FATCA: Where are we now? By Jay A. Ballesteros September 21, 2015

On July 13, 2015, the Philippines signed a reciprocal Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the United States to implement the provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Read More

Philippines: The natural choice for shared services By Tim Eddy September 14, 2015

This week marks the opening of EY’s (previously Ernst & Young) latest global delivery network (GDN) location, our first in the Philippines. It’s the ninth such center we have established as part of our GDN

Read More

Seven truths behind successful projects By Robert D. Cojuangco September 8, 2015

In last week’s column, we talked about how company leaders use ‘projects’ as collective, structured efforts to move from an existing ‘as-is’ state to a more ideal ‘to-be’ condition.

Read More

Seven truths behind successful projects By Robert D. Cojuangco September 1, 2015

As professionals, we organize “projects” to solve the problems of our working world. The structured grouping of similar initiatives to deliver on a goal, commonly referred to as “project,”

Read More

Getting on board with organizational culture By Maria Pilar B. Hernandez August 24, 2015

In their paper “Responding to organizational identity threats: Exploring the role of organizational culture (2006), authors Ravasi and Schultz describe organizational culture as “a set of

Read More

The ASEAN Economic Community beyond 2015 By Cirilo P. Noel August 17, 2015

As we approach the formal establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of the year, now is a good time to consider broader targets beyond 2015.

Read More

Sink or swim: liberalizing Philippine cabotage By Stephanie V. Nava August 10, 2015

Being an archipelago, the Philippines needs an efficient maritime transportation industry to attain inclusive growth and economic progress, since shipping links the islands and connects archipelagic

Read More