Opinion

Talking, big and small

Talking, big and small

NOT EVERYTHING discussed in a meeting is part of the agenda or makes it to the minutes to be approved subsequently. The first item in the agenda is usually the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Talking entails both small and big matters. Just before the formal meeting, …

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Today’s topics: Economic briefing in Washington DC, PPP Center, Tariff Commission, and agencies with no secretaries

Today’s topics: Economic briefing in Washington DC, PPP Center, Tariff Commission, and agencies with no secretaries

On Oct. 7, I was interviewed on the BusinessWorld Live program of One News, Cignal TV which is hosted by very articulate broadcasters Danie Laurel and Jes delos Santos. The topic was about the impact of the OPEC+ decision to cut their combined oil production by 2 million barrels per …

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Learning assessment to play crucial role in post-COVID education

Learning assessment to play crucial role in post-COVID education

I had the privilege of giving a keynote speech at the 2022 National Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation organized by the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA). PEMEA is a professional organization of assessment academics and practitioners who are pushing for high-quality theory, research, and practice in educational …

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Get real with inflation

Get real with inflation

Philippine annual inflation quickened to 6.9% in September, hitting its fastest pace in four years, driven mainly by high food and utility prices, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The 6.9% inflation growth rate is well outside the 2% to 4% target of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), …

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