Integrating tech-voc programs
by Rey Gamboa - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
A former secretary, a college graduate of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, took a technical course on slaughtering after hearing from a relative of job openings abroad.
Senior high school years wasted?
by Rey Gamboa - August 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Many senior high school students who expect to graduate academic school year 2023-2024 will most likely realize that nothing much has changed with the added two years they had put in under the K to 12 law, or the...
Optimism amidst negative prognoses
by Rey Gamboa - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Against an avalanche of negative prognoses, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno remains optimistic that the Philippine economy will be able to catch up despite the totally unexpected 4.3 percent sluggish growth exhibited...
In defense of PSE
by Rey Gamboa - August 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The calls and emails I received last week were from small investors of Holcim Philippines Inc. who are up in arms for what they perceive is a betrayal by the Philippine Stock Exchange to protect their interests...
Small investors up in arms
by Rey Gamboa - August 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Minority investors holding stocks of Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPI) are up in arms over what they perceive is a betrayal by the Philippine Stock Exchange to protect their interest.
Rice inflation
by Rey Gamboa - August 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Technically, “rice inflation” is not an economic phrase. In a major rice consuming country like the Philippines, which regularly relies on importations, the term is relevant although has not been used...
When time stood still for hotels
by Rey Gamboa - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The nightmare may be over for the real estate sector even as it continues to be cautiously optimistic with the whole country trekking what seems to be a strong economic recovery path coming out of the pandemic ...
Averting a water crisis
by Rey Gamboa - August 1, 2023 - 12:00am
As an archipelago separated by miles of oceans and seas from its neighboring countries, the context of the Philippine initiative to have a dedicated government office to oversee the management of water resources...
Ignoring food security flashpoints
by Rey Gamboa - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
In the list of priorities that the President often refers to, agriculture and food security rarely fails to catch my attention.
Flight delay and cancellation phobia
by Rey Gamboa - July 25, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the biggest bummers of a well laid out vacation plan would be a notification from the airline company that your flight has been moved to a new hour and date. Mine had been reset to an ungodly pre-dawn hour,...
More achievements than aspirations needed
by Rey Gamboa - July 20, 2023 - 12:00am
An administration-controlled Congress had less than a handful of laws of national scope to boast of in its first 365 days.
Branding and rebranding
by Rey Gamboa - July 18, 2023 - 12:00am
It must be virus, a contagion that is spreading within the government ranks that has led to the successive unveiling of three new logos in a span of three weeks.
Take a bow, parents
by Rey Gamboa - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
End-of-school-year rites, more popularly known as moving up and graduation ceremonies, are taking place in most of the country’s public and private schools this week, and these events hold a special place in...
Risks in debt condonation
by Rey Gamboa - July 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Debt condonation is a tricky matter. If an apartment tenant accumulates over six months of unpaid back rent, the landlord has no recourse but to evict the renter, throwing out the whole family and their belongings...
Preparing for El Niño  
by Rey Gamboa - July 6, 2023 - 12:00am
With El Niño back once again after seven years, it’s time to put more muscle into the El Niño Task Force to carry out the country’s Extended Roadmap to Address the Impact of El Nin?o strategy,...
Searching for ‘Love the Philippines’
by Rey Gamboa - July 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Tourists, especially from Western countries, interested to travel anywhere in Southeast Asia will more often than not start with a website search. With the latest Philippine tourism campaign “Love the Philippines”...
What do we want to see for year 2?
by Rey Gamboa - June 29, 2023 - 12:00am
What do we want to see for Year 2 of the BBM administration?
Surprises and no surprises
by Rey Gamboa - June 27, 2023 - 12:00am
As the BBM administration enters its second year, we come face to face with several surprises. Well, also a number of no surprises.
Is NAIA worth saving?
by Rey Gamboa - June 22, 2023 - 12:00am
A partnership of six of the country’s biggest conglomerates, together with a globally-recognized airport operator, is saying that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is worth saving to support tourism and...
Dream on
by Rey Gamboa - June 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine government has embarked on an ambitious low-cost housing project of one million units annually over six years to address the increasing numbers of families in Metro Manila and its environs who are...
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