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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 »

Poor and hungry

Malacanang’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 12.1 million Filipino families, thought themselves poor, was true to form.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No inclusivity yet

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In the phrase “inclusive growth,” the key word is “inclusive,” not “growth.” Unless economic growth is inclusive, meaning that it benefits the lower classes, let us not make so much propaganda about it.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Tuwid na daan’ losing or gaining ground?

The Pulse Asia survey result showing that Filipinos are divided on whether President Aquino has fulfilled “tuwid na daan” is understandable but inaccurate. The public perception is understandable because the survey was made at a time when stories of corruption dominated newspaper headlines and prime-time television news. But it is inaccurate because the exposés are, in fact, proof that “tuwid na daan” is gaining ground.

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

Doubts on ‘daang matuwid’

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Malacañang disputes recent survey results showing that only three of 10 Filipinos believe President Aquino has delivered on his promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path).

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Aquino announces increase in soldiers’ subsistence allowance
  • AFP public affairs chief keeps his post, stays away from social media – military
  • Catapang trumpets gains in peace, security ops at AFP Day
  • PNP partners with Microsoft against cybercrime
  • Binay’s wife cancels Japan trip so as not to undermine pleas vs graft raps
  • Sports

  • Mayweather: I’m a ‘rich coward'; Pacquiao is financially troubled
  • PBA D-League: Cafe France upends Bread Story in Battle of the Bread
  • Alapag included in Fiba Facebook cover page, ecstatic about recognition
  • PBA D-League: Tanduay notches .500 mark at Racal’s expense
  • No Mayweather talk as Pacquiao turns 36
  • Lifestyle

  • Bid ‘bad hair day’ goodbye
  • Starburst: Fireworks at 2014 UST Paskuhan, UP Lantern Parade
  • Biscuit brand now in PH
  • Casa Artusi’s Salsiccia Coll’uva (sausage with grapes)
  • Dining and chatting with a world-class Filipino painter
  • Entertainment

  • US rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges
  • Rakrakan tickets still available
  • 1D pop-up store opens in PH
  • Baby girl ‘perfect gift’ for Ara Mina
  • Ara Mina grateful for safe birth of baby girl
  • Business

  • EU cuts tariffs on key PH exports to zero
  • ‘Missing’ boat loaded with smuggled rice spotted off Sulu, says BOC collector
  • Local stocks go on roller coaster ride before PSEi regains 7,000
  • Vista Residences soon to launch Vista GL Taft
  • Dow gains nearly 300 points as Fed keeps rates low
  • Technology

  • Viral Facebook post helps abandoned child reunite with relatives
  • Vhong Navarro ‘most searched’ in Google PH for 2014
  • People are living longer—study
  • New setback for efforts to cure HIV infection
  • Facebook activates safety check tool
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, December 18, 2014
  • Uninhibited
  • The Grand New Bilibid Hotel
  • What is Christmas, really?
  • DepEd to boost IP education
  • Global Nation

  • Ramos: PH interest is above Pemberton issue
  • US Navy men in Tubbataha Reef case punished; compensation coming – Goldberg
  • US must still produce Pemberton in court—De Lima
  • BI recaptures escaped US national
  • 2 US ships dock at Subic amid row over Pemberton custody
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