MAP’s DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

MAP’s DATA PRIVACY NOTICE As of August 8, 2019 Adherence to Data Privacy Act The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) recognizes its responsibilities under the […]

STEM JOBS—new area for women careers Nitpicking the automotive sector

It has been said that STEM (Science Tech, Engineering and Math) jobs and careers are giving women 30% more income than the usual clerical jobs set […]

AGRI DEVELOPMENT: More than irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads

Many politicians propose solving rural poverty via three areas:  irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads.  I beg to differ.   It is much more than that. Indeed, […]

Disqualifications of Directors of PHCs

The Revised CG Code adheres closely to the additional rules of disqualifications for directors of publicly-held companies (PHCs) as those found in the Original CG Code, […]

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 […]

The China Issue – Impressions of a Military Mind

For the last five decades, the Philippines has fought the communist insurgency whose roots and foundations originated from Communist China. In spite of China’s shift to […]

Qualifications and Disqualifications of Directors

The Original CG Code provides for the following qualifications of directors for publicly-held companies (PHCs), thus: Qualifications of Directors Every director shall own at least one […]

Combination of Executive and Non-executive Directors

Section II(1)(A) of the Original CG Code has essentially been carried forward into the Revised CG Code which basically empowers the Board to reconstitute the “Composition […]

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, […]

CG Code for PLCs: Principles-Based and Market-Disciplining in Character

The CG Code for Publicly-Listed Companies (PLCs) formally adopts the “comply or explain approach,” which combines voluntary compliance with mandatory disclosure, and which it defines as […]

STEM JOBS—new area for women careers Nitpicking the automotive sector

It has been said that STEM (Science Tech, Engineering and Math) jobs and careers are giving women 30% more income than the usual clerical jobs set […]

AGRI DEVELOPMENT: More than irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads

Many politicians propose solving rural poverty via three areas:  irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads.  I beg to differ.   It is much more than that. Indeed, […]

Disqualifications of Directors of PHCs

The Revised CG Code adheres closely to the additional rules of disqualifications for directors of publicly-held companies (PHCs) as those found in the Original CG Code, […]

The China Issue – Impressions of a Military Mind

For the last five decades, the Philippines has fought the communist insurgency whose roots and foundations originated from Communist China. In spite of China’s shift to […]

Qualifications and Disqualifications of Directors

The Original CG Code provides for the following qualifications of directors for publicly-held companies (PHCs), thus: Qualifications of Directors Every director shall own at least one […]

Combination of Executive and Non-executive Directors

Section II(1)(A) of the Original CG Code has essentially been carried forward into the Revised CG Code which basically empowers the Board to reconstitute the “Composition […]

CG Code for PLCs: Principles-Based and Market-Disciplining in Character

The CG Code for Publicly-Listed Companies (PLCs) formally adopts the “comply or explain approach,” which combines voluntary compliance with mandatory disclosure, and which it defines as […]

What’s New on April 15?

April 15 is the deadline for the most important type of tax payment – the annual filing of income tax returns (ITRs). Almost all registered taxpayers […]

AGRI DEVELOPMENT: More than irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads

Many politicians propose solving rural poverty via three areas:  irrigation, post-harvest facilities and farm-to-market roads.  I beg to differ.   It is much more than that. Indeed, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]