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Monopoly
by Alex Magno - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
On June 30, the quantitative restrictions on our rice imports will have to be lifted in accordance with our international commitments. Rice is the last commodity we have protected – even if nothing has been...
Numbers
by Alex Magno - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Agnes Callamard, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights who got President Duterte’s goat for remarks about “extra-judicial killings,” quietly slipped into town the other day.
Caricatured
by Alex Magno - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The liberal American media is all over Donald Trump for extending an invitation to Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House.
Scorching
by Alex Magno - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
It is not a good signal to investors that perfected contracts become collateral damage in petty political feuds. As it is, the sanctity of contracts in this country is a leading cause of concern for the investment...
Luisita
by Alex Magno - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Hacienda Luisita is a curse. Purchased using government guarantees, the plantation became the symbol of the oligarchy that distorted our economy.
Macron
by Alex Magno - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
For the first time in the six decades since Charles de Gaulle restored some semblance of order in French politics, neither of the two major parties are included in the crucial presidential run-off election. The runoff...
Build
by Alex Magno - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
The centerpiece of this administration is not some flimsy program doling out money to the poor. It is a robust, muscular infrastructure program that seeks to invest $160 billion in new roads, ports, railways and,...
Deals
by Alex Magno - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte does not fancy himself a statesman, preferring to be called “Mayor.”
Spike
by Alex Magno - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
Unfortunately, science has yet to provide us the means to accurately predict the occurrence of earthquakes. That particular shortcoming does not deter one congressman from insisting the power plants predict earthquakes...
Extortion
by Alex Magno - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
In their last meeting earlier this month, the negotiating panels of the Philippine government and the CPP-NPA agreed to an “interim” bilateral ceasefire agreement – whatever that may mean.
Recalibration
by Alex Magno - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jin Ping will meet for the first time later this week.
Juncture
by Alex Magno - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Drug-users, much like the poor, will always be with us.
Integration
by Alex Magno - April 1, 2017 - 12:39am
Through this whole year, the country will be hosting all the meetings of the ASEAN. It is the regional association’s 50th year and an important vantage point for looking at the possibilities economic integration...
Anarchy
by Alex Magno - March 30, 2017 - 12:00am
In an audacious move, urban poor group Kadamay moved in large numbers and forcibly occupied housing units in Pandi, Bualacan. They claimed the housing units for themselves, saying they were idle.
Realistic
by Alex Magno - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
We should not aspire for what we cannot afford. What is true for personal finance ought to be true for our energy policy. Otherwise, our economic development will continue to be distorted.
Chinaman
by Alex Magno - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
There is something about being in the board of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that induces intense generosity. Unfortunately, the generosity comes at the people’s expense.
Diplomat
by Alex Magno - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Although he still has to dress properly for the role, President Duterte has proven himself a tireless and exemplary diplomat.
Benham
by Alex Magno - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Benham Rise is a large piece of pie, sitting astride the eastern coast of Luzon. Measured at 13.4 million hectares, the underwater plateau is actually larger than the Luzon land mass.
Poisoned
by Alex Magno - March 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Nuisance
by Alex Magno - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Every two weeks, it seems, Sen. Antonio Trillanes brings up an issue that he promises will lead to President Duterte’s ouster. Instead of filing a case and bringing his so-called ‘evidence’ to a...
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