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Do it all together

January 12, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 12, 2017   I don’t understand the rationale behind amending taxes in two phases. The first phase addresses personal taxes and estate and donor taxes, and the second, corporate, property and other taxes (e.g., carbon tax, lottery and casino tax, etc.). Instituting changes in a […]

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It’s the brain

January 12, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 5, 2017   Filipino Wesley So won the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, making the Philippines proud. But no, he didn’t exactly make the Philippines proud; he made the United States proud. Wesley was forced to move to the United States because the unsupportive Philippine Sports […]

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Time for reflection

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 29, 2016   I published this a couple of years ago. But it’s such a thought-provoking story that I think it’s worth reflecting on again. It’s time to listen. The online version may also be viewed on www.thepathoftruth.com. The story goes: “A young and successful executive was […]

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About business

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 22, 2016   The President remains controversial, and even criticized in the West for his outrageous statements and acceptance of drug-related killings. Yet Filipinos elected him because they’d had enough of traditional leadership, of endless promise with no follow-through. They wanted change. Well, they got it—a changed […]

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What does it take?

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 15, 2016   Congress doesn’t seem to have gotten the message; yet it’s an abundantly clear message, not just here but worldwide. People have had enough, they don’t want business as usual, they want real action on real issues that can improve their daily lives. Donald Trump […]

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A clever strategy?

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 8, 2016   He came to office as a maverick, an out-of-the-box thinker that abhorred traditional-politician thinking and nonaction. A fierce nationalist, fiercely independent, he captures a public mood that is burgeoning in much of the world. Brexit is taking England into isolationism. Erdogan is turning […]

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It’s not an SC decision

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 1, 2016   I have a bottom-line absolute over which I won’t compromise: Everyone has the right to live whatever life they want as long as it doesn’t hurt others. And no one has a right to impose their beliefs on that. And that includes the […]

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Will they be done?

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at the […]

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Pragmatism wins

November 29, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 17, 2016   The Inquirer editorial on Nov. 4 said, in discussing the return of Filipino fishermen to Panatag Shoal: “The problem … is that it is contingent on Chinese goodwill, it is at the mercy of Chinese whim, rather than the rule of law.” […]

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Will they be done?

November 29, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at […]

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