Map Insights 2018

November 27, 2018

The Hard Truth About High Value-Crops

High-value commercial crops refer to “those crops that have competitive returns on investment when traded in fresh form vis–a–vis alternative investment opportunities. These crops are characterized […]
November 20, 2018

Dichotomy Between Executive and Non-Executive Directors Dilutes the Oversight Role of Independent Directors

In contrast with the Revised Corporate Governance (CG) Code for Public Companies (PCs) which refers only to the role of independent directors of exercising independent judgment […]
November 13, 2018

Long-Term Agri Productivity Gap: The Major Cause of Poverty

Why is national poverty incidence in the Philippines more than twice that of ASEAN peers – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam?  It is even magnified in […]
November 6, 2018

Independent Directors For Publicly-Listed Companies

It is worth pointing out that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in formally adopting the Corporate Governance (CG) Code for Publicly-Listed Companies (PLCs) effectively provides […]
October 30, 2018

Learning from Other Tax Systems

The Comprehensive Tax Reform Program seeks to implement a fairer, simpler, and more efficient tax system. Toward this end, it has implemented relatively lower tax rates […]
October 23, 2018

Mixing it up in the Boardroom

For most Filipino companies, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is hardly a top priority. Although Corporate Philippines generally welcomes women and LGBT into the workforce—unlike other societies […]
October 16, 2018

The efficacy of oversight functions Of independent directors

Since the Securities Regulation Code’s (SRC) promulgation, there have arisen many issues regarding the rationale or efficacy of the system of independent directors (IDs), with passionate […]
October 9, 2018

Culture and Economics

I recently went on a trip to the Cordillera (someone told me it should be in singular, not plural), not Cordilleras as many people mistake it […]
October 2, 2018

A new management structure for agriculture

By many metrics, Philippine agriculture trails its ASEAN peers by a mile. The peers are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. What metrics?  Current levels of farm […]