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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...

If You Position Products as a Set, People Are More Likely...

By Kate Barasz Just how far are people willing to go to achieve “completeness”? Recent research I conducted with Leslie John, Elizabeth Keenan and Michael...

How to Give and Receive Feedback About Creative Work

By Spencer Harrison Feedback is crucial for learning and improving, but it’s rarely fun to be on the receiving end of it when it’s critical....

Top News

Bohol eyed as dairy capital

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing Bohol to be the country’s dairy capital, as the government seeks to kick-start its program that aims to improve milk production in the provinces. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F....

Changing the narrative of PHL-China ties 

The relationship between the Philippines and the Asian Dragon, China, has taken a much different turn under the administration of President Duterte, in contrast to the diplomatic path his Palace predecessor had followed. Jose Santiago...

Paving the way for the third telco player

President Duterte’s policy pronouncement of breaking the duopoly in the telco industry via the entry of a Chinese third player has moved every stakeholder concerned. The National Transmission Corp. (Transco), for instance, has started gathering...

PHL’s airport of the future must be built now

Six (at one point, seven) of the world’s 10 best airports are in Asia, and the first three are also in the region. What do all of them have in common? They are destinations...

MPIC rolls out Christmas-themed trains

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) on Friday launched the Christmas-themed four-car trains of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT 1) showcasing traditional Filipino values. The designs highlighted Filipino holiday concepts, such as Simbang Gabi,...

News

Aquino confirms Paris meeting with Sanofi execs over vaccine supply

Former President Benigno S. Aquino III, under questioning by Senate probers on Thursday, confirmed meeting with officials of the Sanofi pharmaceutical company that supplied the...

Davao Norte SP approves P1.6-billion budget for next year

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Davao del Norte on Monday has approved the provincial government’s budget for the year 2018 amounting to P1,658,100,000. The amount...

Investment pledges decline 9.9% from January to September–PSA

The country’s foreign investment pledges a registered 9.9-percent contraction as of the third quarter of the year, according to data released by the Philippine...

QC’s health portal SoE Plus goes online

The Quezon City government has intensified efforts to bring the city closer to achieving the health aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by...

Entrepreneur

‘Entrepreneur of the year’ started with one fishing vessel and now...

William Tiu Lim, president and CEO of Mega Global Corp., one of the country’s leading manufacturers and distributors of canned goods, recently bagged the...

Seminar on how to effectively optimize your tax savings

Tax optimization is no longer a matter just for the multinationals and large enterprises.  A growing trend of smart small and medium enterprise (SME)...

DDB group Philippines chair wins CEO Excel Awards

At the annual International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) CEO Excel Awards, advertising agency DDB Group Philippines, and its chairman Gil G. Chua, were...

Asian shares slip as Fed hike dampens sentiment

HONG KONG—Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday after the Federal Reserve (the Fed) raised rates again as expected, followed by similar moves in China and Hong Kong that dampened investor sentiment. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei...

BSP assures sufficient liquidity during the long Christmas holidays

More efficient use of bank funds allowed the monetary authorities on Wednesday temporarily to stop offering its 28-day term deposits at next week’s auction, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. The one-off cessation...

20 local companies showcase products at DTI-EMB bazaar

By Efleda P. Campos / Senior Editor  Photos by Roy Domingo TWENTY local companies, some already exporting their products and others still looking at shipping out their first orders, are currently participating in a bazaar in front...

Perspective

D.O.E. pushes for smart, energy-efficient technologies

The Department of Energy (DOE), is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for preparing, integrating, coordinating, supervising and controlling all plans, programs,...

Upgrade may dethrone Manila’s ‘King of the Road’

The Philippines’ iconic passenger jeepney, once regarded as Manila’s “King of the Road,” is chugging toward change and uncertainty. A remnant of World War II,...

PHL has enough chicken for the holidays–group

The country’s chicken supply remains ample and is enough to meet the expected spike in demand for poultry meat during the holiday season, according to the United Broiler Raisers Association (Ubra). ”Supply has been stable...

PHL purchases of US meat up 10%

The Philippines imported 295.518 million pounds (lbs) of meat products from the United States in January to October, 10.29 percent higher than last year’s 267.937 million lbs, according to the United States Department of...

As Pyeongchang Olympics nears, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea—South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much...

New home for Goodyear

CARSON, California—Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted on Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn’t there the night before. In a matter...

Melbourne World Cup of Golf announced; set to be contested at the Sanbelt region’s...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, December 5: The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, announced today that the 59th edition of the World Cup of Golf will return to Melbourne, Victoria,...

How Many Wedges Should You Have in Your Bag?

This is a topic that gets a lot of feedback from our readers. There is so much choice that it’s confusing. Which wedge do I get? How many wedges should I carry? What lofts...

Japanese ‘balikbayan’ diplomat builds on higher goals with PHL

Story & photos by Recto Mercene OFFICIALS from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, led by Ambassador Koji Haneda, celebrated the birthday of their...

