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Another storm, more hard lessons

THE government is seriously considering the implementation of a nationwide program to train and educate local government officials in dealing with and responding to disaster risks and hazards posed by typhoons and other natural...

This is how the next economic crisis will look like

Lately, there have been many comments about the next global financial crisis to the 10-year “anniversary,” but a new crisis is building, though very slowly.

Tunnels of tragedy

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has announced the creation of Task Force Mining Challenge to stop the rampant illegal small-scale mining in gold-rich areas in the country, following a deadly landslide that killed dozens...

PHL banks can withstand external volatility–BSP

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said local banks are now in the pink of...

Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise

AFTER 10 years of continued growth, the Philippines last year posted a 9-percent decline in...

‘With its focus on infra, PHL on track in journey to 4th industrial revolution’

ENERGY and automation giant Schneider Electric believes this administration is on track to walk the...

DOJ finds Taguba, 8 others liable in P6.4-B shabu imports

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to indict Customs broker Mark Ruben...

Maybe next year: Federal Charter frozen till after polls

EVEN some members of the Consultative Committee (Con-com) believe that their proposed federal Charter will...

Senator opposes cut in subsidy for deserving SUC students

SEN. Sherwin T. Gatchalian over the weekend vowed to fight for retention of the P4-billion...

The 3 Magnitudes of First-rate Customer Service In a Business

An international research done by RedAlkemi, an organization that does web development and Internet marketing, suggests that 60% of organizations consider customer service as...

What is co-branding?

Two is better than one. If there’s one sweeping change in entrepreneurship today, it is the synergy among business organizations to come up with collaborations...

Globe Telecom says thank you with 917 Day

Inspired by Globe Telecom’s most iconic prefix 0917, September 17 or 917 Day is a celebration like no other. This special day is all about the...

Comelec needs P857 million for Bangsamoro plebiscite

The two expected referendums to be held by the Commission on Election (Comelec) next year...

New landslide kills 15, buries houses in Cebu

NAGA, Philippines—A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain on Thursday,...

DFA chief thanks international community’s help after Ompong destruction

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday conveyed the Philippine government’s appreciation and gratitude...

DOJ files homicide raps vs Espenido for ‘Martilyo Gang’ raid that killed 6

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of homicide charges against Ozamis City police...

Palace slams ‘sham decision’ by international tribunal finding Duterte ‘guilty’ of rights violations

MALACAÑANG dismissed as a “sham decision” and “useless piece of propaganda” the International Peoples’ Tribunal’s...

Government pitches ‘BBB’ to potential investors

CAPAS, Tarlac—A group of local and regional bank analysts, portfolio strategists and economists visited the...

Cavite now included in HNCP for ‘Big One’ through Viper

The Vulnerability and Impact Reduction to Earthquake (Viper) project has included Cavite in the Harmonized...

BSP orders PDIC to take over Lanao del Norte rural bank

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued a circular letter prohibiting the Rural Bank...

Except for Loakan, airports in N. Luzon running–Caap

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) reported on Sunday that except for Loakan Airport...

DENR Western Visayas requires P3.4B to build sanitary landfills

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 is proposing the construction...
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‘Senate’s TRAIN 2 to address concerns over job losses’

The Senate version of the second Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is likely...

No middle ground on MDM tariffs for Ubra, Pampi

By Cai U. Ordinario & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas Poultry growers and meat processors said they...

PHL delegation seeks British investments in ‘BBB,’ energy sector

Government officials will brief British investors on business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and...

Neda to spend P155 million for 3 project feasibility studies

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said it will spend P155 million to conduct...

NG’s P47.2-B debt payments for July push 7-month total to P463.1 billion

THE national government has reported a P47.211-billion payment for its debt during the month of...

Sheryl Barrozo: The hand behind Sendang’s Cakes market success

SHE wants to be a full-time mother but has to help augment the family income so...

Laguna physical therapist ventures into the resto business

BEING young and single in the food industry is no problem for someone whose passion...

Entrepreneur unveils FindWork app for underserved blue-collar market

Cognizant of the dearth of online job-search platforms catering to the local blue-collar job market since...

Couch Potato: Flavored fries for every Juan

Although the French fries industry in the Philippines may be dominated by well- known international and...

SBC releases 1st batch of loans for small Boracay enterprises

The Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) has released the first batch of loans for Boracay-based...

Podcasting aims for a whole new level, and a TV drama maestro joins in

Fifty-six percent of Americans have never listened to a podcast. One of Hollywood’s most aggressive companies wants to change that, and it has enlisted Dick Wolf, the king of broadcast television, as part of its campaign.

