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BIZLINKS
Laser-like focus needed to keep economy afloat
by Rey Gamboa - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Yes! when the President said, “We cannot afford more lockdowns.”
Moving ahead: Prioritizing tasks on the last year
by Rey Gamboa - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In his last year of office, the President’s popularity rating shows little signs of tarnish.
Struggling to measure up as competition toughens
by Rey Gamboa - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is set to formally open today with no spectators, a first in the game’s modern history..
Poor quality education leads to wasted lives, tax money
by Rey Gamboa - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Our public school system officials at the Department of Education must truly step up the transformation of basic education to make it an achievement motivator for millions of young Filipinos. Since the late 1920s,...
Duterte’s last year: Patience and luck
by Rey Gamboa - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Patience and luck should be a few of the defining words that will allow the country to coast the last year of the Duterte administration without any major mishaps, and perhaps end the second half of 2022 with some...
Education crisis needs urgent action, not apology
by Rey Gamboa - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures, and being in the midst of a pandemic gives this more meaning. In the case of our education system currently in crisis, this means finding solutions, not asking...
‘New normal’ waste
by Rey Gamboa - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The pandemic and its enforced lockdowns have only added to the environmental degradation in the country.
Getting the economic workforce jabbed
by Rey Gamboa - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Social media, indeed, has proven once again to be an effective channel to influence public opinion.
Stop those sachets!
by Rey Gamboa - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Stopping the production and use of plastic sachets almost all of which are unrecyclable will be a herculean task, but something that needs to be put high up on the agenda of environmental activists to prod the government,...
Dropouts left behind in the pandemic
by Rey Gamboa - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
One-fifth of Filipino elementary and high school students, equivalent to more than five million heads, failed to enroll for academic year 2020-2021, and will likely miss enrollment again this coming school year 2021-2022...
Modern world’s scourge: single use plastics
by Rey Gamboa - June 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Corporate titans San Miguel Corp. and International Container Terminals Services Inc. were among the first to respond to a report published more than two weeks ago about Pasig River’s pollution and its effect...
Getting the second dose, fighting hesitancy
by Rey Gamboa - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Bringing in vaccines against COVID-19 and keeping infection rates low are currently the two biggest concerns of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Unfortunately, but it won’t be long...
Rip-offs, frustration greet balikbayans
by Rey Gamboa - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Many balikbayans, having received full immunization against COVID-19 and more confident to visit their homeland to see family and friends after more than a year of travel restrictions, are starting to seek refunds...
G7 Summit: Flexing moments
by Rey Gamboa - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
A billion donated jabs headlined the end of the three-day Group of Seven (G7) Summit, with the United States pledging half to be distributed to poorer nations like the Philippines, anxious to receive allocations...
Cybercrime fighters on high alert
by Rey Gamboa - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Recent successful cybercrime attacks on big businesses have raised fresh alarm calls across the globe, an acknowledgment that cybercriminals are getting the upper hand in this stealth war between tech-savvy syndicates...
Preparing for the next one
by Rey Gamboa - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
This pandemic is far from over, and yet talk already abounds about the next one.
Should we take inflation seriously?
by Rey Gamboa - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Monetary bodies across the globe are keeping a watchful eye on inflation with an interest not apparent since three decades ago. Even Roger Bootle, the author of the book “The Death of Inflation,” had...
The fully immunized tourist market
by Rey Gamboa - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
With vaccinations ongoing and more people, especially in rich countries, acquiring immunity to COVID-19, travel is once again on the bucket list of the rich and adventurous.
Coping with higher college dropouts
by Rey Gamboa - May 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The benefits that accrue with digital learning has become more tenuous for many Filipino students in colleges and universities during the pandemic, pulling them several steps backwards in realizing their dream of...
Choosing to be ‘choosy’
by Rey Gamboa - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Of the vaccines green lighted for use against COVID-19, three require below zero cold storage care: -70 degrees Celsius for Pfizer-BioNTech, -20 degrees for Moderna, and -18 degrees for Sputnik V.
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