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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) recently released the results of a policy study on the local agricultural equipment-manufacturing industry. Titled, “The Role of the Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors in the Grains Postharvest Mechanization,” the study...

To drill or not to drill

Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is not worried about proceeding with his gas-exploration project in the Recto Bank of the West Philippine Sea. Relations between China and the Philippines have improved under the Duterte administration, he observes. He thinks it’s...
The region covered by the Asean is like a gated community. Everybody does business with each other but also tend to mind their own business. The region enjoys the highest economic growth of any area on Earth. Borders are well...
You could almost start this discussion with the opening credit line from the Star Wars movie: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....” But this has to do with when people were able to draw water directly from...
The Philippines started attracting business-process outsourcing (BPO) companies more than two decades ago. With our cost-competitive work force and infrastructure, a positive business environment that supports 24/7 operations, large pool of English-speaking, college-educated workers, effective government incentives and a...
Lawmakers have begun their scrutiny of the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 on Tuesday. The House Committee on Appropriations kicked off the budget hearings by inviting the members of the Development Budget Coordination Committee—Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno,...
Pouring money into the military to stamp out the communist insurgency is a myopic way of addressing an age-old problem that has its roots in poverty. This is why we urge President Duterte to continue pursuing peace talks with leftist...
The late United States Senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy once said, “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.” It is almost impossible to find any positive support about the government bureaucracy and the...
The latest report on the topic from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) paints a dismal picture on global obesity. Some of the numbers are amazing. From the report: “The prevalence of obesity doubled in 73 countries between...

Rebuilding Marawi

In his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, President Duterte said the occupation of Marawi by Islamic State (IS) militants should have been resolved by now, but he has ordered the troops not to launch an...