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Fear factory

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Only last month, when the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) missed its collection target for August by some 10 percent, or by more than P14 billion, BIR Commissioner Kim Henares reportedly heaped the blame on the congestion at the Port of Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Land of the plea

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There is trouble in the land of the free port zone in Clark that is part of the 32,000-hectare industrial and logistics project of the government in the former US air base, said to be the main development catalyst in the entire Central Luzon.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Fool’s disclosure

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The entire stock market is up in arms against the government rules on full disclosure that the Department of Finance imposed this year upon the urging of the Bureau of Internal—our beloved BIR.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bridge too sparse

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When last week our leader Benigno Simeon (a.k.a. BS) inaugurated a simple bridge too far from Malacañang, his boys in the Palace heralded the event as proof of the purity and sacredness of the DAP—the “disbursement acceleration program.” Named after his father, the martyred former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., the bridge for one should boost the economies of all three […]

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PAL for the course

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Whether or not the family of taipan Lucio Tan would make good on their tender to get back the whole of Philippine Airlines from San Miguel, the financial markets would probably consider it as an insignificant development for San Miguel.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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