Special Features

2017 STATE OF THE NATION

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) is expected to present his administration’s proposed 2018 national budget of P3.767 trillion, with the biggest chunks going to education, infrastructure and health care. Sixty-one projects have their own website, build.gov.ph, echoing the government mantra to Build! Build! Build!. Build!…

BORACAY NEWCOAST

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Boracay remains the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines, and for very obvious reasons. In the latest ranking released by tourism website Travel + Leisure on July 11, the paradisiacal place in Malay, Aklan was named the third best island in the world —after Palawan and Hilton Head Island…

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Newcoast Village The first and only exclusive residential village on the island, where a clean Certificate of Title of the property is issued by the Land Registration Authority. The expansive 8.4-hectare private residential cluster provides homeowners total relaxation away from commercial noise and crowds at the white beach. It is…

SAVOY HOTEL BORACAY

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Embraced by the Sibuyan Sea on one side and the lush greens of Fairways and Bluewater on the other, Savoy Hotel Boracay at the island’s Newcoast station provides a luxury like no other. “We want our guests to experience a colorful stay in the country’s top tourist destination, not just…

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THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) celebrates its 24th year of existence on July 3, 2017 with the theme “Together Moving Forward, A New Season of Excellence.” This theme echoes the BSP’s direction for the incoming season of how it aims to continue its legacy of teamwork in moving forward…

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EFFORTS to provide the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) greater supervisory power, operational flexibility and financial resources have commenced in the Senate with the introduction of a bill that seeks to amend “The New Central Bank Act” in plenary last January. Senator Francis Escudero, the chairman of the Senate Committee…

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has achieved so much in terms of keeping a stable financial system, sound monetary policy and regulations that are in line with international standards, during outgoing Governor Amando Tetangco’s 12-year leadership, according to analysts. Being the governor of the BSP is a position he…

THE COUNTDOWN TO 100 BEGINS

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PwC alumni have a tradition of getting together every five years. But when they do on their 95th anniversary in July, something else will be on their minds: their 100th anniversary in 2022. Not many companies make it to 100, and Isla Lipana & Co., Philippine member firm of the…

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A 95-year-old existence is a long time. More so in the professional services industry, where new ways of thinking and doing things come up every day. Yet if you ask PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera, a lawyer, if he still recognizes the firm he first joined in…

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ASKED if his firm is more PwC than Isla Lipana, Atty. Alex Cabrera is quick to reply: “We are internationalists, but our heart is the Philippines.” There’s no questioning Cabrera’s coronary orientation. PwC Philippines has done more than cheerlead, to champion the country’s cause. It is set to release Investment…

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