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Biz Buzz: Irreverent

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This administration takes pride in having attracted into government service a number of foreign-educated whiz kids who were supposedly so inspired by President Aquino’s “Walang Mahirap Kung Walang Corrupt” slogan, that they went back to the land of their birth, even if it meant massive pay cuts, just to serve the Filipino people.

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

Enter the ‘bare’ months

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Q: Why is it that people tend to end each year with the same amount as when they started?—posted at PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

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

Good but not good enough

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The Chinese “Ghost month” was said to have ended last Wednesday, Aug. 27. Yet, the “Ghost of August” seemed to have not left and continued to hound the market when the trading month of August ended last Friday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Smugglers getting back smuggled goods

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Since smugglers are rarely penalized, the Alyansa Agrikultura has recommended since its founding in 2003 that smugglers not be given the opportunity to get back their smuggled goods through auction. Except for rice and sugar, this policy has been generally implemented.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Undue haste

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This state-run corporation has drawn a lot of flak for what many peers in the energy industry believe to be the undue haste in surrendering the list of payables to the state-owned National Power Corp. (Napocor) and its successor firm Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to a would-be claimant.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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