President's Message
Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad Message from the President:

Benedicta Du-Baladad

To FINEX members and friends,

To FINEX members and friends, PRESIDENT’S REPORT April 2017 Issue The first quarter of 2017 has been very busy for our organization. Our organization has been very active in various advocacy programs especially participating in various consultative meetings on tax reform. On top of that, we have also conducted several activities for the professional development of our members.

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Salute to the BSP governor!
Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladada
BUSINESS WORLD (FINEX Folio)

May 19, 2017

Salute to the BSP governor!

On July 2, Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. will officially bow down after twelve (12) successful years as the governor and chairman of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

In recognition of his significant contribution to the country’s economic growth, and strengthening confidence in the country amidst local, regional and global challenges, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX),

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Proposed auto excise-tax rates
Mr. George S. ChuaBy Mr. George S. Chua

BUSINESS MIRROR (Free Enterprise)
May 17, 2017

Proposed auto excise-tax rates

In the news recently was the occupation of some families from Metro Manila and parts of Bulacan province, of some 4,000 houses from five government housing projects in Pandi town and the City of San Jose del Monte. The simplistic argument of those who forcibly took over these houses were that they were poor and that the government refused to provide them “decent homes” and that they saw these homes were unoccupied so they decided to occupy them.

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Learning from failure
Mr. Ronald S. GosecoBy Ronald S. Goseco

MANILA TIMES (FINEX Files)
May 19, 2017

Learning from failure

I was discussing failure analysis with my supervisor. I suddenly realized the subtle difference between managing defects in our manufacturing division and the automotive business. In our manufacturing division, we had everything under control, including failure analysis and immediate rectification. Failure analysis is the process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of failure, with the goal of determining corrective actions to eradicate the cause of the failure. This is an established and important discipline in all branches of manufacturing.

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The Urge to Build Free Enterprise
Jose Ma J. FernandezBy Jose Ma J. Fernandez

Business Mirror (FINEX Free Enterprise)
May 17, 2017

THE URGE TO BUILD FREE ENTERPRISE

For as long as Man has existed, he has felt a need to expand frontiers, build monuments, or simply master all that he surveys. Thus, we find the ill-fated attempt to build a tower reaching up to the skies, the Babel of history, remaining as a distant memory when it should, in fact, be a lesson on what not to do.

After the disastrous coup attempt of December 1989, a frustrated President Cory asked a small group for solutions. At that time, I was helping out one of my bosses in the private sector, who had transitioned into government as head of the Coordinating Council for Philippine Assistance Program (CCPAP). I got a call from a close friend, a relative of the sitting president, and got assigned to write a paper on the problem.

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Private Money for P9-Trillion Infrastructure?
Zoilo By: Zoilo "Bingo" P. Dejaresco III

MANILA BULLETIN (Business Option)
May 16, 2017

Private Money for P9-Trillion Infrastructure?

Globally, the trend is ominous. Trillions are needed to build or rebuild infrastructure in countries like America, Canada and the EU. But more and more, these countries are realizing that public funds will fall short -and at full risk of excessive sovereign debt. Permutations are readied to invite private money to come in as equity and debt components of infrastructure projects ,sometimes with national government/LGUs/private investors in tandem.

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Why kill the golden goose?
J. Albert GamboaBy J. Albert Gamboa

MANILA BULLETIN(Business Option)
May 12, 2017

Why kill the golden goose?

A battle royale has reached the halls of Congress, the main protagonists of which are Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, his fellow Davao del Norte Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr., and Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Rising Threat of Cybercrime

At Dusit Thani from 27 Jun 17 02:00 PM to 27 Jun 17 05:30 PM - By FINEX - Events - Details

Samar Leyte Tour at Dao Balay kawilan, Dulag, Samar, Leyte

At Dao Balay Kawilan from 10 Jun 17 08:00 AM to 12 Jun 17 05:30 PM - By FINEX - Events - Details

Making Business Transaction Easier - Using Bitcoin and Blockchain

At New World Hotel, from 07 Jun 17 01:00 PM to 07 Jun 17 05:30 PM - By FINEX - Events - Details

BUSINESS WRITING SEMINAR

At Tower Club from 30 May 17 01:30 AM to 30 May 17 05:30 AM - By FINEX - Events - Details

Water Security Forum Series 4: Averting a Crisis

At New World Hotel, from 24 May 17 08:30 AM to 24 May 17 11:00 AM - By FINEX - Events - Details

Interest Rate Corridor : Market Update

At Makati Shangri-La Hotel from 15 May 17 09:00 AM to 15 May 17 12:30 PM - By FINEX - Events - Details

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