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Cheaper
by Alex Magno - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaking at Palawan last week, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened electricity distributors in the province with “expropriation” if they do not upgrade their services by the end of the year.
RCEP
by Alex Magno - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In his speech before leaders of the ASEAN, President Duterte pushed for a “substantial conclusion” of negotiations for establishing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by next year. The initial...
Nationalism
by Alex Magno - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In ceremonies last Sunday marking a hundred years since the end of the First World War, French President Emmanuel Macron lectured on the evils of nationalism.
Slower
by Alex Magno - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
If it is any consolation, the Philippines remains the third fastest growing economy in Asia.
Caravan
by Alex Magno - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Last year, several hundred poor Latin American economic refugees walked hundreds of kilometers to make it to the US-Mexico border.
Downwards
by Alex Magno - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The inflation numbers for October should be due for release this week.
Relocate
by Alex Magno - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Again, another landslide happens as a typhoon passes.
Rightwards
by Alex Magno - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Rightwing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro trashed his Leftwing rival from the Workers Party.
Hate
by Alex Magno - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
On successive days last week, the US was swept by a wave of hate crimes. Individuals who represent various stripes of Donald Trump’s political base perpetrated these crimes.
Third
by Alex Magno - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
In about two weeks, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is scheduled to name the winning bidder for the third telecommunications company allowed to operate in the country. We are not...
Crosscurrents
by Alex Magno - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Saudi Arabia, reeling under the controversy ignited by the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi, has mounted a public relations effort to help maintain its standing in the community of nations.
Unworkable
by Alex Magno - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Here is another statistic that will depress us: our neighbor Vietnam has about 70,000 cell sites to serve a contiguous land area and population roughly comparable to ours.
Obsession
by Alex Magno - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing obsesses Donald Trump more than the hefty trade surplus China enjoys over the US.
Precarious
by Alex Magno - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
So far, world oil prices have held steady. That is good news. In our case, oil prices have been a major driver of inflation.
Suspended
by Alex Magno - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
After nine weeks of sustained oil price increases, consumers were treated to a refreshing rollback yesterday.
Crackpots
by Alex Magno - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The carnival has come to town. The registration of candidates for next May’s elections has opened.
Towers
by Alex Magno - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
On Nov. 7, the DICT will designate a third telecommunications (telco) player.
Czar
by Alex Magno - October 9, 2018 - 12:00am
"It’s the economy, stupid!”
Disruptive
by Alex Magno - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
There are many reasons why old-style electric cooperatives, the transmission company and mainstream power generators dislike the “minigrid” concept introduced by Solar Para sa Bayan.
Gloomy
by Alex Magno - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Tomorrow, the inflation rate for the month of September is due for release. The consensus in the market is that the numbers will not be good.
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