Statements

11 February 2010 – We, the members of the business community, are dismayed and gravely concerned at the Commission on Elections’ denial of the joint petition of the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and CBCP-NASSA for accreditation as citizens’ arm in the May 10 elections. This development is very alarming, given the crucial […]

15 December 2009 – The Makati Business Club strongly objects to Joint Resolution No. 50 introduced by Rep. Danilo Suarez (3rd District, Quezon), which authorizes the Bureau of Internal Revenue to collect 10% of gross sales/receipts of all large taxpayers as advance payment for taxes for the next two years. The resolution is grossly unfair […]

11 December 2009 – The Makati Business Club expresses its grave concern over recent decisions issued by the Commission on Elections, particularly its Second Division. The Comelec’s reversal of the 2007 electoral victories of Bulacan governor Joselito Mendoza and Isabela governor Grace Padaca is ominous because of its timing and political impact. We are just […]

4 December 2009 – After months of playing coy, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has finally come clean with her plan to run for a seat in the House of Representatives in next year’s elections. Two days after the Maguindanao massacre took place, as the body count was still rising and the public was still reeling in […]