DEMAND AND SUPPLY
A vaccine for a sick economy
by Boo Chanco - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
While it is true that there are now three or maybe five potential COVID-19 vaccines that may be certified by health officials worldwide, it will still take a while before we can safely say we are back to normal...
Stimulus
by Boo Chanco - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The debate today is not so much about the need for stimulus, but how big.
Postpone Christmas
by Boo Chanco - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a lot of good news about very effective COVID-19 vaccines.
Rizal conceptualized a spillway
by Boo Chanco - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
No kidding. It was Jose Rizal, the same guy who was martyred at the Luneta, who first suggested in 1888 that digging a canal between Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay is a good idea. Over a century later, we still have...
Solutions to flooding
by Boo Chanco - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The infuriating thing about our annual flooding problem is that there has been no shortage of solutions offered through the years. Our officials simply failed to act on the proposals.
To dredge or not to dredge
by Boo Chanco - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Floods are part of a Pinoy’s life.
Too late the hero
by Boo Chanco - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu could have been the hero.
We never learn
by Boo Chanco - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The name of the village is ironic.
COVID-19 vaccine
by Boo Chanco - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The good news is there are two vaccines about to complete the steps needed to determine efficacy and safety.
Health frontliners
by Boo Chanco - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the more important lessons COVID-19 taught us is the need for more health frontliners, specially outside the main cities. The other lesson is to show appreciation to our frontliners through better pay.
Continuing RFID mess
by Boo Chanco - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
It is wrong for the DOTr to insist on the Dec. 1 deadline for all vehicles to get RFIDs to use on the tollways.
Corruption ‘bodabil’
by Boo Chanco - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s new all out drive to fight corruption has been met with cynical yawns.
Will we get it wrong again?
by Boo Chanco - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Europe is in the midst of a pretty bad second wave of COVID infections. For us, thanks to DOH Sec. Francisco Duque, we are only now seemingly getting out of the first wave.
Property bubble
by Boo Chanco - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
We knew our property sector was in an unsustainable situation. It was in a bubble dependent on POGOs and speculative money of the elite. They knew they were on borrowed time, but the cash flowing in was too good...
Not ready
by Boo Chanco - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
DOTr Sec Art Tugade had all the good intentions when he mandated the use of RFID in the expressways.
Corporate socialism?
by Boo Chanco - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic lockdowns brought world economies to their knees.
Strong women
by Boo Chanco - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
“You know you need a better strategy to win hearts and minds when you’re afraid your enemies just recruited Miss Universe, Darna and the people’s Angel.
Spokesman
by Boo Chanco - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
My best friend and high school batchmate at UP Prep, the late Jerry Barican, once observed that the job of the presidential spokesman has an expiry date. A year or at the most two, Jerry said, and one would have...
Corruption
by Boo Chanco - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
In his recorded televised address a week ago, President Duterte once more expressed frustration over corruption in government.
Big push!
by Boo Chanco - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
At this point of a presidential term, the President should be thinking of a legacy project… one to be remembered by.
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