METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp. (MPIC) said on Wednesday that its core net income last year had declined 34% to P10.2 billion as the global health crisis slowed down economic activities and reduced business operations.
We all choose our own ways of being ethical and responsible. Some people will attempt to have a zero carbon footprint by eating meat or traveling on planes but actively recycle or tap into renewable energy or donate to forest rehabilitation funds. Others will be shopaholics but give their clothes to charity. Still others do not mind working in a conglomerate with less-than-stellar labor practices, to earn enough to pay their own staff at home above-average wages — at least redistributing the wealth from an urban tycoon to the provinces. Some people, of course, will do none of the above.
THE EMERALD Isle is renowned for its lack of snakes (thanks to St. Patrick), leprechauns (and their pots of gold), people with the gift of gab (it is, after all, the home of the Blarney Stone), and music (Enya, The Cranberries, and U2). And if Bord Bia market specialist Jack Hogan has his way, it will be renowned for its meat.