Rey Gamboa
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When time stood still for hotels
by Rey Gamboa - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The nightmare may be over for the real estate sector even as it continues to be cautiously optimistic with the whole country trekking what seems to be a strong economic recovery path coming out of the pandemic ...
Averting a water crisis
by Rey Gamboa - August 1, 2023 - 12:00am
As an archipelago separated by miles of oceans and seas from its neighboring countries, the context of the Philippine initiative to have a dedicated government office to oversee the management of water resources...
Ignoring food security flashpoints
by Rey Gamboa - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
In the list of priorities that the President often refers to, agriculture and food security rarely fails to catch my attention.
Flight delay and cancellation phobia
by Rey Gamboa - July 25, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the biggest bummers of a well laid out vacation plan would be a notification from the airline company that your flight has been moved to a new hour and date. Mine had been reset to an ungodly pre-dawn hour,...
More achievements than aspirations needed
by Rey Gamboa - July 20, 2023 - 12:00am
An administration-controlled Congress had less than a handful of laws of national scope to boast of in its first 365 days.
Branding and rebranding
by Rey Gamboa - July 18, 2023 - 12:00am
It must be virus, a contagion that is spreading within the government ranks that has led to the successive unveiling of three new logos in a span of three weeks.
Take a bow, parents
by Rey Gamboa - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
End-of-school-year rites, more popularly known as moving up and graduation ceremonies, are taking place in most of the country’s public and private schools this week, and these events hold a special place in...
Risks in debt condonation
by Rey Gamboa - July 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Debt condonation is a tricky matter. If an apartment tenant accumulates over six months of unpaid back rent, the landlord has no recourse but to evict the renter, throwing out the whole family and their belongings...
Preparing for El Niño  
by Rey Gamboa - July 6, 2023 - 12:00am
With El Niño back once again after seven years, it’s time to put more muscle into the El Niño Task Force to carry out the country’s Extended Roadmap to Address the Impact of El Nin?o strategy,...
Searching for ‘Love the Philippines’
by Rey Gamboa - July 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Tourists, especially from Western countries, interested to travel anywhere in Southeast Asia will more often than not start with a website search. With the latest Philippine tourism campaign “Love the Philippines”...
What do we want to see for year 2?
by Rey Gamboa - June 29, 2023 - 12:00am
What do we want to see for Year 2 of the BBM administration?
Surprises and no surprises
by Rey Gamboa - June 27, 2023 - 12:00am
As the BBM administration enters its second year, we come face to face with several surprises. Well, also a number of no surprises.
Is NAIA worth saving?
by Rey Gamboa - June 22, 2023 - 12:00am
A partnership of six of the country’s biggest conglomerates, together with a globally-recognized airport operator, is saying that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is worth saving to support tourism and...
Dream on
by Rey Gamboa - June 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine government has embarked on an ambitious low-cost housing project of one million units annually over six years to address the increasing numbers of families in Metro Manila and its environs who are...
A law with misguided objectives
by Rey Gamboa - June 15, 2023 - 12:00am
While many may laud the seeming generosity of the 2017 law mandating free tuition fees in all state universities, the crippling effects after five years are now trickling in – and it’s not a pretty ...
Bookstores we love
by Rey Gamboa - June 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Change came to almost all Filipino bookstores in the many unimagined ways when the pandemic lockdowns started. Once almost wholly dependent on foot traffic, shops big and small stood silent, ominously sad in their...
Cutting risks on cryptocurrency trading
by Rey Gamboa - June 8, 2023 - 12:00am
For Filipinos who invest in cryptocurrencies, what must have been concerning earlier this week were the cases brought about by the US Securities and Exchange Commission against Binance, two of its “unregistered”...
Decoupling oil and inflation
by Rey Gamboa - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
We’re tackling two topics for today’s column. The first is about the still jittery movements in crude oil prices, and the second is about the state of our higher education now that classes are decidedly...
Other better ‘gambles’ than Maharlika
by Rey Gamboa - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
One of our readers, Marvel Tan, came up with a valid point on why our lawmakers should allot more time to crafting a better bill that would establish and define the operations of the proposed Maharlika Investment...
Don’t rush MIF passage
by Rey Gamboa - May 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Is there a valid reason for President Marcos to certify as urgent the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) in the Senate? As Sen. Kiko Pimentel decries, certifying Senate Bill 2020 as high priority is already...
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