DEMAND AND SUPPLY
Ordinary times
by Boo Chanco - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After the excitement of last Monday’s election dies down, the country will be back to ordinary times. Hopefully with the renewed overwhelming mandate of the administration, there will be no more excuses.
The next three years
by Boo Chanco - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The mid-term election results appear to be what many of us feared. The country can do a lot better than re-elect characters tainted with plunder and/or have done nothing in previous terms.
Party-list
by Boo Chanco - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
As I was preparing my codigo for today’s election, I was stumped on what group to choose for party-list. For one thing, I think the party-list system should be removed. It lost its relevance because it has...
Global risks
by Boo Chanco - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
We were still celebrating Standard & Poor’s upgrade of our sovereign risk rating to just a notch below A when our party was disrupted by a tweet from President Trump.
It’s not their fault daw
by Boo Chanco - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
According to the association of building officials in Metro Manila, it is not their fault when a building collapses during an earthquake or for other reasons.
Check and balance
by Boo Chanco - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Check and balance is one concept fellow voters should have in mind as they choose new public officials next Monday. It is the basic working mechanism of our democratic system.
Numbers behind power crisis
by Boo Chanco - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We had a good and brave briefing last Monday from ERC chair Agnes Devanadera on the power situation during a regular meeting of the Foundation for Economic Freedom.
Catatonic
by Boo Chanco - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
As I was writing this column, a red alert was declared again by NGCP. That seems to be the new normal these days.
LGUs and our power problem
by Boo Chanco - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
We often blame the power industry for the precarious supply and demand balance that results in blackouts. The leftists are specially noisy because they have an opportunity to blame the private business sector for...
‘Not a major earthquake’
by Boo Chanco - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
According to our top expert on volcanoes and earthquakes, last Monday’s earthquake that rattled a large area of Luzon and lasted for 10 seconds was not a major one.
MAGA
by Boo Chanco - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
No. This is not about how to Make America Great Again. That’s none of my business.
Is anyone minding the store?
by Boo Chanco - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The past few weeks have not been good for the country. In Metro Manila, people are not happy about the failure of basic utilities to provide the services expected of them.
Sin and salvation
by Boo Chanco - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Holy Week brings us face to face with two basic concepts of our faith. One is sin and the other is salvation.
Summer break from chaos
by Boo Chanco - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I love being in Metro Manila during Holy Week. I learned my lesson not to go out of the city at this time of the year. I never forgot the horrendous traffic jams I experienced at the expressways and in the towns...
Competence
by Boo Chanco - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The farmgate price of rice was reported to have gone down to as low as P12 a kilo and there are those blaming the newly passed Rice Tariffication Law. Yet, it couldn’t have been a factor because NEDA has just...
Is Duterte getting impatient?
by Boo Chanco - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The short answer is, he should be. In a rally in Palawan, the President said: “I am in a hurry because there is only about three years left for me to correct the things that I wanted to do.”
Is power shortage next?
by Boo Chanco - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Hopefully not. But we never really know for sure, specially when government regulators are sleeping on the job.
Oil smuggling worsens
by Boo Chanco - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
If you think officials of the Duterte administration are on the same page in dealing with rampant oil smuggling, think again.
Tax leaks
by Boo Chanco - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
During the heated discussions on TRAINS 1 and 2, many were saying the government should concentrate on plugging tax leaks before imposing new taxes.
Let private sector help
by Boo Chanco - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
In the course of a very vibrant exchange in one of my Viber groups, a government technocrat pointed out that there is also an opportunity cost for government when the private sector builds or takes over public infrastructure...
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