DPWH’s Mark Villar: Govt ready to fulfill ‘Golden Age of Infrastructure’ promise

A CONSTRUCTION executive once said: “The Philippines is like a teenager wearing kid’s clothes. We...

On the move to nation-building

The government is set to spend P8 to 9 trillion from 2017 to 2022 for...

Conspiracy theories made Alex Jones very rich. They may bring him down

By Elizabeth Williamson & Emily Steel | New York Times News Service AUSTIN, Texas—More than ever...

Tariffs stirring fear at many US points of entry for imports

By David Koenig | The Associated Press To understand why the impact of President Donald Trump’s...

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...

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...

How Coca-Cola, Netflix and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more...

Strategies for Working From Anywhere

By Dorie Clark OVERWORKED professionals have always dreamed of escaping to a quiet beach. But, instead of...

Tsunami of tariffs seen following breakdown in US-China trade talks

The US and China are hours away from a new round of tariffs on each...

EU eyes ‘longshot’ talks with US, Japan to soften trade impasse

The European Union’s trade chief heads to New York this week to continue negotiations with...

Wealthy Americans are last in sustainable investing–UBS

American millionaires are lagging behind wealthy counterparts elsewhere when it comes to sustainable investing. US investors...

4 dead after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Maryland—Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman...

It’s ‘high times’ for ascending cannabis stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK—Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to...

Musing on NU Bulldogs

IT was a painful 72-46 loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles, talking about the National...

Pyeongchang’s costly Olympic venues may eventually be torn down

SEOUL—The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over...

British cycling celebrates historic triple of Grand Tour success

WHEN Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) stepped up onto the podium of the Vuelta a España for...

Yates overtakes Sagan to top world rankings

WITH his victory in the Vuelta a España, Mitchelton-Scott’s Simon Yates overtook Peter Sagan to...

Quintana sets sight on Tour de France

NAIRO QUINTANA (Movistar) has revealed that he will ride the Tour de France in 2019,...

PHL International Law Society holds national conference

A LARGE number of legal scholars, eminent personalities and students of international law attended the...

EU, Asean, China ready to aid PHL after Ompong

THE European Union (EU), Asean member-states and China on Sunday expressed readiness to assist the...

BOI partners with garments, textile, leather-goods manufacturers to further strengthen local industry

THE Board of Investments (BOI), the country’s lead industry development and primary investment promotion agency,...

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)...

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...

‘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...

Snapshot of rice-consumption data remains grainy as Pinoys grapple with supply, prices

AS Filipinos’ appetite for rice becomes as big as its political-economic implication, a snapshot of data on its consumption remains grainy. This is so because the government uses two data sets to estimate the amount of rice consumed by every Filipino. Having two data sets to compute for a single amount can result in data discrepancies that make rice demand and supply difficult to evaluate.

Swapping Goods: The costs and potentials of a PHL-US bilateral free trade

OPPORTUNITY knocks only once and Trade Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo Jr. wants to tap on...

Fowl farmers’ fears persist 1 year after bird flu flare-up

FIFTY-five weeks ago, poultry farm owner Librada Sese celebrated life; today she can only recall...

A bridal fashion event showcasing talent and giving back

Zandra Lim has been in the business of designing bridal gowns for the past 15...

When art and music share the spotlight

TRAGEDY can sometimes lead to rebirth. In 2000 the then 28-year-old Maningning Miclat jumped to...

How Korean drama has changed the way we look at beauty

THE 10-step Korean skin-care routine is not something many women can do every day but...

Stormy Daniels’ ‘Full Disclosure’ is one of the books Trump doesn’t want you to read

IN her new memoir, Full Disclosure, Stormy Daniels cites a statement that President Donald J....

Teacher’s son Gabby Concepcion, other stars to perform in Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering 2018

Gabby Concepcion will return with an ensemble of stars for Gabay Guro's Grand Gathering 2018,...

With ‘The Nun,’ Warner Bros.’ winning streak continues

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—The horror movie The Nun has topped the...

Carlo Aquino’s star continues to shine

WE are excited for the resurgence in the film career of one of our favorite...

Back-to-back is back with a bang

The buzz is getting louder for A Lani Morisette Musical Journey, the upcoming concert of...

‘Gee-Gee at Waterina’ is a musical gem

Sometimes a small theater production turns out to be so memorably poignant that it acquires...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

By Lindsey Bahr| The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance Crazy...

