First World Manila

First World Manila

By Ramon Cuenca
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First World Manila Podcast - where we discuss economic and urban development policies that will increase the standard of living of Mañilenos and Filipinos in general. Hosted by Ramon Rodrigo Kalaw Cuenca, CFA, the founder and director of First World Manila. First World Manila - the brand that uses art, vlogging, and podcasting to make Philippine economic and urban development policies understandable to the broader Philippine public. Mabuhay! ¡Viva!
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First World Manila Podcast - where we discuss economic and urban development policies that will increase the standard of living of Mañilenos and Filipinos in general. Hosted by Ramon Rodrigo Kalaw Cuenca, CFA, the founder and director of First World Manila. First World Manila - the brand that uses art, vlogging, and podcasting to make Philippine economic and urban development policies understandable to the broader Philippine public. Mabuhay! ¡Viva!

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End of First World Manila Podcast (but follow me on FB!)
Too many good things going on, so I had to make the difficult choice to end the First World Manila Podcast. But please continue to follow First World Manila on social media! Links below. First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
05:22
April 9, 2019
When the Media Manipulates You... (First World Manila Podcast #30)
About a week or so ago I cam across two articles from legitimate Philippine publishers that infuriated me. Find out more. First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Links/Sources: 11 of 15 cities in Southeast Asia with cleanest air are in Philippines — report  https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/03/06/1899176/11-15-cities-southeast-asia-cleanest-air-are-philippines-report Philippine cities’ high air quality rank due to lack of pollution monitoring systems http://www.interaksyon.com/trends-spotlights/2019/03/07/145375/philippines-air-quality-ranking-lack-pollution-monitoring-systems/ Air pollution deaths 3rd highest in PH https://amp.rappler.com/nation/208192-air-pollution-deaths-3rd-highest-philippines?fbclid=IwAR0Cvo1qe0TPiIUA8bp_lKwpfTzwaqUrWz94jUwp2nIX7eUbZdpcuPEqvT0 The indolence of the Filipino https://opinion.inquirer.net/120136/the-indolence-of-the-filipino?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1 Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/sobre-la-indolencia-de-los-filipinos/html/4870d544-19c1-4319-a240-e4269802e6b3_11.html Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
21:04
March 20, 2019
Can a Beauty Queen be a Feminist? (First World Manila Podcast #29)
Happy International Women's Day 2019! More thoughts on my great-grandmother and Philippine culture.  First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Links/Sources: GMA Documentary on Pura Villanueva Kalaw, my great-grandmother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qyKpwi4sNA  Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
18:48
March 8, 2019
I went through TWO identity crises! (First World Manila Podcast #28)
Ah, the Filipino identity crisis. Basically a rite of passage. But did you know I went through TWO identity crises? In a follow-up to last week's episode on nation-building, let's dive into solving our identity issues, so we can move forward with a shared culture, customs, and values regardless of ethnicity, religion, and social class. First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Links/Sources: Wikipedia entry on La Leyenda Negra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Legend Wikipedia entry on cultural crisis in Spain after loss of the Philippines, Cuba, Guam, and Puerto Rico https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_of_%2798 Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
44:12
February 26, 2019
Nation-building and the Philippines (First World Manila Podcast #27)
We're only a nation on paper. Some thoughts on how to make the Philippines an actual nation. First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Links/Sources: How to build a nation https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/12/how-to-build-a-nation/ Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
20:00
February 19, 2019
Clark: Nature, Riding, and Development (First World Manila Podcast #26)
A short podcast detailing a recent horseback riding trip I went on in Clark, and tying it to development and culture. Spanish-Tagalog vocab: Montar a caballo ~ Mangabayo First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
