25 April 2010 – With a strong sense of urgency, we, concerned citizens of the Philippines, respectfully request that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) consider our proposal for a simplified parallel manual count as a means to guarantee the credibility of the May 10 national elections.
9 March 2010 – The Makati Business Club notes with some satisfaction the apparent truce between the Philippine Government and Pilipinas Shell in their public disagreement over back taxes. The Office of the Solicitor General has accepted, and the Court of Tax Appeals has approved, Shell’s issuance of a bond to secure their alleged tax […]
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 […]
18 January 2010 – The President’s power to appoint the members of the Supreme Court, which is mandated, under Section 4(1) of Article VIII of the Constitution, to be exercised within 90 days from the occurrence of any vacancy, ceases, under Section 15, Article VII, for the period of two months immediately before the next […]
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 […]