June 24, 2017, 8:02 am
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Business Incidental

Dr. Bellocillo’s case

February 20, 2014
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Dr. Adolf Bellocillo, a cardiologist in the Makati Medical Center, once gave a lecture on high blood pressure. It seems his audience was so impressed by his opinions that some young doctors requested him to deliver another. He agreed.

Mike in Hong Kong

February 06, 2014
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Mike Arroyo, former First Gentleman, was not  in the Veterans Memorial Hospital when Mrs. Imelda Marcos visited   Mrs. Gloria Arroyo.

Mar’s brilliant idea

February 05, 2014
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DILG Secretary Mar Roxas wants the person of Vhong Navarro secured by private security guards. That means he does not trust the PNP   which is directly under his supervision. 

Incidental Intelligence

February 04, 2014
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Mighty Corp., the small cigarette maker that pushed demand from 3 percent when the excise tax was lower at P2.75 per pack to the current 30 percent,  under a P12 tax, paid not P8B but P13 billion for 2013.

Ruling on a mooted case

January 31, 2014
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The Supreme Court may have to rule on the Constitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a disguised pork barrel, although the government has declared it has abandoned the fund.

Jewelry and watches

January 30, 2014
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Expensive jewelry and watches are displayed and sold in stores frequented by the rich. One time, we asked about the price of a Swiss watch. It cost slightly more than a million pesos.

Mayor’s permit

January 15, 2014
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Puregold of Lucio Co has practically completed the construction of its 200th  outlet. Co would not have started construction of another store if he did not have reasonable assurance that a permit from Mayor Meynard A. Sabili was not forthcoming. Up to about New Year’s Day, no permit has been issued. Wags say Co’s boys are negotiating with the mayor. What negotiation are they talking about? Isn’t the permit from a mayor to run a business dependent on the type of business, and most of all the benefits of the project that accrues to the city, namely more taxes? Not so in my city of Lipa. 

CJ’s bodyguard

January 09, 2014
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno and Associate Justice Mar Del Castillo were  on the same PAL flight to Cebu.  Of course, the Supreme Court booked business class seats for the two of them, considering their positions.

Illegal voting

December 17, 2013
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The Torralba group of Malarayat Golf and Country Club is perpetually keeping itself in office – board of directors and key officers – through illegal means.

Incedental Intelligence

December 12, 2013
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Diverted goods


Front Page

Column of the Day

The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

Opinion of the Day

Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’