18:06
February 12, 2019
Should the Philippines have a Land Value Tax? ft. Joffre Balce (First World Manila Podcast #25)
Excited to have recorded this week's podcast with our first-ever guest Joffre Balce of the Association for Good Government, also the former chief economist of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation! Let's learn about the land value tax and how it may help the Philippines, and other things as well !! First World Manila - Fixing the deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Links/Sources: Association for Good Government https://www.associationforgoodgov.com.au/index.php Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
1:11:34
February 5, 2019
The Evils of Democracy?? Part 2 (First World Manila Podcast #24)
More thoughts about how to reform our sorry situation. First World Manila - fixing deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Sources:  Duterte warns DPWH Sec. Mark Villar over delayed, failed projects https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/659535/duterte-warns-dpwh-sec-mark-villar-over-delayed-failed-projects/story/ DPWH under Duterte: Corruption, politics, slippage mar many projects https://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/09/04/18/dpwh-under-duterte-corruption-politics-slippage-mar-many-projects EDITORIAL - Judicial reforms (Philippine Star) https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2017/11/29/1763822/editorial-judicial-reforms Depoliticizing the Civil Service (UN) http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan010815.pdf Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
22:57
January 29, 2019
The Evils of Democracy?? (First World Manila Podcast #23)
William Howard Taft - is he responsible for the Philippines' dysfunctional democracy? First World Manila - fixing deep-rooted problems of the Philippines Sources: Our Damaged Culture https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1987/11/a-damaged-culture/505178/ Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/sobre-la-indolencia-de-los-filipinos/html/4870d544-19c1-4319-a240-e4269802e6b3_11.html Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
44:54
January 22, 2019
Senatorial Candidate Debate Jan 2019 (First World Manila Podcast #22)
I attended a senatorial candidate debate at Manila House on Monday - here's a rundown and my thoughts. (PS sorry for the late upload but I didn't have time to launch it during my trip to Cebu!) Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
43:17
January 18, 2019
My New Year's Resolution is... (First World Manila Podcast #21)
What is my New Year's resolution for First World Manila? Sources/Links: HUWAG LAITIN ANG PINAS | Spanish academic defends PH from American author's 'close-minded' depiction https://archive.fo/do8DU#selection-1021.0-1021.100 Torre de Manila: Flap repeats itself https://opinion.inquirer.net/88066/torre-de-manila-flap-repeats-itself Torre de Manila: Heritage laws require updating https://opinion.inquirer.net/88286/torre-de-manila-heritage-laws-require-updating Torre de Manila: A review https://www.manilatimes.net/torre-de-manila-review/324302/ Torre de Manila destroyed legal activism https://opinion.inquirer.net/108480/torre-de-manila-destroyed-legal-activism Court dismisses Torre de Manila suit versus NCCA https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/319547/court-dismisses-torre-de-manila-suit-versus-ncca/#ixzz5c0LcMN00  Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
43:18
January 8, 2019
Beauty Queens, Intelligence, and the Philippines (FWM Podcast #20)
My reaction to Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 win, relating to my great grandmother (Manila Carnival Queen), and Philippine culture overall. Sources/Links: Why The Philippines Dominates World Beauty Pageants https://theculturetrip.com/asia/philippines/articles/why-the-philippines-dominates-world-beauty-pageants/ The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits? https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/190522-filipinos-beauty-pageants-series-part-1 In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/in-philippines-an-obsession-with-beauty-pageants-7550960 Carnival Queens: Inside the Grand, Intriguing World of the Manila Carnival and Its Storied Beauties https://www.townandcountry.ph/people/heritage/manila-carnivals-a2087-20171220-lfrm8 ‘Beautiful with a heart’ https://opinion.inquirer.net/101492/beautiful-with-a-heart How the Philippines managed to lose a potential world chess champion in Wesley So https://www.spin.ph/chess/how-the-philippines-managed-to-lose-a-potential-world-chess-champion-like-wesley-so [OPINION] Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal https://www.rappler.com/views/imho/205489-reading-understanding-appreciating-jose-rizal Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
