Special Report

WORTH IT

Four cabinet members, Presidential Legal Counsel Sal Panelo, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello, reacted to my May 13 column, “Now, it’s modified”, in which I […]

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COMBATTING COVID-19

TIME TO HELP When lockdowns in whatever form are phased out, hopefully, on May 30, the job of reviving the economy and reconstruction begins in earnest. Revival is a herculean if not a revolutionary task. […]

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NOW, IT IS MODIFIED

What is the difference between Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ? Nothing. Except that in MECQ, half of essential workers can go to work and will not be provided public transport for them to […]

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THE GREAT RECESSION

The economy slumped in the first quarter of 2020. Production of goods and services, what we call Gross Domestic Product or GDP during January-March this year, declined by .02%, annually, in real terms or minus […]