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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...
Healthy Laguna de bay
by Rey Gamboa - February 23, 2017 - 12:00am
We start today’s column with a plea for help by a small fish cage owner in Laguna de Bay who fears that the pronouncements of President Duterte to rehabilitate the country’s largest lake has turned into...
Fake cigarettes and fake tax stamps
by Rey Gamboa - February 21, 2017 - 10:32pm
Reading between the lines – or in this case, reading stories published as they unfolded – and hearing from the public relations companies or persons representing the various stakeholders, this scandal...
Investors deserve due process
by Rey Gamboa - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
This is perhaps the best time to bring out in public the issues surrounding mining and its effect on the environment, and the crackdown led by no less than our awesomely fearless Environment Secretary Gina Lope...
Preparing for no QR
by Rey Gamboa - February 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Is it really too late to ask for an extension of the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice importations beyond July 2017? And will the lifting of QRs by then really negatively affect rice farming in the Philip...
Kneejerk decisions
by Rey Gamboa - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Before Gina Lopez received her appointment from President Duterte to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, we had an opportunity to talk about one of her passions – perhaps, even her biggest...
Politics and SSS seem inseparable
by Rey Gamboa - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The recommendation of the current SSS president and former Insurance commissioner Emmanuel Dooc and SSS chairman Amado Valdez was not surprising given the continued use of the 34-million-members-strong Social Security...
Hurrah for the Phl economy, for now
by Rey Gamboa - January 31, 2017 - 12:00am
It was interesting watching all those beauty title holders from various countries gushing their praises about the many places in Philippines, particularly Baguio, Boracay, and Cebu, that they visited during their...
‘Let the law run its course’
by Rey Gamboa - January 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Mighty Corp., an aggressive player in the local tobacco market holding a 24-percent market share, is headed for a big fight after successfully masterminding the swift passage of House Bill 4144 at the Lower House...
What next after Miss Universe pageant hosting?
by Rey Gamboa - January 24, 2017 - 12:00am
It would indeed be a wonderful start of the year for the Philippine tourism industry if the coverage of this Jan. 30’s Miss Universe beauty pageant finals would reach its intended markets and boost the country’s...
Escalating war on cyberspace
by Rey Gamboa - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The top 10 cyber attacks discussed in last Tuesday’s column are a gauge of how the battle for internet security is shaping up. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg since technology is changing at a...
Cyber attacks got bolder in 2016
by Rey Gamboa - January 17, 2017 - 12:50am
Cybercrimes have really progressed in 2016, threatening not only big companies, but also the ordinary consumer. This makes it one of the biggest concerns of the world moving forward into the next couple of years...
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