38:03
December 18, 2018
What is Foreign Direct Investment? (First World Manila Podcast #19)
The Philippine business media talks a lot about foreign direct investment (FDI for short), so let's take a look into it and see why it's so important. PS At the end I meant to say "tengaís" not "teneís" - necesito soler hablar más español... Sources/Links: What is FDI? https://www.thebalance.com/foreign-direct-investment-fdi-pros-cons-and-importance-3306283 A look some of the effects of FDI https://www.ejist.ro/files/pdf/369.pdf FDI and S. Korea https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/6403544.pdf DTI wants to remove foreign ownership caps http://www.bworldonline.com/dti-urges-removal-of-foreign-ownership-caps-focus-on-job-creation/ NEDA recommends opening the Phil economy to foreign investment http://www.neda.gov.ph/2015/01/08/attracted-investments-philippines-open/ Protectionist clauses in 1987 Phil Constitution https://www.philstar.com/business/2013/06/03/949375/protectionist-clauses-philippine-constitution-restrict-flow-foreign-direct-investment PH still lagging peers in FDI https://business.inquirer.net/261866/ph-still-lagging-behind-peers-in-attracting-foreign-investments Gov't allows 100% foreign ownership in 5 areas https://www.rappler.com/business/215642-40-percent-foreign-ownership-public-works-foreign-investment-negative-list Don't credit China for Phil FDI https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/217047-charts-philippines-china-economic-ties-relationship READ THIS ONE: Why is the Philippines the Home for Chinese Offshore Gambling? https://thediplomat.com/2018/11/why-is-the-philippines-the-home-for-chinese-offshore-gambling/ Phil education system aimed at exporting workers https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/philippines-pitfalls-of-an-education-aimed-at-exporting-people-10596292
37:41
December 10, 2018
Learning From My Mother (First World Manila Podcast #18)
My mother suddenly passed away recently. I speak about the impact she and her family has had on me and First World Manila. Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
25:43
December 4, 2018
John Oliver, I'm disappointed. :( (First World Manila Podcast #17)
Though I'm a fan of John Oliver, I was disappointed in his recent segment on Authoritarianism. He's didn't give the full picture of why Duterte is popular in the Philippines, and thus his audience, which is in the millions, may end up with a simplistic view of the situation here. This is neither helpful nor constructive if we want to solve the root problems plaguing Philippine society.
33:07
November 22, 2018
Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 3
Third and final part of my talk about First World Manila at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place on September 26, 2018. Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
03:19
November 7, 2018
Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 2
Second part of my talk about First World Manila at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place on September 26, 2018. Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
29:34
October 24, 2018
Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 1
First part of my talk about First World Manila at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place on September 26, 2018. Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
29:59
October 9, 2018
Announcement: First World Manila Talk on Sept. 26, 2018
I have on talk on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3pm! Here are the details: "First World Manila: Using Art to Fix the Philippines" (Complimentary Admission) Wednesday, September 26, 3pm Costa del Sol 4/F The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
12:26
September 10, 2018
Major Changes to the First World Manila Podcast (First World Manila Podcast #16)
Major changes going forward! Please watch this short video. Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64EDRsQVqKYkwJK29BfdwZ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
05:28
August 7, 2018
Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines (FWM Podcast #15)
