Will the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 targets be met?

By Jesus Felipe
EARLY THIS YEAR, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. signed the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 (PDP). The document contains hundreds of targets. Some of the key...

Global challenges, collective solutions: AI, Web3, and human expertise

By Donald Patrick Lim
The world is grappling with tough global problems, such as climate change, healthcare crises, and poverty. Solving these issues requires people and technology to...

Warts and all, international law is still better than no law

By Andreas Kluth
PUNDITS of all stripes are tearing into one another right now about how to interpret international law. Hamas has indubitably broken it in the...

Statement of Saul Hofileña, Jr.

THIS statement concerns the recent news reports about me in relation to the Resolution of the Third Division of the Supreme Court in G.R....

Half-rice order

By Marvin Tort
According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in its Food Waste Index Report for 2021, the world generated “around 931 million tons of...

Energizing growth via grid ‘demonopolization’ and ‘declimatism’ policies

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
As discussed in this column last Tuesday, the Philippines was the fastest-growing among the top 40 largest economies in the world in Q1-Q3 of 2023. We need to sustain this growth as economies that heavily pivoted to decarbonization and “climatism” (the belief that human use of fossil fuels destroys the Earth’s climate) are either crawling (below 1% growth) or contracting, especially the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Sweden.

Civility in the workplace

By Tony Samson
MAYBE courtesy and the effort to be mild-mannered and gracious with colleagues and subordinates had been a liability in the past — He’s just...

An intellectual giant on Philippine agribusiness

By Bernardo M. Villegas
On Oct. 18, 2023, Dr. Rolando Dy left this world to join his Creator. The Philippines, together with a good number of countries in Southeast Asia, lost an intellectual giant in the field of agribusiness.

A renewable energy-centric approach for the environment, for the economy, for everyone

By Victor Andres C. Manhit
That climate change is upon us can no longer be denied. Reports by experts and anecdotal evidence from communities around the world attest to the...

It’s now or never to meet climate goals for the Philippines — and every...

By Kari Punnonen
TO ACHIEVE our climate targets, we need carbon emissions to peak by 20251 and halve by the end of this decade. The urgency of the...

A less taxing chapter through estate tax amnesty

By Pia Justine S. Rodulfo
As death signifies loss and grief, estate taxes are unsurprisingly the last thing on the minds of bereaved families. Estate tax is imposed on...

Diversifying revenue streams for SMEs

By Benedict S. Carandang
With economic turbulence not letting up post-pandemic, the adage “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” has never rung truer. For Philippine small and...
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