Help the HAPLOS Community

HAPLOS is the community formed in 1993 by families of persons with hemophilia and some medical practitioners. It exists because there is a need...

Justice for PAL’s flight attendants!

ON June 15, 1998, Philippine Airlines (PAL) retrenched 5,000 of its employees, including more than 1,400 of its cabin crew personnel, to take effect on July...

10 what ifs

One way of highlighting the importance and relevance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) is to imagine scenarios. Here are 10 what ifs and what if...

Walking your dog

Self-taught dog behaviorist Cesar Millan, the popular “Dog Whisperer,” says that, while dogs can associate words with specific objects or actions, our energy often...

Safety on FB

While more than 2 billion people actively use the Facebook platform each month, its founder Mark Zuckerberg recently spent time at the Senate and...

‘The killing fields’

I was told that I had to visit two sites while in Phnom Penh—the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and the Killing Fields...

The solution to CPD woes

Professional accountants understand the importance of continuous learning. However, to be compliant with the requirements of the law that learning needs to be expensive...

Knowing the why in what we do

I recently took a trip to the United States to attend a Global Privacy Conference organized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)....

An invitation to ‘Material Maker’

IN December 2017 I opened my first solo exhibit Strong Material at the Saturday Group Gallery. More than four months later, I am happy to announce that Material...

End ‘endo’ in public sector

The 1987 Philippine Constitution provides for the duty of State to protect workers’ rights and ensure fair working conditions. Article II, Section 9 of...

Be compliant

Attention all Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the audit practice and working in the private enterprises.  Are you compliant with all the regulatory requirements...

What now, losing original proponent?

While recent history has shown that none of the original proponents (OPs) failed in their attempt to secure the public-private partnership (PPP) award, private...

Peacekeepers and faith movers

When I visited New York a few weeks ago, I met up with two of my Philippine Military Academy (PMA) classmates who have served...

Sub judice

IN an order dated February 13, 2018, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal explicitly declared, “considering that the revision process ìs about to commence, the tribunal directs...

Hope has risen at BOC

IT’S Easter. A time for Catholics to rejoice for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And a time to celebrate for the rebirth of our...

Thinking about this artifice of silence

THE long holiday caught me stuck in Manila. I got tired checking the availability of buses. Forget about flying for the tickets seemed to...

The beginning of new hope

‘THE Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” (Luke...

Are we becoming a country of inequality?

THE Philippines has had the longest representative government in Asia. In 1902 the Philippine Bill established an elected unicameral national assembly. And in 1916,...

The Saturday Group: A timeline

Conclusion Allow me to finish today the 50-year timeline of The Saturday Group that I started here two Mondays ago. The group celebrates its 50th...

The familiar Passion play

During the Lenten season, the whole of Christendom celebrates the Passion of our Lord, starting from the Last Supper with Christ’s Apostles on Holy...