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Hopeful bank rehabilitation plan


There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the uninsured depositors of shuttered Export and Industry Bank who have a combined deposit of P10.7 billion.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Breaking the glass ceiling


Coincident with the celebration of International Women’s Day last March 8, international audit firm Grant Thornton, through local member Punongbayan & Araullo, released its findings on the status of women in Philippine boardrooms.

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

Protection of investments


Sad, but true, the Philippines lags behind its neighbors in attracting foreign investments that stay for the long haul and create meaningful jobs for Filipinos.

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

Liability of project developers


Real estate developers who renege on their commitments to their customers can be ordered to refund amortization payments made, and pay attorney’s fees and moral damages.   This, in a nutshell, was the ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of “Fil-Estate Properties Inc. and Fil-Estate Network Inc. vs Spouses Conrado and Maria Victoria [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Headlines | Read More »

Chat room in the sky


Time was when airplane travel, whether domestic or foreign, was looked at by some business travelers as a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the serene ambiance of the cabin.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Threat to financial privacy


From monetary regulator to bank watchdog to powerful financial authority.   If the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) can have its way, that’s the role it wants to play in our government. And judging from the bills filed in Congress, some lawmakers appear supportive of the idea.   These measures provide, among others, for a [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Regulation of HMOs


Plans are afoot by the government for the Insurance Commission to assume regulatory authority over the country’s health maintenance organizations (HMO).

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

Let’s take a break


Four more days and 2013 will be history. Although we were warned about the adverse effects of climate change, we never thought that the strongest typhoon in recorded history would hit our country. Before that, a 7.2-magnitude hit Bohol and destroyed centuries old churches.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Long wait for scam victims


Finally, after going on the lam for nine months, former Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co and his wife, Priscilla, were arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Taguig City to stand trial for syndicated estafa.   They are accused of involvement in a P12-billion Ponzi investment scam allegedly perpetrated by Aman Futures [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Land titles swept by ‘Yolanda’


As life returns to normal in the areas that bore the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” owners of real properties whose houses were destroyed face a serious legal problem.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Elusive tax evasion cases


Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares was being nice when, in a recent interview by the Inquirer, she said too much stress on due process is derailing the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s efforts to go after tax evaders.

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

Restrictions on CCTV use


In what may be considered a sign of the times, the close circuit television (CCTV) business in the country is currently enjoying brisk sales.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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