Statements

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 […]

26 November 2009 – The Makati Business Club expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of the November 23 Maguindanao massacre. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the brutal slaying of women, journalists, and other innocent and defenseless civilians. The perpetrators of this heinous crime have no place in society and […]

14 August 2009 – We wish to commend the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism for a job well done on its three-part series on President Arroyo’s still-to-be-explained wealth. The press serves a watchdog function and, disagreeable as it may be to those who have suffered its nasty bite, we must allow the press to perform […]