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Rural poverty
by Boo Chanco - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent discussions about government’s rice import policy brought out old unresolved issues. Everyone is claiming to speak for the interest of the poor farmers, but the farmers get no real help in the end.
A whiff
by Boo Chanco - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
We are a desperate people. We cling to thin threads of hope that a leader will emerge to finally make it right for our country and our people.
Get going na!
by Boo Chanco - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
It doesn’t get any better than this.
Sabotage?
by Boo Chanco - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
We are not being told the whole story on the rice situation. I get the feeling that some bureaucrats and their favorite rice traders are making a last ditch effort to stop the announced change in policy that removes...
Dictator?
by Boo Chanco - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte said last week that he is a dictator because it is the only way to get the country moving forward. The scary thing is he is partly right. Vested interests have become so entrenched in this country...
Gut issues
by Boo Chanco - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
New taxes were blamed by more than half of Citibank’s prime Citigold clients as the biggest contributor to high inflation when they were asked to express their views using their smart phones last Tuesday ...
Leapfrog
by Boo Chanco - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. is confident the third player they will select to compete with our telco duopoly will not be hampered by the fact that Globe and Smart/PLDT already control 70 percent of the...
Past due
by Boo Chanco - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Talk to construction industry people and you get the feeling the excitement over Build Build Build is surprisingly muted at least among the bigger players.
White elephant
by Boo Chanco - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
NEDA may yet frustrate President Duterte’s desire to bring about a golden age of infrastructure.
Social safety net
by Boo Chanco - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Proponents of the tax reform law kept on reassuring the public that the poor would be protected from potential inflationary effects of increased levies on some basic commodities through a specially designed safety...
Labor gap
by Boo Chanco - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, Bloomberg had what could have been a feel good story that talked about how the Build Build Build program would be able to allow the repatriation back to the country of overseas Filipino workers. But that’s...
Sweet poison
by Boo Chanco - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
If you have not yet picked up the habit of checking the ingredients of processed foods you buy at the supermarket, your health demands that you should do so immediately.
Big projects
by Boo Chanco - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Everyone seems to be banking on a near flawless roll-out of both the big infrastructure projects and the tax reform program for the economy’s continued good health this year. That is a big bet on the ability...
Plus and minuses
by Boo Chanco - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The start of a new year is a good way to see where we are as far as pending government promises and projects are concerned. There are plus and minuses… developments that give us hope and those that make us...
Press freedom
by Boo Chanco - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am
If we know what is good for us, everyone including the President should be defending press freedom. It is the cornerstone of our democracy, the only means by which we can keep our officials as transparently honest...
A flu epidemic
by Boo Chanco - January 17, 2018 - 12:00am
California is apparently Ground Zero of a flu epidemic that has been filling up hospital emergency rooms over the past two weeks.
Will Duterte have business cronies?
by Boo Chanco - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte had some harsh words for local big business last week. He said he owes them nothing so he is free to reform the economic system as he sees fit.
Homeless by the bay
by Boo Chanco - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Leaving one’s heart in this city is still possible, but no longer as easily as it once was. The city is still pretty, but also dirty and in some areas, doesn’t smell very good.
The Chinese solution
by Boo Chanco - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Exit Pax Americana… Enter the Chinese solution?
Keep expectations low
by Boo Chanco - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I note from comments on Facebook that many are getting their hopes high that a third telco player will be able to effectively compete with the duopoly to produce some benefit for subscribers. They may be disappointed....
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