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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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Nepal 4: Earthquake and Civil Society Initiatives
Very sad to see the huge destruction in Kathmandu and other places in Nepal after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake yesterday. Reports as of this writing say that there were almost 2,500 deaths and 60,000+ injured people. All of my Nepalese friends there were sa...
Reports as of this writing say that there were almost 2500 deaths and 60000+ injured people. All of my Nepalese friends there were safe, but they were not exactly fine. Yesterday they could not go home and have to stay in open areas, in case a round of strong after shocks would shake the ground ...
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PH economy and politics, the Disconnect vs Connection hypothesis.
MANY PEOPLE are asking why there seems to be a disconnect between the Philippines’ dynamic economic performance on the one hand, and its unstable or messy politics on the other.
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AEC 10: Indigenous Rights, Labor and Human Rights in the ASEAN
Tomorrow, the ASEAN People's Forum (APF) will start in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a gathering of largely anti-liberalization, anti-privatization and deregulation groups and NGOs. The 3-days event (April 22-24) is held before the annual ASEAN Summit will ...
Tomorrow, the ASEAN People's Forum (APF) will start in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a gathering of largely anti-liberalization, anti-privatization and deregulation groups and NGOs. The 3-days event (April 22-24) is held before the annual ASEAN Summit will officially start, April 25-27, ...
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AEC 9: SEANET Forum on Economic Liberalization, Kuala Lumpur, April 23
Next week, April 23, SEANET, IDEAS and APF/ACSC will jointly sponsor this forum in Kuala Lumpur. I will be there to  attend and hear this forum as well  as other panel discussions of APF/ACSC. If I am asked that question, my answer is a quick Yes. Why? Econ...
If I am asked that question, my answer is a quick Yes. Why? Economic liberalisation (or liberalization) means giving the people more economic freedom to pursue various endeavors.. To produce various goods and services, to have more choices and options as consumers of final products (like food ...
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Inequality 24: Inheritance, Poverty and Envy
A friend posted this meme from "US Uncut" in my fb wall and asked for my comments.  For me , h ere are some formula to be poor, 100% assurance. A. Self-inflicted: 1. Do not work. Or work 1 hour then complain for 2 hours
about the work until you get fired or...
About inheritance. It is correct, it is the right thing to do by parents, and governments' inheritance tax or death tax, related taxes, are wrong, they should be abolished. Why? Having kids and the desire to give them a good future is the main driver, the "demon or devil within" among many ...
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ASEAN Politics 4: Institutions and Per Capita Wealth in the Region
During the Philippine Economic Society (PES) Conference last November 2014, among the papers presented was this one. The paper wanted to ask, why are some countries
richer than the others? Its  Objective was  "To know whether
differences in existing politic...
Its Objective was "To know whether differences in existing political institutions in the ASEAN member states explain the differences in Per Capita GDP growth of the said member states from period 1993-2012". Scope covers ASEAN countries excluding Myanmar and Brunei due to insufficient data from ...
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AEC 11: Trade and Economic Development is Social Development
I arrived yesterday afternoon from Kuala Lumpur, after attending half-day of Day 1 (April 22) and half-day of Day 2 (April 23) where I was one of three speakers in a panel workshop on "Will Greater Economic Liberalisation Actually Help the Poor in ASEAN?", ...
I arrived yesterday afternoon from Kuala Lumpur, after attending half-day of Day 1 (April 22) and half-day of Day 2 (April 23) where I was one of three speakers in a panel workshop on "Will Greater Economic Liberalisation Actually Help the Poor in ASEAN?", sponsored by IDEAS, SEANET and ACSC/APF ...
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PH Economy and Politics, Is there a Disconnection?
* This is my article today in BusinessWorld Weekender. ----------- Many people are asking why there seems to be a disconnect
between the Philippines’ dynamic economic performance on the one hand, and its
unstable or messy politics on the other. In the words...
In the words of a friend, Prof. Amado Mendoza, Jr. of the University of the Philippines Political Science Department, who recently explored this theme in an article in Interaksyon: “There seems to be a firewall between the Philippine economy and the political sphere such that the economy can ...
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Competition Policy 5: Government as Creator of Monopolies and Oligopolies
A Philippine Competition Law is coming soon, around July this year, according to Sen. Bam Aquino in a forum that I  attended yesterday in Makati. The main speaker was a friend and  former teacher in Math Econ in  PDE in the late 90s, Dr. Joy Abrenica. It wa...
A Philippine Competition Law is coming soon, around July this year, according to Sen. Bam Aquino in a forum that I attended yesterday in Makati. The main speaker was a friend and former teacher in Math Econ in PDE in the late 90s, Dr. Joy Abrenica. It was a well-attended forum.
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Blog Stats this Month
Recently, this blog has attracted somehow high page views. From an average of about 370 pageviews a day from January to March 2015, from April 6 until today, the blog has been  getting something like 700 pageviews a day. The biggest view was the other day, ...
Recently, this blog has attracted somehow high page views. From an average of about 370 pageviews a day from January to March 2015, from April 6 until today, the blog has been getting something like 700 pageviews a day. The biggest view was the other day, 2300+ views. This screen shot was taken ...
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LTO Bureaucracy 7: Cost of Annual Car Registration
This morning, I registered my car to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the mandatory annual vehicle registrations.  This is the
3rd straight year I see this in my registration certificate -- "Sticker
Not Available". Direct cost, breakdown: 1. Motor v...
This morning, I registered my car to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the mandatory annual vehicle registrations. This is the 3rd straight year I see this in my registration certificate -- "Sticker Not Available". Direct cost, breakdown: 1. Motor vehicle user charge (MVUC) or vehicle ...
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AEC 8: Trade, Competition and Innovation in the ASEAN
November last year, I attended the Philippine Economic Society (PES) annual conference. Several panel discussions to choose  in the afternoon sessions. I think I missed this STRIDE panel  because I attended the panel on energy policy. Copy-pasting portions ...
November last year, I attended the Philippine Economic Society (PES) annual conference. Several panel discussions to choose in the afternoon sessions. I think I missed this STRIDE panel because I attended the panel on energy policy. Copy-pasting portions of this presentation by Dr. Rafaelita ...
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