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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 »

A grief observed

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I think that all of us have moments in our lives when we look back on a particularly memorable decision, and realize that it was one of the best decisions we ever made. Difficult, yes. But definitely one of the best.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Inclusive?

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Inclusive growth is the latest buzzword. We have heard many convoluted explanations of this elusive phenomenon. Most explanations eloquently describe the outcome but miss the origin of the problem.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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