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Today is the fourth Corporate Governance forum organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) at the PICC. The last forum focused on good governance, anti- corruption, financial crimes and financial disclosures transparency, while the sessions today cover topics that, at first glance, may…

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The new season of Netflix’ House of Cards has just been released. The success of this series is largely due to its two protagonists, Frank and Claire Underwood. The key to the success of these bold and powerful characters is their understanding of each other. Both recognize the need for…

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Much of the discussion about corporate governance focuses on issues relating to boards of directors, and for good reason. Boards have oversight and control functions that serve to guard the interests of the stakeholders. The significance of these roles necessarily means that companies are expected to check the list of…

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Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte sent to Congress the proposed national budget for 2017. This P3.35-trillion budget, which represents an increase of 11.6 percent over the current year’s budget, is by far the country’s biggest. The President described his budget proposals as “for the people and by the people.” That…