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CROSSROADS TOWARD PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS
‘The P100 plus per day minimum wage rate?’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The big issue on labor policies in the country today is the plan to enact a law to increase the existing minimum wage by P100 per day.
‘The restrictive economic provisions in Constitution’ (Conclusion)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In closing, I have listened intently to what some members of the Senate said in connection with the issue of amending the restrictive provisions of the Constitution.
‘Why we need to amend the restrictive economic provisions’ (Continued from last week)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Of the original five members of ASEAN – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – we are unique in that some important economic sectors are singled out for specific protection under the...
‘Why we need to amend the restrictive economic provisions’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
In today’s column, I will publish the full text of the testimony I submitted to the Senate subcommittee on the Joint Resolution of both Houses No.6, which was convened on Feb. 5, 2024 at the Senate Session...
‘Fisheries development and the restrictive economic provisions in the Constitution’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
The fact that we have a recently installed Secretary of Agriculture whose business roots are in the fisheries sector has inspired me to look into the state of our fisheries development as a component of our national...
Operationalizing national development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
In the second week of this year, President Marcos reorganized his economic team with the sweeping appointment of two major officers: a new presidential assistant with the rank of operating Secretary with coordinative...
Local hopes and global risks
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
In national development as in personal life, hopes and expectations at the start of a new year are also fraught with risks.
Sorsogon’s delights
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 27, 2023 - 12:00am
To all my readers, a merry Christmas!
More foreign investments and economic reorganization
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Yesterday, an announcement was made that the President has created a new Office of Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs (OSAPIEA) and appointed Frederick D. Go to the position.
Foreign and domestic investments: The economic future
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The improvements in public infrastructure facilities described earlier are likely to invite good developments.
The hopeful shape of the economic future
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 30, 2023 - 12:00am
One year and a half into a six-year presidential term under the stewardship of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the shape of the Philippine economic future to the end of that term in 2028 is emerging.
Our national readiness for a digital world is ‘emerging’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The government places a high priority toward accelerating national processes toward a digital world.
What we can learn from Japan
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Prime Minister Kishida of Japan said, on the occasion of his State Visit last week, that the Philippines and Japan have an excellent relationship today. He described it as a “golden age.”
‘Wars as headwinds and economic opportunities’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 18, 2023 - 12:00am
Wars are world-shaking events to participants: glory to winners and destruction to losers.
The ‘restrictive economic provisions’ in our history
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
If we go back to our economic history, the Philippine economy has been open to trade and foreign investment in a big way since American colonial times, especially after 1909.
Manila Bay land reclamation projects
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Today’s topic conveniently belongs to the subject of “stressful economic issues and challenges.”
Stressful economic issues and challenges
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 23, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent announcement that the second quarter GDP growth for the national economy fell to 4.3 percent compared to the 6.4 percent in the first quarter, was a disappointing result.
Sugar and the food processing industry
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 16, 2023 - 12:00am
In November last year, I had occasion to discuss the sugar industry. At the time, the industry was a hot topic.
The second SONA of President Marcos
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 26, 2023 - 12:00am
President Marcos delivered his second State of the Nation Address before the Joint Session of Congress yesterday that lasted one hour and 10 minutes in delivery.
Agricultural resurgence – a priority and a challenge
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The agricultural sector of the country has lagged behind the rest of the economy in development. The present administration of President Marcos aims to give it a major boost to make a major difference.
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