HIDDEN AGENDA
ARTA flexes its muscle
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines ranked 95 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 report which measures government regulations that enhance business activities as well as those that constrain it.
Crony capitalism
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Thomas Jefferson once said that if it were it left for him to decide whether they should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, he should not hesitate a moment to prefer the l...
Conflict of Interest
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
From time to time, people ask me if electronic cigarettes, in particular vaping, is bad for the health.
New investment vehicle
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Soon, there will be a better alternative for those who are into buying condominiums and other real property for investment purposes.
Better days ahead
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Lost in all this inquiries into the concession agreements of Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Co. is the fact that Metro Manila has the lowest water rates compared to other urban centers in the country and...
Investment scam
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The House committee on energy will start investigations this month into what has been described as a huge investment scam in the energy business.
Working close to the people
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
No words can really describe the devastation that the Jan. 12 eruption of Taal Volcano has wrought on the lives of many people living around the volcano, on the local economy, and on the future of people, livelihood,...
Smart, sustainable areas soon to rise
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The city government of Bacoor is pursuing two reclamation projects which not only aims to transform the city into a new center of growth, but also to decongest Metro Manila and to help in the long-term clean-up of...
New lease on life
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Back in 1973, there was an attempt by government to engage in Islamic banking with the establishment by presidential decree of the Al-Amanah Islamic Bank of the Philippines, the only bank in the country that conforms...
High hopes for CALABA region
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Robust industrial activities in the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas corridor are expected to continue over the next one to two years.
Postponing the inevitable
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
A problem which our government kept on pushing to the back burner has finally reared its ugly head.
Baguio’s nightmare
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Not much has changed in the City of Pines since I last visited a year ago.
Swift action
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The first five months of the House of Representatives under the 18th Congress have been generally controversy-free, but the large number of quality bills passed in so short a time and without fanfare may have been...
Planting new seeds
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
What’s so great about a new year?
Decisive Congress needed
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
As a new year as about to unfold, our Congress is faced with the unenviable task of going through a number of proposed legislative measures that could determine the success or failure of our economy moving forw...
A challenging year ahead
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
While the Philippine property sector remained robust in 2019, a number of headwinds might constrict the property segment’s growth moving forward, according to a latest report prepared by Colliers International...
Sanctity of contracts
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Just recently, MWSS administrator Emmanuel Salamat assured that they have no intention of shutting down the two water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water Co.
Making the country great
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite a few brickbats thrown his way by some government agencies and officials, San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang remains steadfast in his resolve to bring in more businesses, create new jobs, alleviate poverty...
Luzon to export pineapples
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Mindanao-variety pineapples right here in Luzon?
World-class but affordable
by Mary Ann LL. Reyes - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Everything seems all set for the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys.
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