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Bottleneck
by Alex Magno - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Most of us agree that renewable energy (RE) is the way to go despite current price and reliability issues. But the policy bottlenecks need to be cleared.
Parochial
by Alex Magno - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
I am not too comfortable with the plan to return to the old school year that begins in June. But the decision appears to have been taken.
Grousing
by Alex Magno - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In this country, no bidding exercise goes by without the losing bidders grousing about the results.
Echoes
by Alex Magno - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
There are not-so-faint echoes of the 2022 Philippine elections in what happened in Indonesia last Wednesday.
Synergy
by Alex Magno - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Synergy is the secret sauce here.
Unproductive
by Alex Magno - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Senate is well underway considering the Resolution of Both Houses initiated by the House of Representatives. The Resolution could bring together the two chambers in an effort to amend the economic provisions...
Fissured
by Alex Magno - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The relationship between the two chambers of our Congress may have been irreparably damaged by the controversy over the people’s initiative to amend the Constitution.
Lemon
by Alex Magno - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Among the major programs of the Bongbong Marcos administration is the digitalization of government services. This is crucial to keeping pace with our rapidly modernizing neighbors who are making great strides in...
Secession
by Alex Magno - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Rodrigo Duterte, the former president, has been trying very hard the past few days to overshoot the runway. He seems to be succeeding.
Waste-to-fuel
by Alex Magno - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
It is not only traffic congestion that is killing us.
UNRWA
by Alex Magno - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The humanitarian crisis at the Gaza Strip is bound to get worse.
Cornered
by Alex Magno - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections might have painted itself into a corner with its preferred technology provider
Strident
by Alex Magno - January 27, 2024 - 12:00am
On second reading, the “manifesto” signed by all 24 senators against the ongoing people’s initiative for Charter change was unduly strident. Because of that, it threatens to put the chamber on collision...
Bulletproofed
by Alex Magno - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
The Senate released what they call a “manifesto” that rejected popular initiative as a method for Charter change.
Insane
by Alex Magno - January 23, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines topped two lists the past week. We are the world’s biggest rice importer. Metro Manila traffic is the worst in the world.
Crumbling
by Alex Magno - January 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The old political configurations that enabled the semblance of stability and order in West Asia and the Middle East are quickly crumbling like so many moldy cookies.
Brink
by Alex Magno - January 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The arc of war appears to have widened the past few days, bringing all of us closer to the brink.
Inevitable
by Alex Magno - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
It finally happened. It had to.
Fluctuating
by Alex Magno - January 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Bless you, Sec. Francisco Tiu Laurel.
Potemkin
by Alex Magno - January 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture announced that suggested retail prices on rice will be issued next week. At first blush, this seems to be another dubious “solution” to spiking rice prices from the same...
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