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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

Culinary tourism takes a hit as probe unearths how Buhay Carinderia ‘redefined’ TPB approval...

Conclusion Government sources point to Republic Act 9184, otherwise known as the government procurement law, which allows government agencies alternative ways to buy supplies or secure services, one of which is through “Direct Contracting, otherwise...

House panel okays P1.16-billion fund for Dengvaxia vaccinees’ needs

THE House Committee on Appropriations on Tuesday approved the P1.161-billion supplemental budget for 2018 for those who received Dengvaxia, as the government’s way of mitigating the possible health damage to them of the controversial vaccine under...

Solon prompts Duterte: Brace for $100 oil shock

THE Duterte administration was prodded on Monday to prepare for a looming “oil shock,” as a solon said global market crude prices may skyrocket to $100 per barrel (bbl) and pump prices were jacked up by...

Land disputes may delay Marawi rehab efforts

Land ownership issues and procurement woes could delay the implementation of projects to rehabilitate Marawi City, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). In a briefing on Monday, Neda Undersecretary for the Regional...

Updated: Cesar Montano quits as head of Tourism Promotions Board

ACTOR Cesar Montano has resigned as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). The resignation was contained in a letter to President Duterte through Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go,...
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News

DOE wants Pinoys to tap renewable-energy sources

The Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting comments from industry stakeholders on a proposed policy that allows consumers to choose renewable energy (RE) as...

Resident urges Comelec to investigate flying voters in QC

BARELY a week before the local election next week, Quezon City is teeming with suspected flying voters that may have been already “planted” ahead...

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...

Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska’s Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state’s finest seafood—and fishermen are not happy about the competition. Sea...

Mothers quit jobs due to lack of benefits–study

HAVING children and the lack of benefits for working mothers caused many Pinays to miss out on career breaks and quit the work force altogether, according to a study conducted by Monster.com. In a...

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)....

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...

What is Iran’s atomic deal? Why is it targeted?

By Jon Gambrell | The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers faces its biggest diplomatic challenge yet as President Donald...

PHL rice imports to hit 1.1 MMT in 2019–report

The country’s rice imports in 2019 could decline by 21.42 percent to 1.1 million metric tons (MMT), as the increase in palay output would allow the Philippines to end 2018 with more stocks. The United...

DA to tweak rules for MAV rice imports

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is proposing to amend rules for the allocation of permits and accreditation of traders who want to import rice via the minimum access volume (MAV) scheme of the World Trade Organization. Agriculture...

Cavs even series

CLEVELAND—LeBron James knows the path to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals better than anyone in today’s game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something...

Roller-coaster of blowouts

SAN FRANCISCO—One thing is clear through three games of the power-packed Western Conference finals between a Golden State team that has won two of...

Warriors’ Kerr honored for excellence on court

GOLDEN State’s Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach in recognition of his cooperation with...

Cariño brothers strike

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—The Cariño brothers proved on Tuesday that blood is thicker than water as Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance’s El Joshua and 7-Eleven Cliqq RoadBike Philippines’s...

No seeding for Serena

PARIS—Serena Williams’s return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher. French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams...

LeBron, Cavs bounce back

JUST like that. After plucking another runway 111-102 win on Tuesday, Cleveland has made it two-in-a-row against Boston. It came right after Cleveland’s 116-86 Game Three...

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...

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....

‘Startup’ nation is ‘70 years young’

SHALOM! Good evening. Magandang gabi sa inyong lahat. Welcome to our 70th birthday and the celebration of some special jubilees representing the major milestones...

Growing fresh produce closer to home

"FRESH” produce in the Philippines—a country blessed with more than enough sunlight and farmlands—are expensive and could be low-quality; otherwise, they are imported. Luckily, two half-Filipinos have come home to change that. Urban Greens is...

Twin passions in the Philippines serve life’s purpose for ‘expatriot’

ONSTAGE one Tuesday night at the Roadhouse in Manila Bay, the Champagne Blues trio was set to cover Willie Dixon’s “The Seventh Son.” Band leader Thomas “Tomcat” Colvin came in on harmonica as guitarist...

Social entrepreneur rides on sustainable, scalable revolutions through the Bambike

AT the peak of rush hour, on the last working day before a long weekend, Bryan Benitez-McClelland challenged his intern to an “impromptu intercity” race from Salcedo Village in Makati to Bonifacio Global City...

One death too many

In any kind of workplace there is always the possibility of things going wrong, of accidents happening, but 40 dead workers in 10 years of operation...
IT’S nearing half-a-century and another administration, that of President Duterte, must still distribute hundreds of thousands of hectares of land to farmers. The Duterte administration is eyeing to extend the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) to cover more private and public agricultural lands for distribution to landless...

How Google, Facebook will adapt to Europe’s new privacy law

COMPANIES large and small are updating their privacy policies and service terms to comply with upcoming European Union (EU) rules governing data and privacy....

Blind Spot

THE ACTRESS AND HER (REAL) BOYFRIEND SO, the lovely young actress and her onscreen partner had a falling out of sorts and, suddenly, she is not...

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...

Gadgets for good health

THERE’S no doubt that people can’t live without gadgets. The first thing we do when we wake up is check our mobile phones. We...

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...

10 Doable Fitness Habits Your Busy Life Will Thank...

With a clear understanding that there’s no such thing as “just try, and you’ll see,” here are quick tips on how to start introducing...

Great adventure awaits at Camsur Watersports Complex TRI-Factor Asian Championship...

By Eleanor A. Leyco-Chua Photos by Yenken Chua & Jason Verdeflor Multisport enthusiasts are all eyes on CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) as the first Tri-factor event...

A Young Man’s Remarkable Fitness Journey

It’s difficult to imagine that at one point in his life, Tobias Miguel “Tommy” Tiangco was diagnosed as a morbidly obese 12-year-old kid, who,...

Green

Managing protected areas through PPP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to accept applications for Special-Use  Agreement in Protected Areas (Sapa) after Environment Secretary Roy...

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO—The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear...

TIP students design sustainable packaging for Unilever products

IN its commitment to find sustainable alternatives to plastic sachets, Unilever Philippines recently partnered with the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) to engage...

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....

For 25 years, Negros Occidental has been keeping a promise

Story & photos by Celine Murillo A strip of land emerged in the distance, breaking the illusion that there was nothing but sea. It looked like...
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Motoring

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...

Shell introduces Helix Ultra

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino JUST over a year ago Pilipinas Shell introduced its breakthrough oil specifically for high-mileage engines. This time, the petroleum...

Rush is one SUV that can be bought for a song

HOW many times have you heard this question: Is diesel on the way out? Did you notice that the standard reply was “yes?” But Kei Mizuguchi,...

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...

Indonesian online payment firm targets Pinoy millennials

INDONESIAN online payment firm PT UniPin Online Game Voucher (UniPin) is banking on millions of “unbanked” Filipino young gamers as it ventures and seeks...

Marketing

How can I get out of my comfort zone and find...

Dear PR Matters,  I like reading your column because I learn a lot of new things even if my work is not in PR. Some...

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