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Nonoy Oplas
Worked at Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc.
Attended University of the Philippines, Diliman
Lives in Makati City
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BWorld 9, Poitical populism vs. tax realism
* This is my article in BWorld last Friday. Political populism vs. tax realism THE 2016 general elections are just 10 months away. It is
natural that people are discussing who should lead this country of 103 million
people by that time. And more often than ...
THE 2016 general elections are just 10 months away. It is natural that people are discussing who should lead this country of 103 million people by that time. And more often than not, political and economic ideologies determine, whether explicitly or implicitly, people's criteria in choosing and ...
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Binay Dynasty, 29+ Years in Makati
For the first time in 29 years and 4 months (March 1986 to July
2015), Makati City has experienced a non-Binay as City Mayor. The premier city known as the country's financial center has Jejomar "Jojo" Binay (the country's Vice President, 2010 to present) a...
For the first time in 29 years and 4 months (March 1986 to July 2015), Makati City has experienced a non-Binay as City Mayor. The premier city known as the country's financial center has Jejomar "Jojo" Binay (the country's Vice President, 2010 to present) as Mayor for many years, and in between ...
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CSOs and State 22, CIPS' Community Schools Project in Indonesia
Here is another  noble project worth supporting. Our friends in Jakarta,
new independent think tank Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is launching a big
project -- to develop NGO-administered community schools that will provide low cost but good
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When government agencies and their officers make the franchising system of air-con vans very costly and bureaucratic, many operators skip the franchise system and become “colorum” operators. To avoid the harsh penalties and regular harassment, they must bribe traffic enforcers, and this further compounds the culture of corruption in government.
ELLEN is a senior accountant in one of the offices on Ayala Avenue, Makati City. She lives in Dapitan, Manila. Her father has a car that she can borrow occasionally and drive to Makati but she has little patience enduring the traffic congestion, then paying high parking fees in Makati. So she takes public transportation.
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Freeing trade is among the most important policies that any nation can undertake to unleash the entrepreneurial skills and potentials of its people. Whether high tariffs or low tariffs but multiple NTMs, such policies deprive the people of the freedom to choose and buy those goods and services that maximize their individual and household welfare.
TRADE is perhaps the single most important invention made by humanity to improve their condition and welfare. It is so vital as to be essentially inherent to human nature, as shown by the earliest, the most primitive societies.
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Election 14, The Middle Earth of PH Politics, by Doy Romero
The Presidential and local elections in the Philippines are just 10 1/2 months away. Generally it will be a battle between which side of Big Government advocates will prevail. Nonetheless, we can delineate or distinguish them which side will advance Big Gov...
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Tax competition among ASEAN member-countries is happening and winners, very often, are those who offer low tax rates and carry out tax regulations that are easy to remember and manage. 
THE 2016 general elections are just 10 months away. It is natural that people are discussing who should lead this country of 103 million people by that time. And more often than not, political and economic ideologies determine, whether explicitly or implicitly, people’s criteria in choosing and supporting their candidate/s.
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Election 15, On Inclusive, Principled, Competent and Humble Presidentiables
My former Prof. in undergrad Political Science subject in UP Diliman in the 80s, Dr. Segundo "Doy" Romero, asked yesterday in his fb wall, " Is Mar Roxas inclusive, principled, competent, and humble
as appropriate to the Philippine Presidency?" He then defi...
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BWorld 8, Manila's Traffic and Transport Woes
* This is my second article  for BusinessWorld Weekender yesterday. ------ Metro Manila’s transport woes and the aircon-van
alternative  ELLEN is a senior accountant in one of the offices on
Ayala Avenue, Makati City. She lives in Dapitan, Manila. Her fathe...
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BWorld 7, Free Trade vs.Protectionism via Non-Tariff Measures
* This is my article  for BusinessWorld Weekender. Posted online yesterday, hard copy is published today. ------- Trade, human
welfare, and their barriers TRADE is perhaps the single most important invention made
by humanity to improve their condition and w...
TRADE is perhaps the single most important invention made by humanity to improve their condition and welfare. It is so vital as to be essentially inherent to human nature, as shown by the earliest, the most primitive societies. This is because no man, no matter how bright and resourceful, ...
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AEC 14, SEANET-ABAC Meeting, IDEAS-OBG Partnership
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will materialize in just six months, at end-December 2015. Many people both within and outside the region are excited about this common market project, composed of some 630 million people. Free movement of people and commo...
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will materialize in just six months, at end-December 2015. Many people both within and outside the region are excited about this common market project, composed of some 630 million people. Free movement of people and commodities, free mobility of goods and ...
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Business 360-25, Economic Liberalization and GDP Expansion
* This is my article for Media 9's business magazine in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2015 issue, column on "Free Market." -------- Economic
Liberalization and GDP Expansion Economic liberalization, such as having freer trade in
goods, freer mobility of people and ...
Economic liberalization, such as having freer trade in goods, freer mobility of people and services, a better flow of investments and capital across countries and continents, almost always unleashes human potentials and talents. Where there used to be “impossible” mindset, slowly they become ...
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  • University of the Philippines, Diliman
    1985
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  • Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc.
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