DEMAND AND SUPPLY
Go private for BBB
by Boo Chanco - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The economic managers are once again saying Build Build Build will power the economy.
Death in the family
by Boo Chanco - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Death is all around us at this time of pandemic. There isn’t a day when I do not see reports of people dying on my Facebook feed, and not only because of the virus.
Mañanita mentality
by Boo Chanco - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
A story in this newspaper last Sept. 9 made me angry. Here are the first two paragraphs:
Infectious pessimism
by Boo Chanco - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos are generally optimistic. Even those in poverty dream big dreams of better lives within reach in their lifetime.
Why cut agriculture budget?
by Boo Chanco - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
In his SONA last July, President Duterte called for boosting the agricultural sector to enable the country to recover from COVID-19.
Stench at PhilHealth
by Boo Chanco - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
PhilHealth, the blogger Heneral Lunacy pointed out, is a criminal enterprise posing as universal health care. Duh! Many government agencies are criminal enterprises posing as regulators.
Leadership vacuum
by Boo Chanco - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
It is painful to watch our country commit hara kiri before our eyes. While still in a state of emergency over COVID’s devastating impact on our lives, an abundance of bureaucratic stupidity is reported almost...
Food insecurity
by Boo Chanco - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
In the early days of the pandemic, we were stricken by a serious sense of food insecurity. Supermarkets were hit by panic buying as a lockdown was declared.
An unusual taipan
by Boo Chanco - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
I frequently get asked whether Ramon S. Ang is running for president in 2022. I have asked him the same question and the answer is a big fat NO!
Shameful politics
by Boo Chanco - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the past few days, social media had a lot of commentary about how noble, patriotic, and honorable of the Japanese Prime Minister to resign from office just because he has a medical condition that prevents him...
Healthcare spending
by Boo Chanco - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
I must have written here about my friend from a prosperous Chinoy family who migrated to Canada years ago.
Post-COVID plans?
by Boo Chanco - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
We still do not have a discernible coherent plan to deal with the epidemic, five months running.
Tools of the oligarchs
by Boo Chanco - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
It is ironic that congressmen claimed they were dismantling the oligarchy as they demonized ABS-CBN.
GDP blues
by Boo Chanco - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The lockdowns, the rising COVID infections and the dramatic fall of our GDP must have made even our most optimistic economists go into depression.
A big mess
by Boo Chanco - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Pity the folks at DepEd. They know they have a big mess about to blow up and there isn’t anything they can do about it.
Healthcare
by Boo Chanco - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Health is wealth. But it seems in our current situation, the only ones getting wealthy on the pretext of caring for our health are the crooks.
Clean network
by Boo Chanco - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
When elephants play rough, ants should get out of the way. But sometimes, getting away is easier said than done.
Vaccine
by Boo Chanco - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
It is unfortunate our Great Leader has placed all his hopes initially on a Chinese vaccine, and now on a prematurely approved Russian vaccine.
Unemployment
by Boo Chanco - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The news couldn’t have been more symbolic. Jollibee, the icon of successful Filipino entrepreneurship, is closing 255 stores.
Leadership
by Boo Chanco - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Highest number of total COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia. Worst GDP contraction among major ASEAN economies.
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