On delinquency: No need to run away

Credit to Author: SHAIRA PEREZ| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:20:42 +0000

As the world is experiencing this pandemic, one of the greatest affected sectors were the businesses and enterprises, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Cash flows are really hard these days. Some seek loans just to bridge the gap that some businesses need. While there are financing and lending companies that are willing to help, […]

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Rejoining the business world after the pandemic

Credit to Author: Ben Kritz| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:15:47 +0000

MOST of us gave up on believing that the coronavirus pandemic would ever end about six months ago, but it will eventually end. Well, it probably will end. We think so. Anyway, when it does, we will all have to relearn how to be a social species. Endless months of quarantine have given us skills […]

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Texas: The deformed love child of climate ignorance and privatization

Credit to Author: Ben Kritz| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:17:45 +0000

THE dramatic news of the winter storm disaster in Texas last week was appalling, to the say the least, but it also elicited a fair bit of schadenfreude, uncharitable though that sentiment may be. The calamity – which left nearly everyone in the entire state without electricity and water for several days – was as […]

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Who’s more talkative in corporate meetings?

Credit to Author: Rey Elbo| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:16:37 +0000

IF we were to classify the talkative ones based on gender, who do you think would win? Former Japanese Prime Minister and Tokyo Olympic Committee head Yoshiro Mori has the answer: “women talk too much.” The 83-year old Mori caused a public uproar two weeks ago when he was reported telling the Japan Olympic Committee […]

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Practicing humanistic leadership when others are not

Credit to Author: JENIFFER HANCOCK| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:15:51 +0000

I recently did a talk for about 7,000 people online on humanistic leadership. One person asked me in the chat: “If one were following and practicing all these things but other colleagues are not — then what can we do?” A leader is someone people follow. To be a leader means you have to be […]

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The Zobel family owns Manila Water

Credit to Author: Emeterio SD. Perez| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:51:38 +0000

Public stockholders appear to be the owners of 55.879 percent — 1,513,808,484 — of the 2,064,839,617 outstanding common shares in Manila Water Co. (MWC). This collectively makes them the water company’s majority stockholder. The firm’s parent, Ayala Corp., directly and indirectly holds only 866,946,196 common shares. But in its 2020 general information sheet (GIS), MWC […]

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The SEC’s online submission tool

Credit to Author: Kelvin Lester Lee| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:49:33 +0000

Due to the need to go digital amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), pursuant to its authority under Republic Acts 11232 and 8799, or the Revised Corporation Code and Securities Regulation Code, respectively, will soon issue a memorandum circular on the guidelines for the filing of audited financial statements (AFS) and […]

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Opening a world of opportunities for Filipino out-of-school youth

Credit to Author: Jess Obana| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:47:50 +0000

The coronavirus pandemic has affected about 4 million out-of-school youth in the current academic year, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). This number is expected to increase, with students unlikely to return to classrooms any time soon and magnified by schools’ apparent lack of readiness to adapt to online and blended learning. Parents are […]

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Mobility priorities in 2021

Credit to Author: Robert Siy| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:37:04 +0000

One of the positive aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is that it highlighted bad mobility policies that need to be replaced, good programs that need to be accelerated, destructive trends that need to be reversed, and mindsets that need to be changed. For far too long, Philippine transportation policies and plans encouraged reliance on private […]

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Being in the position to win starts from within

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:34:16 +0000

We put customers at the heart of everything we do. When we say “customer,” we commonly associate it with a person who purchases goods or services. But according to famed management consultant Joseph Juran, an organization has both external and internal customers. The external customer is the person who purchases goods or services, while the […]

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