Daxim L. Lucas
Daxim L. Lucas

Senior Reporter

About the Author

Mr. Lucas has been a journalist since 1999, having covered banking and finance, telecommunications, transportation, energy, capital markets and the presidential palace beats.

He has worked for The Business Daily, BusinessWorld, The Manila Times, Today and the Manila Standard Today. He spent 18 years at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, starting as a reporter in 2005 before becoming its business news editor until Dec. 31, 2023.

He earned a business management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1994.

Latest from the Author

3 days ago

St. Luke’s to build third hospital amid major medical tourism push

St. Luke’s Medical Center is preparing to build a third hospital to be located in Parañaque City as part of an aggressive expansion program that will also see one of the Philippines’ best hospitals named by the government as the country’s lead medical tourism facility.
6 days ago

INSIDER INFO: Another cleanup casualty as Newport World director quits and… flees?

The corporate world is now abuzz with word that another key personality in the topmost leadership team of prominent gaming and leisure company Newport World Resorts has just transpired.
7 days ago

P23-B TPLEx extension to halve travel time to La Union surfing town, boost Ilocos growth

The soon-to-be-constructed extension of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) will cut in half travel time from the tollroad’s northernmost point to the Philippines’ “Surfing Capital of the North” in San Juan, La Union, the head of the conglomerate that will build it said.
9 Jul 2024
6:21PM

INSIDER INFO: Newport World Resorts books record EBITDA a month after management shakeup

InsiderPH learned on Tuesday that the company which recently experienced a dramatic management shakeup produced a record-high monthly EBITDA of P1.22 billion just 30 days after the appointment of new top executives.
5 Jul 2024
5:41PM

No chest thumping as higher food prices lurk ominously beneath lower June inflation

On Friday, there was no chest thumping among the government’s economic managers despite being proven right that the increase in consumer prices last month would be more muted after being on the rise since the start of the year.
2 Jul 2024
8:33PM

INSIDER INSIGHT: Lance Gokongwei reveals how Cebu Pacific sealed PH’s biggest aircraft deal ever

Shortly after the budget carrier announced the biggest aircraft purchase order in Philippine history, its chairman granted InsiderPH an exclusive interview shed light on the decision making process behind what is also one of the biggest corporate transactions of any kind in the country’s history.
1 Jul 2024
2:25PM

INSIDER INFO: Tony Tiu returns to Philippine Infradev to put Makati subway back on track

Less than a year and a half after stepping down from the company that was supposed to build the Makati City subway system, businessman Antonio Tiu is back at the helm of Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc.
29 Jun 2024
9:06AM

Did local borrowers mistime their dollar loans just as peso began to weaken?

The peso’s weakness, which began toward the end of the first quarter, resulted in the local currency depreciating by over 6% since then. This means a borrower who took out a loan in mid-March would today be carrying 6% more debt in peso terms.
27 Jun 2024
7:26PM

GCash: accounts secure, operations normal as hack report hits 3rd firm this week

GCash, the country’s largest mobile payments service, said on Thursday that its popular electronic wallet is fully operational and that no disruptions have been experienced, nor are any clients’ funds missing.
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