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Nation branding
by Boo Chanco - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Our problem is we think of branding or rebranding as simply asking an advertising agency to dream up a slogan, a logo, a patriotic hymn that projects the country as some kind of heaven on earth.
Poor energy regulation
by Boo Chanco - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Our energy sector seems to be in rather bad shape these days due to poor regulation by both the DOE and ERC.
Small is not beautiful
by Boo Chanco - June 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Our politicians have a penchant for smallness.
VRE will bring rates up
by Boo Chanco - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Variable renewable energy (VRE) such as solar and wind will bring up electricity rates.
Tech-voc vs college?
by Boo Chanco - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s graduation time and I have noticed a lot of Facebook posts about happy graduates.
Yellow and red alerts
by Boo Chanco - June 5, 2024 - 12:00am
There is obviously something seriously wrong with our power supply situation. Last Saturday evening, we had yellow and red alerts in the Luzon Grid.
Airport reform
by Boo Chanco - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
For a country that wants a flourishing tourism industry and to attract foreign investors, we have failed to welcome our guests at our airports in a manner that would leave a good first impression. On the contrary,...
by Boo Chanco - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
BooI grew up in a neighborhood in Paco, Manila where the occasional screams for water were often heard.
Water insecurity
by Boo Chanco - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Push is coming to shove.
Making progress happen
by Boo Chanco - May 27, 2024 - 12:00am
I first visited Iloilo in the 80s as part of Petron’s marketing team checking out our gas stations nationwide.
Moving up to the next level
by Boo Chanco - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Just when you have given up on the ability of Filipino officials to run a clean government able to produce visible economic progress, here comes Iloilo City providing more than a flicker of hope that kaya pala natin...
Malaysia’s dilemma on China
by Boo Chanco - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
When China declared almost the entire South China Sea as its territory on the basis of their whimsical nine-dash lines, they grabbed the exclusive economic zones not only of the Philippines but of Vietnam, Malaysia...
Political divorce
by Boo Chanco - May 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The magic is gone, if it ever existed. It was a marriage of convenience.
Demographic issues
by Boo Chanco - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
It is not uncommon to see Filipina yayas pushing strollers of children in Singapore’s shopping centers.
Going in circles
by Boo Chanco - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
To progress, one must move forward.
The skidding peso again?
by Boo Chanco - May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The peso is skidding again and no one is paying attention anymore.
Risk appetite
by Boo Chanco - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
When the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund was proposed and debated in Congress, the point was made that Filipino taxpayers do not have extra funds to potentially lose in a sovereign investment fund. But the...
A continuing failure?
by Boo Chanco - May 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Because bringing power plants online from scratch takes at least five years, our current problems with low grid reserves resulting in yellow and red alerts can be blamed on a failure during the Duterte era. But the...
Checks and balances
by Boo Chanco - May 6, 2024 - 12:00am
The Economist has done it again. One of their columnists made an observation that betrayed a lack of appreciation and understanding of Filipinos and our way of doing things. He wrote:
Problem areas
by Boo Chanco - May 3, 2024 - 12:00am
You will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic.
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