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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...

Top News

Duterte not diluting EO on contractualization

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday allayed fears of labor groups that the new executive order (EO) on contractualization to be signed by President Duterte will be a “watered-down version” of...

You need hackers!

Why? The future of human work is imagination, curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness. Whether you believe it in many ways, ethical hackers are the model citizens of the digital era. They are creative, persistent and...

Alleged Pacquiao resort on Boracay Island not cleared to operate–DOT

THE controversial West Cove Resort on Boracay Island, once identified as owned by Sen. Manuel Pacquiao, is not accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT). In a press conference in Davao City last Friday, DOT...

World Bank: PHL’s holding rate appropriate for now

The World Bank said the Philippines’s monetary-policy stance is appropriate for now, even as inflation is set to breach the Central Bank’s target this year. “Keeping the interest rate flat for now is presently the...

Brownouts unlikely this summer in Luzon grid

THE Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday said Luzon is now assured of an additional 570 megawatts (MW) of additional power-generating capacity, enough to thwart the issuance of red-alert notice within the grid. DOE Assistant...
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Turning Points 2018

News

Defense officials clear Duterte’s top aide in P15.7-billion frigate deal

Defense officials, under questioning by Senate probers on Monday, sought to clear Palace Special Assistant Christopher “Bong” Go from allegations of anomalies linking President Duterte’s...

Japan finances ¥1.2-billion Coast Guard communication system

DAVAO CITY—The Japanese government turned over a modern communications system for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) installed at the Central Visayas station in Cebu...

DENR’s Cimatu vows to lift ban on small-scale mining operation

IN his bid to legalize and regulate small-scale mining operations, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has vowed to fast-track the processing of Minahang Bayan...

MMDA enforcers to wield batons

Traffic constables will now be armed with wooden batons to enable them to defend themselves from violent and stubborn motorists, an official of the...

Entrepreneur

Preserved roses bring Valentine’s Day sales jolt to Ecuador

IN a warehouse north of Ecuador’s capital, a small, busy army of dexterous workers puts the final touches on a shipment of made-to-order roses...

‘Bill on security of tenure could wipe out MSMEs’

The umbrella group of Philippine exporters has raised grave concerns regarding the substitute bill on security of tenure and contractualization, saying its provisions support “business-unfriendly...

How busy, hardworking mothers create #PocketFullofFun moments with their kids

Moms nowadays are such multifaceted individuals. On top of managing housework, their careers and their kids, they also have to make sure that their...

As Treasuries slip on rate fears, bond funds seek refuge in Asia

The Treasuries rout is making emerging Asian bonds look even more attractive. Higher yields, buoyant economies and a slower pace of rate increases in Asia suggest that sovereign debt in the region will outperform Treasuries,...

Malacañang asked to set aside P100M for Benham Rise research

The House of Representatives has recently adopted a resolution urging the Palace to allocate P100 million for additional scientific research and feasibility studies and marine exploration for mineral deposits and other resources in Benham...

DTI welcomes PHL honorary consuls from Europe

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed 20 Philippine honorary consuls based in Europe through a Philippine Trade and Investment briefing, in support of the honorary consuls’ trade and investment promotional efforts in...

The Year of the Dog 2018 It’s going to be a...

Have you ever wonder why Mayon Volcano is raging? Along with the country’s pride—having the world’s perfect cone—other volcanoes have also erupted. Papua New...

Go unlimited this Year of the Earth Dog and beyond

How many online videos have you skipped on or songs you didn’t play, or games you had to quit from because of capped Internet...

House OKs bill penalizing land conversion on 2nd reading

The House of Representatives has recently approved on second reading one of its priority measures, which prohibits the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands to ensure the country’s food security. Through viva voce voting, lawmakers...

Hike palay-buying price to P20/kg–Piñol

The government’s palay-buying price should go up to P20 per kilogram (kg) so the National Food Authority (NFA) could buy more local paddy to beef up its stockpile, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said...

Literally, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

GANGNEUNG, South Korea—The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about...

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling...

Brash, high-flying debut for big air

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the women snowboarders really wanted was a second chance. On a day filled with sunshine, smiles and plenty of sick tricks, they got...

James, Durant gang up on Curry in All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES—LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a...

Brit champions cause of countryside football

ASK a typical Filipino which sport he or she follows or plays, and easily that one would reply basketball, volleyball or boxing. Perhaps, this is...

More Filipinos discover Israel—‘The Holy Land, Start-up Nation’

THE Embassy of Israel has welcomed the increase in the number of visitors from the Philippines in 2017 who have discovered their country, known...

