Archive for November, 2006

When Will the Philippines Get a Credit Rating Upgrade?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Last week, the newspapers carried a news item on rating agency Fitch stating that it is not likely to upgrade the Philippines’ sovereign credit rating anytime soon. The article stated that there were “lingering concerns on revenues coping with huge spending pressures…”

Credit Rating and the Philippine Capital Market

Monday, November 20th, 2006

All throughout my years at the domestic credit rating agency I used to work for, we would always talk about the role that credit rating plays in the development of the capital market. Credit rating facilitates the flow of information in the financial markets and ensures that credit-worthy institutions can raise sufficient funds at the [...]

Do You Want to Write and be a 2bU! Correspondent?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

The Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of the leading newspapers in the Philippines, has a section called 2bU! They are in need of correspondents — people who like to meet new people, learn new things, and write about such experiences. Correspondents must likewise be dedicated, passionate, and creative.

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 4)

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Still more reminders when tutoring our kids from Vicky Tantoco: 10. Develop good study habits: This cannot be over-emphasized. Have a quiet place and a set time for studying every day. Establishing a routine early on will allow you to spend less time tutoring your child when he or she reaches Grade 5 or thereabouts. [...]

Moody’s Investors Service Changes RP Credit Rating Outlook to Stable

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Read in the newspapers today that Moody’s Investors Service, one of the leading global credit rating agencies (together with Standard & Poor’s), has changed its outlook for the credit rating of the Philippines from negative to stable. An outlook is an indicator used by rating agencies and this signifies the direction that a particular credit [...]

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 3)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Here’s Part 3 of the things we picked up from the talk of Ms. Vicky Tantoco: 7. Talk about your child’s successes to other people in front of your child. – When our kids do well in school, parents, most often than not, brag about it. We tell the child’s grandparents, uncles and aunts. Most [...]