No turning back for electric vehicles
by Rey Gamboa - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
This decade will see major shifts in our transportation system, the most apparent of which would be in the kind of cars we will see on the road.
Going crazy over Bitcoins
by Rey Gamboa - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Preposterous as it may seem, one Bitcoin today is worth about P2.2 million, or $45,000.
Light at the end of a long, long tunnel
by Rey Gamboa - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Everybody now talks with welcome relief about the light at the end of the tunnel, but really, lest we become too overjoyed, that tunnel is going to be a long, long one.
How resilient has our COVID-19 response been?
by Rey Gamboa - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In a COVID resiliency ranking made by Bloomberg towards the end of last year, the Philippines ranked 46th of 53 countries on 10 key metrics, which included growth in virus cases, overall mortality rate, testing capability,...
Debt’s many faces
by Rey Gamboa - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Debt has been one hot topic in recent days, raising anxiety levels of beleaguered individuals, companies, and even nations to high gear all because this raging pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has put on...
Reforming the food system
by Rey Gamboa - February 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Scientists who study plagues and pandemics are increasingly alarmed at what they have observed as an increasing frequency of pandemics, zoonotic diseases – in particular over the last two decades: SARS, H1N1,...
Threat of ‘stagflation’ is real
by Rey Gamboa - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipinos will not be able to take any more suffering if higher prices of basic food items like chicken, pork, and vegetables will continue throughout the year while their sources of income under the “new normal”...
Food self-sufficiency a must
by Rey Gamboa - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture , together with local government units, should play a more decisive role in rolling out urban farming technologies that will encourage and enhance food production while addressing a...
Battling the African swine flu epidemic
by Rey Gamboa - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Overall, the past year was marked by circumstances too extraordinary to discount, tilling Philippine agriculture to its topsy-turvy performance. Compared to the country’s overall economic performance, though,...
TESDA’s blighted vision
by Rey Gamboa - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
One of the major reasons we send our children to school is to give them the wherewithal to be able to fend for themselves and build a future that would be better than what we have. How we as parents motivate and...
TESDA faces urgent TVET challenges
by Rey Gamboa - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The urgent and clarion call in technical and vocational education and training for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is to forge stronger partnerships with industries that will be most affected...
TESDA’s tarnished stewardship
by Rey Gamboa - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Don Bosco technical and vocational education and training academic track is regarded as one of the better models in the country that afford Filipino youth who are interested in learning any of the offered skills...
2M unemployed need attention, not left on their own
by Rey Gamboa - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The massive unemployment caused by the continuing quarantines should be given more serious attention by the government.
Testing tribulations and Pag-asa’s legacy
by Rey Gamboa - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Our youngest daughter, Ina, left for Spain some days ago, but not without more than the normal dose of apprehension – not because of the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Europe or the emergence of a...
Have pass, will (hopefully) travel
by Rey Gamboa - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
During the holidays, a good number of Filipino families planned escapes from the confines of their pandemic shelters for out-of-town vacation destinations.
Giving to OFWs what is due them
by Rey Gamboa - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The needs of our overseas Filipino workers, currently still hovering at around 10 million even during the pandemic, require more focused attention from our government, and having its own specialized department should...
Using fintech to benefit the unbanked
by Rey Gamboa - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Without doubt, new and improved financial technologies many spawned by the pandemic-induced quarantine restrictions are bringing more unbanked Filipinos into the realm of digital banking, and more importantly, digital...
Looking forward to the old normal
by Rey Gamboa - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the last day of 2020, a year we will remember as having deprived us of so many things.
No quick turnaround after botched-up job
by Rey Gamboa - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
It is not going to be a quick turnaround for the economy in 2021 despite the expressed belief of the Philippine economic team for a strong rebound.
No pandemic can ‘turn off that light’
by Rey Gamboa - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, in front of the newly erected Vatican Christmas tree at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis greeted the faithful with a heart-gutting message that resonated deeply among those who were there.
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