Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 28-2020

SEC Memorandum Circular No. 05 for 2020

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 25-2020

20 CAMP Covid_19 – Department Order No. 209

Signed Luzon Community Quarantine

CITIRA vs. EODB

The Philippines made remarkable progress in the ranking of the World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) 2020 Report, from ranking 124th rising by 29 notches and landing at […]

Paramount Barriers in Inclusive Growth: Time to Act

Poverty remains scandalously high at a third of rural residents, almost 18 million out of total poor of 21.6 million in 2015.  The comparison is grim. […]

MAP Inaugural 2020

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary RAMON M. LOPEZ (5th from left) led the recent induction of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) Board […]

Offsetting Measures, Upsetting Measures

The tax reform is well underway, but just as it had in 2018, it hit a snag yet again. In fact, it hit the same snag […]

Women in Nontraditional Trades

CITIRA vs. EODB

The Philippines made remarkable progress in the ranking of the World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) 2020 Report, from ranking 124th rising by 29 notches and landing at […]

Offsetting Measures, Upsetting Measures

The tax reform is well underway, but just as it had in 2018, it hit a snag yet again. In fact, it hit the same snag […]

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 China and India can teach PH about Agriculture

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 […]