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Edilberto de jesus

By: Edilberto C. de Jesus As with planned caesarean procedures, we know beforehand this baby’s birthday. On Jan. 21, 2019, the people within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will determine in a plebiscite whether to welcome the birth of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). But, as with any delivery, we cannot predict with […]

Rob Vab Tulder

By: Rob van Tulder Eight years ago, the University of the Philippines and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam started a joint research project on the question why the “Middle-Income Trap” applies well to the Philippines. Countries that get out of poverty but are (forever?) stuck in a dependent low-middle income position are deemed to be […]

21 February 2019 – The Makati Business Club expresses its concern about the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on February 13, 2019. Especially while there are questions about whether the law is applicable, we believe the authorities should err on the side of the freedom of the press that is a bedrock of all our rights and liberty.