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Atty. Alex B. Cabrera
Atty. Alex B. Cabrera
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NextGen’s wisdom on the pandemic normal
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In the midst of a mad rush to make their businesses adapt to pandemic realities, sincerity and kindness never run out of style.
Virtual vaccine
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
One thing can be said about projections and expectations of a rebound, which by 2022 is going to bring us back to pre-pandemic economic levels: It’s not going to be automatic.
Was Rizal wrong about the mother tongue?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Of all of Rizal’s timeless statements, none provokes the nationalist sentiment more than his adage: “Ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika, masahol pa sa hayop o malansang isda.” (He who...
Why ‘CREATE’ is worth the wait
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The latest Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill under SB 1357, which will hopefully be acceded to by the House and make its way to become law barring presidential veto, is the best version of...
Survival of the fittest, no more
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
To be fair, ‘survival of the fittest’ was a scientific theory on evolution over generations of living species.
Co-teaching the Filipino youth
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
You can’t blame mothers nowadays if they think that Teodora Alonzo playing the role of first teacher to her son Jose Rizal has been too romanticized.
Plastic neutrality, now.
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
When CEOs declared in the recent PwC MAP CEO Survey 2020 that they will retain the work from home (WFH) arrangements, and reduce their leased office spaces anywhere between 30 and 80 percent, the accidental winner...
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.
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