National budget: Is there any for software development?
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
After so much drama (which is totally unnecessary), the House of Representatives approved the P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021.
Evolution of meetings and the internet
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The first chapter of the drama in the House of Representatives just ended. Definitely, future chapters shall include, among others, appointments of new deputy speakers and replacements of existing chairmanships in...
An answer to space utilization woes, etc.
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Though a few are celebrating that a vaccine may be available soon, the rest aren’t so excited about it.
Turning manual workers into operators
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Chaos. This is the most appropriate word to describe the world today.
Restaurateurs need a platform to stay afloat
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Undeniably, we already sound like a broken record in stressing that our economy’s contraction this year is the highest in the ASEAN and the worst since the Marcos era.
AI: Impact on jobs
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
While the world, as a whole, is still reeling from the ill-effects of the coronavirus disease 2019, some tycoons in the country are continuing to expand their business empires.
Bricks & mortar: Compete through AI, etc.
by Fidel O. Abalos - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Undeniably, even before the coronavirus disease wreaked havoc globally, the bricks and mortar businesses were already on the receiving end of online retail’s surge.
Public health and thick wallets
by Fidel O. Abalos - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The past months we’ve witnessed how the government addressed the situation we were in.
Differentiation: The way to go
by Fidel Abalos - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time in five months, the disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease-2019 is set aside by the media for other important news.
Cebu’s tourism industry must move on
by Fidel Abalos - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Until the end of 2019, world tourism was flourishing. It continued to rise despite wars, political chaos and threats of extremisms, among others.
The positive side of COVID-19
by Fidel Abalos - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
While most countries in Southeast Asia are able to successfully suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, Indonesia and us, the Philippines, are still trying to contain it.
Are lawmakers protecting their businesses’ tax perks?
by Fidel Abalos - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It is already unfortunate that the current pandemic rendered millions jobless. As congress denied ABS-CBN’s application for another 25-year franchise, thousands more are added to this list.
In this new normal, oil retail prices are so abnormal
by Fidel Abalos - July 11, 2020 - 12:00am
In the midst of the current malady we are in, we, who still breathe, have learned to find ways to keep our heads above water.
Recession: Something youths must understand
by Fidel Abalos - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
All eyes in the country today are on Cebu City, the only local government unit in the country under enhanced community quarantine.
COVID-19: The only thing certain is uncertainty
by Fidel Abalos - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Martin Luther once said, “Nothing in the world causes so much misery as uncertainty.”
Piecemeal approach: Not a good one
by Fidel Abalos - June 13, 2020 - 12:00am
In recent months, we blamed COVID-19 for all the miseries we went through. The list is so long to browse and too plenty to count.
Digital economy: Regulatory challenges
by Fidel Abalos - June 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Some quarters have been giving credit to COVID-19 for the rise of the digital economy.
Phl’s missed opportunity
by Fidel Abalos - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Most parts of the country are now on general community quarantine.
Post-lockdown scenarios
by Fidel Abalos - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, Gov. Gwen Garcia called out a netizen who vented her frustration on the transitioning of the Province of Cebu from ECQ to GCQ, which resulted to the beneficiaries’ disqualification from the second...
Balik Probinsya:New hope but…
by Fidel Abalos - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. said that he saw a “very positive indication on the number of interested employees for the Balik Probinsya program.”
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