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Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months


Government subsidies to state-controlled corporations fell by more than half in the first two months of the year due to the improvement in governance of public firms.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Moral ascendancy … ugh!

The self-righteous senators have fallen from their pedestal.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Competitiveness and governance


Of late, we have been blessed by more than a few positive news concerning our economy and society. There has been a transformation, from being the Sad Sack in East Asia to being the object of praise, without sarcasm, from the MD of the IMF. We should celebrate the gains we have made. We thank [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

BSP zeroes in on ‘integrity’ factor


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued guidelines on how members of a banks’ board of directors should behave and what their qualifications should be.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Pagcor vows transparency in $4B project


The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. on Thursday reiterated its commitment to undertake its Entertainment City project under the most rigid guidelines and the most exacting standards amid renewed scrutiny from the international investor community.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCCI blames external woes for slowdown


One of the country’s largest business groups credited the administration’s efforts to promote good governance for inspiring confidence among local and foreign investors, helping shield the economy from the adverse effects of the crises in various parts of the world.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

A necessity for good governance


It is not enough to just eliminate corruption if we want to make poverty history. It is also necessary to do something positive such as increase competence. In addition, where there are know-it-all officials who refuse to listen to the private sector and thus contradict P-Noy’s directive of “Ikaw ang boss ko,” poverty will remain.

Posted: January 12th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

People power, transparency keys to inclusive growth, WB chief says

FIRSTHAND VIEW  World Bank president Robert Zoellick reacts as a boy places Zoellick's hand on his forehead in the traditional gesture of respect during his visit to a slum community to get a firsthand view of the government's Conditional Cash Transfer program for the poor at suburban Pasay city, Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011. In their statement, Zoellick is in Manila for a visit "aimed at strengthening the Bank's partnership with the Philippines as it pursues reforms for good governance and to overcome poverty."  AP photo/Bullit Marquez)

For the Philippines to achieve inclusive growth, it must build on the foundations of “people power” through government reforms, civil society participation and social safety nets, World Bank Group president Robert B. Zoellick said in a statement. “The People Power revolution of 1986 opened an opportunity,” said Zoellick, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday. [...]

Posted: October 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In pushing vital reforms, oil firm looks to grassroots

SEAOIL’S Mark Yu (left) with Harvey Keh of the Ateneo School of Government

Sharing the Herculean responsibility of pushing for good governance and reforms is a task not too many people are eager to take. For the ordinary Filipino, the grueling tasks and the cudgels expected to be borne from supporting such advocacies should be shouldered by huge private firms and multinationals, which have the resources that can [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

WB chief lauds Aquino’s governance agenda


The head of the World Bank Group praised President Benigno Aquino III, who has promised to curb corruption under his term, for placing transparency and good governance at the forefront of the Philippine government’s agenda. Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, indicated the belief of the multilateral institution in the significance of Aquino’s agenda [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

DoT governance mechanism bound to fail


On July 4 this year, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) came out with its Statement of the Week titled “A Privately Run Tourism Promotion Board: An Idea whose Time Has Come.” In this position paper, MAP noted that we are laggards in the region in tourist arrivals, despite the many things we have [...]

Posted: August 21st, 2011 in Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Book on good governance contains no fiction

BOOK sells at Fully Booked for P295.

It’s the one book that ought to have many more volumes to follow it up. For a country where tales of corruption abound, a movement for clean governance has put together stories of what remains “the exception” in the nation’s political scene: good news in governance.

Posted: August 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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