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Monday, April 24, 2017

How Best to Tax Business

By N. Gregory Mankiw | New York Times News Service The details of the tax code may not make your heart sing, but they are enormously important and, at long last, they may be changing. In fact, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a critically important time. Despite...
By Max Fisher & Amanda Taub | New York Times News Service When Hugo Chávez took power in Venezuela nearly 20 years ago, the leftist populism he championed was supposed to save democracy. Instead, it has led to democracy’s implosion in the country, marked recently with an attack on the...
ASKED about her two cents on gender equality in terms of job, respect, recognition and opportunities, Marriott Hotel Manila Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Garcia is positive that the world is getting there. Garcia has worked her way up the totem pole feeling a fair amount of equality and recognition...
She was born a performer. A former member of the UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe. A dreamer. An achiever. And, as fate would have it, a bigger stage beckoned, and, today, Cynthia Romero Mamon performs multiple roles on a daily basis for a different kind of stage and a much...
By Vernon Velasco / photo by Roy Domingo NOTWITHSTANDING all the prevailing feminist rhetoric during Women’s Month, and taking the cudgels for the continued journey of women who want to make it in this world, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) Vice President Jika Dalupan thinks that one of the qualities of...
"A career in life insurance is like a mission, providing opportunities to help people be financially prepared for unexpected events, or to assist them in achieving their financial goals/aspirations,” says  Mona Lisa B. de la Cruz, Insular Life President and Chief Operating Officer, who has been in the company...
EVEN at a young age, Nina Datu-Aguas knew that she deserved to be in a better place when the time comes for her to pursue her career. Nina is a senior business leader with a strong track record spanning over 30 years across retail and private banking.  She has managed global,...
By Leony R. Garcia In the news recently—and some women went gaga over it—is a research’s finding that a mother’s genetics determines how clever her children would become. “Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two...
By Jodi Kantor & Catrin Einhorn | New York Times News Service TORONTO—One year after Canada embraced Syrian refugees like no other country, a reckoning was under way. Ordinary Canadians had essentially adopted thousands of Syrian families, donating a year of their time and money to guide them into new lives...
By Michael Schuman | New York Times News Service PHOENIX—From his desk in a downtown workshop, Greg Hankerson is at war with a Chinese company half a world away. Hankerson and his wife, Sim, own Vintage Industrial, which designs and makes antique-style tables, cabinets and other furniture. The 25-employee start-up...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service At this  point the consonants are so tightly fused it’s as if they were always and inevitably so: LGBT. But just a decade ago, the T teetered. It wobbled. It was eliminated from a federal bill to protect lesbians, gays and bisexuals...

Resistance begins at home

A casserole can be a potent weapon. It is one that Shanna Castillo has been using with precision since she started a neighborhood Facebook group, Love Trumps Hate Sunset Park Brooklyn, the week after Donald J. Trump was elected president. Every month members invite undocumented immigrants from the neighborhood into...
By Frank Bruni | The New York Times News Service In one of many recent forums for the politicians vying to lead the Democratic National Committee—and, ideally, the party—out of the wilderness and into better times, the candidates were asked to distill the importance of fighting Donald Trump to 10...
By James Fenton | New York Times News Service Landing last December at the  Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines brought back memories of Ninoy Aquino himself arriving from the United States in 1983 on the tarmac that was to be christened with his blood. He was the leading figure...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service On his first full day in office, our new president harangued the National Park Service about more flattering inauguration photos and preened in front of a memorial to real American heroes, crowing about how often he’s been on the cover of...
By Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo The national debate over the mechanics of how to implement the proposed additional P2,000 in the monthly pension received by the elderly members of the Social Security System (SSS) tends to ignore other glaring facts about the state of destitution affecting majority of the nation’s...
Michelle Yemba, who is 6 years old, often tells strangers about the time two years ago that she met the president of the United States. The conversation started during a surprise visit by President Barack Obama to her Head Start program in Lawrence, Kansas. Obama told Michelle that he knew...
2016 has brought a bumper crop of wins, from Pia Wurztbach taking the Miss Universe Crown, Kylie Versoza being crowned as Miss International, Hidilyn Diaz taking home a silver medal from Rio Olympics, and Manny Pacquaio winning the WBO welter weight belt, among others. Adding to this harvest of wins...
AT the same time, Trump’s suggestion he might reduce Washington’s global strategic presence to focus on domestic issues would be a gift to Chinese leaders. They could expand their political and military profile in East Asia with less risk of conflict. The incoming Trump administration faces the task of maintaining...
NEW YORK—Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump’s surprise victory as president. The protests—held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts,...
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