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...

‘Nasaan Si Jonas Burgos?’ takes center stage in Reb Belleza’s show

‘Aktibista lang po ako! Aktibista lang po ako!” were the last words of Jonas Burgos...

XS, XS Max and XR?

THE new iPhones are out and, once again, Apple fanbois are in a frenzy with...

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

NEW YORK—Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads...

WikiLeaks files expose group’s inner workings

LONDON—Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying...

Korean star to hold first fan meeting in Manila

IF you are a fan of the Korean variety show 2 Days & 1 Night, then you probably know Jung Joon-young, the 29-year-old singer-songwriter who was born in Indonesia and lived in the Philippines for two years.

YouTube NextUp a push for Filipino creators to level-up their content

YouTube NextUp returns to Manila to help Bronze-level creators boost their channel’s engagement through a...
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Eastwood Café + Bar: Cozy, Chic and Chill

Eastwood Café+Bar (EC+B), the all-day dining restaurant of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, is both chic and...

The house that peanut sauce built

Nuts are a great addition to any dish. Apart from being great sources of good...

Benjarong Manila’s Thai Experience Tasting Menu: Modern Thai done right

Asian food has always been admired, replicated and adapted by Westerners to suit their tastes....

Beef Pares Noodle Soup

Beef Pares has long been a popular “street food,” ever since it was invented in...

Bejeweled Boeuf: To soak or to sulk?

If ever a dish had a way of making papansin, or seeking attention, this would...

BASF PHL to hold programs to provide students better understanding of science

IN a bid to promote science education in the country and also as part of...

DSWD accredits 50 Muntinlupa day-care teachers

THE local government unit (LGU) of Muntinlupa welcomes the Level 1 accreditation to the city’s...

DICT wants youth to become digital entrepreneurs

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is urging the youth to become digital...

NGCP ties up with Don Bosco to develop tech-voc programs in host communities

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has partnered with the Don Bosco Foundation...

DICT develops academic program to help local universities train cybersecurity experts

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will offer an academic program...
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Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Montana—The Trump administration recently rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to...

SC: P0.10 levy vs oil tankers constitutional

THE Supreme Court (SC) has unanimously declared constitutional a provision in Republic Act (RA) 9483...

UN chief: World must prevent  runaway climate change by 2020

UNITED NATIONS—United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last Monday that the world is facing...

Climate change becoming a reality check for the North

WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands—“This season, the month of May was particularly hot and dry,” said Leo...

High food prices, scarcity highlight need for regl biodiversity cooperation

Participants at a regional forum hosted by the Philippines on September 4 underscored the importance...

Closing the biodiversity conservation financing gap

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Experts from 20 countries across Europe, Asia and the Pacific recently discussed effective...

PHL tops participation in intl coastal cleanups 

The Philippines ranks first among the top 25 countries that participated in international coastal cleanup...

Unclos expands to cover marine biodiversity

By Palitha Kohona | Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Responding to a persistent demand by developing...

Protecting the habitats of nature’s lamplighters

Conclusion Eating habits Firefly larvae also differ greatly in their eating habits. Since fireflies spend most of...

Where have our beautiful corals gone?

The Philippines used to boast of over 27,000 square kilometers of coral areas. Back then,...

Saint Pio de Pietrelcina: First stigmatist priest

"I need to love You more and more, but I don’t have any more love...

Spiritual childhood brings joy

Today’s Gospel leads us to a scene where the disciples argue among themselves, trying to...

Who is Jesus for You?

Jesus went with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea. Along the way, He asked...

Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church

Hildegard of Bingen, “one of the few prominent woman in medieval church,” was declared saint...

Saint Peter Claver, Patron of All Catholic Missions

Popes of the Catholic Church condemned chattel slavery, or personal slavery. Pope Pius II in...

Equipment with radioactive materials reported missing

A “potentially dangerous” moisture density-gauge equipment containing radioactive materials was reported missing a month ago...

PHL space agency’s creation a step closer to reality

The Philippines is a step closer to the realization of having its space agency. Dr. Rogel...

Proposed whale sanctuary in South Atlantic defeated in meet

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil—A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic was defeated at...

Searca PhD research scholarship open to Filipinos, Southeast Asians

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) offers research...

DOST-SEI, Smart bring Courseware to remote schools

Filipino elementary pupils and high-school students in remote areas will soon have access to the...

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...

PHILGBC pushes green agenda in the workplace

In the further pursuit of the green agenda, the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) recently...

