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Low hanging fruits
by Boo Chanco - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
When DOTr Secretary Art Tugade talked about “revisiting” the PPP approach to infra projects, I should have been alarmed.
The stink at the NHA
by Boo Chanco - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The Kadamay takeover of long unoccupied NHA housing units in Pandi, Bulacan is an eye opener. In the midst of the outcry about the anarchy of the takeover, let us not forget the problem at the bottom of it all: corruption...
Impressive, sana!
by Boo Chanco - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The Infrastructure presentation last week was impressive. The use of social media to spread the word around was impressive as well.
Reboot
by Boo Chanco - April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
When I was first introduced to the personal computer decades ago, there were times when the operating system did not work properly.
Are they building yet?
by Boo Chanco - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
I stayed in town during the Holy Week break and enjoyed a relatively less congested metropolis.
Taxing day
by Boo Chanco - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
A Facebook meme asks: If cigarette taxes are meant to discourage smoking, wouldn’t income taxes discourage working?
God and man
by Boo Chanco - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Many of us have heard the story about St. Augustine walking on the beach contemplating the mystery of the Trinity. Then he saw a boy going out to the sea again and again and bringing some water to pour into a little...
The price of rice
by Boo Chanco - April 10, 2017 - 12:00am
I grew up in an area of Paco, Manila that’s a few blocks away from what was then the office of the forerunner of the NFA. I think it was called the National Grains Authority or NGA, and before that, Rice and...
Blackmail
by Boo Chanco - April 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Sometime in August 1981, American air traffic controllers walked out of their jobs after negotiations for pay and benefits fell through.
Career officials
by Boo Chanco - April 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Dedication or intelligence is not exactly top of mind when we talk about government officials. Unfortunately, the image of the foul mouthed and pretty ignorant congressman or bribe seeking local official is just...
Blame the messenger
by Boo Chanco - April 3, 2017 - 12:00am
These are difficult times for journalism. I started my journalism career in the years just before martial law. As I recall, even those years were not as horrible as it is now.
Pragmatism
by Boo Chanco - March 29, 2017 - 12:00am
One message that comes out strongly as you watch President Duterte deliver speeches and answer questions on television is his strong streak of pragmatism. This is not surprising because his many years as a mayor...
Duterte’s political will
by Boo Chanco - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The good news is… President Duterte has recognized the risk to our political and economic stability that the impeachment calls will bring. He has called on his political allies to just stop calling for the...
Political instability
by Boo Chanco - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
For those of us who have lived here long enough, we are likely to just shrug off impeachment demands as mere political “bodabil”. As they would put it in any barber shop, pakulo lang yan ng mga politikong...
Bus Rapid Transit
by Boo Chanco - March 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Maybe the BRT has more in common with the pre-World War 2 “tranvia” or street car. I am told this was the prime mass transit system in the ’30s and reached as far as Antipolo. Indeed, the Japanese...
Duterte must own tax reform
by Boo Chanco - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am
The Speaker of the House was reported to have sent word to the committee handling the tax reform proposal to slow down its approval. Isn’t this an important and urgent administration measure?
Left over mess
by Boo Chanco - March 17, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte said early on he would not blame P-Noy for any inherited problems. PDutz said he would assume all problems, including those left behind by his predecessors.
#NaDuterteNaTayo
by Boo Chanco - March 15, 2017 - 12:00am
#NaDuterteNaTayo is a hashtag on social media meant to be critical of the more than nine months of President Duterte.
Tax reform
by Boo Chanco - March 13, 2017 - 12:00am
During the election campaign, Donald Trump promised tax reform. Unfortunately, the “reform” he had in mind will benefit the rich. The middle class will get some trickledown effect, but nothing much to...
Chinese entrepreneurs
by Boo Chanco - March 10, 2017 - 12:00am
The Chinese are as ubiquitous in world cities as Pinoys. But when Pinoys go abroad, they look for jobs... to be employed by someone. When the Chinese go abroad, it is to establish a business. It may be a one man...
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