More jobs=higher pays
by Fidel O. Abalos - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
As always, here in Cebu, in the month of January, we brag about the successes of our tourism initiatives as it peaks (obviously referring to the Sinulog Festival).
2020: Better year for furniture makers
by Fidel Abalos - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Tension has risen in the Middle East on account of a US initiated attack on Iran’s most revered general in Iraq. Consequently, the rest of the world is wondering if the current situation may result to a full...
Oil price hike & the USA-Iran conflict
by Fidel Abalos - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Gone are the days when oil prices were low and vehicular traffic in huge metropolises was manageable and bearable.
OPSF: Never a good move
by Fidel O. Abalos - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
While political squabbles usually dominate discussions and discourses in all sorts of media, unreasonable hikes and the unsubstantial reductions of oil prices (if global prices go down) by giant importers and retailers...
Cebu’s 4th bridge: Not enough, a south harbor is necessary
by Fidel Abalos - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Undeniably, vehicular traffic in Metro Cebu is already bad on normal or regular days.
Beneficiaries should be taught good values
by Fidel Abalos - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Undeniably, everyone deserves a good life.
Employment rise in agriculture: Productivity enhancing?
by Fidel O. Abalos - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the National Economic and Development Authority reported that the “country’s labor market continues to thrive, with increased employment level and lower unemployment rates in October 2019...
The growing list of obvious tax evaders
by Fidel Abalos - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
To sustain the country’s economic growth, apart from calls for fresh investments (foreign and domestic), there is a need to go for state-funded infrastructure projects.
Big oil players are not worrisome, retailers are
by Fidel Abalos - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, Laban Konsyumer Inc. “filed a complaint with the Philippine Competition Commission against 15 oil companies for alleged price-fixing collusion and cartel.”
Agri sector: Prioritize not trivialize
by Fidel Abalos - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported that the “the economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter as the government spent more for projects, the agriculture sector...
Tourism: We are good but other countries are doing better
by Fidel O. Abalos - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The long weekend is finally over. Capped by a four-day vacation and family reunions of urban dwellers in their provincial residences or preferred holiday destinations, it ended yesterday.
Street vending: Dignify & regulate
by Fidel Abalos - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It is noteworthy that at the instance of President Rodrigo Duterte, all local government units (LGUs) in the country are now trying to recover our streets and sidewalks for vehicular and foot traffic.
Aboitiz Power: Responsible power producer
by Fidel Abalos - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
About 10 years ago, Mindanao had a severe power shortage. Reportedly, on February 23, 2010, Mindanao’s generation deficit posted its biggest single day rise to 358 megawatts.
Pedestrianization, etc.: A must for highly urbanized cities
by Fidel Abalos - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The traffic congestion in Metro Cebu is becoming too unbearable. So that, in whatever forum, regardless of its purpose, Cebu’s traffic concerns will always find a way to sneak in.
CITIRA: More jobs or less?
by Fidel O. Abalos - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Just last week, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, through Governor Benjamin Diokno, reported that it “expects foreign direct investment inflows to drop this year following a sharp decline in the first half...
Labor force: Be reasonable
by Fidel Abalos - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid the noise, furor and innuendos brought about by the announcement by Mayor Edgar Labella during the Executive-Legislative Agenda Formulation Workshop last September 25 that the “Cebu City government is...
Saudi attack: Minimal impact on oil prices
by Fidel Abalos - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The drone and missile attacks in Saudi Arabia (the world’s largest exporter of crude oil) on September 14 resulted to a considerable damage to its oil production facilities.
Agri sector’s woes: No end in sight
by Fidel Abalos - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, the demands from the LGBTs for comfort rooms or their being allowed to use that of the women necessitated more attention from the lawmakers.
Cebu City’s proposed tax exemption: A duplication
by Fidel Abalos - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. said that the City of Cebu may soon exempt all small and home-based businesses from paying business taxes if his proposed measure in this respect will be approved by the council...
KAPA “investors”: Wake up
by Fidel Abalos - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, after a multitude of scams that victimized the investing public for the past several years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up its information campaign against fraudulent business p...
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