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Growth and resilience in Asia Pacific

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Our column last Jan. 19 welcomed the members, staffers and guests of the Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac) Meeting that was held on Jan. 20 to 23 here in Manila. Abac brings together business leaders from each of the Apec’s 21 economies to identify policy priorities and key concerns of the business sector.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Welcome to the Philippines

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Since joining the Inquirer’s pool of Business Matters contributors in 2011, I have twice written about the Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac) Meetings that I have been attending as lead staffer to our Abac Philippine representatives, Doris Ho, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Tony Tan Caktiong. The Makati Business Club (MBC) was tapped to serve as the Abac Philippines secretariat, and our office has been in a managed chaos of sorts since December last year, as the Philippines is playing host to Abac’s first meeting of 2013 this Jan. 20 to 23. When MBC first agreed to help our Abac representatives, little did we know that such commitment would mean organizing an Abac conference in Makati City.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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