Press freedom: Losing the public’s trust

WE at the BusinessMirror, along with our sister companies CNN Philippines, radio station DWIZ and the Philippines Graphic magazine have a vested interest and...

A woman named Cory

ON Thursday, January 25th, it would be the birth date of former Philippine President Corazon C. Aquino. She was born in 1933 in a farming...

Even in policy-making, there is a time for everything

We all want a perfect world. Just before 2017 came to a close, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) package was enacted into...

Institutional equality

Under Article XVII of the 1987 Constitution, there are three methods by which amendments or revisions to the Constitution may be proposed, namely: 1)            By...

Bounce back

All of us, in some way or another, are of service to people. For example, political appointees serve the public in general. And, once...

The making of a global professional

Conclusion Global acumen, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), is the ability to operate and collaborate effectively with a mind-set that transcends geographic and cultural differences....

Bitcoin bloodbath

WE have been told for the past year that cryptocurrencies were ushering in a revolution of the financial markets and with money as we...

Boon and bane source of funds for TRAIN

The impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law is beginning to dawn on the working class and consumers. Workers...

Nationalism rears its ugly head

I should have said a kind of pseudo, limited, distorted sense of nationalism rears its ugly head. I refer to that sense of being...

A federal Comelec for a federal Philippines

When it rains, it pours. From not having any idea what the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution would be, we are now deluged...

Servant leadership encompasses all aspects of our life

AS we are living in the time where businesses are continuously growing, it is undeniable that new challenges and priorities have redefined the business...

Enforcing the law

A day after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked the registration of Rappler, which allegedly used a “deceptive scheme” to violate constitutional rules that...

Buying stock market value

WITH all the excitement—bordering on raging hysteria as usual—regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision regarding the online news site Rappler, let me give...

Sustainability 101

The global development goals adopted by the United Nations and its member-states for 2016 to 2030 are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collectively called...

A test case for the newly created PACC

HERE’S a test case for the newly created Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC): the unlawful release of P38.807 billion from the proceeds of the Malampaya natural gas project...

Sweet tax for health

THE Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) under this current administration is one of the major amendments in the Philippine Tax Code since the 1997 Tax...

The Santo Niño and little children

A feast proper to the Philippines is our celebration of the Santo Niño every third Sunday of January. Jesus as a little child images...