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Mercedes B. Suleik

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Fellow in Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Member of FINEX media affairs comm.

Of Codes of Conduct

‘IN the next century, a company will stand or fall on its values,” Robert Haas, Levi Strauss...

Governance and agency theory

AGENCY theory is part of the topic of corporate governance.  It  involves the problem of directors controlling a company while the shareholders own the...

Media’s responsibility

Mr. Businessman went to Mass on Sunday; Mr. Businessman went to hell because of what he did on Monday.” We heard this aphorism before and,...

The missing link in economic development

I have often wondered why, in spite of all the efforts of governments and multilateral agencies and the development of theories in economics, political...

Celebrating father

THE celebration of Father’s Day has a more recent tradition than Mother’s Day, and in the beginning was often satirized as a “me too”...

The audit committee and the CEO

ON April 24 the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines (IIAP) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) sponsored the AuditCom and CEO Forum to discuss...

Boards and effective risk management

RISK is an inevitable part of doing business, and boards must consider risk in the preparation of their strategic plans. Board directors are expected to...

Board responsibility for strategy

More and more these days are board of directors expected to be responsible for the success or failure of their companies. They are no...

Ethical challenges in today’s world

Pundits sometimes quip that “business ethics” is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms because it is said that there is an inherent conflict between...

The millennials

We have all heard of the term “millennials,” referring those people also referred to as Generation Y.”  They are contrastingly considered on one hand,...

Asian economic integration

On October 25  the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a report on Asian Economic Integration and commented on the lessons learned after the Asian...

The souls in purgatory

PARENTS and yayas use the idea of hell to keep their young charges in line. The Church, too, has been criticized for teaching the existence of...

Celebrating teachers

When one looks back to his years in school, one often remembers one or two teachers who had made an impact in one’s life,...

‘A La Juventud Filipina’

Allow me to quote from Jose Rizal’s 1879 prize-winning work “A La Juventud Filipina” (To the Filipino Youth): “bella esperanza de la Patria mia”...

Music for a cause

Gear yourself for an evening of scintillating piano music done by an international pianist, music educator and piano pedagogue—Rudolf Caesar Pelaez Golez. Golez, presently of...

Social justice­–An imperative

March this year marked the golden anniversary of Popularum Progressio (The Development of Peoples), Pope (now Blessed) Paul VI’s Encyclical where he specified in...

Ballet as a message of hope

An evening of pure enchantment awaited us at the Solaire Theater on May 28. Malen Claravall, the guiding spirit of the Claravall School of...

Work dignifies man

We have just celebrated Labor Day, which, in the Philippines is on May 1.  It is significant that we do so on the feast...

Ethics and the bottom line

Corporate governance is about promoting corporate fairness, transparency and accountability, former World Bank President John D. Wolfehnson defined. His definition may be summarized as...

Faith in the workplace

It has often been considered that faith and the ordinary life of a person, that is his work, his daily activities, are not compatible....
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