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Inflation to peak in Q4, rate hike still an option

THE country’s inflation rate is expected to peak during the fourth quarter of this year, revising the earlier pronouncement of the government that inflation will peak in the third quarter, the Bangko Sentral ng...

Executive action seen to halt higher oil tax

MALACAÑANG is moving to preempt a proposed Joint Resolution of Congress seeking the suspension of excise taxes on fuel products—with some lawmakers pushing for a rollback to December 2017 levels—which was expected to top the agenda...

Oil prices, inflation force government to slash 2018 growth outlook

THE trade blows being exchanged by the United States and China, high oil prices and slow farm growth which hastened inflation, prompted the Philippine government to temper its growth expectations for the year. The Cabinet-level...

Boracay Island: A tale of EOs, LOIs, presidential decrees

THE Duterte administration is eyeing the management of Boracay Island by the Department of Tourism...

PHL jumps 12 rungs up Global Competitiveness Index of 140 economies

MANILA has jumped 12 notches in the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 to 56th among 140...

Remittances shrink anew, 8-month total just $19.1 billion

MONEY sent by Filipino migrant workers contracted anew in August this year, reversing the growth...

Angel Locsin is now a bag designer

Throughout its 130 years of global existence, Avon has always been synonymous with female empowerment, entrepreneurship and optimism for women.

Good nutrition starts now

Mondelez Philippines, the snacking company behind Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise and Cheez Whiz spread to name a few, aims to help develop students' well-being through its Joy Schools Program.

What is co-branding?

If there’s one sweeping change in entrepreneurship today, it is the synergy among business organizations to come up with collaborations and partnerships to cater their clientele better.
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United we stand

SINGAPORE—The last two decades have been challenging to the global markets but 10 economies of...

Savoy Hotel Boracay Newcoast

Nothing beats a perfect getaway in this beautiful island of Boracay.  Filipinos and foreign travelers...

How a third-generation family is taking their business to new heights

While the economy is dominated by family businesses, many tend to be short-lived. Few even...

Police, military list ‘threats’ to peaceful 2019 midterm polls 

The police and the military vowed on Tuesday to work together and collaborate in their...

Boracay dry run so far, so good, DENR chief says

AN apparently pleased Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Tuesday said the dry run for...

Castillo to head screening body for SC Chief Justice post hopefuls

Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will preside over the Judicial and Bar Council...

Castriciones drops senatorial plan, opts to keep DAR post

Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones on Tuesday announced that he has decided not to...

2,635 Caap employees test negative for illegal drug use

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) on Tuesday said it did not find...

E-tricycle donation to benefit Boracay tribal group – DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) will donate 200 electric tricycles (e-trikes) units that will provide...

Presidential daughter ends speculation on Senate run, files for reelection as Davao City mayor

DAVAO CITY – This city’s mayor, Sara Duterte-Carpio, ended speculation on a likely run for...

Residents themselves monitor progress of infrastructure projects in Tawi-tawi

DAVAO CITY - Residents in the island province of Tawi-Tawi in southwest Mindanao are keeping...

Govt probes irregularities in Boracay workers’ fund

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said authorities are now investigating possible cases of...

Environment police present at Boracay reopening dry run

SOME 30 environment law enforcers will be deployed by the government on Boracay Island to...
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NMIS to help LGUs in crafting better rules for meat inspection in wet markets

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) on Wednesday said it is eyeing to engage local...

Typhoons cut Q3 palay output by 4.2% to 3.25 MMT–PSA

Typhoon damage could cut the country’s palay (unmilled rice) output in the third quarter by...

ABS-CBNmobile to close by end-November

ABS-CBN Corp.’s mobile unit will officially fold down its operations by end-November as the business...

RNHC to build hydro power plant in Isabela

RIO Norte Hydropower Corp. (RNHC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Citicore Renewable Energy Corp., will...

PHL Xin Ye to build 2 ore-stripping plants in 2019

PHILIPPINE Xin Ye Industry Ltd. Inc. (Xin Ye), a subsidiary of Taiwan Xinye Precious Metal...

