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If You Position Products as a Set, People Are More Likely...

Just how far are people willing to go to achieve “completeness”? Recent research I conducted with Leslie John, Elizabeth Keenan and Michael Norton of...

How to Give and Receive Feedback About Creative Work

Feedback is crucial for learning and improving, but it’s rarely fun to be on the receiving end of it when it’s critical. In a...

How Coca-Cola, Netflix and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures? In May, right after he...

Strategies for Working From Anywhere

By Dorie Clark OVERWORKED professionals have always dreamed of escaping to a quiet beach. But, instead of sipping tiki drinks and sunbathing, the new dream is...

How to Get Men Involved in Gender-Parity Initiatives

When it comes to programs aimed at increasing gender parity, diversaity officers struggle to engage men. In a paper recently published in Organization Science, we...

Top News

Draft rules to make oil pricing transparent out

AS continuing price surges have shifted public anger mostly to the TRAIN law that mandated higher fuel excise taxes, the government moved to require a more transparent, unbundled system for informing people of the...

‘Bottom Feeder’: Can overhaul of fiscal perks under TRAIN 2 boost PHL business, cut revenue...

THE Philippines has been deemed a “bottom feeder” when it comes to attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The level of the country’s FDIs as of 2015, according...

Entry of 5 TNCs can’t nudge Grab from granite throne

COMPETITION is always seen as good for the market, as this drives prices down and service levels up, but without capitalizing on existing market forces, new entrants will only see themselves on the fringe...

Con-com’s halftime performance: 80% of work’s done, but how near are we to adopting...

RESOLVING crucial political and economic issues that have long bedeviled the country has been the name of the game for the 22-member committee handpicked by the President to review no less than the highest...

Firms grin and bear it as ‘Bora’ closure marks one month. How about the...

IT’S been a month since the government did what was previously deemed unthinkable, shocking and disappointing people: close down for six months Boracay island in Aklan, shutting out the world to the fabled white...
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News

100M Filipinos to enjoy benefits of national ID system–Lacson

The national ID system is seen bringing several benefits to more than 100 million Filipinos, including quicker transactions with private and public institutions, and...

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,...

Entrepreneur

Jam Melchor: Preserving Philippine culinary heritage

AT 31, millennial chef Jam Melchor has already accomplished what many of his contemporaries would take a lifetime to do. His success, however, came after...

MetLife Foundation partners with Kiva to support entrepreneurs and build financial...

HONG KONG—MetLife Foundation has partnered with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization, to support entrepreneurs around the world through an employee-engagement campaign. As part of this...

How small businesses can navigate rising interest rates and remain profitable

It’s a good news-bad news situation for small businesses when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve says that the economy is doing well, so it...

Provinces adopt financial inclusion program KasamaKA

KasamaKA, a pioneering grassroots-based movement aimed at empowering the unbanked population, has been officially adopted as the financial inclusion and social advocacy program across 81 provinces in the country through a resolution signed by...

‘More workers to get TRAIN cash subsidy’

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is keen on expanding the coverage of the government’s cash-subsidy program, which seeks to help the poor cope with the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration...

Philippines, Russia follow through on JCTEC initiatives

TRADE Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo and Ministry of Economic Development Deputy Minister Alexey Gruzdev met in Manila on April 19 for the cochairmen’s meeting of the Philippines-Russia Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation (JCTEC)....

Mideast conflicts connected by vying powerbrokers

By Tamer Fakahany | The Associated Press THE modern Middle East has been plagued by ruinous wars: country versus country, civil wars with internecine and...

A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic and breaks old molds

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless & Gregory Katz  | The Associated Press WINDSOR, England—The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed...

This ex-BHP engineer is ready to supply camel milk

Marcel Steingiesser gave up a 14-year career at the world’s biggest mining company to stake his future on what he says is an even better opportunity—Australian camel milk. That’s because while demand is growing in...

Import 100,000 MT of sugar, SRA told

The government must allow the importation of 100,000 metric tons (MT) of refined sugar to immediately fill up the demand of industrial users for the sweetener and halt the surge in local sugar prices. The...

Warriors dismantle Rockets, send series back to Houston for Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers and scored 35 points, the Warriors held James Harden down in the second half, and Golden...

Russia’s next generation

SARANSK, Russia—A large white banner hangs above a stand covered in peeled paint flakes and discarded sunflower seeds: “The Best Start Here.” The Start Stadium...

One last shot at World Cup glory

MADRID—The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta. The personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos. The intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva. It...

Jutanugarn sisters shoot for same goal differently in LPGA

ANN ARBOR, Michigan—Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn play golf and live life differently. The sisters from Thailand do have the same goal on the Ladies Professional...

Lappartient unsure of quick resolution of Froome case

INTERNATIONAL Cycling Union President David Lappartient has said that Chris Froome’s salbutamol case may not be concluded before the Tour de France in July. Lappartient...

