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Business Incidental

Homegrown franchising to grow

September 18, 2014
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Homegrown franchises have matured, posting a low failure rate of 5 percent, according to Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) president Ricardo Cuna.
 

Incidental Intelligence

September 18, 2014
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The unreported death (murder?) of a Chinese in Meycauyan, Bulacan on September  12 can be a cause of irritation between the Philippines and China.  

Incidental Intelligence

September 05, 2014
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno is taking a leave of absence for a vacation in the United States.  The timing is bad.

The pot and the kettle

August 28, 2014
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Former Makati Vice Mayor Nestor Mercado admits having benefited from the alleged overpricing of the Makati parking building.  Ergo, he concluded, then Mayor Jejomar Binay, must have benefited from it, too.  He would not mention numbers.

Betrayal

August 21, 2014
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It now appears Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno had a noble purpose in recommending the exclusion of the name of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza from the short list of nominees for the vacancy left by the resignation of Associate Justice Roberto Abad.

Incidental Intelligence

August 18, 2014
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The decision to rehabilitate a company in financial troubles is usually made by agreement between the owners and their creditors. 

D-Day in PAL

August 15, 2014
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Word that goes around among senior officers of Philippine Airlines is that San Miguel and the Lucio Tan Group will finalize negotiations on the transfer of full ownership of the airline on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Incidental Intelligence

August 11, 2014
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Of about 15 to 20 text messages we get on Globe cellular phones, at least three or five are sent by people who are not supposed to know our number. Most of them offer apartments, condos as they are called in the Philippines.
 

Preventing rehabilitation

August 06, 2014
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A steel mill in Balayan, Batangas went through very rough times. It was mired in huge debts.  But its principal owner, Abeto Uy, managed to pay the bigger obligations including a loan from Banco de Oro.

Incidental Intelligence

August 04, 2014
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In the agreement between the Lucio Tan Group and San Miguel Corp. which acquired 49 percent of Philippine Airlines and was allowed management control, either of the parties may buy the other under the so-called “put and call” mode.
 

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Column of the Day

Santa Claus isn’t coming

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | December 15,2017
‘Kids, sorry to say that Santa Claus is not coming this year. Things are falling apart in the North Pole.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte doesn’t rule out nationwide martial law

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | December 15, 2017
‘Duterte does not even bother to allay these concerns.’