CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress)
‘Implementing the free college tuition law’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Sometime in August last year, Republic Act 10931 or the law on Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, otherwise known as the free college tuition law, was signed.
107 million Filipinos in 2018
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Statistics Authority estimates that this year, our headcount will be 107 million Filipinos.
New Year food for thought
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Some food for thought for the new year greet me.
Translations in literature: English to Filipino
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few days before Christmas, I was in a bookstore looking over titles that are worth reading and gifting.
What to expect in 2018 for the economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
At this time of the year, many are wondering what 2018 holds for the Philippine economy.
The communist rebellion and our Republic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
I have commented on the efforts of President Duterte to reach out to the NPA communist rebellion in this column.
Constitutional amendments: Federalism vs reducing restrictive economic provisions on foreign capital
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Over an extended period that already spans decades in the country, there has been a slow acceptance of the need to adopt two constitutional amendments to correct defects in political governance and to improve economic...
Urban squatting
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Squatting on urban land is a common occurrence in the country.
The ASEAN Summit, logistical nightmares, and the Phl regional lag
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Annual ASEAN Summit meetings now involve the participation of the leaders of world economic and nearby powers. The 10 heads of ASEAN states are joined by nine other regional leaders. This is part of the globalization...
Tax reform for a higher level of economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dream as I had planned to make last week for a later time.
The American dream, the Chinese dream and the Filipino dream
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Thinking about the Filipino dream arose from a surprise coincidental experience while traveling from Manila to Washington DC via Beijing.
By John H. Power: Sen. Jose W. Diokno lectures Gerry Sicat on political feasibility of economic policy proposals
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Many at the UP School of Economics learned incidentally of the demise of John H. Power last May at the age of 96.
National security and economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
I was recently in Sydney, Australia where I delivered the International Day of Peace Address before the United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program.
Inflationary tendency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
A creeping rise in domestic prices has been happening since a year ago, indicative of modest inflationary pressures.
Marcos and how he formed his economic team
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sept. 11 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Ferdinand E. Marcos. Once more, his presidency becomes topical.
Low FDI inflows: Its genesis
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
I continue my discussion of last week and hark back to the early part of our independence history.
The heroes of August and national unity
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The month of August is filled with heroes.
How do we budget for ‘free college tuition?’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last week , the President signed into law a bill that provides free tuition for college level students who enroll in government supported institutions.
The Global Peace Index
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Since 2007, a “Global Peace Index” has been estimated annually to compare the tendency of nation-states toward peace.
Duterte’s 2nd SONA
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
The second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte departs from the typical formula.
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