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Julia Abad

By: Julia Abad The future of “work” has become more than just a buzzword, and is now a focal topic of discussion in several international fora. To contextualize this point: Google recently introduced a new product being developed, “Google Duplex,” where it was revealed that the company’s Artificial Intelligence technology could eventually make phone calls […]

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By: Rizalina G. Mantaring The Boston Marathon this year was historic for many reasons, starting with arguably the worst weather conditions in memory. Boston was hit by the storm that had been moving through the east coast, and I ran in the worst conditions I had ever run in. Rain was pouring throughout the course, […]

PVP

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

I was certainly swept off to the Makati Business Club without my realizing it. Without my ever imagining that I could take on the role in January 2011, when the then chair, Ramon del Rosario, asked me to fill the big shoes of Bill Luz and Bertie Lim.

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By: Peter Angelo V. Perfecto

When I was asked to write a message last year for a Board of Investments publication that aimed to document and encourage inclusive business awareness and engagement among companies in the Philippines, I zeroed in on the significantly substantial role that the private sector can play in making poverty alleviation its business, too. I am sharing my message in the hope that more will better appreciate how the business community can and must do its part.

ABAC

By: Guillermo M. Luz
I have just returned from New Zealand where I attended the first meeting in 2018 of the Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac). We meet quarterly to discuss policies and programs recommended by the business community.