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ARE drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV) and their operators paying taxes religiously? If they are, then forget about this piece. If they’re not, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) should go after them. If the PUV drivers are already included in the tax coverage, the BIR must be doing…

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Organizational psychologist Adam Grant said at a joint event organized by the TED Institute and IBM late last year that there are three kinds of people you are likely to find in your workplace: the takers, the givers and the matchers. Takers are always looking out for what others can…

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In most of the financial planning seminars that I have conducted, I’ve always asked the audience, “Who among you want to be rich?” Definitely, all hands would be up. No one dreams of being poor. My next question, “Who among you are willing to do whatever it takes to be…

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As this column sees print, I would be enroute to Manila after participating in the conference in Alexandria, Egypt, to assist in the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) activity of establishing the Arab-WIMA (Women in Maritime Association). The Arab women who came to the inaugural meeting of the Arab-WIMA (AWIMA) represent…

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Last of two parts THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should have asked Millennium Global Holdings Inc. (MGHI) how it would raise money to invest in Calata Corp. Given that it did not, public investors, particularly those who are also MGHI stockholders, would not know what Millennium Holdings would do…

J. ALBERT GAMBOA

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There seems to be no letup in the fitness revolution sweeping the Asia-Pacific region. More and more people are indulging in sports, keeping track of their health, and being wellness-conscious, compared with previous generations. One manifestation of this phenomenon is the burgeoning fitness gym industry in major cities of the…

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When you buy grocery items at the supermarket, you’re asked to present your loyalty card to earn points. The same is true if you buy a cup of joe at your friendly coffee shop – you get a so-called “star” for every cup of coffee that you buy. As a…

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(Second of three parts) Inclusiveness is totally useless if it does not take into account smallholders, or turning them into agripreneurs. Just look at most rice Filipino farmers who are at the mercy of traders and millers who are the ones raking in big profits because they can control the…

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It was veritably an enlightening experience to moderate a panel of experts during the well-received Philippine Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Executive Briefing organized by NICE Actimize and KrisFinSoft. It was composed of notable personalities namely Dante T. Fuentes, Group chief compliance officer of Security Bank Corporation; Dodie Lagman, senior consultant, on…

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