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A Chance of a Lifetime

THE Philippines has one of the highest rates of cleft deformities with approximately two children for every thousand live births born with cleft, Operation Smile reported. “Most of the world’s average is around anywhere from...

The Philippines wants more Bourdain-like tourists

ANTHONY Bourdain inspired a generation of travelers to look beyond sanitized attractions and experience a country’s culture, food and people. The Philippines wants to make sure those tourists keep coming even as it shut...

Despite defeat in Marawi, IS-Maute threat persists

NINE months after the government stopped the bloody—and absolutely destructive attempt—launched by the Islamic State and its local affiliate the Maute Group, collectively referred to as the IS-Maute Group, to establish an Islamic caliphate...

Authorities sound alarm on spike of teen pregnancy, abuse, STD spread in Davao

DAVAO CITY—Health and population authorities here are pressing for the creation of more teen centers down to the campus and barangay levels to control a notable spike in teen pregnancy incidents with complications in...

Legarda renews call to pursue renewable energy development in the Philippines

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to scale up green initiatives and investments in renewable energy as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country and to mitigate...

News

MMDA clears obstructions in major Tondo, Manila road

JOINT forces of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) on Thursday conducted clearing operations in Manila and removed obstructions,...

Fashion, Arts and Design Meet Business Enterprise at ICE-FAD

A typical fashion, art and design professional is often described as a dreamer, someone who enjoys coming up with imaginative and creative ideas. They...

5 Inevitable Sequels of Micromanagement

The management styles of your top executives can affect your overall business flow and revenue performance more than you know. Employees join companies but...

This Is Why You Should Make Your Business ‘Instagrammable’

In the digital age, a brand’s social media likes and followers are considered monetary values. A cosmetics brand with 1.5 million followers on Facebook...

Rainbow-colored Coke labels let you wear your pride

On a day that labels don’t matter, Coca-Cola made theirs matter even more. In celebration of Pride Month, Coca-Cola joins the LGBTQIA+ communities around the...

5 Ways To Create a Millennial-Friendly Workplace

Here are some surefire strategies to keep your well-performing millennial employees from hopping away from your company. Huge corporations and small & medium enterprises  (SMEs)...

Entrepreneur

CFW: The ‘living water’ that cures 

"Health is wealth,” so goes the adage, but wouldn’t it be better if one’s health is improved, and, at the same time, his livelihood is...

Sinalco provides Filipinos option for refreshing and excellent drinks

Filipinos are now enjoying Germany’s nonalcoholic drinks that has been refreshing the European market since early-1900s, thanks to the collaboration and common passion of...

The secret to start-up survival: Entrepreneurs tell their tales

Starting a business isn’t easy, and starting a successful one is even harder. So where to start? One good way is to listen to those...

Trade department holds presentation on PHL investment to German officials, traders

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Berlin, presented to more than 100 German company representatives the Philippine investment climate and business opportunities, as well as...

Regional wage boards in 4 regions okay pay hike for minimum-wage earners  

Minimum-wage earners in four regions of the country will soon get pay hikes after their respective regional wage boards separately issued new wage increase orders. In an ambush interview on Tuesday, Labor Undersecretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III announced...

DOST Calabarzon holds 4-day webinar on S&T week in July

LOS BAñOS, Laguna—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Calabarzon Regional Office has hosted four web-based seminars or webinars as part of its opening salvo for the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)...

A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

  We have barely a hint of what the past 18 days were like for the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach. But...

PPA sets sights on infra build-up as it marks its 44th...

Marking its 44th anniversary today, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is making a big investment in terms of port infrastructure in its bid to...

Farm-gate price of rice up 10.61% at start of lean season–PSA report

The average farm-gate price of unmilled rice at the start of the lean season for the staple in the Philippines rose by 10.61 percent to P21.48 per kilogram, from P19.42 per kg recorded a...

Farmers press government to hike palay-buying price

The national government must increase the support price of the National Food Authority (NFA) for palay soon, as the prices of fuel and other inputs have gone up in the past 10 years, according...

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New look for Spurs

SAN ANTONIO—The most tumultuous off-season in Gregg Popovich’s two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. And Popovich...

IOC includes seven medal events to Beijing Winter Games program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter...

Aussie soccer body cool on Bolt’s bid

SYDNEY—Football Federation Australia (FFA) has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. Reports before the...

Azarenka misses direct entry for US Open

NEW YORK—Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka is ranked just below the cutoff for direct entry into the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Azarenka, a...

Knockout semifinals unwrap

DEFENDING champion Cignal and overachieving Smart-Army try to stop another F2 Logistics-Petron finale when all four teams clash in the no-tomorrow  semifinals of the...

Rowdy fans tarnish Thomas’s win atop Alpe d’Huez

ALPE D’HUEZ, France—One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch—and they can get as close as they want...

Awarding of foreign-backed transpo projects

Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Garry V. de Guzman (left) formalizes the Department of Transportation’s collaboration with the “Mission: PHL” Envoys&Expats Awards of the...

‘Mission: PHL’ opens embassy nominations for Project of the Year

THE BusinessMirror is enjoining all embassies, consulates, as well as economic and cultural offices to nominate their outstanding projects in the Philippines to “Mission:...

Mission: PHL fact sheet

WHAT IS MISSION:PHL? Mission:PHL, the BusinessMirror’s Envoys & Expats Recognition Awards, celebrates the role of nations as partners in Philippine development. It gives due recognition to...

Filipinos’ personal touch a plus for businesses

CREATING effective human interaction and operative network connections by establishing significant engagements are the elements that bring about success to business partnerships and international...

Spices, specialties served at Indonesia food festival

MALLGOERS savored authentic Indonesian spices and specialties, as well as modern food concepts, for the two-day Indonesian Food Festival at the SM Megamall Event...

