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Airports 2.0:Why planning for tomorrow requires critical decisions today

THE PHILIPPINES is undergoing a massive $180 billion infrastructure program. A portion of the funding will go to improving airports. That’s because airports are not only seen as transit points in the country, but as enablers of economic growth, particularly in its capital city of Manila.

Airports, trains, and buses

WASHINGTON, DC -- It’s my first time to land at Washington Dulles International Airport from Manila via Seoul-Incheon airport. The two previous times (2004 and 2009) that I went to Washington DC, I landed at Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport.

SONA economic numbers

SELECTED macro-economic data of the Philippines compared to our more economically-stable neighbors in the region.

Potential Effects of RA 11203 (Philippine Rice Tariffication)

AFTER 24 YEARS since the Philippines was granted approval in 1995 by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose quantitative restriction (QR) on rice importation into the country, the government finally eliminated the quota system on rice importation through the passage of RA 11203. The law, which was recently signed, will be implemented on March 5, 2019. One of the key features of RA 11203 is the replacement of the rice importation quota system with tariffs. In the new law, the following tariffs apply:

Of EVs and evolving energy

“THE prospect is extremely bright for EVs [electric vehicles] in the Philippines in 2019,” confidently declared Rommel T Juan, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), in an interview with BusinessWorld.