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Mindanao’s time has come

MINDANAO will soon play a pivotal role in the current Philippine economic boom. I have seen the construction of several infrastructure projects in Mindanao...

Monitoring inflation

THE INFLATION rate has become one of the most anticipated economic data these days, amid surging prices of crude oil in the world market...

Growth momentum

THE PHILIPPINES remained one of the fastest expanding economies in Asia in the first quarter of 2018, as shown by the impressive gross domestic...

Let the countryside ride on the progress wagon

ONE OF what I call practical indicators of progress is the changing landscape in certain cities, towns and provinces. The change is brought about...

Management man

MANY people questioned President Duterte when he ran in the 2016 presidential election because of lack of experience in running a national office. After...

Refreshing transition

MANY Filipinos belonging to the millennial generation grew up in a world that looks down on their country. When it comes to economics, we...

What elections mean

ELECTIONS are one of the most important features of democracy. Fair and free elections are the hallmarks of true democratic governments, which are able...

Economic czar

UNASSUMING. That’s the word that usually comes to mind when people meet or read about Socioeconomic Planning secretary Ernesto M. Pernia. Despite his position,...

Diokno’s initiatives at wise and honest spending

BASED on what he’s done and still doing, I would say two words serve as Budget and Management secretary Benjamin E. Diokno’s primary guidelines...

Steady amid higher inflation

NOBODY expects the road to always be full of roses, or the skies always devoid of gray clouds. The Philippine economy is expected to...

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