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Preparing early for retirement
by Rey Gamboa - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
They say it’s never too early to prepare for retirement. I say, let retirement planning be a subject for students in high school so that when these kids get to college or vocational training, they already have...
A central park for Manila, and a walkway from Cubao to Makati
by Rey Gamboa - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
We have two readers who deserve some space.
Focus on improving labor force capabilities
by Rey Gamboa - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Perhaps one of the best signs of improved labor conditions for Filipinos is the continued decreased in unemployment numbers over the last decade and a half. This can best be gleaned in the surge in employee ranks...
Arroyonomics, Aquinomics, Dutertenomics
by Rey Gamboa - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Among the country’s two past presidents and one incumbent, only Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can claim to be a true economist. (She had her graduate degree in economics from Assumption College, her masteral from...
Asean at 50: Slowly but surely
by Rey Gamboa - April 24, 2017 - 7:31pm
While most Metro Manilans look forward to a long weekend (five days for government employees and three days for those in the private sector) and security preparations are underway for the 30th ASEAN Summit, change...
Qualified Go, Go, Go
by Rey Gamboa - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
In response to the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build battlecry, I’d say Go, Go, Go but to be extra careful of the pitfalls that usually surrounds infrastructure projects that involve governments,...
More on RORO issues
by Rey Gamboa - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
As thousands take roll on, roll off (RORO) vessels during the summer season, either as vacationers or as regular daily commuters, it is important that they are made aware of the risks they are exposed to considering...
Readers react to old RORO’s horror journey
by Rey Gamboa - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Many readers reacted to our column, “Horror story of an old RORO’s journey” (Philippine Star, April 6) wherein we described the harrowing experience of passengers and crew aboard M/V Oliva.
Horror story of an old RORO’s journey
by Rey Gamboa - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
This story was told by a reliable source from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The date, time, and other facts can actually be verified from the records of the PCG.
Balancing business and promise to labor
by Rey Gamboa - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
“Endo” (end of contract), or the scheme of employers ending workers' contracts every five months which was conceived to avoid regularization as mandated by labor laws for workers employed for six months,...
Is ERC undermining DOE?
by Rey Gamboa - March 30, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s summer, and with it comes the scorching heat – and brownouts.
Why are these old, unsafe ROROs still allowed?
by Rey Gamboa - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
This time, it’s fire. Over a week ago, M/V Rina Hosanna, a roll on, roll off inter-island sea vessel bound for the Batangas port, caught fire just at it was about to enter the Batangas City waters.
Reader’s solution to jeepney problem
by Rey Gamboa - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
One of our readers sent us his plan on how to tackle the country’s jeepney problem. Here is Raymond Tumao’s letter.
A reader’s view of small-scale mining
by Rey Gamboa - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
We give way to one of our readers, Deo Contreras, on the issue of mining, specifically of small-scale gold miners. Please read on.
Another tourism grand plan
by Rey Gamboa - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
With an estimated P1 trillion needed in the next five years to achieve its goal of 12 million tourist arrivals and P4 trillion in revenues by 2022, the Philippine government, together with the private sector, is...
Taking the high road
by Rey Gamboa - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine motoring industry has quietly been contributing its share of do-good deeds for Filipinos.
Chinese tourists are coming
by Rey Gamboa - March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism highlighted a 76.5-percent hike in Chinese tourist arrivals to the Philippines in January this year compared to the same month last year. This was attributed to President Duterte’s...
TFA: A piece of paper for MSMEs, for now
by Rey Gamboa - March 7, 2017 - 10:20pm
It’s been hailed as a landmark in global trading in the World Trade Organization’s 21-year history, overshadowing a series of frustrating failed international trade negotiations, and recently, the emergence...
Baby steps for CARS
by Rey Gamboa - March 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Mitsubishi Motors just recently delivered the first Philippine-made car under the government’s program called CARS (for Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy), which aims to establish the country as...
Dreaming of new heroes
by Rey Gamboa - February 28, 2017 - 12:00am
During the dictatorial regime of former president Ferdinand Marcos, our then modern day heroes were the thousands of Filipino migrant workers – domestic helpers going to Hong Kong and seamen boarding international...
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