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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 »

WEF a mere talk shop for capitalists, politicians

This is n response to Ma. Rosa Pedregozo’s letter (“Losing senatorial candidate now back to life,” Opinion, 6/4/14). She wonders what an ex-congressman and losing senatorial candidate like me was doing in a protest against the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Davos glow’ on 7.2-percent growth fades

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The so-called “Davos glow” of the Philippines as the “rising star” at the World Economic Forum on East Asia held in Manila on May 21-23 dissipated within hours of the last cocktail party celebrating the country’s growth as “one of the greatest economic comeback stories” in recent times.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Losing senatorial candidate now back to life

After his lost bid for the Senate, former representative Teddy Casiño of Bayan Muna was not heard from as much as he was before. People wonder why he has not been vocal about his advocacies, and he has been silent even on some issues.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Anakbayan protests PH’s hosting of World Economic Forum

We condemn the Aquino administration for hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF). The administration set aside P71 million to host the WEF—an insult to the toiling masses suffering under the Aquino administration.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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