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October 19, 2017

The new president and chief executive of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Ramon S. Monzon, was the guest speaker in the recent annual general membership meeting of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL). In the course of discussing his vision for the PSE, Monzon presented data which caught the ears and eyes of members. According to Monzon, the PSE is “one of the oldest... Read More

October 19, 2017

Reputation matters. It could make or break one’s chances of availing a much needed financial life line. In the financial industry, before a credit facility is extended, it is a matter of course, that the financial position of individuals or entities, seeking to avail of such facility, are assessed. Essential to this is the gathering of a would-be borrower’s credit information, which task is now... Read More

October 11, 2017

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) recently promulgated its Rules of Procedure (Rules) in its investigation and prosecution of “anti-competitive agreements” and “anti-competitive conduct.” This marks another milestone for the PCC, the agency given original and exclusive jurisdiction to enforce and implement the provisions of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA). The promulgation of the... Read More

October 06, 2017

That title is one of the lines in the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. It tells the story of the young, scrappy, and hungry United States of America when it was just gaining its independence from England. It explores the crossroads when 13 colonies eventually coalesced into one nation bound under a federal form of government.   The Philippines is at a similar crossroads... Read More

October 05, 2017

Today, Oct. 5, the world celebrates World Teachers’ Day per the declaration of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in 1994.   I have given accolades to my teachers in the past and this time I write on the thoughts of my four children about them.   Although they gave different reasons, they all said they considered... Read More