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MAP to launch first ever Asean Business Awards Philippines

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The partnership of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the Asean Business Advisory Council (BAC) Philippines continues its advocacy of creating awareness and preparing the country for the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth

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With the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government having been signed, a Transition Commission will be drafting the bill for Congress. The 40-year war hopefully will end and could mean recouping many lost opportunities in Mindanao

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Behavioral targeting: A new polling tool?

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In any democracy, opinion polls serve the purpose of informing the public on how people, or certain groups of people, think about the key issues of the day, and about the public figures who make the decisions that affect their lives. In any free society, the information that polls generate provides the basis for making good judgments and reasoned individual choices.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Can Subic and Batangas ports help decongest Metro Manila?

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The standoff between the truckers’ associations and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has been resolved temporarily.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

The rules of engagement for the Asean economic community

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From a fledgling organization of five member-states in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has evolved into a dynamic force in the global arena.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Creating resilient cities amid urban growth

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Much has been said about the impact of rapid urbanization, particularly in Asia, where urban growth has exploded in recent years. The United Nations (UN), in fact, estimates that Asia’s urban population will reach more than 2 billion by 2020.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Seeds of HOPE

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Typhoon “Yolanda” has shown the world the best in the Filipino.

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

CSR: Size doesn’t matter

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The business sector loves buzzwords. Nowadays, you will undoubtedly hear the terms social media or sustainable development everywhere you go.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Will capital punishment spur economic growth?

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When we see affluence and sustained economic growth among rich Asian neighbors, a common denominator that pervades is the imposition of capital punishment upon criminals either from the ranks of their citizens or foreigners breaking the law classified as heinous.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

MAPping a future of inclusive growth with good governance

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Let me first express my thanks to outgoing MAP President Melito Salazar Jr. and his team of governors for their outstanding service to MAP. Your 2014 Board stands on the shoulders of all the past leadership of MAP from its founders to the immediate past Board of Governors.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Having great mentors and a great team

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To the congratulatory messages I received, I replied that I was overwhelmed and humbled by the award and that I have been lucky and blessed to be part of a great company, with great mentors and a great team who make me look good. More importantly, I have a family who has given me so much inspiration and support.

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

Agri-food exports: Why Thailand is a model of diversification

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Nearly three decades ago (1985), I wrote an article in the Agribusiness Papers of the then Centre for Research and Communication (now University of Asia and the Pacific) entitled “Thailand: A Model of Agricultural Diversification.”

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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