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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 Coca-Cola, Netflix and Amazon Learn from Failure

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

The start-ups most likely to succeed have technical founders who hire...

By Martin Murmann Identifying, recruiting and retaining the right employees are among the most important tasks in the formative stages of a new business—and among...

Top News

The BusinessMirror makes history in Bright Leaf Awards

THE BusinessMirror, the country’s leading business newspaper, made history last Friday. For the first time, the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards honored a journalist in two of its national categories. It was also the first time...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part One THE Duterte administration is bent on implementing two major dam projects: the New Centennial Water Source (NCWS)-Kaliwa Dam Project and the Laiban Dam Project. The development projects aim to meet the increasing water demand...

Long Taxi Lines? ‘UV-long’ here.

Every commuting person knows that it is tough to get a ride in the metro during rush hours. The agony doubles when it rains. Poor commuters are reduced to urban rats—drenched, standing in cramped...

PDP-Laban firms up proposal for shift to federal system

The Legislative and Executive departments have started the process of changing the form of government to a federal system from a unitary one through a constitutional overhaul. Leaders of the government said they are pushing...

‘Resounding’ security success

Save for the rallies that the police managed to confine in only three areas in Manila, the recently concluded Asean Summit and Related Meetings were successfully staged without glitches, prompting officials to declare it...

News

Drilon: Plan to extend martial law in Mindanao needs Congress’s OK

MALACAÑANG will need to go back to Congress to seek authorization for the planned extension of martial law in Mindanao, Senate Minority Leader Franklin...

Iloilo Airport cited again as among Asia’s best airports

AFTER attaining the distinction of placing No. 12 on Asia’s best airports in October 2016 by interactive travel web site “The Guide to Sleeping in...

Legislators urged to lower sugar sweetened beverage taxes

CONSUMER advocacy group CitizenWatch Philippines has joined the mounting calls to minimize the impact of the sugar-sweetened beverage taxes to poor consumers in House...

DENR urged to work harder to attain ‘air quality’ target

CLEAN-air advocates last Sunday called on the government to ensure the implementation of the Clean Air Act, particularly the provision in keeping air quality in Metro...

Entrepreneur

Owners sometimes lose faith in their business

NO matter how much small business owners love their companies, they also have moments—maybe even weeks or months—when they hate what they’re doing and...

50 years of passion, dedication: A chief speaks

The business started out almost 50 years ago in a makeshift outdoor office under a santol (cottonfruit) tree. However, never in her wildest dreams did...

Concepcion urges big bizmen to help peers in need

The chairman of the Asean Business Advisory Council (Abac) urged businessmen to help other players in need, in line with the council’s flagship program...

Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the country’s main opposition party to be dissolved last Thursday, dealing one of the most crushing blows yet to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state. The...

Japan leads Asian shares higher, oil prices steady

SEOUL, South Korea—Asian shares rose last Thursday, led by Japan, while oil prices were steady despite a second straight day of overnight losses on Wall Street. Analysts said that, despite the rebound, it was...

Proudly IP, export-quality creations displayed at Sikat Pinoy

Story and photos by Efleda P. Campos / Senior Editor FORTY indigenous craftsmen and artisans proudly joined over 200 mainstream master-handicraft makers from all over the country to display one-of-a-kind creations, mostly handwoven fabrics, to feature...

Perspective

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 own drugstore with me as the industrial partner. I’m...

Virtus Awards: Recognizing excellence among hotel sales and marketing professionals 

With more than 7000 islands, nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, tropical biodiversity and a great range of cultural traditions, the Philippines is one of...

Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to overturn a California decision that could force the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it can cause cancer. The...

Chicken inventory drops by 24.37%

The country’s dressed-chicken inventory declined for the fifth consecutive week as demand for poultry continues to improve after the government declared that it was able to contain the bird-flu outbreak. Data from the National Meat...

Celtics in hot streak

By George Henry | The Associated Press ATLANTA—Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls “the innocence of the game” during Boston’s 15-game winning streak. In his first season...

Blatche, finally, back for Gilas

ANDRAY BLATCHE arrived last Sunday morning and, finally, the men’s national basketball team heaved some sigh of relief five days before its away-game against...

Tams foil Eagles

ATENEO de Manila lost its sting for the second consecutive game, losing to Far Eastern University, 67-80, and suddenly, the Blue Eagles lost what looked like a cloak of invincibility early in Season 80...

No dominant player

NAPLES, Florida—Even with five of the biggest prizes still up for grabs at the final Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event of the year, So Yeon Ryu has set an ambitious goal. “I want...

‘Shared bonds, interests’ with PHL hailed on Austria’s National Day

Story & photos by Recto Mercene         NOTHING could spoil a party worse than a heavenly downpour, so Austria’s Ambassador to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian...

