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Looking beyond AEC 2015

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Forward-looking thinkers are already looking to 2030 even as people anticipate the coming of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) next year.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Manufacturing on a roll

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The country’s manufacturing sector is growing by leaps and bounds. The Philippine Statistics Authority released data last Friday from the 2012 Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI), showing that the number of manufacturing firms with 20 workers or more jumped to 7,313 from 4,663 in 2010—a hefty 57 percent jump in two years. Still not counted are firms with less than 20 workers, and informal enterprises.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No pain, no gain: legacy of Aquinomics?

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Is “Aquinomics” losing steam? In the last four years, it appears to have led to a breakout in the country’s economic performance, seen especially in the growth of aggregate investment and manufacturing activity.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

High time for summits

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After four years of significantly improved economic performance, the gains we’ve made are not without threats and it’s certainly not the time to drop our guard.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Airport lines and ICT woes

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Sometimes it seems as if we simply can’t move forward without taking a step or two backward at the same time. On a brief trip abroad last week, I was pleased to see how we no longer need to fill out those pesky immigration forms. One wonders why it took so long, when we’ve had machine-readable passports for years. And unless one has something to declare, there’s also no need to fill out a Customs form upon arrival. Welcome (and overdue) forward steps indeed.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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