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Graft-congested port

It has been said that in the Philippines, every single law, regulation, directive or ordinance presents an opportunity for someone somewhere to make money, directly or indirectly, legally or otherwise. This observation has made itself painfully felt in real world, specifically in the Port of Manila, the main transshipment point of goods to and from this country.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Regulatory overreach

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is under fire from irate netizens following last week’s sting operation that led to the apprehension of a private car owner hiring out rides under the Uber network.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Even a ‘voice in the wilderness’ can be heard

This is a reaction to Oscar Franklin Tan’s article titled “Death by traffic” (Opinion, 9/1/14).

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Competition law: what it is not

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As the Fair Competition Act gains ground in the 16th Congress, forces that have traditionally been resisting this game-changing economic measure for well over two decades appear to be training their guns on it again, in and out of Congress. Arguments being raised against it

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Competition in Europe, US and PH

It’s only when you shop in supermarkets in the United States and Europe, and see the vast selection of products and the stiff price competition among stores, that you realize just how shortchanged the Filipino shoppers are.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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