CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress)
The first 100 days of the BBM presidency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos received an exceptional electoral mandate from the Filipino people.
The Philippine presidential poll surveys
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The results of the Pulse Asia presidential poll survey conducted on Feb. 18 to 23 was released on Monday this week.
Expect rising interest rates, gently
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Monetary policy governing interest rates in the global economy will soon change toward a northward direction.
The Omicron variant – new twist to the economic recovery
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The appearance of the Omicron variant of the COVID virus has alarmed the international community.
Digitalization and financial inclusion
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral, through its research academy, and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies deserve our congratulations for undertaking collaborative research activities on the Philippine economy and the...
The candidates for the next Philippine president
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 13, 2021 - 12:00am
According to Comelec watchers, 97 persons filed their candidacy for the presidency of the Philippines for the 2022 elections.
The Commonwealth economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 8, 2021 - 12:00am
On Nov. 15, 1935, the Commonwealth government was inaugurated.
Economic legislation priorities during COVID-19 pandemic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
As we reach the last year of the Duterte administration, important economic legislation to take us toward a brighter economic future still awaits passage.
COVID-19 vaccine supply realities
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
During the weekend, the first officially available supply of vaccines arrived from China.
The price and availability of COVID-19 vaccines
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out for use in some countries, most of them wealthy, the main question for us now is how soon will the vaccine be available for Filipinos.
COVID-19 vaccines and developing countries
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Within the year during which the COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc on countries around the world, modern science and industry appears to have succeeded in producing an effective vaccine against the virus.
Money, fiscal and private debt and prices
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 lockdown in Luzon was a major economic disruption. It created logistical nightmares that dislocated the ordinary patterns of consumption and production activities in the economy.
‘Limits of fiscal capacity: COVID-19 lockdown, recession and recovery’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
In general, undertaking a successful recovery is made more difficult by the burden of a large population. Since it is obligatory to support a country’s human base, the margin for improving development outcomes...
Speed up the CREATE reform
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of the current pressing measures of the government are designed to help sectors of the economy badly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown improve and recover from losses.
Some winners from the COVID-19 lockdown
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The previous column discussed the direct and indirect consequences of the coronavirus diseases 2019 or COVID-19 recession.
Direct and indirect effects on households and businesses
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The effects on individuals, households and businesses of the COVID-19 recession is reflected on what happens to their incomes and expenditures.
Economic responses to COVID-19 recession differ among countries (Continued from last week)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Countries differ in the flexibility of their economic structures and the level of their development.
Economic recovery with long term objectives intact
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The program of economic recovery that sustains the country’s long term economic directions is the challenge confronting us now . It is easy to fall into the trap of fulfilling only ameliorative intention.
Easter 2020 and of years past
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The two most important dates of Christendom are Easter and Christmas. In the history of Christianity, these two dates remind us of spiritual birth and resurrection.
How the industrial import substitution policy became more entrenched – The Magsaysay years
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When Ramon Magsaysay was elected president in 1954, the country was already in the midst of import and exchange controls.
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