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Managing the impact of El Niño
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
As the El Niño phenomenon persists in the Philippines, the need to take more proactive measures is further highlighted to help the country weather its impact, especially with the looming dry season.
Soft skills development in the digital era
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
I recently marked my 35th year of service in Meralco and as I ponder on this more than three decades of professional journey with the company, I am struck by the profound evolution that has both shaped and defined...
Digital inclusion for modern Filipino heroes
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
“Bagong bayani” or “new heroes” is a phrase most often associated with Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs.
Inflation and its impact on senior citizens
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The recent government initiative to bolster social pension payouts for indigent senior citizens reflects a vital step in mitigating the impact of inflation on basic necessities.
Powering progress toward sustainable energy
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
As Filipinos anticipate the onset of the dry season, which is intensified by the ongoing El Niño, President Marcos has issued a crucial directive to all government entities, both at the national and local...
Data centers: Philippine’s new investment magnet
by Joe Zaldarriaga - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
When we opened the new year, the country celebrated significant gains in foreign direct investment in 2023 and recognized the imperative to fortify its appeal to global investors. In a statement by Philippine Economic...
Business for good
by Joe Zaldarriaga - January 18, 2024 - 12:00am
In the realm of noble recognitions bestowed upon individuals for exceptional contributions to society, the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For Church and the Pope) stands as the highest award that the laity and the religious...
To 60 and beyond
by Joe Zaldarriaga - January 11, 2024 - 12:00am
To 60 and beyondLast week marked my 60th birthday, which means I am now at that age when I gain a “second citizenship,” as some might humorously say.
Hopeful for new beginnings
by Joe Zaldarriaga - January 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Just as 2023 came to a close, the Social Weather Stations unveiled a national survey indicating that 96 percent of Filipinos are entering the new year “with hope” – the highest level since the onset...
Elevating economic strategy through the appointment of new economic czar
by Joe Zaldarriaga - December 28, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent creation of a new government office tasked with overseeing the Cabinet’s economic cluster marks a significant stride in the economic landscape of the Philippines.
Catalysts for progress: MIESCOR @ 50
by Joe Zaldarriaga - December 21, 2023 - 12:00am
This year, we have witnessed numerous pivotal moments and milestones across various industries and sectors, as global economies navigated the challenges of the new normal.
Philippines power rates are fair and reasonable
by Joe Zaldarriaga - December 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Power rates in the Philippines are fair and reasonable, according to a 2022 updated report on the Regional/Global Comparison of Retail Electricity Tariffs published by the International Energy Consultants.
Redefining retail
by Joe Zaldarriaga - December 7, 2023 - 12:00am
The surge of e-commerce in the Philippines has been nothing short of phenomenal, persisting even in the aftermath of the pandemic. In fact, the country has witnessed the most substantial growth in online shopping...
Beyond boundaries
by Joe Zaldarriaga - November 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Filipino personalities and brands are increasingly making waves on the global stage, showcasing the best that our country has to offer and instilling a sense of pride in every Filipino’s heart.
Embracing nuclear technology
by Joe Zaldarriaga - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
In a groundbreaking move, the Philippines and the United States forged a landmark nuclear cooperation pact last week, a firm step towards the country’s goal of attaining energy independence and security.
A blueprint for sustained economic growth
by Joe Zaldarriaga - November 16, 2023 - 12:00am
In the third quarter of this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the economy experienced a remarkable upswing, with a Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 5.9 percent. This was propelled by heightened...
Green mobility: Shaping Philippine transportation industry
by Joe Zaldarriaga - November 9, 2023 - 12:00am
In a time marked by a growing focus on sustainability, the task of addressing pollution, particularly in urban areas, stands as a formidable hurdle in our pursuit for a greener future.
Pioneering a sustainable energy future thru nuclear
by Joe Zaldarriaga - November 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Globally, nuclear energy has gained significant traction in recent years as a low-carbon energy source that plays a pivotal role in enhancing energy security and in bridging the transition toward an environmentally...
Bridging the gap
by Joe Zaldarriaga - October 26, 2023 - 12:00am
In this era of digital transformation, it is quite startling to learn that there are still communities all around the world that are deprived of basic necessities like clean water, sanitation, and electricity.
Is Grab’s Foodpanda buyout a potential disruption?
by Joe Zaldarriaga - October 19, 2023 - 12:00am
In Southeast Asia’s thriving food delivery scene, Grab Holdings, a prominent regional tech company and owner of super app Grab, is reportedly considering the acquisition of Foodpanda, a widely-used food delivery...
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