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HAVE public stockholders become desperate that some of them email newspaper columnists to air their grievances? This is the question I ask myself when I receive complaints via email from readers of The Manila Times. “Could you help me where I could file a complaint against SMDC?” wrote one reader.…

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We are happy when we have choices. Choices give us the feeling that we are in control. It also gives us a sense of freedom and flexibility, whether it is deciding on the route to take using the options provided by Waze, or the food to pick at a buffet…

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An architect has a uniquely interesting relationship with the city he lives in. The spatial and critical understanding of how a city works creates a variety of interactions with our city that shape and define the way we practice architecture. The urban experience allows us to tap into an incredible…

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In his interviews with people who seemed to be living very fulfilled and successful lives, psychologist Abraham Maslow noticed something peculiar. Certainly these people were determined, principled, open-minded, packed full of purpose and gluten-free granola. But Maslow also used more disturbing words to describe some of them: “surgical coldness,” “ruthlessness,”…

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WHY do drug dealers still live with their moms? What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? And how is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real estate agents? Those are some of the intriguing, if not freaking, questions raised by The New York Times bestselling…

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CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) titled “Disbursement of Proceeds and Progress Report,” a company disclosure dated Jan. 12, 2018 and posted on Jan. 16 on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). The report detailed the proceeds from an initial public offer (IPO) of 546.593 million CLC shares sold…

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In 2013, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) noted that there were 531,280 reported deaths in the country, and yet only 40,325 estate returns were filed. It’s no surprise, then, that from that year until 2017, estate tax and donor’s tax, which are meant to provide revenue to…

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Question: I just graduated from college and recently started working. I was thinking of buying insurance for myself but I’m not sure if I really need it since I’m not a breadwinner. Should I get insurance this early? What are the pros and cons of getting insurance at an early…

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WHEN a company lists its shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the owners, or majority stockholders, should not be overzealous in making their sales pitch. Chances are, public investors may be tempted to buy shares based on the power of persuasion by the sales pitch about the stock being…

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