DEMAND AND SUPPLY
Returning heroes
by Boo Chanco - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Thousands of OFWs are returning home as the economies of their host countries suffer serious downturns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it is a sad homecoming.
Messaging to gain trust
by Boo Chanco - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
From my decades of experience in managing crisis communication, it is important to have one’s messaging well thought out to win trust.
Catching up with digital economy
by Boo Chanco - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The head of an association of cable television operators accused ABS-CBN of using five channels even if it only had one franchise.
Quality broadband...when???
by Boo Chanco - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara wants to prepare Filipinos for post-pandemic digital jobs in the gig economy. It is a good idea, but first things first... give them reliable and quality broadband connection.
Post COVID telco service
by Boo Chanco - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 lockdown made the need for dependable digital connectivity painfully clear.
Where are we now?
by Boo Chanco - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
After 60 days of lockdown, where are we now? For sure, we are nowhere near being set free.
Post COVID public transport
by Boo Chanco - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Mother’s Day caused a heavy traffic jam on Morato St in Quezon City despite the quarantine.
Close, open, close pa rin?
by Boo Chanco - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila’s 17 mayors gave three options to the coronavirus COVID-19 task force on what to do with the lockdown after May 15:
Work from home
by Boo Chanco - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
A survey conducted by YouGov in partnership with USA TODAY and LinkedIn showed that working from home in the US during the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive effect on workers’...
The empty chair economy
by Boo Chanco - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The business sector after lockdown was described by the Financial Times as the empty-chair economy. The Economist called it the 90 percent economy. The new normal will really be very challenging.
Post COVID travel
by Boo Chanco - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
With our children based abroad, we always look forward to the annual trip to the US for the Christmas holidays.
Never waste a crisis
by Boo Chanco - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
My friends at the Foundation for Economic Freedom are hopeless “incrementalists”. We endlessly talk about this reform or another and often rejoice if one pet reform appears to be on the verge of being...
Post COVID world
by Boo Chanco - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
We can’t be sure when we will get there. It could take a few weeks, a few months, a couple of years. One thing is sure.
‘Who’s going to pay for it?’
by Boo Chanco - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A nurse in New York revealed the tragic last words of a dying man as he was about to be placed on a ventilator: “Who’s going to pay for it?” the coronavirus patient asked the nurse in between labored...
Is there light ahead?
by Boo Chanco - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
As this column is being written, we are waiting for the President to announce his decision on what to do with the Luzon-wide lockdown after April 30.
What’s next?
by Boo Chanco - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
It is good to know that President Duterte met with a wider panel of experts last Monday.
Mental health
by Boo Chanco - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
My wife told me there is a call for more volunteers in her church group to act as counselors in an online service for depressed people.
The big picture
by Boo Chanco - April 17, 2020 - 12:00am
There is an ongoing debate here and in the United States about how much influence physicians should have in deciding what governments should do to protect the population from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COV...
Stranded
by Boo Chanco - April 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The worse thing that can happen to anybody other than getting sick abroad is to get stranded with pocket money dwindling fast.
New normal
by Boo Chanco - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the day after Easter. But it is just another day at home contemplating at least another two weeks of enhanced community quarantine.
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