Political will 4
by Boo Chanco - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In our continuing review of the so-called political will of the Duterte administration, we now focus on how they are dealing with corruption.
Political will 3
by Boo Chanco - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Red tape is supposed to be a pet peeve of President Duterte. As mayor in Davao he gave local bureaucrats a deadline to act on citizen requirements. He promised to replicate that from Malacanang.
Political will 2
by Boo Chanco - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Monday I wrote about the topic of political will, or the lack of it. I cited the example of the chaotic bus situation on EDSA. It is crying out loud for a DOTr response to give us relief from the traffic madness....
Political will
by Boo Chanco - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It is a much abused claim of the Duterte administration. But like the Kaya Natin of FVR, political will is just a propaganda line, a means to give the Duterte administration continuing legitimacy.
Year of the Pig
by Boo Chanco - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Western holiday season is over and we can next look forward to Chinese New Year. This year, it is the Year of the Pig.
Last card
by Boo Chanco - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte recently told an amused audience that as a teenager, he molested the family kasambahay. Blasphemy is a constant feature of his speeches. He has urged the people to kill bishops and priests.
by Boo Chanco - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
SINGAPORE – Peeved at the constant comparisons between Singapore and the Philippines, former president Fidel Ramos commented that Singapore is just a city and should only be compared with Manila.
Changi at Clark!
by Boo Chanco - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
When my Philippine Airlines flight from Manila arrived here last week, we were immediately subjected to an arrival security clearance.
Economic mixed signals
by Boo Chanco - December 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A lot of kababayans are in the city state this Christmas break. Our PAL flight on a Boeing 777-300ER was full. For the next few days it is all about family and never mind the headaches our leaders will give us in...
A lot to fix in agriculture
by Boo Chanco - December 26, 2018 - 12:00am
From the responses I received to a column last week on our stunted agricultural sector, it seems that there really are a lot of things that need fixing.
Our savior is given to us
by Boo Chanco - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Gospel according to St John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Agriculture is not growing
by Boo Chanco - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Monday, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol held his year-end press conference and admitted that total volume of production in agriculture and fisheries from Jan. to Sept. 2018 grew by 0.15 percent year-on-year...
Like thieves fighting for loot
by Boo Chanco - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, President Duterte told Filipinos not to be “sad” when paying their taxes, saying “your money here during my term is safe.”
DOTr project a flop?
by Boo Chanco - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
This time, DOTr made something happen fast. As soon as they inaugurated the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), DOTr made sure it flopped.
Taking us for fools
by Boo Chanco - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I like it better in Tagalog: Ginagago na nila tayo. The Sandiganbayan, supposedly our anti-graft court, has allowed a senator who looks guilty as hell to go scot free.
Property firms must help decongest
by Boo Chanco - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
No amount of emergency powers will significantly alleviate our horrible metro traffic problem. Added infrastructure should help, but even then something more basic must be addressed for long term sustainability...
Just the beginning
by Boo Chanco - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Something really wonderful happened with the UP Maroons ending up in a championship game to the surprise of many. The team got this far because they worked hard, specially over the last two years.
Traffic concerns
by Boo Chanco - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The House finally passed on third and final reading the Traffic Emergency Powers bill that was frozen by former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Team Philippines
by Boo Chanco - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
I am not much of a sports fan, but even I got all excited with the dramatic come from behind win of the UP Men’s basketball team.
Completion of projects start
by Boo Chanco - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Congratulations to DOTr for completing the much delayed construction of the Bohol Panglao International airport. Would you believe that the project took all of 18 years, starting with its first feasibility study...
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