Readers speak of real life experiences
by Rey Gamboa - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We feature today two readers and their reaction to past columns.
Oil companies ‘unbundling’ anxieties
by Rey Gamboa - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
For any business entity operating in a fiercely competitive environment, the mere mention of the word “unbundling” of retail pricing by its supervising government regulatory agency can evoke lots of anxiety,...
Catch up game
by Rey Gamboa - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Weeks before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address last year, the Commission on Audit (COA) released its 2017 report where it pointed out in the portion on the Department of Public Works and Highways...
Good job (despite rantings, distractions)
by Rey Gamboa - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s still so much more work that needs to be done at the halfway mark of the current administration’s six-year life, but there can’t be too many complaints on how the first three years progressed,...
Agri needs competent management
by Rey Gamboa - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s no secret that several members of President Duterte’s all-powerful economic team have had disagreements with outgoing Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, one even commenting that the beleaguered...
Challenges for the local construction industry
by Rey Gamboa - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Too often, ordinary consumers are unaware of the existence of product standards for building materials.
Cost competitiveness is key for renewable energy
by Rey Gamboa - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Renewable energy – or energy that comes from renewable sources like the sun, wind, and water – is slowly being acknowledged in the world as a viable and realistic source of power to fuel modern day ...
Corruption and inefficiency in PhilHealth
by Rey Gamboa - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The telltale signs of something going wrong at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) had been evident years ago when the Commission on Audit first tagged cases of ghost claims and padded receipts –...
Saving the environment and BBB
by Rey Gamboa - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
We give way to more readers who contributed their views on issues that were raised in past columns.
How to ease EDSA traffic
by Rey Gamboa - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
We give way to a reader, Ely Ouano, on his reaction to the MMDA’s proposal to ban provincial buses as a way of easing traffic on EDSA. Here are excerpts of his letter.
Funding universal health care
by Rey Gamboa - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
With probability that the President will soon sign the proposed measure to raise taxes on tobacco products without changes as approved by Congress, we will be seeing taxes on the retail prices of cigarettes to gradually...
Closer look into Phl competitive rank
by Rey Gamboa - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
World competitive rankings offer the Philippine government an opportunity to gauge where and how it can improve its performance in a variety of areas.
Other alternatives than simply banning
by Rey Gamboa - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Solving the traffic on EDSA has been a challenge for every Metro Manila Development Authority regime, and all sorts of solutions have been adopted (and some eventually discarded), but the problem has persisted –...
How to spend P8.4 trillion
by Rey Gamboa - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The government’s finance executives are in a frenzy over how to spend tens of trillions of pesos during the remaining three years of the Duterte government.
More challenges in the labor sector
by Rey Gamboa - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine labor front will continue to be one of the biggest challenges for the Duterte administration even with the passage of provisions that would strengthen the current Labor Code.
Unresolved port congestion
by Rey Gamboa - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines could waste trillions of pesos earmarked for the government’s Build Build Build infrastructure projects, if the issue of port congestion, high cost of inter-island transport, and other logistic...
Questions as the new rice regime begins
by Rey Gamboa - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The price of rice at retail outlets is dropping, which is making consumers happy — and which perhaps helped the current administration get the landslide votes to support its slate.
Opportunities for deals in an escalating trade war
by Rey Gamboa - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Uncertainty continues to hover over the global economy as the trade war between China and the United States deepens with new calls to raise tariff rates on more products traded by both countries.
Time to bring down bank reserve ratios?
by Rey Gamboa - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Major Philippine banks are still hoping that a cut in reserve requirement ratios, currently at 18 percent, will be decided keeping with the current condition of local and global financial markets.
OTP’s and card scams
by Rey Gamboa - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
If you think your one-time password (OTP) is foolproof, think again.
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