Category: Governance

Manila lockdown: the upside and lowdown

Getting past the stark realities of our uninspiring leaders, and giving up the urge to hoard or pass on juicy but unverified news are actually opportunities to self-examine

Let’s break down the Manila Water deal between Ayala and Razon groups

Is there politics in the Manila Water ownership changes? Or is this just business?

What the Ayala-Razon deal on Manila Water means

Two of the richest Filipino families just announced a water deal that is suspect for its timing. One is at the bitter end of Duterte's tirades against the business elite, the other an ally.

The day Philippines became the most dangerous place on the planet to be a journalist

A snapshot of what it was like in a newsroom on November 23, 2009, the day of the #AmpatuanMassacre

Central bank gov Nestor Espenilla Jr, my kindred spirit gone too soon

We had several things in common: powerful foes, health woes, and more

Thunder in the Far East​

Can President Duterte calm the political and economic storms in the Philippines?

Who are the most generous employers of them all?

P98 million to P2.1 million was the range of average executive pay the most valuable listed firms paid each of their top executives in 2017