A revitalized US alliance: Pivot, or slow boat back to Washington?

By Renato De Castro
On Sept. 29, 2022, Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge Jose Faustino and US Secretary of Department of Defense (DoD) Lloyd J. Austin announced their countries’ commitment to the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT).

POGOs: What’s at stake?

By Romeo L. Bernardo
We momentarily turn our eyes away from the turmoil in financial markets and take a look at the uproar in the online gambling industry.

Panalo ka ng 1 million: The proliferation of text scams and breaches of data...

By Mary Clarence Angela T. Protacio
Apart from the much-awaited text message that your Lazada or Shopee delivery is out for delivery or the OTP that closes your transaction, another type of text message frequents our mobile phones nowadays — scam text messages.

Revenge travel

By Pia T. Manalastas
For many of us, the two and a half years of the pandemic was “lost time.” The pandemic disrupted life as we knew it.

EDCOM 2: Lifelong learning poverty crisis

By Federico M. Macaranas
The Philippines has a lifelong learning (LLL) poverty crisis — perhaps even worse than the widely discussed learning poverty gap at the primary school level.

Economic freedom, power reserves, and declining births

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
The Asia Liberty Forum 2022 was successfully held last week Sept. 29-30 at Shangri-La The Fort, sponsored by the Atlas Network and Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF).

Gatsby, the dollar, and staring blankly at the world falling apart: $till $pending

By John Authers
If there is one obstacle to the Fed’s hopes to slay inflation (and also to the desire for the US to weaken its own currency), it’s the obdurate American consumer. Helped by a robust labor market and a formidable supply of pandemic savings and stimulus checks, they’re still spending.

Land consolidation is the answer

By Calixto V. Chikiamco
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. (PBBM) says that he wants to be known as the “agriculture President.” In New York, when he was asked in an Asia Society forum what he wants to accomplish during his six-year term, he replied “for not a single Filipino to be hungry.”

Elsa Patriarca Agustin: A servant of the Filipino people

By Lyonel Tanganco
“The President is wrong!” was the last thing I expected to hear an Undersecretary (USec) say in a meeting with the Office of the President.

Women’s rights, hijabs and protests in Iran

By Andrew J. Masigan
I ran is among the most difficult places to live in for women. Whether it be in the manner by which women dress, their educational pursuits, their career paths, or their life choices, all aspects of women’s lives are dictated by the state.

Gatsby, the dollar, and staring blankly at the world falling apart: Bound for the...

By John Authers
THOUGHTS in the currency market are turning toward the Plaza Hotel.

Delivering on business and consumer expectations

By Diwa C. Guinigundo
There was clear convergence among the three major international financial institutions (IFIs) in terms of the Philippines’ growth prospects for 2022.
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