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Act on the facts

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I’ve always believed that you make better decisions when you face facts. Let’s start with this headline in BusinessWorld last Sept. 5: “Philippines found among most restrictive.”

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

The economy grew—so what?

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Betterment of economic wellbeing requires the pie to grow faster than the number of people it serves. In the past year, the Philippine population grew from 98.0 million to 99.7 million.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Not worth the brag

Two economic stories highlighted the past week—one, the stellar growth of the country’s gross domestic product or GDP; the other, the 50 Filipino families and individuals in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest for 2014.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Strategies for inclusive development

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INFORMAL settlers occupy one side of a waterway in Pasay City. In the background is the skyline of Makati City. EDWIN BACASMAS

The Philippines successfully concluded hosting the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia which highlighted the impressive economic gains under President Aquino’s administration.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

PH democracy’s last stand

This could be the 2016 elections. If good leaders emerge, the economy will grow and become inclusive. If not, hunger, poverty and desperation will hasten the nation’s descent into a failed state status. To avoid the latter, each and every Filipino must ensure a positive outcome in 2016.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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