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Divestment of LGU property via unsolicited proposals

It can be done. Local government units (LGUs) can dispose of their assets in a public-private partnership arrangement, either as a distinct or component...

A perfect storm

Conclusion The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, as everyone knows, reduced income-tax rates for individuals, even as it increased the rates imposed...

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Organizational culture reflects why people do things in the company. Culture, which is the soul of any organization, is more felt than seen. Strategy,...

Build an army of ‘economic cadres’ for the poor

UNLIKE rich oligarchs, who can afford to hire the best minds to run profitable businesses for them, the poor are left to fend for themselves,...

Financial Stability Report

SINCE the global financial crisis of 2008, financial stability has become a permanent concern for economic managers across the globe. In the Philippines the Financial...

Total solutions to half-understood problems

Philippine statement delivered by H.E. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on September 5, 2018, at the...

60-40 deal on PCSO’s charity fund would be fine

AS the Senate starts to deliberate on the proposed revisions on the Universal Health Care (UHC), we hope the senators will listen to the...

Competition: A whole-of-government effort

MILLENIALS and succeeding generations will not be able to recall a time when Philippine businesses and consumers had no choice but to engage in a...

‘Time to call a spade a spade’

Economists quoted by broadsheets and social media invariably agree that inflation at 6.4 percent reached a nine-year high this August. Some attributed this to...

Some thoughts on inflation

Inflation climbed to 6.4 percent in August, a nine-year high according to records. Filipinos who are already struggling to survive are hurting more from...

‘Ah Moo Do’

In this day and age, we can hardly see milestone events without a coordinator. In some events, there are rehearsals a few minutes or...

From hybrids in PPP to hybrid PPP to hybrid budgeting

Even in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and budgeting, policy-makers offer an alternative approach to pure or unadulterated strategies. Under a hybrid system, they apply not...

A perfect storm

Part One After the city spent weeks getting thoroughly drenched by the monsoon, I have to admit that I’m glad for the relatively good weather...

Honored by our female athletes

From August 18th to September 2nd, the Philippine team participated in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. We sent 272 athletes...

Constitutional Succession 101

There is conventional wisdom in the adage “if it aint broke, don’t fix it!” The Rules on succession to the Presidency (and Vice Presidency)...

Standard of discipline

I am quite amazed as to how the Special Task Force of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducts street-clearing operations over the past...

The value of public financial management

The chairman of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB), Mr. Ian Carruthers, recently visited the Philippines to promote the whole system approach...

Ambassador Howard Dee: Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for 2018

The Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, was created in 1955 to “celebrate the memory and leadership example” of former Philippine...

A class suit under the passenger bill of rights

Republic Act 776, otherwise known as the Civil Aeronautics Act of the Philippines, mandates that the Depart-ment of Transportation and Communications (now the Department...

It depends #1: Why so?

This is one of those series by this columnist that delves deeper on the intricacies of public-private partnerships. The past series are on PPP...