‘Entreprenerd’ brings virtual reality tool to Pinoy learners

This “entreprenerd” is setting a new trend in classrooms, museums and training programs where one...

Asian cities challenge American dominance in venture capital

The US is losing its edge as the world’s foremost destination for venture capital investment, a new...

After more than 6 decades, Rex Book Store continues to flourish in a competitive business landscape

In 1955 Jovita Buhain’s Rex Book Store, which was then engaged in the importation, distribution...

Joeben Tai: Manila’s rising condo and real-estate ‘taipan’

His fascination with city skyscrapers was the force-at-play for Joeben Tai to venture into the country’s...

The $12-billion hotpot fortune cooked up by a Chinese foursome

China’s passion for spicy hotpot has served up four new mega-rich entrepreneurs. Haidilao International Holding Ltd....

Pence’s China speech seen as portent of ‘new Cold War

BEIJING—Vice President Mike Pence’s accusations in a stinging speech last Thursday warning of a tougher...

Virtus Awards Celebrates the Best and Brightest in Hotel Sales

The quest for excellence, creativity and innovation among the Hospitality Sales and Marketing professionals continues....

Top sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry share success stories at Virtus

Christine Ann Ibarreta, president of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) Philippines, wanted 10...

Flashback: The Anita Hill hearings compared to today

By Mikayla Bouchard & Marisa Schwartz Taylor | New York Times News Service As nominees to...

Rabies-free Philippines by 2020

The pet industry in the Philippines is considerably growing, as more and more Filipinos today...

4 ways busy people sabotage themselves

YOU’VE left an important task undone for weeks. It’s hanging over you, causing daily anxiety....

You have to stop canceling and rescheduling things. Really.

By Whitney Johnson Why do any of us say we will do things and then fail...

Is office politics a white man’s game?

By Michelle King, David Denyer & Emma Parry Love it or hate it, office politics is...

How to talk to a grieving customer

By Megan Devine When Matt drowned in a fast-moving river, it fell to me to cancel...

If You Position Products as a Set, People Are More Likely to Buy Them All

Just how far are people willing to go to achieve “completeness”? Recent research I conducted...

China may have accrued $5.8 trillion in hidden debt with ‘titanic’ risks

China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt,...

North and South Korea to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea—North and South Korea continued their push for peace on Monday with high-level...

Veiled Saudi threat boosts oil prices already moving toward $100 a barrel

The global oil market that’s already being squeezed by US sanctions on Iran is now...

Round of talks ends sans Brexit pact ahead of summit

BRUSSELS—A flurry of talks between Britain and the European Union ended on Sunday without a...

Prospect of Trump-Xi meeting seen easing trade war tensions

BEIJING—With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between...

A tough customer for Manny Pacquiao

TERENCE Crawford looks invincible, and Manny Pacquiao must be wary of him. That’s how Crawford appeared...

Falcons seek Redemption

Losses continue to pile for Adamson University, but the Soaring Falcons are eager to hold...

Batang Pier hope to keep alive playoffs hope

NORTHPORT tries to keep its flickering playoff hopes alive when it battles Rain or Shine...

Modest in Argentina

ARCHER Nicole Tagle closed out the country’s campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games without...

Record in Shanghai

SHANGHAI—Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over...

Gandhi’s life celebrated in Manila, rest of the world

AS a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, October 2 was declared “International Day of Nonviolence” as...

Unified Germany: ‘Reliable partner on global, bilateral issues’

THE Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Philippines Dr. Gordon Kricke and...

Switzerland contributes to Phil. Red Cross for Ompong

SHORTLY after the devastating onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (international code name Mangkhut), Switzerland immediately lent...

PHL, Spain to hold academic, scientific, cultural exchanges

MADRID—Ambassador of the Philippines to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)...

Awarding of foreign-backed transpo projects

Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Garry V. de Guzman (left) formalizes the Department of Transportation’s...

‘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...

Diplomatic, expat community; govt agencies show enthusiastic support for ‘Mission: PHL’

AMBASSADORS and representatives of the nation’s diplomatic circle, including executives and officials of government agencies,...

