New era for power rates
by Boo Chanco - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A week ago, on Sept. 13, Meralco signed power supply agreements (PSAs) with Phinma Energy (now Ayala), San Miguel Energy, and South Premiere Power.
Taxing the gig economy
by Boo Chanco - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has thrown a hot potato on the laps of his policymakers at the DOF with his strong advocacy for a gross income taxation system. The President has a good reason for wanting it: eliminate corruption...
Dreaming of a plan
by Boo Chanco - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
For crying out loud… all Sen. Grace Poe wanted to get from DOTr so she can sponsor the bill granting emergency power to President Duterte to fix Metro Manila traffic was a simple plan of action.
Emergency power or political will?
by Boo Chanco - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
“Mas mahusay siya kaysa akin, sa totoo lang. Oo, may nakita ako na mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa akin. Plus two ako sa kanya,” President Duterte said about Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
Just do it!
by Boo Chanco - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday, it took me close to two hours to travel from the Tiendesitas area in Ortigas to Rockwell in Makati.
Economic report card
by Boo Chanco - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There are so many numbers being floated around to paint a really upbeat image of our economy.
Finally... a new decent airport
by Boo Chanco - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
If P-Noy had acted on the San Miguel proposal to build the new international airport in Bulacan in 2014, we would be using it by now.
A tale of two cities
by Boo Chanco - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
I got out of Hong Kong last Friday just in the nick of time.
Into the dragon’s lair
by Boo Chanco - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I spent last week in the dragon’s lair. Family and friends were wondering why I was visiting Hong Kong and Shenzhen at this time of high anxiety.
Digitize agriculture
by Boo Chanco - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Everything is going digital. With possession of a mobile phone almost universal, the challenge is there to make life easier by going digital… and that includes farming.
Golden age of promise?
by Boo Chanco - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
BSP Governor Ben Diokno is one lucky fellow. Because he has a new supposedly more independent job, he is not obligated to explain what happened to Build Build Build and the golden age of promises.
by Boo Chanco - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It has been a week since Gina Lopez left us. I am still trying very hard to dismiss that reality in my mind and in my heart. Very rarely do I feel a death has truly left this world poorer.
Help the farmers now
by Boo Chanco - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am
By the reckoning of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, it would take six years for the RCEF (Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund) to make our rice farmers competitive to imports.
The price of rice
by Boo Chanco - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Just before he relinquished his office, former agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol ridiculed the country’s economic team, urging them to look beyond the graphs and get out of their airconditioned offices...
Make EDSA bus system rational
by Boo Chanco - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It was truly pathetic to see all those buses clogging the yellow lanes during MMDA’s traffic experiment.
Playing games with China
by Boo Chanco - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
It is painful to see the game the Duterte administration is playing with China. It wants to be in China’s good graces, but realizes our people are very antsy over the President’s romance with China.
by Boo Chanco - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The good news as I left Manila for Kuala Lumpur last week is that the proposal for the new San Miguel airport in Bulacan has passed the Swiss challenge and the rehabilitation of NAIA by a topnotch consortium has...
Get farmers out of poverty
by Boo Chanco - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Newly installed Agriculture Secretary William Dar is on the right path. He is targeting to double farmers’ income in five years and grow agriculture production by at least three percent annually.
For every problem, a department!
by Boo Chanco - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
That’s the problem with professional government officials who have never spent a day really working for a living in the private sector. Their solution to every public concern is to expand the bureaucracy.
Mental abuse
by Boo Chanco - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
OFWs and BPO workers are the two legs supporting our economy. That’s important because manufacturing and agriculture, the two other legs, have been under performing.
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