Ilonggo hospitality is tourism’s top promotion

Posted by watchmen
February 21, 2019
Posted in OPINION

nvent anything new. Hospitality has been around forever.” –Joe Gebbia   Even if the Dinagyang Festival is held multiple times a year, if the hospitality is lousy, tourism will stagnate – or even take a nosedive. The annual cultural and religious celebration has captured the world’s imagination, which has provided colossal publicity for the city, …

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Robredo will be the LP’s bet for president

Posted by watchmen
February 21, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’…” –Mark 1:15   If Vice President Leni Robredo remains at her post until 2022, the Liberal Party will have no other choice but to field her as their candidate for president. As the highest-ranking member of …

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Ilonggo journalists fight to decriminalize libel

Posted by watchmen
February 20, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“If you call your opponent a politician, it’s grounds for libel.” –Mark Russell   In democratic state like the Philippines, onion-skinned politicians and other known “enemies of press freedom” use libel to harass and intimidate journalists. They are aware libel is a criminal offense that is punishable by fine or imprisonment. Although, politicians are not …

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Ilonggo journalists fight to decriminalize libel

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“If you call your opponent a politician, it’s grounds for libel.” –Mark Russell In democratic state like the Philippines, onion-skinned politicians and other known “enemies of press freedom” use libel to harass and intimidate journalists. They are aware libel is a criminal offense that is punishable by fine or imprisonment. Although, politicians are not aiming …

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Did Keng allow himself to be used against Ressa?

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…What would profit a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul?…” –Matthew 16:26 President Rodrigo Duterte must immediately clarify the status of current government contracts permitting several private businesses to undertake reclamation projects along Manila Bay, stretching from Bataan to Cavite. These contracts are at the center of controversy since one …

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Prevention is better than a cure

Posted by watchmen
February 18, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Prevention is and has always been better than the cure. Coming from a health-related profession, it is my belief that preventing disease is better than waiting for its onset and seeking treatment afterwards. When I learned about the recent measles outbreak in the Philippines, I was quite alarmed because not only is it dangerous for …

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Conflict of interest policy

Posted by watchmen
February 15, 2019
Posted in OPINION

ATHENS, Greece – This is one coaching work I am particularly proud of. After a series of sessions and weeks of intense exchanges among Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 family members, I am almost finished with the family covenant on conflict of interest and self-dealing policies. This 5,000-strong family led enterprise, with diverse …

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Poison politics

Posted by watchmen
February 15, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” –Napoleon Bonaparte   The best season to lose friends and shatter relationships is election season. The public forgets about kinship, fraternal bonds, pinagsamahan, camaraderie, and “utang na loob.” They refuse to look back on past events that shaped their relationships and no long brag about “kumares” and “kumpares.” …

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Why do I need a board?

Posted by watchmen
February 14, 2019
Posted in OPINION

​“I am the founder and have controlling interest in the business… why do I need a board to dictate to me how I should run my business?” or “I don’t need a board because I already know what’s right for my company!” These are common condescending expressions by owners that I encounter almost daily when …

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Is there a campaign to destroy PAO chief Acosta?

Posted by watchmen
February 13, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts…” –Isaiah 1:23   It certainly looks like the measles issue is being used in an aggressive campaign to destroy chief public attorney, Dr. Persida Rueda-Acosta, who heads the Department of Justice-Public Attorney’s Office (PAO). While receiving the blame for the …

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