in Luzon, the recent heavy rains that the country experienced from the southern monsoons caused by tropical storm Karding (Yagi) brought...
Taking part in change
by Rey Gamboa - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Studying how the Philippines crafted its Constitution since the days of the Katipunan should be a good starting point in understanding events that are quickly unfolding before us.
Is the Philippines ready for new jeepneys?
by Rey Gamboa - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The new public utility vehicles set to replace the iconic jeepneys – modeled after the American army Willys Jeeps of the 1940s that have become, over time, those colorful commuter rides that we now have –...
Requiem for the ‘king of the road’
by Rey Gamboa - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Replacing up to 250,000 commuter jeepneys, iconic for their evolved design as a public transport mode on city and provincial roads all over the country, has been one big losing fight for past administrations, but...
Some quiet time, please
by Rey Gamboa - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
We attempt to tackle today two political issues that Moody’s, one of the world’s most reputable credit rating agencies, raised in its latest periodic assessment of the Philippines’ economic st...
Credit rating downgrade a looming reality
by Rey Gamboa - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
In recent statements by two of the world’s leading credit rating agencies, risks to the Philippines’ current credit standing – currently a grade above minimum investment with stable outlook –...
Ignoring ‘veiled’ warnings risky
by Rey Gamboa - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent upgrades of the Philippines’ financial standing with international creditors and financing institutions by the Big 3 of the world’s credit rating agencies is certainly something to crow about,...
Uncertain times
by Rey Gamboa - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Much has been said about the difficult period that marked the second year of President Duterte’s term.
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