Worsening traffic & rising oil prices
by Fidel Abalos - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In not so distant past, we used to have summers that afford us brief respite as far as traffic jams are concerned. Yes, as students take a two-month vacation.
LGUs aren’t politicians’ family-owned businesses
by Fidel O. Abalos - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that the digital technology has become prevalent, the way we conduct our elections have become different too.
Election: An antidote to corruption
by Fidel O. Abalos - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Towards the end of last week the campaign period started for the local positions.
LGUs should embrace Ease of Doing Business Act
by Fidel Abalos - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Some quarters hailed the passage of Republic Act No. 11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Act of 2018, as the panacea for all the miseries we’ve been going through...
Doing business in Phl anything but easy
by Fidel Abalos - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The election is nearing fever-pitch.
Clean-up: A must for tourists and residents alike
by Fidel Abalos - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, tourism advocate Robert Lim Joseph, chairman emeritus of Network of Independent Travel Agencies (NITAS), called on industry players and all to initiate a move replicating in Cebu City the Manila Bay ...
Countryside tourism: Gaining traction
by Fidel Abalos - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, Department of Tourism (DOT-7) regional director Shalimar H. Tamano reported that “Filipino arrivals to the region hit a snag with only about nine percent growth compared to 2017.”
Devious pols suck EDSA’s gains
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Exactly thirty three years ago, the world poured its admiration and praises to our country for a successful bloodless revolution, the EDSA revolt. It was a drastic change and so positive. It was a moment when the...
Successful Agripreneurs: Agri sector’s hope
by Fidel Abalos - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In all respects, numbers don’t lie.
Locators: Proposed ecozones’ real challenge
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Three decades ago, as a young professional, I had the opportunity to work with a world-renowned auditing firm.
Economy expands, corruption worsens
by Fidel O. Abalos - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Certainly, in every election year, the economy expands.
Agri sector: Laggard, as usual
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Here in Cebu, we always brag that every January tourism peaks (obviously referring to the Sinulog Festival) and all other industries directly or indirectly related to it are cashing in as well.
Farm tourism & rural development
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Historically, during and right after every Sinulog festivities, tourism industry players and the country’s tourism department never fail to talk about the prospects of tourism.
Oil: Excise tax & global prices not worrisome, retailers are
by Fidel O Abalos - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The TRAIN’s (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) first installment is now one year old.
Tourism: Local tax breaks must be considered
by Fidel Abalos - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In mid-December last year, Department of Tourism (DOT-7) regional director Shalimar Tamano reported that, “China Southern Airlines is set to launch a direct flight between Cebu and Guangzhou by January 20...
Waning investments & the coming election
by Fidel Abalos - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
As 2019 nears, regardless of religious beliefs, we greet everyone a happy new year.
More flights require more infrastructures
by Fidel Abalos - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Traffic in Metro Cebu is already bad on normal or regular days. As the Christmas holidays started, it simply worsened. Last Friday and Saturday were typical examples of where we are right now traffic-wise.
Gifting market: Not just occasion-driven
by Fidel Abalos - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
As a nation, we’ve been through a lot of wars, chaos, political bickering, mutual distrust and a multitude of other man-made maladies.
Oil prices may not rise at all
by Fidel Abalos - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Christmas is just 16 days away. With known chains of mall operators and flea markets offering items at a bargain, most of us are certainly on a buying spree and are taking these opportunities as the best gift this...
There is money in agriculture
by Fidel Abalos - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Our country is, undoubtedly, rich in natural resources.
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