Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III As 2017 draws to a close, and even before we celebrate Christmas, the country is bracing itself for an upheaval. Consider the following major developments: 1. The Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is being impeached. Notwithstanding the word of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is […]

Mugabe and Duterte

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III The recent ouster of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s leader after ruling the country for 37 long years with an iron fist offers lessons to our beloved country. The similarities between Zimbabwe’s Mugabe and the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte attract attention. Both gained power at the start through democratic […]

A family’s stories on the ill-effects of smoking

Yellow Pad By Leonila F. Dans, Antonio L. Dans, and Patricia Dans Isidoro Hernandez LEONILA DANS Ever since I can remember, Tatay smoked continuously, consuming 3-4 packs per day. Even before I started medical practice, he was already diagnosed with lung cancer. But he finally died of chronic lung disease. Through the years before his death, he […]

Lunch with the Yellow Pad: What is UHC?

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   This time, I try to write differently, patterned after the Financial Times weekly column called “Lunch with the FT,” an institution of what probably is the world’s best business newspaper. “Lunch with the FT” is an interview over lunch that features the world’s leading figures in politics and diplomacy, economics […]

Yellow Pad: Slowing down TRAIN

Yellow Pad By Madeleine Joy Aloria   The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is envisioned as a long-term reform program. It aims to generate revenues to finance AmBisyon Natin 2040, which expresses the aspirations of the people for the next 25 years. It fixes the systemic flaws in the tax system and simplifies […]

Mighty’s might

http://bworldonline.com/mightys-might/ Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   BOC/DOF via PHILSTAR   A most disturbing development that will affect revenue collection and even the credibility of the tax reform is the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) dismissal of the tax evasion cases against Mighty Corp. The DoJ justifies the dismissal in light of the […]