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THE CORNER ORACLE
Being Filipino today
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Life is normal here despite the lingering effects of COVID. People are out and life has reverted back as it was in 2019.
Our education crisis: Why and what next?
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 13, 2021 - 12:00am
First, allow me to provide some context for those who missed the first installment of this series.
Our education crisis. Why and what next?
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 6, 2021 - 12:00am
We are in the midst of an educational crisis.
Capacity and intention
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s economic and democratic fundamentals have spiraled down to such an extent that it cannot withstand another six years of less-than-competent, graft-ridden leadership.
Filipinos deprived of livable cities
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 22, 2021 - 12:00am
When we are surrounded by disorder, clutter and chaos, we become desensitized by them. Such is the case for residents of Metro Manila and cities around the country.
The perils of oversimplification
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 15, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s victory in 2016 was a result of the nation’s grievances against President Aquino.
We must endure
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The national mood is down.
On national identity and IATF discrimination
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Government has neglected cultural development, failed to strengthen national identity and instill national pride among our people.
A distress call to the IATF
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Paging the IATF. The Restaurant Owners Association of the Philippines (Resto PH) reached out to me with a desperate call.
Leni on the right side
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Last night, I had a lengthy discussion with a colleague from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
The city of Manila acting like Singapore
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 11, 2021 - 12:00am
It only takes one transformative leader to change the fate of a constituency. We’ve seen it happen before cities, provinces and whole countries transform from mismanaged states with failing economies and divided...
Understanding the inner workings of trolls
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Make no mistake, the 2022 elections will be fought not in campaign sorties or public debates but on our phones and laptops. Social media is the new battleground, trolls are the new soldiers and messages are the weapons...
The SONA
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
I was hoping that the State of the Nation Address would include the President’s plan to hasten our economic recovery following five quarters of sharp economic contractions.
Clarity of need and strength of intention
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolfo Suarez, Nelson Mandela, Lee Kwan Yew and our very own Manuel L. Quezon are among the transformative leaders of the 20th century.
DepEd in denial
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Education Secretary Leonor Briones cried foul over the publication of a World Bank report saying that more than 80 percent of Filipino students don’t meet the standards for their grade level.
A digital Manila, soon…
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Since its heyday many decades ago, the city of Manila has spiraled into blight, squalor, chaos and disorder.
A tribute and an apology to PNoy
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s been a week since PNoy’s passing and I am still grieving. I am also overcome by guilt.
Our broken economy and what caused it
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
I spent the better part of last week conferring with fellow economists from the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University.
Choosing a president
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
An American FBI operative once told me: “The Philippines never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Although these words piqued my patriotic sensibilities, upon reflection, it is the truth...
Political messaging and creating a tribe
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
My good friend and colleague in this paper, Boo Chanco, was correct when he said that the strength of a candidate’s social media trolls will determine who will become president in 2022. Trolls are today’s...
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