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Bureau of Immigration orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox for  her alleged involvement in “partisan political activities” in the country. “We received the order of BI sent to our office while...

DOF sending all CTRP measures to Congress

ALL packages under the Duterte administration’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) would have been submitted to Congress by the end of the month, according to the Department of Finance’s (DOF) timeline. DOF Undersecretary Karl Kendrick...

Toyota pins hope on new Vios amid challenge from weak peso, TRAIN law

THE country’s leading car manufacturer stands to lose P1 billion in additional costs if the peso weakens further in the second semester. However, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is optimistic its new Vios, enrolled under the...

A.D.B. hikes inflation forecast for 2018

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised its inflation forecast for the country due to the spike in the country’s inflation in June and the government’s tax-reform program. In its Asian Development Outlook Supplement (ADOS), the...

DOF ‘sin’ tax collection up 41.03% in January-June

EXCISE tax collections from tobacco products and alcoholic drinks rose by 41.03 percent to P112.46 billion in the first half, from P79.55 billion a year ago, according to the latest data released by the...

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...

DOF seeks economists’ backing for CTRP 2

The Department of Finance (DOF) has urged economists to support the second package of the Duterte administration’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), which aims to cut the corporate income-tax (CIT) rate and harmonize fiscal...

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...

DTI chief pushes for pragmatic direction in RCEP deal

TOKYO—Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez urged his fellow ministers to be more realistic to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP. Lopez represented the Philippines during the fifth RCEP Intercessional Meeting in Tokyo on...

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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British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland—The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that...

From midnight golf and lava clubs to British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland—He comes from a place where they play midnight golf and the most precious item in the bag is a rusty “lava club,”...

LPGA’s Lincicome prepares to chase history on PGA Tour

NICHOLASVILLE, Kentucky—Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases history. The eight-time Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA) Tour winner hopes to knock...

Constant action but same result at Tour: Sky domination

LA ROSIERE, France—If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage...

Banned! fined!

THE International Basketball Federation (FIBA) meted punishments that bordered on the harsh to disciplinary on Filipino and Australian players and coaches who figured in...

PSL in ‘court’ battle

OFFICIALS of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) on Thursday bared that they will file qualified theft cases against former President Ramon Suzara and Finance Chief...

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...

Form or function? This portable battery’s got both

WHAT do you look for in a portable phone battery or a power bank? For me, more than looks, it should be capability or...

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

Tuna ceviche with coconut cream

TRADE and colonizers have formed our culinary identity over the centuries. Among the few ingredients that we can call truly ours, vinegar remains an...

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

Bishops: Suffering of the poor more serious than attacks on the...

Amid President Duterte’s relentless tirades against the Catholic Church, bishops said that church people are called to stand their ground, pointing out that their...

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...

India’s unsurpassed past and monuments

Story & photos by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero In this second part of my India travelogue, I reminisce the joy and fulfillment in surveying a...
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Motoring

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...

Toyota Philippines officially rolls off the all-new Vios

IT’S officially a green light for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) as they unveil the all-new Vios during a media launch at Okada Manila in...

NLEX steps up road-safety drive

MOTORISTS using the two longest expressways—the North Luzon Expressway and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway , should make sure they follow overall traffic laws on...

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...

OPM fans flock to Fête at the Park ‘18

Photos by Clang, Rommel Balawang, Toy Perez and Panda Choco Photography THIS year’s Fête at the Park amazed the June 16 crowd at the Rizal Park...

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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