Statements

  • Statement on Press Freedom

    Statement on Press Freedom

    21 February 2019 - The Makati Business Club expresses its concern about the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on February 13, 2019. Especially while there are questions about whether the law is applicable, we believe the authorities should err on the side of the freedom of the press that …
  • Business Support Economic Managers Call to Weigh Costs and Risks in Shift to Federal Government

    Business Support Economic Managers Call to Weigh Costs and Risks in Shift to Federal Government

    We, the undersigned business organizations, appeal to our legislators to weigh carefully the costs, risks and uncertainty associated with the proposed monumental shift to a federal system of government. We, too, believe in the need to adhere to the public finance principle ‘funds follow function’. Accordingly, we echo the concerns …
  • BUSINESS GROUPS’ POSITION PAPER ON THE PROPOSED SHIFT TO A FEDERAL SYSTEM

    BUSINESS GROUPS’ POSITION PAPER ON THE PROPOSED SHIFT TO A FEDERAL SYSTEM

    June 18, 2018 --We, the undersigned Philippine Business Groups, respectfully submit this position paper on the government's plan to shift to a federal system. Our economy has achieved robust expansion in recent years, and it is imperative, in the interest of more inclusive growth, that we continue to improve on …
  • Statement on Respect for the Constitution and the Rule of Law to Assure Filipinos and Investors

    Statement on Respect for the Constitution and the Rule of Law to Assure Filipinos and Investors

    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 …
  • STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRESIDENT DUTERTE, OTHER LEADERS  AGAINST REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT

    STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRESIDENT DUTERTE, OTHER LEADERS AGAINST REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT

    The Makati Business Club applauds President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces Chief General Leonardo Guerrero for their most recent statements, putting an end to speculation about a shift to revolutionary government.