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Pogi Points
by Boo Chanco - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
You would think that a presumably mature democracy like the United States with over 200 years’ experience in the art of governance would have a Congress that puts primacy on the national interest.
Working together
by Boo Chanco - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The bidding for the right to rehabilitate and manage NAIA had been furiously contested. Up to the last moment, there were attempts to undermine the awarding to frontrunner San Miguel.
Trophy bridges
by Boo Chanco - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Our leaders have a penchant for showcase projects whose economic justification, given our limited resources, can be questioned. We surely need a lot of bridges to connect our archipelago.
It’s complicated
by Boo Chanco - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Times are hard and it is obvious that workers need to earn more to survive. A Filipino family of five needs at least P13,797 a month or P460 a day to meet their basic needs, according to the Philippine Statistics...
Quietly delivering
by Boo Chanco - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
When Transportation Secretary Jimmy Bautista was still president of Philippine Airlines, I had a long conversation with him about the need to expand and upgrade the facilities at NAIA.
Giving up on our tomorrow
by Boo Chanco - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s that little girl tapping on your car window trying to sell you a string of sampaguitas.
Worse than we thought
by Boo Chanco - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Our crisis in education is apparently worse than we thought.
The outlier is winning again?
by Boo Chanco - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
An outlier in street language is one who is not one of the boys. One outlier is Ramon S. Ang, long considered outside of the exclusive club of the business elite.
REIN in inflation!
by Boo Chanco - February 12, 2024 - 12:00am
It didn’t take long for Finance Secretary Ralph Recto to take full command of the economic cluster as he assumed responsibility for keeping inflation numbers low. And Ralph even coined an acronym: REIN or Reduce...
How LGUs shoo away investors
by Boo Chanco - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
While discussing how Charter change can attract investors, my Viber group colleagues wondered if problems with LGU corruption are a bigger turnoff to investors than Constitutional restrictions on foreign investments....
Why attract foreign investors?
by Boo Chanco - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Do we really need to revise our Constitution to attract foreign investors? It will help. We have provisions in our current Constitution that deliver the message that foreign investors are not welcome.
Should we just break up?
by Boo Chanco - February 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Not content with the breakup of the Duterte-Marcos alliance, Rodrigo Duterte also wants Mindanao to break up from the republic.
Cash flow problems
by Boo Chanco - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The good news last week was the inauguration and commercial energization of the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project.
Dangerous times
by Boo Chanco - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
KathNiel started this ugly public break-up with an overwhelming public expression of sorrow. Now, we have this very pathetic Marcos-Duterte disUniteam breakup.
Traffic gridlocks need drastic solutions
by Boo Chanco - January 29, 2024 - 12:00am
We have to realize that our traffic gridlocks cannot be alleviated unless we are ready to accept drastic solutions.
Fresh thinking
by Boo Chanco - January 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Is our political opposition, as in the remnants of the Liberal Party, capable of fresh thinking?
Digital backwater
by Boo Chanco - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
As in everything else we have failed to do to make us competitive, we are today still a digital backwater. According to the Oxford dictionary, a backwater is a place or condition in which no development or progress...
Cha-cha no longer a bad idea
by Boo Chanco - January 22, 2024 - 12:00am
There are probably sinister motives behind the revived move to amend the Constitution, but there will always be such motives from our politicians anyway.
What’s in store in ’24?
by Boo Chanco - January 19, 2024 - 12:00am
This year, 2024, appears to be a hopeful year that will enable our economy to break off from the problems of the pandemic years. According to a study by PIDS, the government think tank, growth will be steady in...
by Boo Chanco - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The claim of the Department of Energy that NGCP refuses to recognize their authority to regulate the grid operator reflects badly on the government’s ability to govern. Unfortunately, it seems that DOE has...
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