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Enhancing rail connectivity
by Joe Zaldarriaga - June 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In a recent business forum with international participants, President Marcos confidently stated that the government is tirelessly working to upgrade and improve the Philippines’ transportation system, in the...
Nuclear for energy security
by Joe Zaldarriaga - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines is facing a critical point in how the country shapes its energy future.
For progress
by Joe Zaldarriaga - June 6, 2024 - 12:00am
With the Philippines working to become an upper middle-income economy in the coming years, it is undeniable that the private sector plays a vital role in pursuing growth initiatives and driving innovation at th
Beyond price
by Joe Zaldarriaga - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines is poised to conduct its first-ever online voting for overseas Filipinos next year, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s electoral history and demonstrating a strong commitment to...
Lighting the path toward long-term energy stability
by Joe Zaldarriaga - May 23, 2024 - 12:00am
In discussions of economic development, energy security often finds itself relegated on the sidelines behind infrastructure, agriculture and education.
Balance in synergies: Ensuring effective public-private partnership
by Joe Zaldarriaga - May 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Partnerships between the government and the private sector have long been a cornerstone of economic growth, both in the Philippines and globally.
Public service is a public trust
by Joe Zaldarriaga - May 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The emergence of a science-based government agency in corruption headlines is more than just surprising – it’s actually unexpected. Instances of misconduct in public office usually do not involve organizations...
Pragmatic approach to energy security
by Joe Zaldarriaga - May 2, 2024 - 12:00am
In the midst of surging power demand and concerns over energy security, the importance of a more resilient and robust energy infrastructure in maintaining reliable supply for the Philippines has taken center st...
Charting a course for energy security
by Joe Zaldarriaga - April 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Midway through the dry season, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has already issued warnings of dangerously escalating heat indexes. Consequently, this forecast signals...
On track for positive change
by Joe Zaldarriaga - April 18, 2024 - 12:00am
After the midweek holiday break last week, EDSA, Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare, once again resembled a huge parking lot with vehicles at a standstill as many rushed back to the city from the short brea...
Collaborative solutions for surging energy needs
by Joe Zaldarriaga - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The onset of the dry season coincides with the nation grappling with the continued effects of El Niño, anticipated to persist until May, according to national weather bureau PAGASA.
Light at the end of the runway
by Joe Zaldarriaga - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
During the peak of the Holy Week exodus, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport once again grabbed public attention for all the wrong reasons.
Killua
by Joe Zaldarriaga - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
News on the brutal killing of Killua, the Golden Retriever from Bato, Camarines Sur, has ignited a wave of public outcry, particularly among animal-loving Filipinos.
Improving healthcare access for individuals deprived of liberty
by Joe Zaldarriaga - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines is confronted with the stark reality of being ranked third in terms of prison overcrowding globally, highlighting a pressing concern: individuals deprived of liberty face dire living conditions that...
NAIA takes flight with SMC’s modernization
by Joe Zaldarriaga - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The very first thing tourists see when they land in the country is the airport. This is why a much-anticipated development of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport now set to undergo privatization and modernization,...
Addressing the water crisis
by Joe Zaldarriaga - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The threat of El Niño looms on the horizon, threatening to worsen the already strained water resources of the Philippines. T
Managing the impact of El Niño
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
As the El Niño phenomenon persists in the Philippines, the need to take more proactive measures is further highlighted to help the country weather its impact, especially with the looming dry season.
Soft skills development in the digital era
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
I recently marked my 35th year of service in Meralco and as I ponder on this more than three decades of professional journey with the company, I am struck by the profound evolution that has both shaped and defined...
Digital inclusion for modern Filipino heroes
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
“Bagong bayani” or “new heroes” is a phrase most often associated with Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs.
Inflation and its impact on senior citizens
by Joe Zaldarriaga - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The recent government initiative to bolster social pension payouts for indigent senior citizens reflects a vital step in mitigating the impact of inflation on basic necessities.
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