By David L. Balangue
The hearings in the Senate on the alleged overprice in the construction of the Makati City Hall parking building have put in the limelight Vice President Jejomar Binay, touted as the “most likely next president of the Philippines” because of his immense popularity among the masses. One of the allegations aired during the hearings was that the Binays were getting a 13-percent “commission” on Makati’s major infrastructure projects, which the family vehemently denies.
By Ramon R. del Rosario Jr.
We have all heard the news that Luzon will again face an energy crisis in 2015 even as the Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering rolling blackouts on a regular basis. The estimates are that we will have a shortage of 400 to 600 megawatts assuming that all existing power plants remain online—which is a best-case scenario.
By Bernardo M. Villegas
President Aquino has more than once remarked with humility that he “is only standing on the shoulders of the other leaders who came before him.”
By Guillermo M. Luz
There is a saying in business that what gets measured gets managed. This is one of the underlying principles of our Cities/Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI). When people asked us a couple of years ago what were the best places to do business in the Philippines in terms of ease and cost of doing business, governance, and business environment, we were actually hard-pressed to come up with objective answers. The reason was that it was not that easy to obtain detailed information on a particular city or municipality.
By Edilberto C. de Jesus
Security forces have recaptured a convicted terrorist with possible intelligence about an imminent suicide bombing attack. Can you torture the terrorist’s child to extract information to avert the attack? A runaway train, nearing a diversion track, will crash into the railway station, killing scores of people. You can prevent the disaster by pushing a bystander […]