‘The biggest win of my career’

Californian Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) was overjoyed after the final stage of the Amgen Women’s Race recently when she could celebrate her overall win in...

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...

CEO transitions real-estate sector into the new digital realm

IN a society that celebrates men as leaders and initiators, she has always strived to break dictates of the norm. Having spent her early years...

Senior exec shares multifaceted proficiencies

JLL Phils. Inc. Country Head Christophe Vicic is a senior executive who enjoys working in international business environments, as they give him opportunities to...

Kids discover football, fun in Manila thru FFH

VISITING refugee children from Marawi City and Muslim orphans of war from the Dar Amanah Children’s Home in Silang, Cavite, were treated to a “fun day” by Football for Humanity (FFH) Foundation and VXI...

Japan hands over community learning center in Sorsogon

THE Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, led by its First Secretary Manabu Yasukawa, witnessed on May 8 the turnover ceremony of the  community learning center in the municipality of Magallanes, Sorsogon.  The project...

German leads conservation efforts in Davao

WHEN God made the Earth, He gave human beings dominion over it. But they did a lousy job of maintaining it in its pristine condition. Instead of taking care of the planet, mankind is close...
IT is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Philippines because of its vibrant tourism industry. As one of the Philippines’ major tourist drivers, it is in a class by itself. A World Heritage Site and countless other new and undiscovered wonders of nature can be found here. The city...

Lady Defiance

NEVER intimidate a lady by telling her what she can or can’t do. Scarlett Johansson wears Marchesa at the Met Gala. At the “Heavenly...

The rebirth of the Famas

Famas, the Philippine film industry’s oldest award-giving body, has long been regarded as having diminished credibility and significance. When it started in the 1950s,...

Life

22 world records set at Christie’s Rockefeller auction

By Verena Dobnik | Associated Press NEW YORK—Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie’s auction, including the $832-million total for the priciest private...

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...

Half empty, half full

Heart Evangelista had been waiting for many years to get pregnant after she married politician Francis Escudero in early 2015. Just over a week...

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

Island Food

The coconut tree has always symbolized island life. The use of coconut and spice must go back to precolonial times. Like our neighbors in Southern...

Hormonal disorder among reproductive-age women

Part 1 IF you ask a man what polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is and he can’t answer, that’s understandable. But asking a woman what PCOS is...

Four reasons you haven’t achieved your dream summer body

IT'S a vicious cycle indeed. After the feasting in December, we resolve to look good in time for summer. With enough grit and hard work,...

Six Ways to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

WE can describe moms in many ways—hard working, hectic, hurried. But how about healthy? Living and loving a balanced life these days is close to...

Green

‘Dancing sharks’ herald Philippine Rise protection

A hundred dancers and three shark mascots staged a flash mob at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on May 21 to celebrate the proclamation...

‘We could find sources for new drugs’

It was a proud Filipino moment, especially for Filipino scientists and researchers, when President Duterte, aboard the BRP Davao del Sur on May 15,...

Pope: ‘God made you like this’

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’s reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Youth alliance: Poor, average learners excluded from ‘free education’ IRR...

FREE Eduk Watch, an alliance of youth and student organizations nationwide, has raised the alarm on the release of the long-delayed implementing rules and...

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

Citystate Properties honors its top brokers

More than 100 real-estate brokers witnessed their peers get recognized during Citystate Properties & Management Corp.’s (CPMC) Brokers Appreciation Day held recently at the...

Journey

A journey to wellness in the south

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran MENTION “Cebu” and, immediately, images of powdery beaches, hand-crafted guitars, danggit, otap and Lapu-Lapu Shrine come to mind....
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Motoring

Mercedes-Benz Actros now made even safer

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MERCEDES-Benz just made its world’s safest hauler even safer. But how exactly they did that is by further...

RoadTrek makes ’em all green with envy–again

THE beauty of the Toyota RoadTrek is that it is like a golf course, if not a smorgasbord. OK, include watches, if not clocks,...

BMW’s first-ever X2 unveiled

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo BMW, now under the helm of Ramon S. Ang-led San Miguel Corp., launched the first-ever BMW X2 Sports...

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...

Risk Assessment/ Penetration tests/ Ethical hacking

Whether we like it or not, compliance and ethics management cannot be ignored when doing business locally and/or internationally. Successful compliance programs rest on...

New from Jethro Sandico, Prayer of Endurance; throwbacks from Joey Ayala, D’Sound

JETHRO SANDICO Isolation Coast Patterns, symmetry, calls and responses cohabit among the spaces of Jethro Sandico’s ambient explorations. Sandico tells SoundStrip his influences include dark ambient...

Marketing

How can I focus in a fast-paced world?

Dear PR Matters,  I have noticed that over the past few years, I seem to be able to concentrate less on my tasks. There are...

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