ESG investing is a sign of protest
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s not going to be 40 days and nights of rain, but it now feels like it’s been raining for a week without letup, save for short reprieves.
Will investors fight to stay here?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Is the foreign soil theory for economic zones dead? Should everybody protect themselves and pass on the 12 percent value-added tax to registered enterprises?
Is family business the most valuable family asset?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
A perceptive investor is more likely to put money in a corporation whose founder still works there.
Is estate tax planning still needed?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
“With this pandemic and all the deaths happening near us, you don’t really know when you will be ‘taken’.”
‘Public utility’: The lesser evil vs the greater good
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Amending the Philippine Constitution is a tough process, if not the hardest thing to do.
CREATE Law: 10 most asked questions
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Not surprisingly, I have already spoken in a few webinars this week on the Comprehensive Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (Republic Act 11354), with the ink of presidential approval on it barely ...
CREATE: A tale of two kindnesses
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
People are not into praising new tax measures because oftentimes, that just means more burden.
Family business: Missing middle no more?
by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
One thing you can bet on when it comes to a family business is that the family will protect the family asset.
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.
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