Saving the oceans
by Rey Gamboa - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Our oceans are in crisis.
Trump and tariffs
by Rey Gamboa - June 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It takes some reading – well, really, a lot – to understand the ramifications of the global trade politics currently unfolding that has placed US President Donald Trump in the fulcrum, with China and...
A reader’s dying Manila
by Rey Gamboa - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
This is from a reader, Rafael E. Rueda Jr., who wishes to share his experiences as a citizen of Manila, as well as his views on how to save the city from further decay. We share excerpts of his letter. Please read...
Wake up call
by Rey Gamboa - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last month, news about Filipino basketball player Kiefer Ravena failing a doping test randomly made by the FIBA, the world’s governing basketball body, was made public.
‘Bitin na Bitin’
by Rey Gamboa - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The lyrics from Filipino artist Gary Valenciano’s song “Di Bale na Lang” resounds clear in my mind whenever I remember President Duterte’s promise to have a third telecommunications company...
A reader’s cure for Metro Manila’s traffic problem
by Rey Gamboa - June 5, 2018 - 12:00am
We continue with the second part of Rafael Rueda Jr.’s letter, this time focusing on what many perceive to be Metro Manila’s biggest blight: traffic.
Reader’s view on Metro Manila problems
by Rey Gamboa - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
We received a lengthy, but interesting letter from Rafael Rueda Jr., a reader, early this month, and we would like to share his letter in order to better understand the problems and issues that growing urban centers...
What to do with $80/bbl crude oil
by Rey Gamboa - May 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from the unpalatable effects of higher oil prices for the Philippine economy, the increasing complaints from a growing number of sectors make the hiked petroleum product prices worrisome for the government,...
Sharing ideas to combat corruption
by Rey Gamboa - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Corruption in government is once again a hot topic, not only on social media, but also whenever and wherever people start to huddle and strike up a conversation.
Casual government workers need protection
by Rey Gamboa - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the biggest ironies of President Duterte’s war on illegal “contractualization” is the existence of hundreds of thousands of workers in government who have stayed in their positions for years,...
Mitigating oil price hikes
by Rey Gamboa - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, which kicked in at the start of 2018, is largely seen – rightly or wrongly – as one of the biggest reasons why consumers are seeing successive increases...
A Filipino worker’s tale
by Rey Gamboa - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
This is a story of an ordinary Filipino worker, perhaps one that is echoed by millions of others in this country. It was dated April 20 and must have arrived at my office through slow mail while I was away for my...
Helping the poor, helping nations
by Rey Gamboa - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Among the international lending institutions that have reached out to the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank is perhaps seen as the least invasive in the country’s affairs.
Fight against endo: Nothing much changed
by Rey Gamboa - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, Philippine labor faced disappointment over the issuance of Executive Order 51 by President Duterte on Labor Day, May 1.
Readers speak on various topics
by Rey Gamboa - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
We have several letters from readers who deserve some space in this column.
Scaling down
by Rey Gamboa - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
In the face of growing pessimism over the gargantuan hurdles that a third telecommunications company in the Philippines will have to surmount to fulfill the requirements laid out by the Department of Information...
Infrastructure to solve Metro Manila transport woes
by Rey Gamboa - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the less headlined updates on the Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration is the approval for construction of eight bridges in Metro Manila, all of which would be started this year and eyed...
Trump’s ‘Buy American’ could benefit Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” call to action is slowly taking shape, and how this will escalate and eventually affect relationships with China, the United States’ biggest goods...
Upgrading BPO workforce skills is key
by Rey Gamboa - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The face of the business process outsourcing industry is one that has shown the fastest change in the last couple of years, and this is largely due to the equally fast changing world of information technology and...
To Filipinos, it’s Uber and out
by Rey Gamboa - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The big buzz on local social media in recent days has been the officially announced sellout of Uber’s Southeast Asian operations to Grab, apparently to allow the US company to cut back on its losses, as well...
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