S.A. Maguire
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Maguire’s last
by S.A. Maguire - December 28, 2006 - 12:00am
SA Maguire is hanging up its gloves and putting away its binoculars — maybe for good — we don’t know. In any event, this is the last column for Spybiz since most columns like this one has a...
Equalizing the infidelity law
by S.A. Maguire - December 26, 2006 - 12:00am
"Give love on Christmas day," a popular tune goes — but only to your legitimate spouse, says House Bill 5729, more popularly known as the Marital Infidelity Law. Under the proposed bill, government...
AB Mauri acquires Pilmico
by S.A. Maguire - December 21, 2006 - 12:00am
UK-listed public company Associated British Foods (ABF) recently completed the acquisition of yeast manufacturer Pilmico-Mauri Foods Corp., ABF executives disclosed. ABF carried out the acquisition through...
Watching for the enemy
by S.A. Maguire - December 19, 2006 - 12:00am
Insiders reported that some members of the Optical Media Board may be working against law enforcement authorities in the fight against video piracy. Acting on a tip from an informant, several teams from the...
Malaysia’s Genting to build Singapore’s second casino
by S.A. Maguire - December 14, 2006 - 12:00am
While the decision to extend the franchise of the country’s gaming agency Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) continues to languish in the cellar, so-called "nanny state" Singapore...
Singapore-based Ascott group acquires Oakwood
by S.A. Maguire - December 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Ear-Spies reported that Singapore-based Ascott Group has bought the Oakwood Premier hotel in Makati for P2.7 billion. The Ascott Group is one of the largest operators of serviced apartments with three brands...
High blood over wrong prices
by S.A. Maguire - December 7, 2006 - 12:00am
The price controversy over "high blood" medication continues to boil with local pharmaceutical firm Therapharma alleging that multinational drug firm Pfizer raised its prices by 20 percent prior to...
Palangga will be back!
by S.A. Maguire - December 5, 2006 - 12:00am
Spybiz got wind of information that top society columnist Maurice Arcache will soon be back at The Philippine STAR to regale readers once more with his entertaining "Arca-chats." Maurice went on...
High blood over low prices
by S.A. Maguire - November 30, 2006 - 12:00am
The Philippine International Trade Corp.’s (PITC) announcement last week that it will stop the importation of Pfizer’s hypertension drug Norvasc was justified by the recent launch of United Laboratories’...
What say you, Say?
by S.A. Maguire - November 28, 2006 - 12:00am
A former Cabinet secretary told Spybiz the other day that the peso is actually undervalued. According to the former secretary, the peso-dollar exchange rate could now have gone better from its present 50-49...
The enemy within
by S.A. Maguire - November 23, 2006 - 12:00am
The head of an agency attached to the DOTC better beware of an underling who has been trying to undermine his authority by messing up vital administration programs, Spybiz informants disclosed. One of the...
Rumble at the PASBDI
by S.A. Maguire - November 21, 2006 - 12:00am
It looks like an article in the Business section of this paper entitled "SEC may disqualify brokers from sitting as independent directors" (Oct. 16 issue) has initiated a rumble at the Philippine...
Rumble at the PASBDI
by S.A. Maguire - November 21, 2006 - 12:00am
It looks like an article in the Business section of this paper entitled "SEC may disqualify brokers from sitting as independent directors" (Oct. 16 issue) has initiated a rumble at the Philippine...
Cheats go around DTI order
by S.A. Maguire - November 16, 2006 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry’s Administrative Order No. 10 that supposedly took effect last Nov. 5 requires retailers and other store owners to display only one price tag for products and services,...
Tali ho, Tali ha?
by S.A. Maguire - November 14, 2006 - 12:00am
Milenyo had just passed, driving public sentiment strongly against billboards with people calling for the dismantling of these structures. But in the exclusive Tali Beach Subdivision in Nasugbu, Batangas,...
Suitably world class
by S.A. Maguire - November 9, 2006 - 12:00am
Readers’ reactions to a column item entitled "Far from world class" (Nov. 7 issue) was unanimous: Unlike that Quezon City hospital with a pretentious sounding name, the Philippines has a number...
No respect for the elderly
by S.A. Maguire - November 7, 2006 - 12:00am
Senior citizens are complaining that certain drug stores and hospitals give them a hard time when they try to avail of the 20 percent discount provided for under Republic Act 9257 or the "Expanded Senior...
Poor nutrition = poor literacy
by S.A. Maguire - November 2, 2006 - 12:00am
While news that some P1.12 billion in fresh funding had been earmarked for 76,000 state scholars in the proposed 2007 national budget, it’s disturbing that poor health is causing more and more children...
Six months in jail for retailers imposing extra fees
by S.A. Maguire - October 31, 2006 - 12:00am
Consumers who have taken to whipping out credit cards to pay for items could take a breather with the recent issuance of Administrative Order No.10 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The draft...
Banks urged to pay interest on all savings accounts
by S.A. Maguire - October 26, 2006 - 12:00am
Depositors will certainly welcome moves urging the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to require all banks to pay interest on all savings accounts whether the cash balance is P100 or P1,000. Banks usually require...
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