Neda in ‘Mission: PHL’

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia (seated, right) and BusinessMirror Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (seated, left)...

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Are we there yet?

As the fourth industrial revolution sweeps the West, pundits are antsy. Many are also worried...

Industrial cybersecurity in the Internet age: Lessons and opportunities

SOCHI, Russia—Mouse: the one thing feared by elephants and the world’s largest companies today. Just...

Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well

ONE word made nil the nesting egg of Wilson Ramirez, one of many Filipino and...

The inflation train: Are policy-makers all on board?

EVERY scoop of rice that canteen owner Lolit Gogolin puts on a customer’s plate is getting costlier as inflationary pressures increase every day.

‘Workers’ Spring’ looms amid government bias against labor-only contracting

THE seeds of a “Workers’ Spring” have been sown on the fertile garden of labor-only...

National Museum mounts exhibit of Doloricon prints

THE National Museum presents in Vigan, starting Thursday (October 18), an exhibit of works by...

Blind Spot

UNLIKELY COUPLE SO one girl is modeling/pageant royalty and has the body to show for it...

And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on way

CANBERRA, Australia—They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting...

Time to wake up from the billion-peso dream

IT’S over. Thank God it’s finally over. To be clear—and safe, as I don’t want to...

How women who retire with their husbands often lose out

WOMEN who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they...

Philippine cinema takes center stage in Busan

THE Philippines was the “country of focus” at the recently concluded Busan International Film Festival...

For Dominic Roco, acting is life

IN JP Habac’s I’m Drunk, I Love You, Dominic Roco played the gay best friend...

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

By Jake Coyle | The Associated Press NEW YORK—The gothic family fantasy The House With a...

When art and music share the spotlight

TRAGEDY can sometimes lead to rebirth. In 2000 the then 28-year-old Maningning Miclat jumped to her death from the seventh floor of a building in Far Eastern University (FEU), where she worked as a professor.

Gwen Zamora comes out of her cocoon

ONE doesn’t go to see Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral expecting the fire and bull-headedness of...

Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

By Vanessa Gera | The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland—American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when...

Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean’s plastic trash

By Janet McConnaughey | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS—Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about...

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...

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...

Modesto finds his ‘Bliss’

THE dictionary defines “bliss” as joy, contentment and is generally associated with peace of mind and...

Bots of the Internet, reveal yourselves!

Robert M. Hertzberg’s hatred of bots is personal. Hertzberg is a state senator from California and...

Kaseya offers new backup solution for local SMBs

MULTINATIONAL Kaseya has launched its integrated backup system to help various industries in the Philippines...

The future of history

WHEN Heneral Luna came out in 2015, I honestly didn’t expect much. Our historic excursions...

Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones

NEW YORK—Google’s new Pixel phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add...

Asian stars meet with Filipino fans

THESE days, it’s not impossible to see our favorite foreign stars visiting the Philippines. Sometimes,...
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A restaurant, a bar and a café…all teeming with character (literally!)

Hotel Celeste, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, spills over the vibrant and elegant...

Dishes That Feed More: Restaurants Against Hunger

The business of restaurants, including the coverage of it, the food scene, etc., can be...

Pan-fried cashew-crusted tilapia fillet and asparagus spears with honey mustard sauce

Ingredients: 300g    tilapia fillet (or any choice of fish fillet) oil panko bread crumbs cashew nuts, crushed fresh parsley, chopped 2...

Chocolate sans rival

Ingredients: Meringue Layers 10 pcs    large egg whites, room temperature 1 cup    granulated sugar 1 tsp    cream of tartar 1/3...

Easy blini with red caviar

Ingredients: For the pancakes 2 pcs    large eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 tsp    salt 1/4 cup    sugar 4 cups    warm fresh...

NG, Unicef launch ‘Situational Analysis of Children in PHL’

OVER the past decades, the Philippines has made significant strides toward realizing child rights, especially...

iAcademy to offer B.S. Cloud Computing next school year

THE recent cyber attacks reported worldwide have convinced the local academe and the private sector...

Davao gets P150-M China education aid

DAVAO CITY—The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines donated P150 million for the construction of 13...

