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Policy consistency and labor laws

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I was in Singapore last week to brief a group of businessmen potentially interested in doing business in the Philippines. They were impressed with the change that had been reported but still skeptical about the reality of it given the Philippines’ poor record in the past.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

I’m mad, mad as hell

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You should be. And the President should be, too.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Questions

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Why is foreign investment so low? It’s the lowest compared to our neighbors, yet we have as much or more to offer.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Maintenance—or the lack of it

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As an engineer, I consider maintaining things and looking after tools almost close to God in importance. It seems to me that far too many Filipinos do not. This may seem an “unfair” statement, but it comes from 40 years of experience, three factories managed, a private resort maintained, a household to look after, and much discussion with others.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

National need must dominate

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The contretemps that was the truck ban raises a very important question: Who’s in charge? I would have thought the Constitution is clear enough when it says in Article X Section 4 that “The President of the Philippines shall exercise general supervision over local governments.”

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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