Well-dressed thieves in Philippines agriculture
by Rey Gamboa - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
No economy can be impervious to the operations of cartels, loosely defined as individuals or groups that indulge in fixing prices through a variety of measures, including manipulating the market of supply and demand,...
Rethinking the sugar industry direction
by Rey Gamboa - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Two sectors in the country’s agricultural landscape rice and sugar had presented almost similarly compelling cases for liberalization, and yet received totally opposite responses from the country’s lawmakers....
Time and water is running out
by Rey Gamboa - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
These days, even with the onslaught of typhoons, monsoon rains, and tropical depressions, water shortages and rationing in Metro Manila continue to happen, something that had been unheard of in previous wet season...
Regulating and taxing POGOs
by Rey Gamboa - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
For sure, there is a need to raise taxes on Philippine overseas gaming operators, given the current low fee of two percent imposed by the state regulatory agency Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. on gross gaming...
Bureaucratic ineptness undermines BBB
by Rey Gamboa - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Passing the baton to the private sector to take the lead in bringing the Philippine government’s ambitious golden age of infrastructure to the finish line in the last remaining effective two years of the current...
A challenge to PhilMech
by Rey Gamboa - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
One of our readers who wishes to remain anonymous, but describes himself as “a very concerned agricultural engineer” of the Agricultural Machinery Testing Center at the UP Los Banos in Laguna, sent an...
Cars program headed for epic fail?
by Rey Gamboa - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy program is going through some rough roads, and if no concerted effort is conjured with its two participating vehicle companies, may well...
Race for 5G
by Rey Gamboa - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
China will have the capability to run valuable tests on how 5G will revolutionize the way we work, play, think, even breathe. How the culled information is translated to boosting its domestic productivity and dominance...
Preparing for year 2 of new rice regime
by Rey Gamboa - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
What’s done is done. With Filipino farmers reeling over the mishandling of support mechanisms embodied in the Rice Tariffication Act, the Department of Agriculture should prepare for the coming planting season...
Vaping: Cool or not cool?
by Rey Gamboa - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Juul Labs, based in the US, had been on an expansion spree since its commercial operations in 2015.
CITIRA: Lopsided reform package
by Rey Gamboa - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The latest twist in the tussle over the wordings of the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act, most recent being the “surrender” of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to...
Have we opened a Pandora’s box with UHC?
by Rey Gamboa - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Budgetary constraints, readiness, and progressive realization are anxiety-inducing words that mark the forthcoming implementation of the Universal Health Care program covered by a law signed early this year, and...
Shielding the coconut industry from uncertainties
by Rey Gamboa - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
We received an email from a reader, James Nordvik, requesting for a “good investigative view” of the current depressed copra market prices, so much so that “coconut farmers are suffering.&rdqu...
Flaws in the new rice regime
by Rey Gamboa - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the ensuing free-wheeling importation of rice for the Philippines after the passage of the Rice Tariffication Law last February, two weaknesses in the implementing rules and regulations need to be immediately...
On foreign workers and players
by Rey Gamboa - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Two sectors in Philippine society, specifically labor and sports, currently confront issues related to the influx of foreigners in their respective areas that many believe have implications with other segments of...
Rise of a new consumerism
by Rey Gamboa - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Consumer activism in the Philippines in recent years has suffered a serious blow as the voices of organized and individual dissent were drowned.
Rise of a new consumerism
by Rey Gamboa - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Consumer activism in the Philippines in recent years has suffered a serious blow as the voices of organized and individual dissent were drowned.
Pagcor failure in POGO’s governance
by Rey Gamboa - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Spur-of-the-moment decisions often result in dire consequences, and this is so true for the Philippine offshore gaming sector, more popularly known as POGOs, that have sprouted like mushrooms in many parts of the...
Clarifications and comments by readers
by Rey Gamboa - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We give way to two readers today. The first is from Raul Q. Montemayor, national manager of the Federation of Free Farmers, who wishes to clarify data that he cited, and which we picked up in the BizLinks column...
‘New paths of addiction’
by Rey Gamboa - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the strong lobby of e-cigarette and heated tobacco product (HTP) makers, Sen. Pia Cayetano was able to cut through the myriad of disinformation that tried to distance e-cigarettes and HTPs as “reduced...
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