There’s some good news from the manufacturing sector. As economist and professor Cielito Habito noted in his July 15 column in this paper, the sector is showing tremendous growth—an average of 8.1 percent in the last four years, against only 3 percent in 2004-2009.
By Amando Doronila
The decision of the Supreme Court striking down the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional was so devastating to his regime that it sent the President on a warpath against the high court, provoking the worst showdown between the two independent organs of Philippine democracy since he took office in 2010.
By Conrado de Quiros
Oscar Tan had some thoughtful observations in his commentary last Monday. They had to do with some Ateneans flashing the “V” sign in Imelda Marcos’ “selfie” during the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation’s 40th anniversary. The incident had older Ateneans protesting the sacrilege and wondering what happened to their favorite school’s values.
Among the economic priorities of the Aquino administration, tourism is often cited as a low-hanging fruit given the number of destinations that the Philippines has to offer.
By Unica Amor R. Mananquil
“Outside looking in they will never understand… Inside looking out we can never explain…”