How easy is it to do business in the Philippines? Bill Luz Private Sector Co-Chairman (outgoing), National Competitiveness Council, reaches out to the private sector to make things easier. Slides here: https://artandfinance.net/2018/07/10/ease-of-doing-business-in-the-philippines-first-world-manila-podcast-15/ Spanish-Tagalog vocab: "el/la" - ang First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
36:26
July 10, 2018
Too Many Malls? (First World Manila Podcast #14)
Too many malls or bad locations - why are there malls right on EDSA? Sources/Links: Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic https://bit.ly/2KHJBQ4 Carmageddon as usual https://bit.ly/2Nk9OTn Six gov’t agencies set to move to New Clark City https://bit.ly/2tQ0Jte Spanish-Tagalog vocab: "ellas" - sila (babae) Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila Google Podcast: Android app only First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
17:01
July 3, 2018
Infrastructure: Why so slow? (First World Manila Podcast #13)
Despite plans to solve Metro Manila's infrastructure problem across different administrations, construction is often delayed. Find out why here. Sources/Links: Marking One Year of Build, Build, Build https://bit.ly/2tEgW3P President Duterte Inaugurates Aquino Admin’s Biggest Airport PPP Project https://bit.ly/2Kmu9c1 How to build infrastructure https://bit.ly/2MpyuZw ROW problems delay infra projects https://bit.ly/2yILEyE Spanish-Tagalog vocab: "ellos" - sila (lalaki/lalaki at babae) First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
24:29
June 26, 2018
More on what the Philippines can learn from Japan (First World Manila Podcast #12)
More on what the Philippines can learn from Japan; a continuation from the "What the Philippines can learn from Japan" video, which you can watch here: https://artandfinance.net/2018/06/14/what-the-philippines-can-learn-form-japan-first-world-manila-vlog-3/ Sources/further reading: JICA: Cost of Metro Manila Traffic Now Costs P3.5B per day https://bit.ly/2I2GqNs Spanish-Tagalog vocab: "vosotras" - kayo (babae) Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
35:10
June 19, 2018
Independence from Laziness (First World Manila Podcast #11)
Originally titled "Rich Pinoys: Lazy, Selfish and Obnoxious?", I changed the title because I felt this was a better fit. Sources/further reading: Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/sobre-la-indolencia-de-los-filipinos/html/4870d544-19c1-4319-a240-e4269802e6b3_11.html Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1227054 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/first-world-manila First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
28:19
June 12, 2018
TRAIN - Juggling Chainsaws (First World Manila Podcast #10)
TRAIN - a product of compromise. But will it work? Sources/ further reading: Assessing TRAIN http://bworldonline.com/assessing-train/ Halting TRAIN ‘will do more harm than good’ http://bworldonline.com/halting-train-will-do-more-harm-than-good/ [OPINION] Higher inflation: Is TRAIN to blame? (Part 2) https://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/203966-higher-inflation-is-train-to-blame-part-2 Diokno on high oil prices: We should be less of a crybaby https://bit.ly/2svnkKW Palace: Duterte does not view Filipinos as ‘crybabies’ https://bit.ly/2LkBc1W Marking one year of Build, Build, Build http://bworldonline.com/marking-one-year-of-build-build-build/ Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "vosotros" - kayo Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN
24:02
June 5, 2018
Can the Philippines be Competitive? (First World Manila Podcast #9)
The Philippines dropped nine notches in a global competitivness survey. Can we ever fix this? Sources/ further reading: CNN article on Phil drop in competitiveness ranking http://cnnphilippines.com/business/2018/05/24/imd-philippines-world-competitiveness-2018.html Rappler article on Phil drop in competitiveness ranking https://www.rappler.com/business/203241-world-competitive-yearbook-2018-philippines-worst-drop Arangkada 2017 recommendations http://www.investphilippines.info/forum2017/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Arangkada-Philippines-Publication-2017-1.pdf Marking One Year of Build Build Build http://bworldonline.com/marking-one-year-of-build-build-build/ Infrastructure: The Road Ahead http://bworldonline.com/infrastructure-road-ahead/ Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "nosotros" - tayo First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva!
