Philippine elections have always been tainted with anomalies like vote-buying and issues of violence. Despite this, a recent study by PUBLiCUS Asia, Inc. reveals that Filipinos have a positive perception on the political environment during election season, describing it as organized, safe, secure, and peaceful.
The key ingredient for a successful political campaign would probably fall on the impact of its advertisements. True victory might be measured through votes, but a memorable political ad can already be considered as tantamount.
How did the people feel about "Tuwid na daan"? The Lobbyist surveyed the bosses in Metro Manila to identify if it's "Pak na Pak", "Keri lang", "Push pa more" or "Azar". The topics focused on the Top 5 issues based on 2nd Political Mindscape (a study commissioned by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc.). The issues were Job/Employment, Economy, Education, Health & Corruption. Find out more about this interesting interview report.
The West PH Sea was front and center in the recently concluded G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The G7 is composed of the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Presidential transitions in the Philippines are usually described as a period of "jittery" prospects especially in the business community. As the 2016 election is fast approaching, noted political analyst and Founder/General Manager of PUBLiCUS Asia, Inc. Malou Tiquia sought to dispel the jitters as she spoke to business leaders from the Asian Corporate Network and the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III boasted that his administration has achieved the 1:1 police-to-pistol ratio. What he didn't say, however, is that the country is still 52,000 short of achieving the ideal police-to-population ratio set by the United Nations.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III lauded the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for building, paving, widening, and fixing a total of 12,184 km of national roads. The Technical Report, however, shows that there is redundancy in the computation, thus bloating figures.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III proudly proclaimed the country as more ope for business. While indeed, the Philippines has improved its rankings in global competitive indices, we are still among the bottom countries even in our home ASEAN region.