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Entries Tagged as 'Ekonomiya'

Pinoy social justice : Laws that "benefit" the less fortunate

May 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Cross-posted from Maybe it’s just road rage from all the traffic that I’ve been going through lately, whether driving my (borrowed) car, riding a cab, or being a bus passenger myself, but I have always wondered: why the hell do we wonder why there’s so much traffic in EDSA, when an average of 40% […]

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Tags: Ekonomiya · Kultura · Pulitika · Teknolohiya · Transportasyon

Responding to Obama’s policy threats to the outsourcing industry

December 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Cross-posted from Filipino Voices With Barack Obama’s impending ascent to being the 44th President of the Unites States of America, a dark cloud looms and threatens to blot out the “sunshine” industry the Philippines has been exploiting over the past decade. In his website launched as a primer on his policies as President-elect, aptly named […]

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Tags: Ekonomiya · Industriya · Negosyo · Pulitika

Driving down an unentrepreneurial road

November 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is a crosspost from, last October 31, 2008, before setting off for All Saint’s Day weekend. In a few hours I shall be setting off and driving north towards my wife’s home province of Pangasinan, my adopted province since an unfortunate idiosyncrasy of my life is that I could trace seven generations back […]

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Tags: Ekonomiya · Industriya · Negosyo · Uncategorized

Electric dreams of Filipino industrialization

October 25th, 2008 · No Comments

This article is cross-posted from While the racetrack-like Elliptical Road in Quezon City rumbles with noise, fumes, and traffic, a few silent automobiles make their own rounds in the Quezon Memorial Circle that the road borders. Humbly seating four persons max, the curious rides called G Cars (in a pun-loaded attribution to their inventor, […]

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Tags: Agham · Ekonomiya · Industriya · Karir at Propesyon · Nasyonalismo · Negosyo · Pulitika · Transportasyon

Been writing elsewhere…

July 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, well, the short answer is I’ve been writing at Reciprocity My wife, a travel agent, got fuming mad at a “friend” last weekend. Her “friend” inquired regarding passport renewal application with a caveat: “friend’s” birth certificate has some problems, preventing her from obtaining one from the NSO. […]

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Tags: Blog · Ekonomiya · Nasyonalismo · Negosyo · Pulitika

Can just anyone rise up to the challenge of poverty?

January 10th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Around a month ago Sidney Snoeck (who maintains the excellent photo blog My Sari Sari Store) posed a challenge to my blog entry Mariannet Amper and the Gospel of Hopelessness. In that blog entry, I posited that the “the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer” mantra was part of a “gospel of […]

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Tags: Buhay · Edukasyon · Ekonomiya · Karir at Propesyon · Negosyo

A girl’s death and the Gospel of Hopelessness

November 10th, 2007 · 27 Comments

The newspapers and airwaves the other day were filled with the saddening news of an 11-year-old killing herself over poverty in Davao City: Using a thin nylon rope, 12-year-old Mariannet Amper hanged herself in the afternoon of November 2. She was a sixth grader at the Maa Central Elementary School. … Along with her diary, […]

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Tags: Buhay · Disenyong Pang-Web · Ekonomiya · Kabataan · Pamilya · Pulitika

If you’re not having fun, it’s not worth doing

October 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Jeff Atwood, a distinguished software developer, writes about the early days of his career without a direction, finding the career that he loves, and having fun while doing his job. : Like my Dad, I spent many years after college flitting from job to job. I had nothing to complain about. I was making a […]

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Tags: Buhay · Ekonomiya · Karir at Propesyon · Pamilya

How do you feel when you burn your money?

October 12th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Earlier this year a lot of us received forwarded images of a Ferrari F430 on fire. It was later posted as a video by a guy who’s part of the Ferrari’s convoy: While seeing a car burn to the ground is shocking enough for most people, a Ferrari F430 is worth a staggering 12 million […]

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Tags: Buhay · Ekonomiya · Karir at Propesyon · Kultura · Negosyo

Filipino culture and economic malaise

September 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Doing Business 2008 report, an annual study conducted by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, states that the Philippines ranked 133rd out of 178 economies surveyed in terms of ease of putting up and doing business in the country: Regulations affecting 10 stages of a business life are measured from the perspective of […]

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Tags: Ekonomiya · Kultura · Negosyo · Pulitika