Muntinlupa extends P5-million scholarship fund for Marawi students

MUNTINLUPA City has extended a P5-million scholarship fund to support the Marawi siege victims. This...

Edukasyon.ph, DLSU launch online scholarship program

EDUCATION tech start-up Edukasyon.ph and De La Salle University (DLSU) Science Foundation recently launched Project Layag,...
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Govt taps Maynilad for Marawi water rehab

THE government has brought in Maynilad Water Services Inc. to boost the Marawi rehabilitation effort. In a...

Kalibo town enhances anti-plastic ordinance

KALIBO, Aklan—The Sangguniang Bayan of Kalibo is currently drafting a legislation that enhances its plastic...

Climate change undermining global efforts to eradicate hunger

UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—”already clearly...

Manila Water ramps up programs on used-water management

MANILA Water consistently intensifies its campaign toward proper wastewater management in Metro Manila’s East Zone through...

Most natural disasters caused by man’s abuse of environment

BANGKOK, Thailand—Contrary to what most government agencies would like people to believe, natural disasters are...

New species of land snail, micro mollusk found in Cebu

The tiniest snail in the world might be in the mountains of Argao, Cebu. This...

Philippines participates in 4th illegal wildlife trade meet in U.K.

The United Kingdom government, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and...

PCAARRD funds project to survey vulnerable ecosystems in Eastern Visayas

PALO, Leyte—The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Eastern Visayas Campus emphasized the importance of...

Saving endangered species through social marketing

MEET “Barry,” “Pawi” and “Debbie.” They are the three mascots representing the flagship species of the...

Seed sources for ‘tamayuan’ tree to be put up to boost greening

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will put up seed sources for the tamayuan...

Jesus asks for self-surrender

The gospel of today’s Mass tells us how, as Jesus was leaving the city, a...

Pope Francis calls for a youth synod ‘anointed by hope’

VATICAN—Pope Francis began the synod on young people on October 3 with a homily calling...

Our Lady of the Rosary

First of two parts Saint Pope Pius V declared October 7 as the Feast of Our...

Divorce is contrary to God’s plan

The gospel of today’s Mass shows us Jesus teaching the multitudes that had come from...

Interfaith women’s forum: How are PHL children?

The high incidence of poverty in the Philippines causes many problems, with the children suffering...

To exfoliate or not to exfoliate: Are you overwashing your face?

Face cleansing used to be the most boring part of a skin-care regimen. Want bells...

PHL to host Asean science ministers meeting

Science ministers of Asean member-states and other key leaders in the region are set to...

DOST’s 1st Bantog Awards recognize science journalists

The winners in the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) first Bantog Awards pose with...

PHILAAST awards 6 scientists

Six Filipino scientists in different fields were awarded for their dedication to the service for...

When earthquakes liquefy soil, devastation can follow

Liquefaction, which Indonesian officials said last Monday had destroyed several thousand homes in and around...

Meanderings of a business and thin spaces traveler

Part One SEPTEMBER is an epic time for business travel for me and, over a span...

Mindanao’s northern lights

DON’T let embassy travel advisories and unsavory news stories about Mindanao deprive you the opportunity...

A view to a thrill

Story & Photos by Bernard L. Supetran SEASONED travelers, almost always, would look for three things...

A ‘baluarte’ of culture and environment

THIS month wraps up a nostalgic visit for me in paradise, Sumilon. Very few could...

Sandbox raises the bar with two new attractions

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino SURROUNDED by Pampanga’s vast plains and mountain ranges is...

Creating a common ground for the future of work

CONTINUING my series in future-proofing the real-estate industry, I spoke to tech visionary Enrique Gonzalez...

Grand Central Park welcomes Grand Hyatt Manila Residences

PRIME real-estate developer Federal Land Inc. forges ahead in realizing its master-planned, New York-inspired community...

Home of the POTUS

IT was 226 years ago when the White House became the official residence and workplace...

Five things to consider when looking for a new home

One of the biggest investments you can make is buying a new home. More than...

The Rise of Arcovia City

Artists visualize their ideas before bringing their masterpieces to fruition. Engineers and architects take careful...

