Cleaning up Boracay
by Rey Gamboa - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The rehabilitation of Boracay Island, an internationally famous tourist destination, is in order given the many long outstanding ecological and sanitation problems, as well as building violations.
Philippines take-off: Agri, shipping and tourism
by Rey Gamboa - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
How can the Philippines fly?
Taming inflation
by Rey Gamboa - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Just before the Philippine Statistics Authority released its adjusted February 2018 inflation rate of 3.9 percent using 2012 as the base year, majority of private sector economic analysts were already warning of...
Fake news and fake aid
by Rey Gamboa - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The front act for today’s column is fake news, and some may argue, it should be treated as the main essay. Just the same, bear with me and hear me out on my thoughts.
Take two for China
by Rey Gamboa - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The local telecommunications industry may not seem to be a worthwhile opportunity for Chinese companies to invest in (yet), but there are many other areas in the country that are definitely enticing to them, notwithstanding...
The third telco
by Rey Gamboa - March 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It looks like China is out. So far, the Koreans are still in, and India has yet to be seen.
Airport options
by Rey Gamboa - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Starting infrastructure projects, especially those that require billions of pesos in capitalization, is a daunting task as the current government is now realizing.
Going for the best tax incentive package
by Rey Gamboa - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Lowering corporate income taxes as proposed in the draft of the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program by the Department of Finance would be cinch.
Lessons from Joanna Demafelis
by Rey Gamboa - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
We continue from our last column, Lessons from Kuwait, where we defined three learning points that could be gleaned from the recent reported deaths of Filipino workers in Kuwait. Let’s discuss each one at more...
Lessons from Kuwait
by Rey Gamboa - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s offer of a free flight to any interested Filipino migrant worker in Kuwait to return home and his order banning work deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait has resulted once again in the Philippines...
Masters of the sand and sea
by Rey Gamboa - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
With the continuing recovery of the global economy, international tourism is notably also on an upswing.
Davos’ world elite and the Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The presence of US President Donald Trump, known for his protectionist “America First” pronouncements, at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland was a jarring reminder of how fragile...
Metro Manila’s sad mass transport system tale
by Rey Gamboa - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
New realities of TRAIN
by Rey Gamboa - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Oil prices are going up like crazy. Analysts have reasoned that the recent rise of crude oil to over $63 per barrel due to the continued drawdown of stock inventories in the US is temporary, but the average for the...
Breaking the duopoly
by Rey Gamboa - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from roads and bridges under the government’s Build Build Build program, the other flagship infrastructure project of President Duterte deals with the highway of telecommunications.
Tourism investment gate opens
by Rey Gamboa - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) appears to be in a frenzy approving new tourism economic zones (TEZs) and promising the approval of many more this year.
Build Build Build’s challenges
by Rey Gamboa - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
With many good golf courses in the south as far as Calamba, heading back north for us golfers after a game often means having to use C-5 or EDSA, which are both severely congested in the early afternoons, especially...
Getting into the ‘action’
by Rey Gamboa - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
With the 2018 national budget signed, and the new taxes that will partially fund this year’s committed infrastructure projects under the ambitious Build Build Build program in place, many eyes and ears are...
Goodbye to 2017
by Rey Gamboa - December 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
The top phrases for the Philippines in 2017 would be the extra-judicial killings or EJK, martial law in Mindanao and the Marawi siege, and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act.
Mood songs
by Rey Gamboa - December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
There is no other holiday in the Philippines that is given so much attention and celebrated than Christmas – more so if the day falls right before or after the weekend – and yesterday’s was certainly...
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