Message on the French National Day

HONORABLE members of the government of the Philippines, honorable members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Assistant Secretary Ma. Amelita Aquino, Apostolic Nuncio, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, dear colleagues of the...

‘Argonaut’ steers tech store to deliver happiness online

AMONG the vast array of virtual marketplaces populating the Internet and offering instant gratification to a need that could be had in an instant, how does one exactly delight its discerning customers? For Argomall’s Karel...

Tacloban teenage booters bring PHL’s brand of football to Moscow

FROM Tacloban City, Leyte to Moscow, Russia, four young Filipino footballers joined more than 200 players from 48 countries at the 2018 Fifa Foundation Festival held at the Red Square from June 25 to...
METRO Manila traffic. It is as much of a Filipino monster as the legendary aswang, tiyanak or tikbalang—except it is no myth. Filipinos live through this nightmare every day. They fear it; they live through it; they breathe it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCbJ9H2QSU&t=9s With approximately 9.5 million motor vehicles, cars on the road have...

For Tom Cruise, nothing is ‘Impossible’

THE best intentions often come back to haunt you. Go ask Ethan Hunt, the intrepid field agent of the Impossible Mission Force, or IM Force,...

A revolution in giving

FILIPINOS are a generous, giving people. Whenever a supertyphoon leaves parts of the country in ruins, a particularly damaging earthquake has hit environmentally sensitive areas,...

Life

Silly old bear: Exhibition explores world of Winnie-the-Pooh

By Kate Brumback | The Associated Press ATLANTA—A new exhibition in Atlanta celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh, wandering through his magical world and giving visitors a peek behind...

Top blushes for ‘morena’ skin

IF you’re a morena, it’s likely that you’ve struggled with finding a blush that would suit your complexion. Blush is actually trickier than lipstick...

Celine Dion and the power of pop

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”—Freddie Mercury I WAS in high school when I watched my very...

Joem Bascon goes the distance

Joem Bascon has become a more interesting actor. He doesn’t balk at challenges, a consequence of not being burdened with the task of keeping...

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a...

By Michael Liedtke | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier...

Cook & Dine

Sous Vide Tomahawk Porkchop with Apples and Onions

OF all the condiments we use in local cuisine, vinegar probably takes the top spot, or at least it’s in the top two, together...

9 Disturbing facts food labels will not reveal

LET'S dive into the facts that will help you make more intelligent food choices. Remember: It’s our choices that will determine our destiny from health...

Understanding dietary fiber in your food label

IN many countries, including the United States, dietary fiber is considered a “nutrient of public concern,” stressing the importance of having a good dose of...

Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone

THE thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland—measuring about 2 inches across—found just below the Adam’s apple. “The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which control the speed...

Green

PNP chaplains told: Elevate spirituality of police force

A Catholic bishop called on police chaplains to “elevate” the spirituality of the country’s law enforcers amid the spate of controversies hounding the law-enforcement...

BPI Foundation, Philam Foundation team up for financial education campaign for...

ELEMENTARY schoolchildren will soon learn to save and invest more through a partnership between BPI Foundation and Philam Foundation. Through a joint project called Bayan...

BM Reports

Part One A “BETTER version” of Madrid  Fusión Manila. This was how Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Officer in Charge of the Deputy Chief Operating  Office for Marketing and Promotions Maricon B. Ebron described the Buhay Carinderia Redefined project in an interview with the BusinessMirror, a day after it was launched, noontime variety...

Property

Journey

My personal paradise in the Visayas

Part One HAS it really been 12 years since I stayed alone in what’s probably the most incredibly beautiful island in the Visayas—Sumilon? This place holds...
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Motoring

Mahindra to hold free inspections for controversial police vehicles

QUEZON CITY -- Mahindra Philippines said it would inspect for free thousands of police vehicles that a recent government report claimed were "unfit." "The inspection...

Mahindra turns over 100 modern jeepneys to transport group

QUEZON CITY -- Mahindra Philippines officially turned over 100 modernized jeepneys to transport group EcoDyip Incorporated in a July 20 ceremony at the Megatent...

‘Ferrari-beating 4-door’: All-new BMW M5 launched

Story & photos by VJ Bacungan EVEN the pouring rain couldn’t dampen the excitement surrounding the local debut of the all-new BMW M5 on July...

Corruption in 2018: Will we see change?

Over the last two years, scandals unveiled by the publication of the Panama and Paradise Papers grabbed headlines, shocking citizens and shaming the corrupt....

Laying the foundation for a skin-care empire at 25

A pharmacist of a dermatological company asked me to partner with her to put up our...

A risk-taker at 25

If one is to list adjectives describing today’s millennials, “daring” would almost certainly be in...

PRA GM Bienvenido Chy From Star Basketball Player to Reformist Lawyer @25

‘Looking back, I have no regrets. ‘I’ve lived a life that’s full…I did what I...

Datem president was an up-and-coming project manager at DM Consunji

LEVY V. Espiritu, president of Datem, one of the country’s leading homegrown construction companies, was...

Finding his life’s purpose at 25

Dennis B. Funa was a happy-go-lucky person in his 20s, as he described himself in...

Businessman, gemologist and part-time student at 25

‘I got exposed to our jewelry and luxury watches business at age 17. In a...

We need whistle-blowers–but they have to be protected!

Representatives of the private sector were invited to a dialogue with the chairman and the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to discuss...

Sunday’s Best from Chndtr, True Faith, Botanic Records and Chvrches

TRUE FAITH Sentimental THERE is no other band working today that best captures the feel of the ‘80s and ‘90s OPM radio better than True...

Marketing

How can I achieve work-life balance?

Part One Dear PR Matters, I am fortunate to be part of a company that puts a lot of importance on work-life balance.  We have had...

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