Bangladesh gives to Myanmar official the names of refugees for repatriation

DHAKA, Bangladesh—A Bang-ladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman...

Judge halts deportation of Indonesian Christians

HIGHLAND PARK, New Jersey—A federal judge has temporarily halted deportation proceedings against Indonesian Christians who are in the United States illegally but are seeking to gain legal status, including a man honored for his...

Our fair share

Recent statements from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have again brought crucial public attention to the urgent need for transparency and...
FROM earth we were made and there we shall decay. Considered as the element of firmness, it is the bedrock of fields, mountains, volcanos, archipelagos—a vast 30 percent of the planet is made of it. Earth signifies dozens of juxtapositions. As much as it is the symbol of stability, it...

Artistry on the floor

There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to...

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192-million weekend

NEW YORK—A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed Black Panther to a record-setting $192-million debut in US and...

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...

Tinder love

"A LOVE so tender, holdin’ me close to you, baby I surrender....” Only the “feelennials” will get this reference. Love is the thing that makes the...

Hitting his mark

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Singer-actor Mark Bautista stayed for a time in Seattle, Washington, last year for the United States...

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

Green Day: Savory Steamed Parces

Steaming is one of the best and healthiest cooking methods you can use. While steam can’t make whatever you’re cooking crispy, or golden or...

Drinking is hazardous to youth’s health

Robert remembers little of his blackout—a lack of memory for events that occur during a night of heavy drinking—except that he attended a party...

Monitoring your heart rate during exercise

Before undertaking an exercise program, most especially one that will involve cardiovascular exercises, such as running and cycling, among others, it is important to...

25 Foods That Improve Your Health, Lower Risk of Diabetes

Part One These foods will improve your overall health and can be consumed without fear of aggravating diabetes. This post from Cure Joy unveils 25...

Green

Asean officials learn about marine-protected areas

Several officials from environment offices of some Southeast Asian countries visited marine-protected areas (MPAs) in Batangas province in the Philippines early this month in...

PHL to harness wave energy for hybrid trimaran vessels

Energy from ocean waves? Yes, the Philippines will harness energy from ocean to provide energy for hybrid trimaran cargo vessels. At the same time, the...

Bishop to faithful: Fight indifference

An official of the Catholic Church called on the faithful on Ash Wednesday to fight indifference to extrajudicial killings and corruption and even the...

Figure skater saves pups from South Korea dog-meat trade

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is hoping to win a gold medal in South Korea this month—though no prize could be more...

DLSU welcomes 116 new scholars

MORE than 100 top performers in De La Salle University’s (DLSU) entrance examination for school year 2018-2019 were recently welcomed as scholars of respective...

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

Conclusion HOOKING up among young couples today is like the mobile connection in the country: sometimes slow and sometimes unsuccessful. This is relative to the first attempt. On a first date, a man or a woman will see if there would be a second date or they can push through toward...

Property

Journey

Come Sail Away

THE American band Styx captured in its 1977 hit perhaps the best rock song about the age-old art of sailing. But that song applies...

Isabela’s dancing scarecrows…and more

Dubbed the “Queen Province of the North,” Isabela is regarded as the country’s agriculture powerhouse being the biggest producer of corn, the second-largest producer of...

Motoring

Ford rolls out its first-ever Ranger Raptor  

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FINALLY, Ford made its famous flagship off-road performance DNA available for the Asia-Pacific market with the introduction of...

Isuzu, GMA Kapuso Foundation in tie-up

AS part of its corporate social responsibility program, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), the country’s leader in commercial vehicle segment, has formally signed a memorandum...

Ford set to launch 7 vehicles

DESPITE the new vehicle excise-tax regime, Ford Philippines continues to sell their SUV lineup, as well as the Ranger pickup.  According to their latest...

Tony & Nick

Data-Protection Compliance: Failure will be costly

Data protection is in the news daily. Reports on data breaches are common and the damages involved are substantial, in the Philippines, in the...

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...

Challenge for data-protection officers: Breaking down the walls

The world of data security is a highly complex and fluid environment where businesses must set in place policies and procedures that are proactive,...

Pics or it didn’t happen

IN Indonesia’s Menoreh hills, villagers built a treetop adventure course in 2008 to lure thrill-seeking tourists. Instead, visitors are coming for the perfect Instagram...

Marketing

‘The Greatest Showman’ and Its Six Priceless Lessons in Public Relations

Two weeks ago, in between our singing in church, Wena, my choirmate, whispered to me: “Have you seen the movie The Greatest Showman? OMG,...

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