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7-Eleven Philippines chief Victor Paterno pitched not one but two ambitious plans when he addressed the Makati Business Club in March. The first is a plan to roll out community-based drug rehabilitation programs, working with police and local leaders to curb drug-related deaths by getting communities certified as drug-free zones.

The second is a proposal to finance the plan in start-up fashion, with investors coming in at several phases in venture-capital style.

The Makati Business Club calls on the country’s political and judicial leaders to let the House of
Representatives and, if so determined, the Senate follow the impeachment process set forth in the
Constitution against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Regardless of the outcome of the process,
giving the chief justice the chance to defend herself within our constitutionally-defined process is
essential to demonstrate this country’s respect for the rule of law and to assure all Filipinos that we are
protected by our laws.

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By: Edgar O. Chua 27 January 2018 – Early this week, the Makati Business Club, the Management Association of the Philippines, and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines issued a joint statement regarding the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution. The three groups stressed that any constitutional amendments should be, at this time, focused on […]

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By: Jose Cuisia Jr. 20 January 2018 – I was flabbergasted when I read presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement during a Malacañang press conference last Dec. 19 that the Philippine government had withdrawn its application for a Second Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for the reason that the Duterte administration needed to focus on the […]