Lessons from Luneta and other places

The newspaper headlines told the story: “Protesters Seen with 2 rifles, 1 shotgun, a pistol”. “Protests: Journalists say they were beaten and arrested by...

Crucial components of TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) is expected to be passed by the Senate in October and then signed into law...

Never again!

Republic Act (RA) 8049, or An Act Regulating Initiation Rites in Fraternities, Sororities and Organizations and Providing Penalties thereof, otherwise known as the Anti-Hazing...

Questions from Dentons, Beijing

This columnist had the privileged of speaking about the Future of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Philippines before lawyers and clients of Dentons in...

Hitting home runs

Being at the right place at the right time is one of the best things that can happen to anyone; your accomplishment becomes effortless...

What can the Asian profession learn from the 2016 Ifac...

Conclusion This article on the 2016 International Federation of Accountants (Ifac) Global SMP Survey with an Asian perspective continues with a discussion on the small-...

Columbia sweetens Filipino lives for 80 years

My apologies to the regular readers of my column in the  BusinessMirror for discussing a topic outside of my series on The Antidote to...

Beware of martial law and the military

From the mid-1820s to 1832, there was a period of violent conflict between the British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania. In November 1828 martial...

Better next time

AS of this writing, the Senate just approved, on third reading, the Senate bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May...

Economic development with or without  human rights?

September marks one of the most pivotal moments in recent Filipino history because of the martial-law proclamation by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1972....

The giant who was cursed to kill

Once there was a giant who loved to lie. He would lie sweet lies, white lies. He discovered people listened to him even when...

Papal chef serves menu to support Caritas Manila’s scholars

The chef of Pope Francis when he visited the Philippines in 2015 continues her devotion of helping the Church as she creates a special...

When the Christmas countdown begins

When radio and TV programs start telling us every day how many sleeps to go before the Nativity, millions of Metro Manila residents also...

Uberization of work

The rise of Internet-facilitated on-demand services is changing the world of work in a radical and unpredictable way.  We are now in the era...

The first and the last

Life in our communities of faith eventually reveals the big difference between what we think is proper and what God may be doing. The...

EJKs cut into PHL economic pie

There is this perception that the stock market is the barometer of economic health. If the market is the “bull” position, the economy must...

Stocks: Expensive or costly?

This coming Saturday at the Financial Advisors Congress, I will be speaking on “How to Spot the Next Stock Market Crash”. That is a relatively easy...