Think new!
by Boo Chanco - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The President said we will probably recover by 2023. That seems a long time away, but it isn’t. That is hardly enough time for us to prepare to live in a new normal that is decidedly better than the old.
Reopening schools
by Boo Chanco - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It is wrong for our government to have a one-size-fits-all approach when making policy responses to COVID.
Get vaccinated!
by Boo Chanco - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The government officially started its vaccination drive last Monday with the PGH director the first to get a jab of Sinovac, the donated Chinese vaccine. But about half of our population don’t want to get vaccinated...
Our future
by Boo Chanco - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The good news is… Vico Sotto, our mayor in Pasig, has been internationally named as an “anti-corruption champion”. The bad news is, he is too young to run for President in 2022.
Economic health iffy without vaccines
by Boo Chanco - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s economic managers are getting pretty nervous about the economy’s health.
OFW remittances
by Boo Chanco - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
It is no secret that OFW remittances have been a bedrock of the Philippine economy since the Marcos era. It have been a reliable backstop to the economy in many tough situations over the last five decades.
Another dropped ball?
by Boo Chanco - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
It looks like another ball was dropped by the Duterte administration in its Covid response. All we have now is the term sheet, no signed supply agreement yet, according to Sen. Nancy Binay.
Work in the new normal
by Boo Chanco - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
“Medyo kulelat tayo ngayon, nahuhuli tayo pagdating sa recovery. In other words, tayo nagre-recover naman. Nakita natin ‘yung GDP (natin) na bumagsak,” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez admitted in an...
Working hours
by Boo Chanco - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Looking out my window in the morning reveals a traffic flow on C-5 that seems to be getting back to pre-pandemic rush hour level.
The next pandemic
by Boo Chanco - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Vietnam overtakes us (Part 2)
by Boo Chanco - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Every two decades or so, an ASEAN economy’s GDP per capita moves ahead of the Philippines.
Losing to Vietnam
by Boo Chanco - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
There had been a lot of talk about charter change to remove provisions that supposedly discourage foreign investors from pouring capital here.
Saving an oil refinery
by Boo Chanco - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Some weeks ago, Petron shut down its oil refinery in Bataan for business reasons.
Kiddie car seats
by Boo Chanco - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Requiring the use of kiddie seats in cars is a good idea. It could save children from serious injuries or death in car accidents.
Manufacturing vaccines
by Boo Chanco - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Dick Gordon had an interesting observation last week. The senator said that “in 1939, the Philippine Red Cross and the University of the Philippines donated vaccines for China.
High food prices
by Boo Chanco - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
I reached out to Agriculture Secretary William Dar last week to ask what was going on with food prices. My wife was complaining about the high cost of everything from meat to vegetables and fish.
Close down universities?
by Boo Chanco - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
As it turns out, the military drive against academic freedom covers over a dozen universities and colleges other than UP.
Tourism dilemma
by Boo Chanco - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The battle against the coronavirus is far from over. Indeed, it seems it is starting a new chapter that may be even more challenging.
Academic freedom
by Boo Chanco - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Even for this administration, the recent attack on academic freedom is a low point. It is a good illustration of “isip pulis patola” that minimizes basic principles that are the basis of civilized society....
Round two for COVID?
by Boo Chanco - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The world is reeling from an even more worrisome round two of the COVID pandemic.
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