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‘Pressure on peso to stay till year-end’

THE local currency has been seeing a reprieve in recent days, but may still be under pressure for the rest of the year. Data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) showed the peso...

DOF eyes e-invoicing system to make VAT refunds possible

THE Department of Finance (DOF) is looking to establish an electronic invoicing system (e-invoicing) by 2020, which will allow for the implementation of a value-added tax (VAT) refund system for tourists visiting the country. During...

South Korea visitor market, tops for tourism, softens

VISITOR arrivals from South Korea have been slowing down, causing the Department of Tourism (DOT) some concern it may miss its 7.4-million foreign tourists target this year. Officials traced the slowdown partly to the...

Tieza locators may enjoy perks only until end-2018

INCENTIVES enjoyed by companies within the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) will end...

M&A, ‘greenfield’ FDI in PHL down in 2017

MERGERS and acquisitions (M&As) and “greenfield” foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Philippines declined in...

PHL resorting to government-to-government to buy 203,000 metric tons of rice

MANILA has decided to purchase the unawarded 203,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from its...

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...

68 disqualification cases filed at Comelec

The Commission on Election (Comelec) received 68 disqualification cases as of Monday, the deadline for...

Palace backs, but senators score bid to pull out from IPU

MALACAÑANG backed on Tuesday House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s call for the Philippines to withdraw from...

Israel eyes to hire more Pinoy hotel workers and caregivers

Israel is eyeing to hire more workers from the Philippines with the warm diplomatic ties...

Abra, Leyte violence kills 2, wounds junior police officer

Gunmen shot and wounded a junior police officer in Leyte on Tuesday, while two supporters...

Comelec to finalize list of areas for BOL plebiscite next week

The Commission on Election (Comelec) next week will start finalizing the list of additional areas...

Execs assure workers in ARMM agencies of retention in new Bangsamoro govt

DAVAO CITY—Government personnel working in at least three agencies of the Autonomous Region in Muslim...

Kanegosyo Congress to sustain Davao’s ‘sari-sari’ stores—NCCC

DAVAO CITY—The pioneering business-mentoring program for sari-sari stores in the Davao region has continued to...

Tribal leader fears loss of jobs if mining stops in Surigao del Sur

A tribal leader in Carrascal town, Surigao del Sur, on Sunday appealed to the government...

DENR urges fire dancers to use LED lights in Boracay shows

Boracay Island—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, urged...

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...
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Vehicle sales down 18% in Q3 due to inflation, fuel, interest rate hikes

Sales of imported vehicles went down 18 percent in the third quarter, which distributors blamed...

MPTC wants TRB to resolve quickly pending rate hikes for Cavitex, Nlex

METRO Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) hopes the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) will resolve its pending...

DOTr gives 2 firms original proponent status to develop Davao, Kalibo airports

CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. and Mega7 Construction Corp. have been granted by the transportation department the...

Duterte approves franchise of Villar telco

PRESIDENT Duterte has approved the legislative franchise of Villar-owned Streamtech Systems Technologies Inc. (Streamtech) to...

DTI intensifies campaign vs substandard steel pipes

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has intensified its campaign against the proliferation of...

‘Entreprenerd’ brings virtual reality tool to Pinoy learners

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

Sarifa Alonto-Younes stamps her mark as 2018 top Fil-AusMumpreneur awardee in Melbourne

The businesses she had established are now complementing Australia’s educational and training system for future teachers,...

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...

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...

US Navy sails warships through Taiwan Strait in show of force

The US Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait for the second time since...

Khashoggi crisis tests Saudi prince’s firm grip on power

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has positioned himself as the future ruler of the...

Marchers demand Brexit vote as thousands gather in London

People from across the UK gathered on a sunny Saturday afternoon in London to take...

Trump says US to leave nuclear treaty with Russia

By Zeke Miller & Michael Balsamo | The Associated Press ELKO, Nevada—President Donald J. Trump said...

China, Europe escalate WTO challenge to Trump metals tariffs

China and the European Union (EU) have joined a group of countries asking the World...

