Tag Archives: protectionism

National Renewables Program – Expecting New Results from Same Old Policies

The Philippine government relaunched it’s National Renewal Energy Program  – to solve the power shortage, supposedly. Philstar reported that: MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – President Benigno S. Aquino III formally launched today the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) that is expected to solve power shortage especially in rural areas. The NREP contains a framework for action, […]

Will Removing the Restrictive 60/40 Constitutional Provisions Do Any Good?

Kwarta o Kahon? For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act. – Paul Farmer After a year of blogging – with due attention to the A-I-D-A model of communication(Awareness-Interest-Desire-Action) […]

Where Should the Change Begin? Culture, Economy, Both?

The “Culture of Poverty” argues that one is poor because of the cultural practices. In effect directly correlating culture and economics – what’s not being said is causality -does culture cause poor economics – or does poor economics cause lack of culture. Culture as Driver of Change “The culture of poverty analysis, despite its flaws, […]

Don't Get Mad at MERALCO and the Power Utilities – Get Even

If you generate your own electricity – what need do you have for MERALCO? 🙂 This was a question I raised after reading Miss Pedrosa’s note on our daily experiences of having to put up with power outages.. It does raise your adrenaline when MERALCO publishes its billion dollar earnings, in the midst of an […]

Video: Understanding the Philippine Economy Through the Eyes Of Milton Friedman

If I were to believe Aquino’s economic team, it will be sunshine all the way but it isn’t. Initial market buoyancy from an Aquino victory has settled in and businesses are dealing with the same issues they faced since the 1935 Constitution – an economic environment that is skewed in favor of Filipinos who can […]

Santa Claus is “Pulling Through” – Ruckus at Aquino’s 1st 100 Days Speech Ceremony

CdQ can’t get enough of kissing Aquino’s ass as he made a big fuss about Aquino Pulling Through. He said “P-NOY DID not score his biggest point in his “Report kay Boss” by what he said. He did not even score his biggest point in his “Report kay Boss” by what he did, or intended […]

Noynoy Aquino at ang Daang Baluktot: Mali ang Pamamalakad since Day One

“Ikaw na mali ang pamamalakad, ginagarantiya kong hindi ka magtatagal sa iyong pamamalakad kung puro lang kapalpakan, kahihiyan, at katangahan ang iyong dinadala sa sambayanan”. Scoring brownie points on the RHB only works if the bill is actually passed. So, while Aquino is making the right noise on the RHB – it ain’t over until […]