By Rafael Castillo M.D.
The cool breeze gently reminds us that the Christmas season has started. Many families, companies and organizations are foregoing their Christmas parties in light of the dire situation in Tacloban and other typhoon-ravaged areas in the country. The saved funds are instead to be donated to help in the relief operations in these places.
By Dr. Ned Roberto & Ardy Roberto
Q: We don’t understand how you can say in the closing paragraph of your column last Friday (Nov. 22, 2013) that an entrepreneur and a manager are one and the same person. This is contradicted by our own experience as a 2-generation family corporation.
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
Juan and Pedro (not their real names) are brothers who run the retail family business (fambiz) started by their parents. They worked well together—“until their wives meddled,” said father Nestor.
By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
“Yolanda” has done its worst. But in doing so, it has inspired the private sector to do its best. We show here how this joint spirit of the private sector and the Department of Agriculture (DA) can be harnessed to significantly help victims of the supertyphoon.
By Francis Lim
In my Oct. 31 column, I wrote about a Supreme Court case that used the pari delicto doctrine to prevent a broker from recovering the unpaid purchase price of stock market trades, which it made for a client in violation of the mandatory closeout rule under the Revised Securities Act (Abacus Securities Corp. vs. Ampil [483 SCRA 315, 27 February 2006]).
By Den Somera
Intended as a subject dealing with the present status of the market, I can’t help but muse at how this also evolved into a source of controversy between two veteran news anchors, one foreign and one local, which led to the sudden “disappearance from public view” of the latter arising from the report made by the former upon arrival in Tacloban City five days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Conrado R. Banal III
The little known Bulacan-based cigarette maker called Mighty Corp., owned and managed by the Wongchuking family, now faces fire from the Aquino (Part II) administration for alleged heavy smuggling and massive tax evasion.
By Rolando T. Dy
The economy is growing but jobs are not increasing. Jobless growth is widespread in many countries. It is a worry in the European Union and the United States, and a deepening concern of President Aquino. In the past, economic growth is highly correlated with job creation. This is no longer the case. This lack of correlation runs counter to inclusive growth.
By Rafael Castillo
I appreciate all those who e-mailed, texted or phoned me to give a feedback or reaction to my piece last week on minimizing casualties from storm surges and other natural calamities.
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Property development is an ever-evolving industry. Technology is one reason, as innovative construction materials allow designers to improve their ideas and build faster, with more sustainable and cost-efficient results.
By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
It is said that every year, typhoons are obliged to pay a courtesy call to Leyte and Samar. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” did more than that. It destroyed their agriculture.
By Raul J. Palabrica
In the wake of widespread destruction of property and massive loss of lives in Eastern Visayas and the adjoining provinces, the wily businessman in these places has two courses of action. He can sit out the crisis in a safe place elsewhere and wait until things settle down before getting back to business. Or he can take advantage of the situation and make money from other people’s misery.