Shorter working hours seen to boost Pinoys’ productivity (Part Two)

IN August the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 6152. The measure intends to compress the workweek by allowing Filipino employees to...

Shorter working hours seen to boost Pinoys’ productivity

Part One SOME say short and sweet is a pleasant experience. But can that apply to working hours Take the case of Daniel de la...

PHL pre-need insurance industry: Reconciling past for brighter future

Conclusion THE Insurance Commission has shared the enthusiasm of the Philippine Federation of Pre-Need Plan Companies Inc. (Pre-Need Federation). The reason for its upbeat attitude...

PHL pre-need insurance industry: Reconciling past for brighter future

Part Two AT the moment, the Philippine pre-need insurance industry is still surviving, Philippine Federation of Pre-Need Plan Companies Inc. (Pre-Need Federation) President Elmer M....

PHL pre-need insurance industry: Reconciling past for brighter future

Part One THE president’s ink barely dried on the Education Act of 1994 when the College Assurance Plan Inc. (CAP-Education) fiasco exploded. Early into the new...

Two decades after the Asian financial crisis: Lessons, risks (Conclusion)

ASKED on the possibility of another financial crisis repeating in the region—especially in the face of global volatilities and political uncertainty across the world—Standard &...

Two decades after the Asian financial crisis: Lessons, risks (Part Four)

FAILURE in corporate good governance. This is what Herbert M. Consunji, chief financial officer of DMCI Holdings Inc., considers the folly of businesses that...

Two decades after the Asian financial crisis: Lessons, risks (Part 3)

THE Asian financial crisis in 1997 broke dreams of businesses planning to grow via the equity market. Many of these companies rode on the construction...

Two decades after the Asian financial crisis: Lessons, risks

Part Two THIS year property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. (VLLI) celebrated a decade of being a publicly-listed company. It held a simple ceremony...

Two decades after the Asian financial crisis: Lessons, risks

Part One IN 1996 the Tiger Cub of Asia was stopped in its path by the baht. That year, the Philippine economy, under former military general...

Large dams: Bulwark  or conduit to growth?

Conclusion ABOUT 100,000 souls are at risk if a strong earthquake occurs and cause the collapse of the still-to-be-completed Kaliwa Dam Project. That is the estimate...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part Three WITH the increasing population and expansion of service areas of both Maynilad Water Services Inc., Manila Water Co. Inc. and the Bulacan Bulk...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part Two  A NUMBER of large dams in the Philippines, built primarily as a water reservoir for domestic and agricultural  use, have multiple uses, from...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part One THE Duterte administration is bent on implementing two major dam projects: the New Centennial Water Source (NCWS)-Kaliwa Dam Project and the Laiban Dam...

Asean Vision 2025 articulates Southeast Asian nations’ goal

By Henry J. Schumacher / Special to the BusinessMirror Conclusion THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at 50 in 2017, can be proud that major strides have...

Asean Vision 2025 articulates Southeast Asian nations’ goal

Part Two TODAY, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an oasis of growth in a changing and difficult world economic environment. Businesses and investors...

Customs bureau wrestles with multifaceted issues

Conclusion CAN the country survive without a Bureau of Customs (BoC)? Politicians now wrestle with this probability as a panel on the House of Representatives has...

Customs bureau wrestles with multifaceted issues

Part Two THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) incurred the public’s ire for the entrance of a shipment containing shabu, or methampetamine hydrochloride, in the country...

Customs bureau wrestles with multifaceted issues

Part One IN line with President  Duterte’s plan to rid the Bureau of Customs (BOC) of its corrupt image, the bureau and the Department of...

Data-privacy law to boost PHL cybersecurity sector

Conclusion ISSUES in data privacy are more pronounced in the information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry. The Philippines’s IT-BPM industry is currently the second-largest contributor...