Women and youth in real estate

INCLUSION has always been a driver for me in our advocacies. A most meaningful work...

DENR fields personnel, equipment in disaster clearing ops

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has mobilized at least 87 chainsaws to...

Arthaland to embark on major expansion

MAJOR property boutique developer Arthaland Corp. will expand its footprint in the immediate future, according...

Makati Poblacion regentrified!

IN a recent eight hour, four bar crawl, I found myself reveling at how Makati had...

Enjoy members-only travel perks on AirAsia web site and app

Your holidays with AirAsia are about to get better! AirAsia BIG members will enjoy more perks,...

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila wins Philippines’s Leading Hotel in World Travel Awards

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is honored to have been recognized as the Philippines’s Leading Hotel...

Luang Prabang’s laid-back lure and rich heritage

I remember sitting inside a cramped van negotiating the snaking countryside road of Lao PDR,...

City of Dreams Manila trailblazes the first ‘Soap for Hope’ program

City of Dreams Manila held a kickoff activity of the first “Soap for Hope” program...

The Elegant Filipinas on its 4th year at Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel Philippines has been home to heads of state, women leaders, diplomats, international artists and...

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‘Fleeing’ to Bacolod in escaping Ompong

BACOLOD—I am here enjoying the sun and the smiles of people too friendly and loving...

LTO publishing Filipino Drivers Manual in September

THE government will release in September a resource meant to help Filipinos become better motorists....

New HR-V means space and convenience

THREE years after its debut, Honda gave its crossover entry the HR-V a makeover to...

Isuzu launches ‘Kababayan Promo’ for OFWs

AS a way of showing its appreciation to the millions of tireless overseas Filipino workers...

Honda HR-V showcases its dynamics and technology

THE new Honda HR-V is packed with numerous enhancements—definitely not only about form factor, but...

Elegant seniors reign at Ms. Eternal Beauty Lipa 2018 beauty pageant

ETERNAL Gardens celebrated the timeless beauty and elegance of the elderly with the Ms. Eternal...

Smart trains Cebu ‘milleniors’ to be techies

SIXTY is the new 40. This isn’t just a catchphrase for people trying to keep...

Batangas senior citizens share life after retirement in Grandparents’ Day fete

LIPA CITY, Batangas—To some senior citizens, life after retirement from their long years of regular...

Ms. Grandma Malabon 2018: Celebrating age and grace

TIMELESS. That is probably the best word to describe the winners of the 2018 Grandma...

Elderly women to bear the brunt of spending cuts, belt-tightening in Japan

AS Japanese society ages and the government cuts social welfare spending, older women are bracing...

Dance of the flies

Once upon a time there was a thumb and a mouth that were born on...

The Lunchbox

"What we eat defines who we are,” Abah often said. “The essence of food will...

Under the Mangrove Trees

The mangrove trees cradle boughs laden with leaves close to their chests. Below, their unborn fruit lie...

Mountains of fear, valleys of hope

"What about me? And Lobsang?” Linpa asked Tenzin through tears. He stared mutely at the handleless...

For Abby and those who struggle daily

Woman. You are an oyster ripening a grain of pain in the pit of your belly until it becomes a globe...

4IR: Are young Pinoys ready?

SINGAPORE-based Asean Youth Community (AYC) and local consultancy firm Ygoal Inc. recently launched the local...

Motorcycle makers try minting new riders with youth programs

MOTORCYCLE sales in the United States went into a skid in 2008 and have been...

Everyst to showcase next-gen Filipino writers, illustrators

EVERYST, the social-fiction platform, has announced the addition of two new Filipino talents to its...

The hot college gig: Online brand promoter

NOAH LAMFERS, a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, had never tried a 5-Hour...

These are the best loved brands of fashion-forward millennials

ATHLETIC apparel and lingerie are prominent in the minds of fashion-forward shoppers, but there’s no...

Lyric, TOA seal partnership

LYRIC Organ and Piano Store Corp. has further expanded its reach to their musician-enthusiasts as...

Tuning in to people, music, fun

GLOBAL customer experience specialist Transcom Worldwide Philippines Inc. recently held its music fest, “Tunog Transcom...

Lance Raymundo reprises song for the ‘hashtag’ generation

TARGETING millennials and the “pop generation”, Viva Records recently released #YATO, a rework of Lance...

Pasada: From OPM to world music

WITH the fast-paced living of modern life, we tend to forget about the things that...

Making music from sustainable materials

MADE through the passion and pride of a Filipino artist, Tree;ty Drums is giving a...

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