Tag: business

Making ASEAN our neighborhood and our business

May 20, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) May 19, 2016   The best thing we could do now really is to set our sights a little bit closer to home. And our home is in ASEAN. At the outset, let me explain that there is a difference between our government entering into further trade agreements […]

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Is local business wary of Duterte?

May 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 4, 2016   Foreign analysts writing country risk assessments in recent weeks are adopting a wait and see attitude on the Philippines until after next Monday’s election. They are worried about Rodrigo Duterte and how he will lead the country in the next six years. […]

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Business and politics

April 22, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 22, 2016   It is often said and only half in jest, that the more astute businessmen leave the country at least three months before a presidential election. Being asked for contributions is a hazard specially with politicians running “for the funds of it.” Even worse […]

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Compassionate business taipans

June 1, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 1, 2015   JAKARTA – I know it sounds like a contradiction. Most business taipans we know, with their sharp focus on the bottom line, seem anything but compassionate. But compassion and business can describe the same person. When Carlos Chan, the low key taipan who […]

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It’s not too late

March 26, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) March 26, 2015   Last week, I watched the semi-documentary “Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain.” Britain was about to fall in the face of the German blitzkrieg through Europe. France had surrendered, the British army had retreated in defeat at Dunkirk, and it was a […]

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Cautious pessimism?

March 14, 2015

Current and recent events are making some people anxious that the Philippines remains unable to shake off a jinx albatross around its neck, leading it to time and again move one step forward and two steps backward.

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‘Securing the Pope and the nation’s business’

January 14, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 14, 2015   The visit of Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015 is the most delicate high security issue the country will face for an official visitor for some time. Though the visit uplifts the Filipino spirit, there […]

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