Pivot to survive
by Rey Gamboa - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In June, was a sad version of the brick-and-mortar Rustan’s, the country’s premiere upmarket department store that carries many of the world’s luxury brand names for personal, as well...
Surrendering to experimentations
by Rey Gamboa - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
More jeepneys and buses are back on the streets! For many members of the working class who still hold on to jobs, this could mean ending days of long treks to and from work. Yet, with the new normal guidelines, this...
End of the line for many MSMEs
by Rey Gamboa - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
By this time, most businesses will have made a strategic decision on their future course of action as more information continues to surface on how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the new normal of today and...
Fighting virus fatigue
by Rey Gamboa - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 13 this year, China was already preparing to lift lockdown restrictions in Wuhan where the contagious virus first appeared in December...
Building more towers needs joint effort
by Rey Gamboa - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Political rants by the Commander-in-Chief, more so if consistently spewed over a period of four years, still carry some force.
More towers for better connectivity
by Rey Gamboa - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s agonizing to watch a child, who’s trying to learn a math problem on his tech device, forced to bury his head in his arms in front of the monitor every so often while waiting for a better connec...
New harsh realities of (not) doing business
by Rey Gamboa - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
For many businesses in the Philippines, it is no longer a matter of getting financial assistance from the government to survive the lockdowns.
Catch a falling economy
by Rey Gamboa - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With the business of resuscitating the economy now more urgent after the second quarter report showed an unexpected 16.5 percent contraction in gross domestic product compared to the same period last year, the government’s...
Truly back to the farms under a new paradigm
by Rey Gamboa - August 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress is due to agree soon on the proposed second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 2), with both houses set to iron out only minor differences in the proposed version in the next few...
No second chances: We have fewer options
by Rey Gamboa - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s economic projections have increasingly become difficult to measure as the new coronavirus infections rear up at the most unexpected moments.
Making learning work in the new normal
by Rey Gamboa - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
K-12 learning in public schools is due to start within the next few weeks even as enrollment numbers have significantly dropped from a year ago.
Barangays as the first line of defense
by Rey Gamboa - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
As Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan slide back to a modified enhanced community quarantine mode from today until Aug. 18, the more important issues that remain outstanding must be immediately addressed....
Economic reforms being sidelined
by Rey Gamboa - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
As the pandemic rages, pushing forward the agenda of economic reforms in Congress is getting more and more sidelined in favor of the popular political promises that the President made while campaigning for office...
What can the President say?
by Rey Gamboa - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
What can the President say on his fifth and penultimate address to the nation next week?
Nonsensical rules on bike ‘barriers,’ pillion riding
by Rey Gamboa - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
With the lifting of strict lockdowns in many metros and cities in the country, motorcycles for personal mobility have again been allowed on the streets.
Betting on the IT-BPM sector
by Rey Gamboa - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Competition in the global information technology and business process management sector continues to heat up, driven by new demands created under the new normal conditions resulting from a deadly contagion that has...
Balancing lives and livelihoods (Part 2)
by Rey Gamboa - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
More than ever, vigilance is needed in enforcing measures essential to keeping the public health safe while allowing the continued easing of the country’s economy under new normal conditions.
Conversing in the new norm
by Rey Gamboa - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Chances are you may have received quite a number of fake news while holed up in your homes during the quarantine period.
Making things happen: PRRD’s big promise
by Rey Gamboa - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
By now, Dito Telecommunity must be in frenzy to make true its committed technical launch this month, which would mean delivering a minimum average speed of 27 megabits per second to 37 percent of the country’s...
Urgent pleas for help by MSMEs
by Rey Gamboa - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Quite a number of pleas for help are coming in from the micro, small and medium enterprise sector.
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