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.


1 March 2018 – The Makati Business Club hosted today a roundtable meeting with Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua to discuss the proposed reforms under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Package 2. This round of proposed tax measures will affect corporate income tax, fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, and tax facilitation.


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.


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.