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Taking advantage of opportunities in an integrated Asean region

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The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), in partnership with BusinessWorld and Healthway Medical, will hold its 12th MAP International CEO Conference 2014 this coming Sept. 9, Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La.

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

Agriculture: Still the most potent weapon against poverty

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I was browsing over articles I have written and I stumbled on this piece that I find still very relevant, 15 years after. Here are excerpts from that article published in 1999: “A review of Philippine experience in managing economic development shows a strong bias against agriculture. Since the 1950s, industrialization has been the main [...]

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

Simplifying the tax system redux

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“The only thing that is constant is change,” said Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Here, the constancy of change is colliding with a seemingly irresistible force—inertia against tax reform. But the Asean economic integration in 2015 and the need to be competitive may yet be the catalyst for change.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Eco 101 of Customs reform

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This month’s news reports about the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have been quite unflattering, to say the least.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Public trust and accountability

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Rejoice! The genie is finally out of the bottle and it can’t be put back in.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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