Mexican Embassy rekindles tradition for the departed

IN a rare occasion, the Mexican Embassy in the Philippines celebrated the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos in Spanish) with an invitation...

US would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US is deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces, and called for an independent investigation into a...

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city’s snake scourge

When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo’s fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common...

The Broader Look

THE Philippine banking industry is recognized as having one of the world’s most resilient banking systems, having withstood old and recent volatilities. Nevertheless, monetary authorities are leaving no stone unturned for local lenders as a laundry list of regulatory reforms awaits banks meant to enhance their competitiveness in the...
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All-out glamour in Singapore

WHEN the venue for a fashion show is as grand as the National Gallery Singapore, the clothes must be worthy of the artworks on...

Step into holiday style

STEP into holiday style with Parisian as it brings to you the hottest footwear trends as seen in fashion runways. In this season of...

Life

2017 is a landmark year for artist Fernando Zóbel

Spanish-Filipino artist Fernando Zóbel was 60 years old when he died of a heart attack in Rome. It was 1984 and, most likely, he...

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...

Is ridesharing the answer to the worsening traffic situation?

HOW many times have you missed appointments, dates, events and other important matters because of traffic? “Leave early” is the advice we’re often told. The...

More than deserving

AFTER 40 years and almost 200 movies in the acting business, the much-loved Dexter Doria is finally starring in her first lead role. The 60-year-old...

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

True Blue Samgyeupsal and Other Staples

Samgyeupsal places are a dime a dozen, and its ubiquity in the country has spawned all sorts of interpretations of this classic Korean staple. But...

Health & Fitness

In search of alternative drugs against diabetes

‘Diabetes doesn’t need to be a life sentence of ill health. With prompt diagnosis, simple lifestyle adjustments and, if necessary, medication, people with diabetes can expect...

Chito Chavez: Molding the dough of Pinoy’s new bread

Coming from a third-generation petroleum dealers in Cuenca, Batangas, Chito Chavez didn’t expect that what he used as an alibi for his mother to...

Fitness hacks to help your belly survive the holidays

It’s the season when without remorse. We hop from one party to the other, sampling the most sinful goodies; from  irresistible sweet treats to...

Green

Ecotourism for wildlife conservation

Endowed with rich natural resources, white sandy beaches, pristine waters, astonishing landscapes surrounding inland water bodies and a variety of wildlife, the Philippines has...

DNA laboratory set for researches, trainings

The Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) has received the chance of a lifetime to produce scientific researches, courtesy of the Breakthrough Junior...

Bishop lauds Asean pact on migrant workers’ rights

A Catholic bishop has lauded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in its bid to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers across...

BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017 names top 10 social enterprises

BPI Foundation has named the 10 awardees of the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017. They will receive business-incubation training and up to P500,000 in seed-funding...

Business Sense

In 1962 a British political scientist, Bernard Crick, published In Defense of Politics. He argued that the art of political horse-trading, far from being shabby, lets people of different beliefs live together in a peaceful, thriving society. In a liberal democracy, he wrote, nobody gets exactly what he wants, but...

BM Reports

By Henry J. Schumacher / Special to the BusinessMirror Conclusion THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at 50 in 2017, can be proud that major strides have been taken toward its “Vision 2025.” Big business has adapted particularly well to the regional environment with major companies from most of the Asean states...

Journey

Good times, good food

DRIVEN by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding chairman, Dr. Gerardo “Gerry” Malvar Castillo, Allegra’s Kitchen opened its first store on September 8, 2015. The...

Global property web site brings together the industry’s top thought leaders...

WHEN Lamudi Philippines started in January 2014, little did the company know that its online-search data will be an in-demand commodity in the real-estate...
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Motoring

All-new Vitara stages much-awaited comeback

Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino THERE’s an addition to the wide range of subcompact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in the country as Suzuki Philippines...

Keep your car in tip-top condition during the rainy season

JUST like the dry season, the wet season can be harsh to your car. Although the key in keeping your car in tip-top condition,...

Toplander lands atop the City of Pines

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the 16th-century poet William Shakespeare would have been first to initiate the question: “What’s...

Judicial Issues and Corruption

During the very well attended Arangkada Forum on September 14, there was much focus on sectors with substantial growth potential—including agriculture, creative industries, information...

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...

Content is king, distribution is queen

THERE are many products that do not become brands and eventually become failures. Blame it...

What do you do when compliance issues arise?

There is no doubt that organizations and their managers are more and more exposed to compliance breaches, be it in data-privacy protection, anti-corruption, quality...

Couples need a cash plan, Pru Life gab bares

Story & photo by Rizal Raoul S. Reyes PLANNING together on financial matters is beneficial because it enables dynamic discussion regarding the future of those...

Marketing

Might makes right

Perhaps more so than ever before is the question of a nation’s sovereignty balanced with its apparent obligation to the international community. We use...

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