• COVID-19 will be endemic

    COVID-19 will be endemic

    “We will be able to reopen completely our societies, and COVID-19 will become a regular flu.” By Rev. Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.Th.D., M.B.A. Professor of Biological Sciences & Professor of Sacred […]

  • SUSTAINING ECONOMIC GAINS THROUGH 2022

    SUSTAINING ECONOMIC GAINS THROUGH 2022

    Challenges for the next President: Pandemic, jobs, high prices of basic goods, corruption, alleviating poverty SWS Survey: 82% of Filipinos believe that the growth of the Philippine economy will be accelerated if the government collaborates […]

  • Dominguez: PH is more than ready for the new normal and better normal

    Dominguez: PH is more than ready for the new normal and better normal

    By Carlos G. Dominguez       Secretary of Finance (Keynote speech during Philippine Economic Briefing for Foreign Chambers, Nov.  26, 2021) Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno; Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez; Agriculture Secretary […]

  • New challenges in the South China Sea after the recent second Thomas Shoal incident

    New challenges in the South China Sea after the recent second Thomas Shoal incident

    On Nov. 18, 2021, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs issued a strong statement condemning the actions of three Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels for blocking and water cannoning two Philippine vessels en route to […]

  • Meltdown

    Meltdown

    Keeping the “Manchurians” out of the 2022 elections “No proof has surfaced to show that such a Manchurian candidate already exists.  But talk about it has already begun and could increase as we move closer […]

  • Banking and the financial system must go green

    Banking and the financial system must go green

    BSP is working with the World Bank and the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines in conducting vulnerability assessment and stress testing exercises that will estimate the potential impact of climate risks on the banking […]

  • China assertiveness heightens tension and uncertainty in Asia Pacific

    China assertiveness heightens tension and uncertainty in Asia Pacific

    China’s militarization of the South China Sea now poses a direct threat to the Philippine archipelago by virtue of proximity. By Gen. Emmanuel Bautista (Ret.) (Presentation before the Pilipinas Conference, Stratbase, Nov. 25, 2021) Allow […]

  • QUIT

    QUIT

    By Alex Magno Senator Bong Go cuts a pathetic figure on a political stage he has decided to vacate. As anticipated in this space (Quitting, STAR Nov. 27, 2021), Go announced he is quitting the […]