San Miguel Beer tries to bolster bid for incentive in quarterfinals

SAN Miguel Beer tries to bolster up its bid for the playoffs and a twice-to-beat...

Blue Eagles face hapless Warriors

ATENEO shoots for a third straight victory when it tackles struggling University of the East...

‘We are sending a clear message’

FOUR, three and two. Those are the number of suspension games imposed on Brandon Ingram, Rajon...

Israeli bodybuilders compete in annual flex-off

TEL AVIV, Israel—Dozens of glistening competitors took the stage for an annual body building and...

Tio has eyes on Paris 2024

AFTER clinching the country’s first silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), 17-year-old kiteboarder...

Building connections through the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is proud of the strong network...

Austria spearheads lomography exhibit

THE Embassy of Austria in Manila, in partnership with Lomography, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, Sunny16...

Government seeks deeper engagement with EU, member-states

Outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano in the past week underscored the need...

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)...

Neglected tropical diseases, HIV remain silent killers in PHL

THERE are worse things than death: the slow and torturous path to the end of...

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.

Maureen Wroblewitz fulfills grandmother’s wish to join ‘Eat Bulaga’

AFTER her successful foray in the modeling world, Maureen Wroblewitz, the first Filipina to win...

Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour

SYDNEY—The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took separate boats on Monday to Queensland’s Fraser Island...

Explore the world of e-mail sign-offs beyond ‘Best’ and ‘Regards’

There’s a good chance that more than a third of the 100 most recent, non-automatic,...

Blind Spot

HER SHADY PAST She’s now married and, hopefully, clean and sober but this celebrity has a...

Preparing a swoon-worthy vacation rental

IF you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to...

Philippine cinema takes center stage in Busan

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

Dream come true for Franco and Ayen Laurel

WELL-LOVED couple Franco and Ayen Laurel will headline a special concert, billed as Kitang Dalawa...

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.

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...

Upping the gaming experience

Up until last year, I never fully realized that PC gaming was such a big...

Can Pinterest succeed as the ‘un’-social network?

NEW YORK—If Instagram is the dream vacation you’ll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving...

Huawei unveils white-hot Mate 20 Series in London

We’re not exactly sure if it was mid last month, from all the coverage we...

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

SHANGHAI—It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial-recognition technology, part...

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

NEW YORK—The Internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various...
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Weekend Recipes

Bloody Halloween Cupcakes Ingredients: 3/4 cup    butter 2 pcs    eggs 1/4 tsp    salt 1 tsp    vanilla 2/3 cup    milk 1 tsp    baking...

Gaga for Gaja

Saying that Korean culture has made a big splash on our shores is a huge...

Rose Apple Pie

Few desserts are as iconic as an apple pie. While these baked, sweet, steaming pies...

Squid Satay

Although popular all over Southeast Asia, satay is said to have originated in Java, Indonesia....

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...

Sidhi mentorship program launched

THE Integrating Science in the Philippines (Isip), in partnership with New York-based researcher and New...

Torre Lorenzo Student Residences designed to support social learning

THE way that college students learn has changed over the last few decades. Having grown up...

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...
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The moon eclipsed the sun; then the bees stopped buzzing

Last year’s Great American Eclipse drew hundreds of millions of eyes to the sky. But...

Mother nature can help us deal with water disasters

By Vladimir Smakhtin | Inter Press Service TOKYO, Japan—Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic...

Naia checking source of smuggled gecko, snakes

The airport customs is conducting follow-up operations to determine the source of smuggled gecko and...

IPCC special report: PHL on the right path?

‘With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,...

Govt taps Maynilad for Marawi water rehab

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

Radical plan to slow climate change: Eat less meat

If you want to save the planet, put down your burger. Or rather, finish it,...

DENR consults IPs on proposed biodiversity policies

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) launched on Thursday the National...

Plants can’t talk but some fruits say ‘eat me’ to animals

As the sun rises over Kibale National Park in Uganda, red berries and orange figs...

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...

Sharing the cup of suffering

In the gospel reading today, the two brothers, James and John, requested to have the...

Our Lady of the Rosary

Conclusion Mother of Penitent Sinners “You sinners, when you want my help, call me Mother of Mercy,...