20:16
May 29, 2018
Can you make money promoting Filipino culture? (Ep. 8)
I visited the Ronac Art Center in Greenhills a few days ago - it's a good example of how to make a profit from Filipino culture. Listen to learn more! Pics of the Ronac Art Center: https://artandfinance.net/2018/05/22/can-you-make-money-promoting-filipino-culture-first-world-manila-podcast-8/ Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "ella" - siya (babae) First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
23:49
May 22, 2018
Sereno: Did law ever exist in the Philippines? (First World Manila Podcast #7)
My thoughts on former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's ouster, and a look at structural issues in our legal system. (Apologies for spending a few seconds trying to kill a mosquito.) Sources: Arangkada 2017 (proposed judicial reforms): https://bit.ly/2KplPER In-depth investigation of Sereno ouster: https://bit.ly/2jYkYQ4 Sereno to appeal her ouster: https://bit.ly/2jVYqzB Oped on the legal system: https://bit.ly/2L043ck If you want to learn more about the PMA and stability in the Philppines, I highly recommend you read "Closer than Brothers" https://amzn.to/2IhkvY0 Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "él" - siya (lalaki) First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
21:07
May 15, 2018
Kris Aquino, Social Class, and What We Can Learn from Her (First World Manila Podcast #6)
Kris Aquino successfully sells aspiration across different Philippine social classes. I want to sell aspiration as well, a different kind of aspiration, so here are my quick thoughts as to what I (and you) can learn from her. Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "tú" - ikaw First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/first-world-manila-GMBbaN First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
11:43
May 8, 2018
What Languages Should Filipinos Speak? "You're road." (First World Manila Podcast #5)
Some thoughts on the "You're road" meme and what languages Filipinos should speak. Philippines' Damaged Culture https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1987/11/a-damaged-culture/505178/ Interaksyon article on "You're road" http://www.interaksyon.com/your-road-meme-regional-accents-filipino-migration/ My Ube video! https://artandfinance.net/2018/04/30/ube-how-to-market-filipino-culture-first-world-manila-vlog-2/ Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "yo" - ako First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
22:28
May 1, 2018
New Metro Manila Railways? (First World Manila Podcast #4)
Last week I attended a presentation (in ClockIn, not ClockWork haha) by the Philippines' Undersecretary of Railways about the government's subway and railway plans for Metro Manila. Here's a brief summary and my thoughts. Spanish-Tagalog Vocab: "tren" - tren Picture of the Proposed Metro Manila Railway plan: https://artandfinance.net/2018/04/24/new-metro-manila-railways-first-world-manila-podcast-4/ First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
17:38
April 24, 2018
No More Smart-Shaming. (First World Manila Podcast #3)
Some believe smart-shaming is a negative trend in Filipino culture. I weigh in with my thoughts on smart-shaming and my experience with it growing up. First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Video: https://artandfinance.net/2018/04/17/no-more-smart-shaming-first-world-manila-podcast-3/ Audio-only versions: Apple iTunes/HomePod: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/first-world-manila/id1369122388 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/first-world-manila Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/Cm54 First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
18:31
April 17, 2018
Fixing Manila’s Infrastructure Problem (FWM Podcast #2)
Find out what the Duterte administration's plans are to fix Manila's infrastructure problem here! First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! Sources: http://bworldonline.com/assessing-train/ http://bworldonline.com/labor-productivity-efficient-philippines-work-force/ http://bworldonline.com/infrastructure-road-ahead/ http://bworldonline.com/15-key-infrastructure-projects-readied-2018-launch/ https://www.esquiremag.ph/culture/lifestyle/public-transportation-network-manila-a00203-20180405 http://bworldonline.com/relief-metro-manilas-traffic/ http://opinion.inquirer.net/110484/stowaways-on-train http://bworldonline.com/is-growth-sustainable/ http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/16/18/metro-manila-subway-ph-japan-sign-loan-deal http://bworldonline.com/asians-freedom-high-inflation-regulations/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/outofasia/2018/02/28/dutertes-ambitious-build-build-build-project-
22:11
April 10, 2018
Can We Fix the Philippines? (Episode #1)
First episode of the First World Manila Podcast! Here I address the question if we can really fix the Philippines. Yes, we can, but find out how here! First World Manila - the brand that educates the Philippine public on economic, cultural and urban development issues! Mabuhay! ¡Viva! First World Manila website: https://artandfinance.net/firstworldmanila/ https://artandfinance.net/2018/04/06/can-we-fix-the-philippines-first-world-manila-podcast-1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstworldmanila Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first_world_manila/
26:50
April 6, 2018
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