Month: August 2013

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This column’s August 17 piece (“Insurance Commission remiss in regulating pre-need firms”) has elicited more reader reactions. Let me cite just two: • Leah Valientes rails against the Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Co., owned by the family of the late “businessman-philanthropist” Daniel L. Mercado…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld One of the great mysteries of life in these 7,000 islands is how and why people who haven’t seen the inside of a library or even read a book in their entire lives, and who think that the last word on anything is Google search, can hold…

QUESTION EVERYTHING By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Beware of politicians who like to insert the keywords ‘transparency’ and ‘good governance’ in their speeches. They are the same people who also use deceptive slogans such as ‘sustainable economy’ and ‘inclusive growth’ to justify the imposition of anti-poor economic policies. These are agreeable political concepts – who would…