HIDDEN AGENDA
Public health issue
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Just recently, the Department of Health issued an administrative order prohibiting smoking of electronic cigarettes and vapes in public places.
Short-term gain, long-term loss
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Vietnam’s largest steelmaker may put on hold plans for a third blast furnace, saying the US-China trade war is stoking fears of another steel glut and could push more inexpensive Chinese-made steel products...
Failure to deliver
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are entered into by our government with the private sector primarily to develop vital infrastructure projects which the public sector would not be able to afford, much less manage...
REITS are here
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Ten years after a law was passed allowing them, real estate investment trusts or REITs are finally taking off.
Black eye
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the areas where public-private partnerships or PPPs have brought unprecedented success and significant change in the lives of Filipinos is in the water sector.
Safer nicotine products
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Leading experts on nicotine, tobacco-related disease, public health, policymaking, science and technology were joined by users of so-called “safer nicotine products” such as electronic cigarettes or...
Economic agenda
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Key members of the executive branch as well as incoming members of the House of Representatives gathered recently at the New Clark City in Pampanga met recently in Clark to discuss the administration’s priority...
Business-friendly city
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Pasig used to be known for its pristine 25-kilometer river that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Descriptions of this city painted a rural town east of the Philippine capital with rice fields dotting its l...
Uneven playing field
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Striking a balance between the interest of consumers and producers is easier said than done.
Promising year
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the headwinds that the economy experience last year, the positive uptick during the first quarter of 2019 in the form of a lower inflation rate is expected to sustain the growth of the real estate market...
Mismanaged agency
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2001, Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act or EPIRA was signed into law, providing the framework for the restructuring of the electric power industry, including the privatization of the...
A timeless beauty
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Many probably do not know this, but the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) made history as Asia’s first international convention center, setting a trend that led other countries to build their...
Vital deal
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Expect a major change in market dynamics following the acquisition by the San Miguel Corp. (SMC) group of an 85.7 percent stake in Holcim Philippines, the local arm of Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim Ltd. and also...
Helping Philippines economy grow
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Andy Grove, co-founder and former CEO of Intel Corp., once described a strategic inflection point as an event that changes the way we think and act.
Water supply still below normal
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
We are nearing the end of May. Election is done. Summer is almost over. Sadly, it’s a different story for the metro’s water crisis, as water concessionaires still struggle to refill our depleting dams....
PECO wants ERC to back off
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, I was in Iloilo City for several days. Because I didn’t experience any power interruption, I have forgotten that I was in a city which is the subject of a raging war between Panay Electric Co. or...
Good year
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
There still seems to be no end in sight for the Philippine property sector’s good years.
More creative approach
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Maybe it’s about time that our government accept the fact that Filipinos are not about to give up smoking and that the only way to help them is to support more practical approaches.
Falsehood not perjury per se
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A few years back, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) entered into a contract with Aruze Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (APMI) for the latter to supply LED light strips for Okada Manila’s building...
Critical industries
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year, there was a proposal from the Senate to amend the 33-year old Public Services Act or Commonwealth Act 146, in particular the definition of what a public utility is.
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