Mapping 2019

May 6, 2019

Senatorial Candidates: Where is the Poverty Reduction Agenda?

The “masa” elects the senators. No matter how large the taxes you pay, your vote is just one. The scandalously high poverty incidence in the Philippines […]
April 15, 2019

THE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE BURDEN OF ELECTING LEADERS: Why it Matters

People often use ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ interchangeably, but these ideas, though related, are not the same. Simply put, freedom is being able to make individual choices, […]
April 8, 2019

Rice Market: Patterns of Thailand and Vietnam Exports

2018 was an exacting time in the Philippines. There was a rice “crisis.”  The government buffer stock agency – the National Food Authority (NFA) – failed […]
April 1, 2019

Choosing Our Senators

The MAP Research Project Several years ago, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) embarked on a project to help Filipino voters make their choice for […]
March 25, 2019

How to Give China Pause in the South China Sea

Most of my friends are understandably very upset with China for its occupation of the entirety of the South China Sea (or West Philippine Sea, if […]
March 18, 2019

Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) Revisited

The inefficient tax system in the Philippines imposed a very burdensome tax rate and high compliance cost to taxpayers. This, however, didn’t result to a high […]
February 18, 2019

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS: Calling a Spade a Spade

There is widespread belief that business has a moral responsibility to serve the needs of society. This view is consistent with current thinking on Corporate Social […]
February 11, 2019

Multinational Hanjin Successor for a Peaceful South China Sea

A strategic rehabilitation of Hanjin Heavy Industry Corp. by a consortium of multinationals from around the world may be a major step towards a peaceful South […]
February 4, 2019

Shaping A Competitive Future

A new year has begun for the Management Association of the Philippines.  As in the past years, our activities for 2019 will be guided by a […]