Another crisis looms
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Just as the residents of Metro Manila and the Southern Tagalog regions cope with the impending eruption of Taal Volcano, another crisis is looming in the air.
The state of Filipino education and a shout out to DepEd
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, President Duterte signed the P4.1-trillion national budget of which 36.5 percent was allocated to social development programs including education.
The origins of oligarchs
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Resentment towards oligarchs is on the rise following President Duterte’s accusation that the Ayalas and Manny Pangilinan have taken advantage of onerous provisions in their water contracts for 23 years. Old...
The good, the bad and the ugly of 2019
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As we face a brand new year, it is always good to take stock of the events that shaped the nation in the year that passed.
Lessons from the riots in Chile
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
For decades, Chile has been the standout economy of Latin America.
Taking down the oligarchs
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte vowed to object to the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise for another 25 years.
Let cooler heads prevail in water row
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The most expensive water is having no water.
Why sustainable tourism makes sense
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Many struggle to understand why Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat chose to make sustainable tourism the centerpiece agenda of the Department of Tourism.
No quitting on Build Build Build
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The infrastructure deficit that besets the country today should not be written off as simple shortcomings of previous administrations.
The war on drugs that works for me
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always had mixed feelings about the war on drugs.
[OPINION] Metro Manila: The ugly neighbor
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
While our neighbors in the region invest heavily to make their capital cities smarter, greener and more livable, our government shows little care about how Metro Manila is evolving. The uncomfortable truth is that...
Will ASEAN be the next EU?
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The 35th ASEAN Summit came to a close in Bangkok with great success. We are now one step closer toward realizing the ASEAN dream of economic integration with Japan as a development partner.
Understanding Indonesia today
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been visiting Bali every year since 2016 for both work and recreation.
The opportunity for the Philippines in the Asian century
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The 300-year reign of the west as the world’s economic epicenter is coming to a close.
Carlos Celdran, the people’s cultural activist
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Minutes after the Celdran family announced Carlos’ death, social media outlets were flooded with posts from friends and strangers alike, each expressing sentiments of shock, grief, regret, admiration and...
Understanding China’s behavior
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, I attended a talk given by Dr. Wilfredo V. Villacorta, the former Philippine ambassador to ASEAN and an expert in Chinese studies.
In defense of Secretary Romulo-Puyat
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, the House of Repetitive temporarily suspended its plenary deliberations to give way to presidential son and Davao City Congressman Paolo Duterte.
Are emergency powers warranted to solve traffic?
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) says it can put a sufficient number of solutions in place to solve Metro Manila’s traffic within two years if it were to be granted emergency powers.
Chile: Latin America’s model economy
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Two hundred nine years today, a government junta was organized to rule Chile following the disposition of King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
Eats More Fun in the Philippines
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with Jollibee, released a three-minute documentary entitled “The Pinoy Table.”
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