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Abuse of power

It’s been a year since the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 143 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) and writ of injunction,...

Regulation of composite insurers

AN insurance company is classified as either a life insurance company or a nonlife insurance company. Some jurisdictions, including the Philippines, allow an insurance...

Tax abusive banks worse than loan sharks

It’s high time policy-makers imposed penalties on banks and government financial institutions (GFIs) that abuse “free-market” penalties on small depositors and borrowers, making them...

Another kind of inflation

Inflation surged to a nine-year high this month, and the peso slumped to its lowest level against the dollar since 2005 last week. Finance Secretary...

President Duterte trusts his economic managers

The Philippine economy is thriving because of solid fundamentals in place. It may have “paused” when economic growth slowed down to 6 percent in...

Political idolatry

Part Five US tightened the garrote IF Edsa was a miracle at all, it was only assembled in the Philip-pines. The key components were designed and...

Economic ignorance

Do people remain ignorant because they cannot find the information needed to increase their knowledge? Or do people avoid becoming properly informed so that...

Taiwan urges the Philippines, Filipinos to back its UN membership, contribution to...

Philippines-Taiwan
With the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly convening on September 18 at the UN headquarters in New York, I am writing this letter to call for the kind support on Taiwan’s determination to participate in the UN system by the people of the Philippines.

PHL is so rich

The 1997 Asian financial crisis is much easier to explain than most people think. Thailand encouraged foreign currency-denominated borrowing at lower interest rates to...

The future of crypto futures

The shine of the Bitcoin has faded as the cryptocurrency market hit a slump early this year. Ever on the lookout for opportunities to...

Filipina women–the ultimate disrupters

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is a San Francisco- based nonprofit, nonpartisan international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power and influence of...

Divestment of LGU property via unsolicited proposals

It can be done. Local government units (LGUs) can dispose of their assets in a public-private partnership arrangement, either as a distinct or component...

A perfect storm

Conclusion The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, as everyone knows, reduced income-tax rates for individuals, even as it increased the rates imposed...

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Organizational culture reflects why people do things in the company. Culture, which is the soul of any organization, is more felt than seen. Strategy,...

How to complain properly

Beyond the Pearly Gates, where Saint Peter stands watch, is a department devoted to complaints from and about the Philippines. Rumor has it that...

The victory of Filipina athletes

Congratulations are due to all the athletes, especially the podium finishers, who competed in the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia. Without a doubt, Filipinos...

Today’s inflation in light of history

Inflation in August reached 6.4 percent topping economists’ expectations that range from 5.8 to 6.2 percent and the Department of Finance’s projection of 5.9...

This little bird

Last Tuesday night, my sister, Lilibeth who lives in Tokyo, sent me an e-mail I sent her in 2001. I was on a fellowship...