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Toolbox
by Alex Magno - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Most analysts are expecting the BSP to raise interest rates one more time later this week by a hefty 50 basis points.
Restored
by Alex Magno - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Order has been restored in our bureaucratic universe.
Rehab
by Alex Magno - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Perhaps the entire archipelago is in urgent need of a Boracay-style rehab.
Risk
by Alex Magno - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Cagayan accounted for much of the crop damage wrought by Typhoon Ompong. But Benguet accounted for most of the casualties suffered.
Deluge
by Alex Magno - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
We never loved our storms.
Spoilage
by Alex Magno - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Super-typhoon Ompong is upon us. Unless this severe storm veers sharply northwards, its impact on our agriculture will be incalculable.
Complexity
by Alex Magno - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines now nurses the highest inflation rate in the ASEAN region, running at nearly twice the pace of many of our neighbors.
Riddle
by Alex Magno - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Our rice policy has long been an unsolvable riddle.
6.4%
by Alex Magno - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The BSP forecast a top range of 6.2 percent.
Bronzed
by Alex Magno - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine sports remain in the Bronze Age.
Logistics
by Alex Magno - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The prestigious Foundation for Economic Freedom called for the abolition of the National Food Authority.
Insufficient
by Alex Magno - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
First a rice shortage was reported in Zamboanga City, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
Plates
by Alex Magno - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
I have seen this many times on makeshift car plates containing the vehicle’s conduction numbers: Republikang walang Plaka.
Consultative
by Alex Magno - August 25, 2018 - 12:00am
A spokesman for the Consultative Committee (ConCom) announced the group would be open to all feedback regarding the draft charter they presented to President Duterte.
Bolivars
by Alex Magno - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Those who quibble over a couple of points added to our inflation rate – and want to dismantle a modern tax system to please the ignorant – should look at what is happening in Venezuela.
Airmageddon
by Alex Magno - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
We should have built a new airport years ago. But we did not.
Localized
by Alex Magno - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, nine political parties entered into an alliance with Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago. The nine were predominantly local or regional parties.
Distressed
by Alex Magno - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The nation’s capital used to be a proud and graceful city. Today Manila is a city in serious distress.
Cheaper
by Alex Magno - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Although we grapple with an elevated inflation rate, not all goods are more expensive today that they were three or four years ago.
Crux
by Alex Magno - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Money is at the crux of the federalism question. It is its end-all and be-all.
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