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How to communicate effectively

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In all the conflict-ridden family business cases I handled in the past two decades, one issue is constant: poor communication.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Help! My siblings are slackers-Part 1

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QUESTION:  How do we handle this situation? Most family members are employed in our family business, and two siblings are not working as hard as the others.  One brother in Human Resources always reports for work late (in effect, he works just half a day during the week, while the other siblings work 12 to [...]

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Blog,Columnists,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Avoiding the relisting prohibition

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In a recent column, I discussed the tax and non-tax consequences arising from delisting publicly listed companies for non-compliance with the 10 percent minimum public ownership (MPO) rules of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Advantages of large family sizes

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A most enlightened piece of legislation has been proposed by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, with her son Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado Arroyo as co-sponsor. The bill amends Republic Act 8187, otherwise known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, and proposes that married male employees should be entitled to paternity leaves beyond the current limit of four deliveries and in all succeeding deliveries of their respective spouses.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Providing housing for low-income families

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Among the basic needs of the poor living in urban areas, the one that makes the biggest contribution to enhancing their human dignity is decent housing. If we consider that food, shelter, clothing and education are among the most basic of their needs, it is shelter that is the most visible manifestation of the dignity of a human being. The poor can survive on rice, fish and vegetables and maintain their dignity vis-a-vis the well-to-do.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Blog,Columnists | Read More »

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