Envoy underscores UAE’s achievements on its National Day

(Message by the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines Hamad Saeed Alzaabi) ON December 2 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets China’s Xi as Rohingya censure intensifies

BEIJING—Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing growing international criticism over her country’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims, said last Friday that her government has made progress in creating a peaceful society but acknowledged...

Former Asean Sec-Gen Surin dead at age 68

BANGKOK—Former Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan has died in Thailand. He was 68. Thailand’s Democrat Party said Surin died last Thursday in Bangkok of a sudden heart attack. Surin is former lawmaker from...

‘Sin pecado’

Even violence has a ceremonial beginning. The Japanese formally bombed the Philippines the day the Catholic country was commemorating the birth of a woman who...

The Broader Look

AS the curtain of “unfair trade” closes for the interests of farmers from developing countries, the Philippines stands in the middle: no one’s going home yet. When the Philippine delegation to the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where more than...
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Christmas feels in Central Europe

WE Filipinos are proud of the fact that we have the longest Christmas season in the entire world. As soon as September rolls in, Christmas...

How about dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas?

ONE of the Christmas chestnuts that has endured through the years as a staple of holiday sing-alongs is “White Christmas,” that 1942 Irving Berlin...

Life

2017 is a landmark year for artist Fernando Zóbel

Spanish-Filipino artist Fernando Zóbel was 60 years old when he died of a heart attack in Rome. It was 1984 and, most likely, he...

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...

A whole new (Monster Hunter) world

FOR the not so hardcore gamers, or those “seasonal” ones who make use of the holiday break by binge-gaming or finishing up those saved...

‘Ang Larawan’ is the festival film to beat

ANG Larawan is looming to be the film to beat in the coming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which starts on Christmas Day. After its...

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

Rizal Mini Break: The Artistic, the exotic and the familiar

Text and Photos by Sophia Kleona Amoyo Every once in a while, we all need a quick getaway from the stress of work and the...

Health & Fitness

More strategies for fighting the holiday bulge

WE are thick into the season of endless feasting. This is quite evident from the all too familiar yuletide carols being blared out at malls and...

Patient in the picture: Leveling up the battle vs. cancer

‘CANCER” is a scary word, one of the scariest in the world. According to Roche Pharmaceuticals Regional Medical Leader for Oncology Dr. Sivabalan Sivanesan,...

Dengue vaccine safe and effective—Sanofi

TO allay the fears of the public, Sanofi Pasteur recently released a new supplementary exploratory analysis of the long-term follow-up of its dengue vaccine. This is...

Green

‘Miners can do better’

At least 20 mining and quarrying companies that excelled in various aspects of operations were cited for their best practices during the 64th Annual...

‘Simbang Gabi’ in PHL

An old European folklore narrates that Jesus was born at the stroke of midnight on December 25. To the rooster was assigned the honorable...

Grade 11 students want to pursue senior high

JUST like their predecessors, incoming Grade 11 students in some key cities of the country mostly prefer senior high school (SHS) strands under the...

Business Sense

Two years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter than pre-industrial times. Climate scientists and campaigners purred. Politicians patted themselves on the back. Despite the Paris agreement’s ambiguities and some setbacks, including President Donald Trump’s decision to yank America out of the deal, the...

BM Reports

IN August the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 6152. The measure intends to compress the workweek by allowing Filipino employees to work beyond eight hours a day to complete the required 48 working hours in just four to five days. HB 6152 aims to give workers and...

Journey

Tagaytay’s not-so-secret garden

WHEN the Koreanovela Secret Garden became a big hit in the Philippines a few years back, the TV series could have been referring to...

Filipino-Japanese tie-up housing project breaks ground in Cavite

SIX months after signing their joint-venture (JV) agreement for the development of an 11-hectare township in Dasmariñas, Cavite, homegrown P.A. Alvarez Properties and Development...
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Motoring

Beat the Christmas rush traffic

Story by Randy S. Peregrino IT’S that time of the year again when not only that we celebrate the Yuletide season but also go through...

Give new Edsa scheme a chance; Pozorrubio exit

ALMOST always, every new thing meets resistance.  Even the littlest of things, I tell you. That’s because by nature, we hate to see our comfort...

Over 200 preloved cars up for grabs

MARKING the first year of its live auto bidding in the country, HMR Auctions will be holding the biggest edition ever, with around 200...

Judicial Issues and Corruption

During the very well attended Arangkada Forum on September 14, there was much focus on sectors with substantial growth potential—including agriculture, creative industries, information...

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...

What do you do when compliance issues arise?

There is no doubt that organizations and their managers are more and more exposed to compliance breaches, be it in data-privacy protection, anti-corruption, quality...

Offered a chance, Chan wants to return the favor

Part One TOWER cranes lured her back.Ten years ago, Katrina Rausa Chan graduated at the Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in materials science and...

Marketing

German athletes, PHL team take hockey to the outdoors

THE Philippine hockey team once more met German athletes Laura Stelter and Stefanie Wendt for another session of hockey master class and a friendly...

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