The help that matters to MSMEs
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Micro, small and medium sized enterprises are the lifeblood of the economy. MSMEs account for 99.6 percent of all businesses that operate in the country and collectively employ 66 percent of the workforce.
Koko and selective justice
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The incident surrounding Senator Koko Pimentel has exposed anew the sense of entitlement of those in high government positions.
SMEs are a ticking time bomb
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Apart from being an economist and writer, I am also an entrepreneur.
China’s swan song and COVID-19’s big winner
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
China’s reign as the world’s manufacturing epicenter is coming to a close and the coronavirus is its swan song.
Filipinos put in harm’s way
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
I am a father, an employer, an uncle and a friend.
POGO: Easy come, easy go
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the Chinese embassy in Manila announced that passports of Chinese nationals working in the Philippine Online Gaming Operations industry will be cancelled if they do not voluntarily return to the mainland...
ABS-CBN has its faults, but…..
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
On the eve of May 4, the franchise of ABS-CBN will expire, according to the calendar of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.
Making sense of the VFA termination
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
By order of President Duterte, the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement should take effect in six months, unless the Supreme Court allows the Senate to have a say on the matter.
What it takes for DPWH to move
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
My regular readers know that I take a strong position against illegal billboards.
The premature legacy
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) recently launched an information campaign to trumpet the achievements of the Duterte administration.
How competitive is the Filipino workforce?
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
In this corner two weeks ago, I wrote about the state of Philippine education and how our 15-year-old children measure up against 79 other nationalities in math, science and reading.
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.
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