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By: Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia Business leaders often receive invitations to regional and international conferences. Sometimes we meet the same personalities or hear the same speakers talk about the same topics. Have you experienced “conference fatigue,” and feel that these gatherings are irrelevant and incapable of bringing about meaningful and fruitful discussions? However, I would […]

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 […]

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 […]

By: Guillermo M. Luz Have you ever been frustrated by the manual process of filing for any government permit? You usually have to fill out multiple forms, line up in various offices or even commute from one office to another, and wait for some time. One of the challenges we’ve faced in the Ease of […]