Changes in critical economic agencies
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Of late, in the Duterte administration, major changes in leadership had taken place in nationally critical economic agencies.
Domestic economic issues — The COVID-19 recession
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines faces an economic recession that could graduate into a depression.
The Philippine economy and COVID-19
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The effect of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 on the Philippine economy for the rest of the year deserves attention.
The new global recession and other perspectives on COVID-19
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The world economy now finds itself in recession as a major upshot of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.
Broader and international implications — COVID-19 pandemic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Since the Luzon lockdown, and even before, I have been watching over the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic developments, at home and internationally.
The economics of the coronavirus disruptions
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The government’s decision to put the whole island of Luzon under a lockdown is a public health measure designed to prevent a catastrophic medical problem for the nation.
The Monday world financial crash
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Monday world financial market crash. Global financial markets tumbled on Monday, signaling that a world recession has come.
BOP during the American period, 1898-1941
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The balance of payments is an accounting of the total payments going in and out of the country with respect to the world-at-large.
Perilous factors face the economic future
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
On Feb. 25, 1986, the country was extremely split between two irreconcilable political forces.
Congressional committee’s proposals to amend the Constitution
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the congressional committee to amend the Constitution, invited me to react to the committee’s proposals in its public hearing last week at the Batasang Pambansa.
Trade and economic development, 1898-1941
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy began to move in sync with the rhythm of the American economy after it was acquired from Spain in 1898.
‘Public health risks and economic development: pandemics and epidemics’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus that found its birth in China quickly propagated itself to become a public health hazard not only in that country but to the world.
Rizal biographies by Filipino authors
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The biographies of Jose Rizal that I discuss in today’s column are book-length works on Rizal’s life in full, including his importance and works.
Volcanic eruption — Taal and potential economic damage
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The eruption of Taal Volcano happened at a time with most people in the region unaware, and therefore unprepared.
A major war in the Middle East can seriously impact us
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Once again, the Middle East is in very dangerous turmoil. The conflict between the United States and Iran could escalate into a shooting war.
‘The major biographies of José Rizal’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
“The hero’s life.” Jose Rizal was born on June 19, 1860 and died by firing squad at the Luneta in Manila on December 30, 1896, at the young age of 35 years.
MLQ and the NEC, 1936-1973
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent celebration last week at the NEDA recalling its foundational roots as an agency of the government is the inspiration for today’s foray into Philippine economic institutional history.
‘The high prices of our public utility services’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Common citizens face high prices for public utility services in general them be it water, electricity, transport, communications or internet.
Poverty reduction, economic growth, and income inequality
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The government recently released information analyzing the latest income and expenditure household surveys which show that the country’s poverty reduction program is on track and is even partly ahead of target....
Across the decades: Economic development of the Philippine and Hong Kong
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The sustained economic rise of Hong Kong under British colonial rule is one of the most remarkable stories in recorded economic development.
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