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Paul Allen, Microsoft’s cofounder, is dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle...

The last Christians

(Delivered by Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in...

The independence and accountability of the Insurance Commission

Insurance supervision is “the monitoring of insurance companies’ behavior, and intermediaries to a large extent, including their compliance with insurance rules and regulations, including...

A saint for our times

Archbishop Oscar Romero in his Christmas Eve homily in 1978 said, “No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient,...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part Seven Martial-law period poorly misunderstood "To this day, the martial-law period remains poorly understood, to put it mildly. There are still many who feel strongly...

Oil price prediction

When asked about the future direction of oil prices, as I am frequently, I take the safe approach of “no one really knows.” That...

Deficiency and delinquency interest, clarified

Before the amendment introduced by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, the imposition of deficiency and delinquency interest on late payment...

‘Let us avoid rocking the boat’

We have a fairly strong economy, and our growth at more than 6 percent remains one of the fastest in the world. However, soaring...

Sec. Dominguez and interest rate realities

It is going to be a hard sell to the critics of the Duterte administration and to those who are ignorant about how the...

Uncertain times

The economist’s story about a possible recession is also a call for global economies to “start preparing now, while it still can.” As far...

‘No to nuclear weapons’

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons.  It is also the...

Change the way you think



Management advocates Johnson and Scholes said that a culture paradigm interconnects six elements, namely, stories and myths, rituals and routines, symbols, organizational structure, control...

Redesigning the accountancy curriculum of the Philippines

(First of three parts) The accountancy profession in the Philippines is regulated by the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy (BOA). The country’s recognized Professional Accountancy...

Some business history

The record of human history is a timeline marked with significant events. We take these events as milestones as the march of nations and...

The heart of holiness

"BE completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2). As we welcome the incorrupt heart relic of Padre Pio,...

‘Amnesty bestows mercy on both sides’

In his Theory of Moral Sentiments, the great economic philosopher Adam Smith wrote, “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of...

Make it an ‘#electionissue’

By the time this sees print, we should be on the second day of the period for filing certificates of candidacy for the 2019...

Teachers, they teach us by being teachers

Mylene Durante was a teacher. With her home some 44 kilometers away, Mylene slept inside the school in Barangay Oringon, Pio Duran. That night,...
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