Marcos Case Exposes Top 3 Failures of a Leader

THE mayhem in social media on the burial rights of a past President crossed every ocean.  Why do so many people have vile opinions on a man who, in comparison to other past Presidents, still shared a key number of successes?  Just like the corporation you run or maybe one you work for, there are three failures that will haunt a leader. 

First, more often than not, building an organization around a person or a group of people has many dangers.  A successful organization needs structure that enables talent to be developed on all levels of the organization.

This…

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Young adults invest heavily in SSS voluntary provident fund

DESPITE their apparent light and carefree lifestyles, young Filipino adults are actually increasingly being concerned about preparing for their future, as a recent data release from the Social Security System (SSS)’s Personal Equity and Savings Option (PESO) Fund showed.

Out of the total 3,649 PESO Fund enrollees as of end of September this year, 2,353 are young adults mainly belonging to the “millennial” generation, while the rest are members aged 36 to 54.

SSS Officer-in-Charge of the Voluntary Provident Fund Department Marichelle L. Reyes said employees comprised a large share of PESO Fund enrollment with 3,116 members or 85 percent,…

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INTERIOR Secretary Ismael Sueno has announced a new partnership venture between China and the Philippines to produce “world-class” aromatic tea. 

Sueno said that Chinese agriculture officials have found a place within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) that is suited for production of China’s aromatic tea. 

The planned 6,000-hectare tea plantation is located inside the territory of the Moro National Liberation Front (MILF) but Sueno assured the Chinese investors that he will help convince MILF officials that the venture will be beneficial to locals.

“I will go to the (MILF) commanders, to the governor, and the mayors in the area and talk to them in order to secure their cooperation. This will be a world class tea plantation,” he said. (J. Veloso)

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Palafox: Corruption Cause of Traffic Woes

IT’S no secret that Metro Manila’s current traffic mess is primarily caused by corruption and the lack of a clear-cut urban plan for the metropolis.

In fact, urban architects such as well-known planner Felino Palafox, Jr. have repeatedly urged the government to adopt a long-term urban planning for Metro Manila, but with little success.

With the coming of the Duterte administration, however, Palafox and other well- meaning planners may have found a silver lining of sorts.

Palafox, having seen a bright spot in President Duterte’s anti-corruption drive, is now urging his fellow urban planners to find the courage to expose…

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Newsbriefs: China’s $10-million shoe plant up in Subic

SOME 400 jobs are initially expected to be generated once Datian Subic Shoes, the local arm of D&T Shoes of China, which is now constructing a $10-million manufacturing facility in a 42,800-square-meter area at Phase II of the Subic Bay Gateway Park becomes fully operational.

The shoe plant expects to see its full operations after three to five years of steady growth which by that time will generate about 2,500 employees.

Datian Subic President Vincent Chen said like its parent company,, the Subic company will be producing shoes under global brands such as Keds, Converse, Sperry and Vans for the…

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