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DEMAND AND SUPPLY
Omicron
by Boo Chanco - December 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Just when we thought we could take baby steps to reopen our economies, a new COVID variant emerged.
Economic challenges for next president
by Boo Chanco - December 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez summed up the economic challenges for the next president and they are daunting.
Making the grade
by Boo Chanco - November 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Our government is unhappy over how Bloomberg and Nikkei rated its COVID response at the bottom of a list of countries.
Learning poverty
by Boo Chanco - November 26, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a technocratic way of describing the problem of galloping illiteracy. It is called learning poverty. The World Bank defines learning poverty as being unable to read and understand a simple text by age ...
Oil prices
by Boo Chanco - November 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Why do I get the impression that this is deja vu… circa early to mid-’80s? The pro and con arguments of a proposal to suspend taxes on oil products have been argued before.
Our energy future
by Boo Chanco - November 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Those responsible for planning our energy future must start with the reality of climate change as a major factor.
Food security and climate change
by Boo Chanco - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been said that future wars will be fought over water. Climate change and the inability of countries to share water resources will make this come sooner.
Circus
by Boo Chanco - November 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine elections always had the trappings of a circus. It is a pity that our people have never taken elections seriously. We think of elections as we would beauty contests.
Energy insecurity
by Boo Chanco - November 15, 2021 - 12:00am
May you live in interesting times is supposedly an ancient Chinese curse. But for us, after two years of the pandemic and five and a half years of Duterte, we will welcome boring times.
Restarting tourism industry
by Boo Chanco - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Most of the larger Southeast Asian countries have declared their plans for limited reopening in the fourth quarter, except the Philippines, Teneo, a New York-based consultancy reported two weeks ago.
Balikbayan doctors
by Boo Chanco - November 10, 2021 - 12:00am
There was a time in the ‘60s and ‘70s when graduates of our medical schools did not consider their education complete until they had undergone training in the United States.
Manila as a new Venice
by Boo Chanco - November 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Leaders of island nations have expressed fears during the recently concluded COP26 Leaders Summit in Glasgow that their islands will disappear soon unless united global action on climate change happens now.
COVID-19 is forever?
by Boo Chanco - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
An opinion piece in the New York Times the other week declared that SARS-CoV-2 could be with us forever.
Update our cyber laws
by Boo Chanco - November 3, 2021 - 12:00am
As the world shifts more and more into digital mode, we are woefully unprepared to deal with the bad elements that go with it.
Cyber crimes
by Boo Chanco - November 1, 2021 - 12:00am
My colleague in the Op/Ed page, Cito Beltran, had a chilling story last Friday about how a housewife lost P1.7 million in a cyber heist through no fault of hers.
Living with COVID
by Boo Chanco - October 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Countries can’t be on lockdowns and restricted travel forever.
Surveys
by Boo Chanco - October 27, 2021 - 12:00am
There are surveys and there are those pretending to be surveys. It is election season and posting numbers indicating likely voting preferences generates social media clicks and traditional media attention.
Revenge shopping
by Boo Chanco - October 25, 2021 - 12:00am
All pandemics end eventually. The Economist observed in a recent newsletter that “COVID-19 has started down that path and will gradually become endemic.
Good ideas, bad execution
by Boo Chanco - October 22, 2021 - 12:00am
DOTr Secretary Art Tugade should be commended for his sense of duty when he decided not to run for the Senate and instead concentrate on completing his many projects.
Keep focused
by Boo Chanco - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The leftist Makabayan bloc is once more true to form. They had never been reliable political allies, and they have miscalculated their political moves in the past, notably in the election between Marcos and Cor...
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