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...
Countryside tourism: Pollution more disastrous than subversion
by Fidel Abalos - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
When there is a long weekend, more often, we find ourselves longing to explore the countryside.
Agri sector: Much plans, less results
by Fidel Abalos - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Lately, as reported, the National Economic and Development Authority “backed the strategies laid out by new Agriculture Secretary William Dar, saying it will contribute to poverty reduction efforts and enable...
One Visayas tourism initiative
by Fidel Abalos - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Freeman colleague, Ehda M. Dagooc, reported last week that “the three regions in the Visayas are planning to start anew its One Visayas tourism initiative in a bid to package the region as one.
NSB: Good but LGUs remain a challenge
by Fidel Abalos - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-7), through Regional Director Asteria Caberte, announced that it shall unveil its first Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) program in Cebu in Moalboal (a 5th class...
Job creation: POGOs can’t replace BPOs
by Fidel Abalos - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
My piece on July 1, 2019 (Trade war: Bad for the outsourcing industry?), elicited several actions
GMR-Megawide: Proving detractors wrong
by Fidel Abalos - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
A year ago, completed way ahead of schedule, Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) started its commercial operations.
Second runway boosts tourism but needs complementary infra
by Fidel Abalos - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Reportedly, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 149 (authored by Cebu City North District Rep. Raul del Mar), which sought for the establishment of a second runway at the Mactan-Cebu...
Trade war: Bad for the outsourcing industry?
by Fidel Abalos - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The G20 or Group of Twenty (an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union) held in Japan ended with the world’s largest economies (USA and China)...
Right family size: The way out of poverty
by Fidel Abalos - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo and President Duterte are at it again.
AI’s threat: Real & inevitable
by Fidel Abalos - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After an eighth-day educational journey in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the 4th PICPA VisMin International Conference, the Certified Public Accountants in the Visayas and Mindanao are back to reality.
Scam victims: Gullible or greedy?
by Fidel Abalos - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the public about another brewing investment scams.
Tax apparent tax evaders
by Fidel Abalos - June 3, 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.
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