Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III As we enter the last half of Rodrigo Duterte’s term, economic policy-makers and policy-influencers look at the prospects of what reforms can still be done. The conventional thinking...
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III LET us be clear about an implicit assumption about the work of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): Its objective goes beyond transparency of revenues,...Read More
Yellow Pad By Clarissa Villegas Several years ago, I, a starry-eyed millennial, had a chance to visit South Africa. It was a learning experience. Then, I would have fumed at the Nelson Mandela’s choice of giving up his...Read More
Yellow Pad By Karla Michelle Yu This entire story about a series of tobacco tax increases was triggered by House Bill (HB) 4144, which the pro-tobacco House leadership hastily approved in late 2016. This bill wanted to...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III Does anyone remember the debates during the presidential elections in 2016? In one debate, then candidate Digong Duterte was asked about his economic platform. His answer was that...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III The Philippine Congress, particularly the Senate, has a handful of days left to pass important legislation. One of the urgent bills that the Senate should pass is the increase in the...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III The Duterte administration won big in the midterm elections. Although the full tally still has to be completed, with 94.39% of voters already accounted for, the likelihood is that...Read More