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Calax: Focus on best deal for the people

President Aquino is confronted with this dilemma: If the results of the bidding already completed are sustained, then the award to the Ayala-Aboitiz consortium would result in an apparent P10-billion forgone income for the government. On the other hand, a rebid would tarnish the all-important public-private partnership (PPP) program and jeopardize its overall contribution to the government’s infrastructure ambitions, negating the P10-billion bonanza.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Dilemma over Calax

President Aquino’s decision to rebid the controversial P35.4-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) project puts him in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” position.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Low-hanging fruit

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Nearly five years ago (in January 2010), import tariffs on more than 99 percent of all the products we trade with our Asean neighbors went down to zero, in accordance with the Asean Free Trade Agreement.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Wanted: an ‘Asean Agricultural Community’

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For the Southeast Asian economies, the agricultural and rural sector remains prominent in the overall development agenda.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Stalled

The Philippines appears to have stalled in its quest to improve its business environment. After being hailed as the most-improved economy in the 2014 World Bank survey on the ease of doing business, the country’s ranking slipped in 2015 (under a new methodology). The findings, reported in the World Bank’s flagship publication “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency,” indicate how hard it is still for businesses to operate in the Philippines compared with more developed countries.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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