Once Upon A Time, A Diamond Hotel Halloween Event

In a land of princesses, villains, elves, dragons, and where heroes save the day, you...

A toast to forever at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Begin the next chapter of your life by celebrating the most memorable day with Marco...

Top sales and marketing professionals in the hotel and tourism industry to be honored at 2018 Virtus Awards

"To be the biggest and most prestigious awards event of the Philippines hotel sales and...

Metro Manila forum bares tourism challenges, solutions

Recently, the Department of Tourism  highlighted the importance of community engagement in its push for...

‘Charming Beijing’ Bridges Manila and Beijing through Tourism

On September 21, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development successfully brought once more the...

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Isuzu Gencars launches modern jeepney as it celebrates 40th anniversary

Isuzu Gencars celebrates its 40th anniversary with another achievement to be proud of. Last June...

Gencars a reliable partner of Isuzu through the years

The establishment of Gencars Inc. came about in the late 1970s. It was one of...

5-Star Service Division upgrades skills

Isuzu Gencars Service Division promises to hold on to its name as a 5-Star Service...

Pioneers recall how it was in the early days of Gencars

A company’s stability relies on the quality of people it keeps. On its 40th year,...

Isuzu Gencars holds unique distinction as provider of Popemobile

In January 2015, Isuzu Gencars became part of the historic visit of His Holiness Pope...

World’s oldest barber is 107 and still cutting hair full time

NEW WINDSOR, New York—Anthony Mancinelli shook out a barber towel and welcomed the next customer...

William Baker, who righted a US Army wrong from 1906, dies at 86

IN the late-1930s, in rural Georgia, a former slave told his grandson a story about...

Iloilo City elderly get own ambulance

ILOILO CITY—Senior citizens in this city have expressed appreciation over the move of the local...

Soccsksargen bags 5 DSWD ‘Bayani Ka! Awards’ in 2018

COTABATO CITY—An indigenous peoples’ (IPs) leader and four volunteer groups from Region 12  (Soccsksargen) have...

Private-sector campaign for Pinoys abroad launched to spur tourism-industry growth 

CREATIVE Travel and Tour International (CTTI) officially launched a private sector- led tourism campaign called...

Tulip of Sinai

(Thanks to Sir Muhammad Iqbal) The grains of sand bound The land like skin. I walk alone in...

Mother and Child

The children know where they belong on your body As babies they fit just right in the cradle of your...

I am the Moon

I am the moon I glow where there is darkness But only in fractions You see a crescent...

2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards winners honored

Three women took home the bacon at the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards on September...

Give Us This Day

THE water canon hits me like a crashing wave upon the rocks. It feels like...

Ex-bootlegger makes billions navigating Putin’s booze barriers

RUSSIA’S very sober president, Vladimir Putin, has spent 18 years erecting barriers to selling alcohol...

Kaspersky Lab warns freelancers vs. RATs

CYBERCRIMINALS love people in HR departments, because their job includes opening files that come from...

American schools are tackling ‘bro’ culture. The Kavanaugh case shows why that’s hard to do.

A barrage of lurid accounts of hard drinking and partying lobbed against Supreme Court nominee...

35-year-old unknown creates world’s most valuable start-up

WHEN Zhang Yiming first shopped the idea of a news aggregation app powered by artificial...

Operator of homegrown gamers’ hub opens new outlet in Antipolo

NETWORK gaming operator TheNet.Com (TNC) Inc. opened its new shop in Antipolo, the most populous...

Grindcore band Maticrust rocks the desert, Europe

MANY Filipinos have gone abroad to work not only to support their families, but also...

97.9 Home Radio 24 years strong

MORE than a year since shifting back to the adult-contemporary/easy-listening format, mainly due to popular...

Celebrating triumph for a “friend of music”

INVEST your energy for a worthy cause! Friends of the actor and music producer Merck...

‘Mr. Pure Energy’ gives back

JUST three months after his double health scare, Gary Valenciano is back to doing what...

OPM for a united cause

AIMED at bringing together both mainstream and independent artists in one venue, a gig was...

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