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SM Prime, Ayala Land or Robinsons Land: Which Property Builder Pays Top Officers the Most?

Check out how much top property company executives received as average compensation in 2017

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. may be the most valuable listed firm under the property sector in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) by market capitalization, but it only comes second to Ayala Land Inc. when it comes to the amount of salaries, bonuses ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 27, 2018 09:00:00
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Who Are The Highest-Paid Bankers in the Philippines?

Top bank executives in one bank received an average of Php55.8 million each in 2017

A career in the financial industry is generally regarded as one of the most financially rewarding in the Philippines. Based on the average monthly wage rates data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, “securities and finance dealers and brokers” ranked the second ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 30, 2018 06:00:00
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How Well Do PH Billionaires Pay Their Top Executives?

Check out the average pay of the five highest officers of major listed companies owned by the richest Filipinos

Much is known about how much the country’s richest tycoons are worth. A cursory look at the annually published list of top world billionaires by US magazine Forbes would reveal the size of their publicly known fortunes.In building their wealth, these billionaires ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 12, 2018 09:00:00
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Who Were the Highest-Paid Gov't Officials and How Much Did They Make in 2017?

The most compensated official received Php14.9 million last year

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. received the highest amount of salaries and allowances among more than 8,000 government officials in 2017, according to a report by the Commission on Audit (COA) released on June 26.The central bank chief ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 26, 2018 07:00:00
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How Much Pay Did Top Officers of Ayala, San Miguel, Meralco, Other Listed Firms Get in 2017?

Check out the average compensation of top 4 to 6 officers of the 25 biggest listed firms by market capitalization

We all know that top executives of the country’s biggest companies are paid hefty sums of money in compensation that probably exceed tens of millions of pesos. But it’s quite hard to find out exactly how much they’re actually getting.Unless you’re the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 29, 2018 01:00:00
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How Much Can New Lawyers Expect to Earn in the Private or Public Sectors?

Pay for fresh law graduates is rising thanks to higher demand from government agencies

Despite the huge costs in time and money—an additional four or five years of law school, not to mention a few more months devoted to reviewing for the bar examinations—the number of aspiring lawyers continues to grow.Last year, a record-breaking 6,750 law ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 27, 2018 09:00:00
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How Much Money Did ABS-CBN and GMA Network Bosses Make in 2017?

The Philippines’ two biggest networks saw revenues and profits dip slightly last year

ABS-CBN Corporation and GMA Network Inc., the two biggest broadcasting network stations in the country, spend a lot of money. From the production of shows to advertising and marketing operations, both stations allocate billions of pesos. But one of its biggest expenses ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 24, 2018 11:00:00
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Are Call Center and BPO Jobs Available for New College Graduates Crashing?

Latest data from JobStreet Philippines seem to indicate worrisome trend

Thanks to the rise of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, particularly call centers, the prospects of getting a job for those who just got their newly minted college diplomas have just gotten better and better in the last decade or so. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 19, 2018 02:00:00
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What Are the Country's Highest Paying Jobs in 2016?

Here are the top 50 out of over 400 jobs across 51 industries, according to the PSA

Every other year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases the Occupational Wages Survey (OWS), which lists the average monthly pay of different jobs across several industries. Targeting establishments that have at least 20 employees, the data generated by the OWS serves as ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 18, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Do Highest-Paid Top Executives Deliver the Best Profit Returns?

A quick look at the relationship between executive compensation and firm profitability

Management journals are full of studies showing a positive relationship between executive compensation and firm performance. In general, the more pay is given to CEOs and top executives, the better their companies perform in terms of profitability.In this infographic, we take a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 30, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Jackpot: How Does Top Gov’t Pay Compare to Lotto Winnings?

Officials’ high salaries are said to be like winning the lottery. We investigate

It’s said often enough: If you’re one of the highest-paid government officials in the land, it’s as if you’re assured of a regular win in the lottery.After the Commission on Audit released its annual Report on Salaries and Allowances of government officials ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 27, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Should you pay interns?

If you plan to hire interns, you may decide whether to pay them wages or not

Q: I am lucky to have a lot of interns for my arts and crafts business, and since my shop’s been doing well, I want to compensate them properly. Since they are not my regular employees, how do I pay them? Are ...

by Henry C. Ong  | December 05, 2013 11:00:00
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