Some things to look forward to
by Rey Gamboa - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
With just a little more than a month before yearend, commuters in Metro Manila had been looking forward to the completion of the whole Skyway stretching from Susana Heights in the south to the North Luzon Expressway...
Opening up retail trade
by Rey Gamboa - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
One of our readers, Justin Jose, sent an email that opens a discussion on one of the key economic reforms by way of legislative action that the Philippine government has been pushing for.
Shakedown in education system urgently needed
by Rey Gamboa - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Urgent change is contingent in the country’s educational system if graduates are to meet the growing demands of the labor market.
RCEP impact on the Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The big news on the sidelines of the closing session of the annual meeting of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Sunday was the virtual signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,...
Going for meaningful transformational startups
by Rey Gamboa - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The success stories of Facebook, Apple, and Google have inspired the growth of the startup ecosystem, not least in the Philippines, where aspirants dreamed of growing a garage business to one that would disrupt traditional...
Takeaways from America’s 2020 elections
by Rey Gamboa - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The last vote may not have been counted yet, but America’s election “decision desks” have weighed in and declared the country’s 46th president to be Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Building back must be better – and faster
by Rey Gamboa - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Super Typhoon Rolly has forced our attention to Catanduanes, the 12th largest island of the country, home to about 200,000 Filipinos, and top producer of the world’s abaca fiber. Rolly has dealt a breath-stopping...
No turning back for digital banking in Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
With well over a million users, China’s leading mobile-payments system, Alipay, posted $17.3 trillion in payment volume in China alone and $91.2 billion from abroad.
Resetting education for 4IR
by Rey Gamboa - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and regarded as a pioneer in the personal computer era, had said in one 1995 interview that “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should...
Having ‘iskolars ng bayan’ we can be proud of
by Rey Gamboa - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For 1.8 million Filipinos who are now able to access free tertiary education in state universities and colleges (SUC) because of a law passed in 2017, being an iskolar ng bayan does not necessarily open doors to...
Learning continuity while pandemic rages
by Rey Gamboa - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
In these extraordinary times when a pandemic is raging, sending back 22 million Filipino public school students to school even if under a hybrid or blended scheme can already be considered a feat no matter if the...
Getting cars back on the road
by Rey Gamboa - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. are both looking forward to getting their production plants up and humming to normal capacity in a bid to capture lost sales during the last...
Remote work, shopping here to stay
by Rey Gamboa - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
With the pandemic still very much a threat to health safety in the work environment, work from home continues for millions of people around the world.
Retailing and happy hours
by Rey Gamboa - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The great debate now in retailing is whether or not the “new normal” will become the permanent normal of the future when this pandemic blows over.
Chopsuey learning
by Rey Gamboa - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Under normal circumstances, in this month in the Philippines, public school students would be preparing for mid-term exams and looking forward to taking a short break going into November. But these aren’t normal...
BBB or bust
by Rey Gamboa - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Build program and the country’s construction indus­try going into the last quarter of the year as attempts are underway to mitigate the setbacks caused by work suspen­sion resulting from the extended...
A million deaths
by Rey Gamboa - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
As most of us are aware, a century ago 1918-1919 to be exact there was the infamous so-called Spanish Flu.
Keep SMEs alive
by Rey Gamboa - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, Filipinos came in droves – walking, biking, on motorcycles – to see just how “white sand” could change Manila Bay’s seascape.
Pivot to survive
by Rey Gamboa - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In June, was a sad version of the brick-and-mortar Rustan’s, the country’s premiere upmarket department store that carries many of the world’s luxury brand names for personal, as well...
Surrendering to experimentations
by Rey Gamboa - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
More jeepneys and buses are back on the streets! For many members of the working class who still hold on to jobs, this could mean ending days of long treks to and from work. Yet, with the new normal guidelines, this...
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