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Focus on the sea more than land

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Our country has more seawater than land. It is time we focus more on the sea.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Do things right or do the right thing?

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Five Mondays ago, I began my term at the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), leaving the glass and concrete canyons of corporate Makati to return to the challenging frontiers of public service. It goes without saying that I know the position will be one of the greatest challenges of my professional career, but there comes a time in everyone’s life when you simply have to go out on a limb and do what you can to make a positive difference.

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

AEC: How the Philippines fares against Asean agri-food players

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A country’s global competitiveness is reflected in the list of companies in the global stage. Among these are: ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Dreyfus (the ABCD) for commodities; and Pepsico, Coca Cola, Mondelez and Mars (USA), Nestle (Switzerland), JBS (Brazil), Danone (France) for food processing. The top global retailers are: Walmart, Costco (USA), Carrefour (France), Tesco (UK), Aldi and Metro (Germany) to name a few.

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

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 »

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