Going online shopping with caution
by Rey Gamboa - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The 11.11 and 12.12 online sales have ended, but the Christmas season still has more than 10 days left.
A gift to improve competitiveness
by Rey Gamboa - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
On his 73rd birthday, Sen. Frank Drilon was on the floor of the Senate, giving a sponsorship speech for one of the bills that he held close to his heart, not just as a seasoned legislator, but as a Filipino who had...
It’s all about commitments
by Rey Gamboa - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
At the close of the G20 meeting held in Argentina last week, leaders of 19 countries and the International Monetary Fund (which accounts for the 20th in G20) issued a joint communiqué, putting at ease speculations...
Tower trouble
by Rey Gamboa - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Ramon “RJ” Jacinto may be credited for suggesting having common towers for the Philippines’ telecommunications industry.
Reforming tourism-related taxes
by Rey Gamboa - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Ask a foreign tourist what is most enjoyable about a visit to the Philippines, and one of the answers would invariably be the cheap shopping.
Unrest between labor and management
by Rey Gamboa - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Business groups in the country are hoping that the latest daily wage increase orders issued by the regional wage boards across the country during the last few weeks will mollify employees badly hit by rising prices...
Competitiveness and the 4th Industrial Revolution
by Rey Gamboa - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In the latest Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Philippines overtook four ASEAN members to push for higher ranking, largely made possible by the WEF’s adoption of a...
Financial inclusiveness in the digital age
by Rey Gamboa - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
As the digital revolution continues its march, traditional banks are facing challenges from uncharted sectors.
Privacy breaches
by Rey Gamboa - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The big word these days on social media is privacy.
Safety nets and tax reform
by Rey Gamboa - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed second part of the programmed Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CTRP) has been tweaked, perhaps too calculatingly, so as not to affect revenue collections of government.
No trabaho with TRABAHO bill
by Rey Gamboa - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The second installment of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CRTP) meant to introduce better incentives for investors in the country is now turning out to be a revenue-generating proposal which could even repel...
Comments on endo, traffic
by Rey Gamboa - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
An official of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines sent some comments on our column’s take on the government’s move to ban all forms of contract labor, which was published last Oct. 30.
Two-sided labor issue
by Rey Gamboa - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
European budget airline Ryanair, which had managed to grow its business over three decades across the continent by offering low fares and a no-frills service, was recently hit by a labor strike.
More join call to prioritize agriculture
by Rey Gamboa - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, we give way to two readers who sent in their comments.
Is the worst over? Maybe
by Rey Gamboa - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Pollsters often say that when Metro Manila sneezes, the whole country will likewise sneeze – but in a month or so.
Readers react on urgent call to save agriculture
by Rey Gamboa - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
We received a number of comments on our recent column about agriculture.
Check before you click
by Rey Gamboa - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Phishing (pronounced fishing) has become more intense and devious in recent times, so much so that the unsuspecting victim often fails to recognize the peril at hand – and, yes, clicks on a link.
Rural school’s role in agriculture
by Rey Gamboa - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Dr. Frank D. Gorrez, PhD, an agronomist who graduated from UP Los Baños, shares with us a farming syllabus that he helped develop with the Shalom Science Institute for teachers, students and farmers in Banago,...
Saving Philippine agriculture
by Rey Gamboa - October 9, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the key concerns of our agriculture technocrats about raising the productivity of Philippine farms is the slow adaptation of farmers to technology, which includes mechanization and the utilization of new farming...
Emphasis on agriculture is survival call
by Rey Gamboa - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
When putting emphasis on the role of agriculture in the survival of the Philippines in the coming years, this often comes across as a challenge against the principles of free trade, or the free flow of food products...
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