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CROSSROADS TOWARD PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS
G7 agreement on a global minimum corporate tax
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The G7 finance ministers of the most economically advanced countries met in London last weekend.
Will the Senate amend restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate of the Philippines found itself in the unenviable position of facing a task that the nation wants so badly, to improve policies designed to attract foreign investments.
India’s COVID crisis
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
To understand the impact of the COVID crisis on any country’s problems as it faces the economic recovery phase from this pandemic, we highlight India’s case and its efforts to catch up in development...
Update on COVID vaccination by countries
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It is timely to review how the detailed COVID vaccination efforts is going on in the world.
Making labor policies modern and flexible
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The labor market conditions that I describe are based on pre-pandemic information available.
Labor market policies and successful development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
May 1 or Labor Day leads us to thoughts about the welfare of our country’s working class.
Economic development implications of night images from space
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Regional development revealed. The country’s outline is easily drawn by the shorelights of cities and towns of the principal islands.
Vaccination day in Quezon City
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
People are curious how the vaccine rollout is coming along. I had my first jab last April 16 in Quezon City.
Night-views of Earth from space and economic development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
We are living in the space age. For decades now, man has been searching for and exploring new worlds outside our frontier.
Long term economic recovery, vaccination comparatives by country
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The recent spike in COVID-cases should not make us lose focus on long run policy issues. It is heartening to find that the CREATE Law (which amended the corporate tax and fiscal investment incentives) has finally...
Comparing country performances against the COVID-19 pandemic
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a lot of loose talk about country performance in the fight against the COVID pandemic.
Global growth implications of US economic stimulus package
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
US President Joe Biden will implement a significant legislation that will help to define his presidency early on: an unprecedented $1.9 trillion stimulus law that will create public spending to assist those hit badly...
How we lost the edge after EDSA ‘86
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The EDSA revolution in 1986 is celebrated as an important date in the nation’s history.
The economic managers discuss their common experience (Part 3)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
[In this part 3, as in part 2 published last week, of In Dialogue: The economic managers of the Marcos administration [published by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, 2020], the statement of the...
How Marcos recruited his economic managers
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The dialogue began with each one of us explaining how they were recruited.
National Historical Commission publishes Dialogue among Marcos economic managers
by Gerardo P. Sicat - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The National Historical Commission recently released a book of discussions among the economic managers of the Marcos administration.
The pandemic and the economic cha-cha are not separate issues
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
With the recent move to revive the measure to amend the restrictive provisions of the Constitution, a number of arguments have surfaced to slow it down, nay, perhaps to nip it in the bud.
The signaling effect of removing the restrictive provisions
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
In my appearance before the Committee on Constitutional Amendments concerning my position on the desirability of amending the restrictive provisions to open the economy to more foreign investments, I briefly summarized...
Now is the time to amend the ‘restrictive’ economic provisions in the Constitution
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s economy has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the country has suffered heavily in economic terms.
Rizal quotation for 2021
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In my column of Oct. 19, 2019, I gave examples of many problems that continue to afflict and negate the economy’s forward motion.
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