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Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part One THIS series, extracted from the best-selling books The Marcos Legacy and Greed & Betrayal, authored by this writer and published respectively this...

A matter of perspective?

When London-based research firm Capital Economics made the surprising forecast that the Philippine peso will further weaken at 58 to a dollar, Budget Secretary...

Transgender mom/dad

Whilst in London, I came across an interesting story about a case pending in the High Court on a legal issue that had never...

Everybody rise for rice

Rice is not only a staple food in the Philippines. For most Filipinos, it is essential for survival. The source of over 70 percent...

It is now 100

For those who believe in local autonomy, it is time to celebrate. Local government units (LGUs) have embraced public-private partnership (PPP) as a new...

‘Gratitude in10sified’

For the 10th year in a row, the country celebrates the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) from September 5 to October 5, 2018, with the...

Reflections on learning taxonomies in accounting programs

Imagine a Franciscan friar from the Renaissance period and an educational psychologist from the 20th century having a conversation at a local coffee shop....

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,...

Build an army of ‘economic cadres’ for the poor

UNLIKE rich oligarchs, who can afford to hire the best minds to run profitable businesses for them, the poor are left to fend for themselves,...

Financial Stability Report

SINCE the global financial crisis of 2008, financial stability has become a permanent concern for economic managers across the globe. In the Philippines the Financial...

Total solutions to half-understood problems

Philippine statement delivered by H.E. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on September 5, 2018, at the...

60-40 deal on PCSO’s charity fund would be fine

AS the Senate starts to deliberate on the proposed revisions on the Universal Health Care (UHC), we hope the senators will listen to the...

Competition: A whole-of-government effort

MILLENIALS and succeeding generations will not be able to recall a time when Philippine businesses and consumers had no choice but to engage in a...

‘Time to call a spade a spade’

Economists quoted by broadsheets and social media invariably agree that inflation at 6.4 percent reached a nine-year high this August. Some attributed this to...

Some thoughts on inflation

Inflation climbed to 6.4 percent in August, a nine-year high according to records. Filipinos who are already struggling to survive are hurting more from...

‘Ah Moo Do’

In this day and age, we can hardly see milestone events without a coordinator. In some events, there are rehearsals a few minutes or...