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Lessons from Kuwait
by Rey Gamboa - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s offer of a free flight to any interested Filipino migrant worker in Kuwait to return home and his order banning work deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait has resulted once again in the Philippines...
Masters of the sand and sea
by Rey Gamboa - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
With the continuing recovery of the global economy, international tourism is notably also on an upswing.
Confusing and confused rice priorities
by Rey Gamboa - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In case you initially got confused with the exchange of words about the state of rice supply in the Philippines – all coming from government sources, by the way – chances are you buy rice that’s...
A ticking time bomb in the power sector
by Rey Gamboa - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Like a ticking time bomb, the impasse at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) – after four of its commissioners were suspended – will not only affect consumers with possible brownouts in the coming...
Ifs and buts of a common tower policy
by Rey Gamboa - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The idea of having common towers to be used by telecommunication companies, namely Smart, Globe plus one or two more future new players in the industry, bears some consideration, but will certainly need to be thought...
Davos’ world elite and the Philippines
by Rey Gamboa - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The presence of US President Donald Trump, known for his protectionist “America First” pronouncements, at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland was a jarring reminder of how fragile...
Going after unjustifiable tax incentives
by Rey Gamboa - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Corporate income tax collection takes center stage in the second round of the government’s tax reform initiative.
Metro Manila’s sad mass transport system tale
by Rey Gamboa - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
New realities of TRAIN
by Rey Gamboa - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Oil prices are going up like crazy. Analysts have reasoned that the recent rise of crude oil to over $63 per barrel due to the continued drawdown of stock inventories in the US is temporary, but the average for the...
Unminding traffic
by Rey Gamboa - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
For those living in Metro Manila, the light traffic on EDSA during the weeks of Christmas and New Year  was pleasantly surprising. This week, though, bad traffic has come back full force, as if with a veng...
Breaking the duopoly
by Rey Gamboa - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from roads and bridges under the government’s Build Build Build program, the other flagship infrastructure project of President Duterte deals with the highway of telecommunications.
Tourism investment gate opens
by Rey Gamboa - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) appears to be in a frenzy approving new tourism economic zones (TEZs) and promising the approval of many more this year.
Build Build Build’s challenges
by Rey Gamboa - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
With many good golf courses in the south as far as Calamba, heading back north for us golfers after a game often means having to use C-5 or EDSA, which are both severely congested in the early afternoons, especially...
Getting into the ‘action’
by Rey Gamboa - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
With the 2018 national budget signed, and the new taxes that will partially fund this year’s committed infrastructure projects under the ambitious Build Build Build program in place, many eyes and ears are...
2018: Brace yourself
by Rey Gamboa - January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The first working of the day brings us back to reality away from the temporary distraction that the holiday season festivities brought.
Goodbye to 2017
by Rey Gamboa - December 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
The top phrases for the Philippines in 2017 would be the extra-judicial killings or EJK, martial law in Mindanao and the Marawi siege, and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act.
Mood songs
by Rey Gamboa - December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
There is no other holiday in the Philippines that is given so much attention and celebrated than Christmas – more so if the day falls right before or after the weekend – and yesterday’s was certainly...
Wait-and-see numbers game
by Rey Gamboa - December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
With so much speculation on what the impact of the first of four proposed tax reform packages under the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program would bring us all, the wait-and-see now starts after the President enabled...
Readers on relaunching Phl Inc. and savings
by Rey Gamboa - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
We give way to our readers once again. This time, we share two views: one comes from Willy Arcilla commenting on the Philippine economy as a whole and the other is from Cesar Ortiz on the efforts of a cooperative...
Wanted: Champion for a savings revolution
by Rey Gamboa - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippines continues to have one of the lowest savings rates in the region, caused by a mix of a higher poverty rate spread over a wider population, lack of values that inculcate savings, and the poor availability...
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