Two local gaming firms engaged in lottery operations joined the list of Forbes Asia magazine’s “Best Under Billions” for 2011.
MANILA, Philippines—In the early evening of August 2, 2011, the suicide of Benjamin Pinpin, 43, was just another crime story. Before midnight, his death had become a major business and political story dragging a major businessman in the country, eventually linking the husband of a former president and has since prompted President Aquino to say he [...]
The Philex Mining saga: How First Pacific acquired control
Trading Philex: The curious case of P510-M DBP loan
But the ruling could have gone against the government if the judge followed his technical advisers
When the media uncovered the buyout a few months after it was consummated on December 15, 1983, Danding Cojuangco tried hard to hide from the public the key institutions involved in the sale.
Marcos and Danding were not satisfied with only a minority share in the company. They preferred to get San Miguel’s controlling interest.
There’s a rich background story behind recent news of closed branches and disgruntled depositors of Banco Filipino Savings
Not only did doing Banco Filipino stories 8 years ago give me a libel case and two flat tires, it also sharpened my investigative skills and led me to a ringside view of some of Manila’s Who’s Who in business and politics
It’s our biggest source of foreign development assistance
With Fe Barin scheduled to retire as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this March, the lobby for her replacement has been intense. We learned that among those being eyed is commissioner Juanita Cueto, the longest-staying among the corporate regulators’ current en banc members. She’s been with SEC since June 2001 and was [...]
Philhealth’s capitation fund: yet another source of abuse?
Bogus claims haunt Philhealth
Compassionate care eludes post-abortion patients
Desperate women seek desperate measures
‘Hello, Garci’ officer returns to intel community
Leaked copy of PNoy’s ‘SONA’
Our Beijing envoy
Quiet protest at the DOTC
Your war, our fatal assumptions
Celebrating the power of the human spirit
Of book writing and Chocolate Kiss-ing
I could have done a Vargas