EMETERIO SD. PEREZ

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SHOULD the public investors do what company insiders do? If members of the board sell, they should also sell, and buy when their fellow stockholders inside the boardroom buy. Following are trades of two directors, who may not be principal stockholders. Yet, as members of the board, they are definitely…

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PAL Holdings Inc., a listed company that belongs to the group of companies of businessman Lucio C. Tan, has 24,836,567,685 issued common shares, of which 55,589 are treasury shares. In a public ownership report (POR) on June 30, it reported 24,836,512,096 outstanding common shares. In the same posting on the…

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ARE all listed companies compliant with the 10-percent minimum public ownership rule (MPO)? The question is addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which may want to review the ownership profiles of listed companies before its five-person commission even considers any plan to raise the minimum number of shares…

DUE DILIGENCER

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JOLLIVILLE Holdings Corp. (JOH) reported in a general information sheet (GIS) that as of June 2016, it had 33 Filipino stockholders and one foreigner who owned 280.224 million shares and 1.276 million shares, respectively. It also said its total 34 stockholders owned 281.5 million shares, which represent the company’s outstanding…

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BUSINESSMAN John Gokongwei Jr. and his son, Lance, were among the Philippines’ 500 top income taxpayers for taxable year 2014, according to a listing released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) through its website. The father landed at No. 159 and Lance at No. 218. The BIR attributed an…

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ALLIANCE Select Foods International Inc. is one listed company that the Securities and Exchange Commission (sec) has either forgotten to closely watch or simply has chosen not to watch for reason or reasons unknown to the public investors. Had the SEC officials kept monitoring the financial performance of Alliance Select,…

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AS I wrote in the previous Due Diligencer, I am resuming my piece on the Zobel-owned Hacienda Bigaa’s ejectment suit. Like the Zobels who owned the hacienda, the fisherman persisted in the 14-year-old court war and won all the way from the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of Calatagan and the…

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THE amount of retained earnings determines the ability of listed companies to distribute dividend either in cash or in shares of stock. The bigger retained earnings the better for the public investors who trade on listed shares. That’s the general rule. In consolidated financial fillings, holding companies include the retained…

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SINCE Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. did not have a general information sheet (GIS) posted on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Due Diligencer went over various postings for the names of the stockholders of the oil company. Luckily, other disclosures provided the information that Due Diligencer is sharing today…

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