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Atty. Alex B. Cabrera
Atty. Alex B. Cabrera
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Missing links to a stronger export sector
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Fiscal incentives alone cannot produce a strong export sector. Our export sector contributes 28 percent of our GDP versus the global average of 45 percent among 142 exporting countries.
PhilHealth: Who is on trial?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The gift arrived in a box, but the dancer sprung unwrapped, also unwrapping ideas that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. execs have money to burn.
Is education the Philippines’ missing link?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
How do you reconcile having the highest literacy rate in Asia, to being the poorest in reading comprehension?
How sick is Philippine healthcare?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The average life expectancy of a Filipino in the Philippines is 71 years. It’s like on the average, people who retire at age 65 only have virtually five more years to live.
Can graduates’ postponed productivity be helped?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
To dramatize the point that it is cheaper to be homeschooled, out-of-pocket-expense-wise, my wife with my agreeable son computed the cost of the home cooked pesto noodles that my son loves to eat.
Father figure
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
I never appreciated how important pleats were to trousers until I started working.
Is P200 billion in taxes yearly leaking from POGOs?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The best salesmen are the unemployed. They didn’t even know they had it until they began selling online during the pandemic.
How to catch investment fallout from China
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
When word got out that Japanese investors are looking at pulling back from China, word also got out that the Philippines was not their preferred investment destination.
How to jumpstart a startup
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I’m not sure about these real estate predictions, about how values and leased spaces will hold up, because I also get a lot of consult from the lessee side on the validity of a permanent flexible workforce...
Declare now, pay later
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
To give credit where credit is due, the government has come up with several good financial stimulus programs for MSMEs.
We stay alive trying
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
We need to bring the economy back to life and we don’t need to die trying.
National ID vs the “greatest” poverty
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
P200 billion divided by our population equals P1,800 for every Filipino.
Tax ideas for COVID-19 and beyond
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - April 19, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the dumbfounding realizations for me is that we can stay home, not have travel time, no dinners out, no golf, and no malling, and yet still be incredibly busier than normal times.
Fair day’s wage – employer’s labor
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
We know it to be so, but how exposed MSMEs have become, is like never before MSMEs have short business cycles and an even shorter runway, cash-wise. As about 90 percent of business entities fall in this category...
Rent in the time of COVID-19
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Had we known that clients would be accepting, and our people could cooperate to stay productive in a work-from-home environment, we would be leasing half of the office space that we have today.
Boy in the plastic bubble
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the title of a classic 1970s movie. I’d say that if I need to go out there wearing a disposable virus suit, or looking like an astronaut even, just to be able to move about and go to the office,...
Fraud, the Philippine cut
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang reacted to PwC’s 2020 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey–The Philippine Report that cites the rise in bribery and corruption.
How to rev up a Philippine startup
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
This stereotyping of the millennials as the generation wanting instant gratification will sound like a misplaced accusation.
The currency of confidence
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
CEOs would drop their face masks, but would rather not drop their growth targets, not after they’ve been set.
Will a taxpayer’s bill of rights help? (Part 2)
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
If litigation fees from baseless assessments can be recovered from the BIR by right, behavior can change.
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