A wise approach to December

A lot of people do not look forward to December because of the shopping crowd and the holiday traffic that it entails. Shopping for...

Medical tourism–the Philippines claim to fame!

In a special report on medical tourism published by the Department of Tourism(DOT) in “Balikbayan”, the Philippines was ranked in 2015 as eighth among...

In pursuit of quality audit

Many may still recall the Enron accounting scandal and how it precipitated the significant changes in the accounting and auditing landscape. As a consequence...

Availing of availability payments

How can a project undertaken through a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, whereby the investment and rate of return are not recoverable from end-users, become...

We are all connected

I recently was a guest in a leadership empowerment seminar given to all pursers of the Philippine Airlines (PAL). Over cocktails, I came to...

The Asean fiesta

Events like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit are always exciting and filled with significance of some sort or another. It is just...

No room for complacency, scientists warned

EARTH is approaching tipping points that threaten human security as global temperatures climbed higher, scientists warned in a new statement to national representatives meeting...

Dictatorship: Razon’s solution to infra devt?

I was taken aback when Enrique Razon Jr., chairman and president of International Container Terminal Services Inc., stated at the sidelines of the Asean...

Responsible stewards

The coming of the Lord at the end of time entails on our part an accounting of what we shall have done with all...

President Duterte’s lament on globalization

In the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam, President Duterte addressed a side assembly of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in this...

PHL committed to uphold rule of law, human rights

Philippine statement delivered by Ambassador Teddy Locsin Jr. at the “76—Report of the International Criminal Court” on October 30, at the United Nations General Assembly, New...

The SSS row: A reason to believe

Four Social Security System (SSS) officials stand accused of insider trading, that is, using their own money, they (except one of them) allegedly bought...

Beware the silent serial killer on the loose

The lackluster celebration of the Clean Air month of November that is seemingly getting unnoticed only reflects not only our lack of understanding of...

China rises

AT the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, President Donald J. Trump repeated his “America First” campaign rhetoric and said that...

Poaching of agents

Poaching is considered as a dispute that can be the subject of dispute settlement among life-insurance companies under the current regulations. Circular Letter 2013-32,...

The other side of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting all the attention these days, not only in the world of work but also in retail, communication, gaming, business...

‘A culture of lying’

The state recognizes the vital role of communication and information in nation-building (Article II, Section 24, 1987 Constitution). Consistent therewith, it is the state’s...

PPP for Marawi City and Tacloban City

How does a city reel from the devastation of war, like Marawi City, and from a calamity, like Tacloban City? After combat operations in...

Piece of advice to the soon-to-be CPAs

Congratulations to the passers of the recent October 2017 Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy. After...

The Farm

MY friends know that I have a small leisure farm in Cavite. It has a few farm animals—turkey and chickens, to name a few—and...