Pope Paul VI, first pope to visit PHL, now a saint

Pope Saint Paul VI was born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, on September 26,...

Jesus asks for self-surrender

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

Saint Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr

Archbishop Romero concluded his sermon on the Parable of the Grain of Wheat: “Those who...

PWDs can be prepped with S&T skills for FIRe

To remain a relevant sector in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe), persons with disabilities (PWDs)...

WHO: TB remains world’s single largest infectious killer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A disease that we know how to prevent, treat and cure has become the...

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...

Salt-processing project launched in Pangasinan

Salt is an important ingredient in every dish. It makes food taste good, and the ...

Pangulasian among the World’s and Asia’s Best by ‘Condé Nast Traveler’

EL Nido Resorts’s Pangulasian Island once again put the Philippines on the radar of the...

Meanderings of a business and thin spaces traveler: Palestine & Israel 

LAST month I talked about the importance of business travel and airlines, a tale of...

Pinoy chefs bag bronze awards

THREE Pinoy chefs—Chef Elmar Ruelo of Wangfu, Chef Joel Aroy of King Chef and Chef...

The new Santa Fe turns heads on the road

WE’RE not talking about just beauty and power. The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe, which was...

A convergence of faith, farm and ecotourism

THE city of Baybay in Leyte may not be your usual destination for recreation and...

Real-estate leadership on the year that was and 2019

Part One A LITTLE above a decade ago when I started working in communications and marketing...

Success finds a home in Arcovia City

FOR today’s young generation of home buyers, location is almost always on top of their...

HomeSpace360 makes immersive virtual tours affordable

IT is common nowadays to encounter revolutionary and innovative technological solutions, from artificial intelligence and...

Affordable housing in demand for online home hunters

APPARENTLY, there’s no stopping the increased construction activities in the residential segment of local real-estate...

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...

Katara Hospitality officially unveils Swissgem Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne

Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has unveiled...

Tourism stakeholders commit to plastic-free future

Leading hotels and tourism groups have signed the “Phuket Pledge” at Phuket Hotels for Islands...

Do you have what it takes to conquer Mount Rinjani? We don’t always make it to the top

I signed up for a trek to Mount Rinjani just before my trip around Lombok...

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...

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Foton launches EC Mobile Truck

"STRIKE anywhere” may now have a new meaning into it—especially since Foton Philippines unveiled its...

SMC’s unselfish support for infra work; commendable Tivoli spin

A stop-and-go scheme that started on October 6 at the Nichols Toll Plaza to ease...

MG now in the Philippines

MG (Morris Garages) brand in the Philippines will have a fresh start with The Covenant...

Forty-fying the future

After forty years of staying dynamic and strong  in the automobile industry, there is no...

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...

P109-million cash gift set for 1,090 centenarians

THE national government has awarded P468.8 million in cash to 4,688 Filipinos who turned 100...

Marina reminds shipping firms of student, PWD, elderly fare discount

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has reminded domestic shipping companies, owners or operators of passenger...

Manila Water engages San Juan City seniors

EAST Zone water and used water concessionaire Manila Water has partnered with the City Government...

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor in US will forgo medical care

WASHINGTON—Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed...

Costly rehabilitation of the dying in US nursing homes on the rise

NURSING home residents in the United States on the verge of death are increasingly receiving...

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...

Bavarian millennials embrace tradition–dirndls, lederhosen and all

MUNICH—Hip-hop blared from oversized speakers. Half-finished beer glasses teetered precariously along the bar, and a...

Pinoy youths perk up coffee-shop trend

BAGUIO CITY—Coffee consumption in the country has surged, with millennials willing to shell out P100...

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...

Biyaheng Diyes Onboard with Mitoy & the Draybers

IT all started in 2008. Six musicians were struggling for something catchy to name their...

Juan de la Cruz and OPM 

Commentary by Darwin Fernandez THE iconic Juan de la Cruz Band is regarded as one of the heroes of Filipino...

Splendio Tritus

BELONGINGNESS in a family is one of the few things permanent in this world. Whatever...

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...

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