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Misinformation and attempts to derail NAIA’s rehabilitation
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Transportation issued a statement advising the public to disregard the “misinformed reports” circulating regarding the proposed rehabilitation of NAIA.
Phl needs its own int’l shipping line
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
In this corner last week, I wrote about the abusive practices of foreign shipping lines doing business in the Philippines.
Abusive practices of foreign shipping lines
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
For a country whose annual per capita income is $3,3484, the cost of living in the Philippines is just as expensive as it is in Poland and Hungary where per capita income is $15,595 and $17,463, respectively. Why...
Understanding the impediments of NAIA’s rehabilitation
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
NAIA processed 48 million passengers last year, 13 million more than its true capacity. Since 2013, the country’s premier gateway has been plagued with runway and terminal congestions which resulted to persistent...
Whose side is the ombudsman on?
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
In a two-punch maneuver, Ombudsman Samuel Martires just weakened the public’s defenses against graft and corruption.
The status of infrastructure projects and its political relevance
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Build Build Build has saved President Duterte in many ways. With infrastructure investments reaching US$15 billion per year, the ambitious program has kept the economy on a steady path of growth whilst being its...
In defense of the Manila Bay Beach project
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Secretary Roy Cimatu and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources are under fire for initiating a P389-million project to convert the stony breakwater between the American embassy and the Manila Yacht...
A sustainable future for the West Philippine Sea
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
It takes a foreigner to sound the alarm on the devastation occurring in the West Philippine Sea.
Rebooting the economy and a Free Trade Agreement with Canada
by Andrew J. Masigan - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The country is in the midst of its worst economic crisis since World War 2.
The IATF needs new blood
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In a survey conducted last July, the Social Weather Station announced that 27.3 million adult Filipinos, representing 45.5 percent of the workforce, are currently unemployed.
Casualty and redemption in the COVID war
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A heavy weight has been lifted from the shoulders of my good friend, Pierre. Just three months ago, the father of six was at a low point in his life.
An attempt to divert the P10-B tourism fund
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Let’s be honest.
The pandemic, the economy and China
by Andrew J. Masigan - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
As a family man, an entrepreneur and a Filipino, I hoped that the President’s State of the Nation Address would provide rhyme and reason to all the disruption going on. I am not alone when I say that I fear...
If I had President Duterte’s power, I would…
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The decision of Congress not to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise despite public clamor demonstrates how much the House patronizes the President.
Acceptable and contentious facets of Anti-Terrorism Law
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite ten petitions for a temporary restraining order on the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Law, the Supreme Court ruled not to grant the request.
If nothing else, save our negociantes
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In a dialogue with the Philippine STAR, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in the vernacular, “we have come to a point where it is the people, not the government, who will make the decisions on what will...
PUV modernization program is for commuters
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no truth to the claim that government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program is anti-poor. Read between the lines and you will find that it is just another sympathy campaign meant to derail...
Vultures and distressed business
by Andrew J. Masigan - July 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As the economy re-starts amid the extended quarantine, micro, small and medium sized enterprises struggle to stay afloat.
The good, bad and ugly of the Duterte administration
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the economic blowback of the Wuhan virus, the President and his administration still enjoy an approval rating of well over 80%.
The effect of ECQ/GCQ on people’s lives
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Our village tennis coach is at the end of his rope. Unable to work for 93 days, he made ends meet by working as a part time gardener and relying on subsidies from the government.
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