Navigating the perfect storm (continued)

Posted by watchmen
April 17, 2019
Posted in OPINION

The biggest differentiator between families that last and those that fall apart is open, honest, transparent communication and that means getting into the challenging governance process of managing the emotional overlaps starting with the family, business and ownership ecosystem. Notwithstanding that a family enterprise, by definition, is one where there is an intention of keeping …

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Reminders for Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
April 16, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…For God so loved the world He, Himself, came down to earth from heaven, in the form of man with flesh and blood, and accepted in Himself the penalty for man’s sinfulness, so that any sinner who will accept Him, receive Him, believe and have faith in Him as God and Savior and as God …

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Environmental socialists dissect issues through summit

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2019
Posted in OPINION

The Group of Environmental Socialists, in partnership with the Greening Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) Task Force, Fraternal Order of Eagles-Bacolod Eagles Club, and the La Consolacion College-Bacolod environmental community issued a manifesto following last Tuesday’s energy and environment summit at the CHMSC-Talisay City campus, which drew nearly 70 to the event, including students, …

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Navigating the perfect storm

Posted by watchmen
April 12, 2019
Posted in OPINION

What’s with procrastinating business owners? In a recent survey made by ICON Executive Search covering emerging economies in Southeast Asia, a whopping 84 percent of founders and Gen 2 leaders have put off succession planning – to the detriment of family, employees, and the business itself.  Perhaps they do not realize that the two most …

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Robredo cannot become president in a ‘revolutionary government’

Posted by watchmen
April 10, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves…” –Romans 13:1-2   If …

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The world is fake: A message to graduates

Posted by watchmen
April 8, 2019
Posted in OPINION

When I put on my graduation gown in preparation for commencement, it brings me back to when I graduated with my master’s degree. Graduation is the culminating event for every university student and I can’t help but smile whenever I see students and parents who stay after baccalaureate events to wait for the graduation ceremony. …

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A deeper look into Jim Paredes’ …onanism

Posted by watchmen
April 6, 2019
Posted in OPINION

      “Physics is to mathematics what sex is to masturbation.” –Richard Feynman   The enemies of Jim Paredes have thrown the kitchen sink at him but none has ever suggested he could be suffering from serious mental illness. Instead of denouncing him, they should have at least suggested immediate medical attention. However, there …

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Around 250,000 pending drug cases

Posted by watchmen
April 5, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you …

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