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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

‘At Seventeen’: On the anniversary of Epira, have we learned the truth about the power...

SEVENTEEN years since the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) of 2001, or Republic Act 9136, was enacted into law, have major reforms indeed fostered competition among power players? Industry stakeholders think so, and...

Manila or Beijing: Who’s really in control of Sandy Cay?

THE permanent presence of Chinese military and paramilitary ships in the Sandy Cay gives a foretaste of what may possibly come for Filipinos—that the country may yet “physically” lose another territory in the West...

Believe it or not: Solar panels can provide you clean drinking water

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) are piloting solar hydropanels to provide clean drinking water to far-flung communities in the country. These solar hydropanels can create drinking water using sunlight,...

Spain shows plenty of patience

KAZAN, Russia—Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup. During a frustrating evening at the Kazan Arena when the 2010 champions struggled...

BSP hikes rates anew; ‘further action’ possible

IN an effort to lock down rising inflationary pressures in the policy horizon, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hiked its rates anew in its monetary-policy meeting on Wednesday and expressed preparedness to take “further policy...

News

LGUs urged to implement crackdown vs ‘tambay’

By Butch Fernandez & Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz SEN. Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday said the Duterte administration’s ongoing crackdown against so-called tambay, or street-corner loiterers,...

NGCP sees 200 new jobs available in 4 Visayas, Mindanao provinces

THE P51.6-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will not only strengthen the country’s transmission network but...

10 ‘big ticket’ projects to start construction this year–DOF

The Department of Finance (DOF) has reported that 10 infrastructure projects out of the 75 big-ticket flagship projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build,...

MMDA clears obstructions in major Tondo, Manila road

JOINT forces of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) on Thursday conducted clearing operations in Manila and removed obstructions,...

Entrepreneur

Ford Motors unit partners with start-up to develop ‘waze’ for self-driving cars

A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars. Here comes one to tell...

The rise of Filipino millennial entrepreneurs

Against the backdrop of various growth opportunities brought about by an improving economy and connectivity, more millennials are starting their own ventures. Magnus Grimeland, Antler founder and...

Traders in North Korea? Not as rare as you would think

North Korea may seem like barren ground for entrepreneurs. But hearty founders have defied a lack of technology and support to start their own...

DA to hasten release of loans to farmers

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) is creating teams that would help process loan applications and speed up the release of loans to farmers across the country. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol made this announcement...

Chinese tourists power visitor arrivals

THE first four months of 2018 saw foreign visitor arrivals in the Philippines grow by 12.35 percent to 2.64 million. Department of Tourism (DOT) data obtained by the BusinessMirror showed the increase could be attributed...

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)....

How big is gig economy?

By Christopher Rugaber | The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Look around, and it seems more Americans are working outside traditional full-time jobs—whether as freelance graphic designers or...

Honoring the dads away from home

THAT TIME of the year has come again, wherein we celebrate the lives of the pillars of our homes—our dads. Our fathers are in...

‘Govt plan to set SRP for agri goods a double-edged sword’

The government’s plan to set a suggested retail price (SRP) for various farm goods drew mixed reactions from consumers and vendors who regarded the proposal as a “double-edged sword.” Some consumers and vendors interviewed by...

PHL rice inventory hits 6-month high

The country’s rice inventory as of May 1 rose to the highest level in six months, after the harvest of local paddy kicked into high gear in April, according to data released by the...

Tight race up in Tour de France

PETER SAGAN (Bora-Hansgrohe) said he still has some way to go to reach the form he needs ahead of next month’s Tour de France. Following...

Cycling rife with Tramadol use

CYCLING is far from having cleaned up its act when it comes to drugs, a new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) shows. The agency...

‘The Vuelta must know who won in 2017’

VUELTA a España race Director Javier Guillen has called for a resolution to the Chris Froome salbutamol case before the start of the 2018 edition...

Rivera wins with aplomb

TWO riders could celebrate victories in Colwyn Bay as the OVO Energy Women’s Tour came to an end on recently. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) defended...

4-way logjam

Mavs get Doncic

NEW YORK—The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for...

UTP fields junior team to Jakarta tennis tourney

SIX young tennis superstars are set to compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF)-AGS Junior Tennis Championships, which will be held in Jakarta starting...

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...

Consul general offers a toast for robust ties between the Philippines and...

"DID you know that wine was first produced in Georgia?” Consul General Joselito Carlson Aseniero asked this reporter as we sat together during a recent...

Eigasai 2018 celebrates collaboration, diversity

THE Japan Foundation-Manila has recently announced the full lineup of films, guests and special talks for this year’s Japanese film festival, more popularly known...

Davao City marks 72nd PHL-Australia Friendship Day

PROMINENT Davaoeños, members of the country’s diplomatic corps and the Australian Global Alumni, as well as art lovers, recently celebrated this year’s Philippine-Australia Friendship Day in Davao City. A joint project of the Embassy of...

China-Asean center secretary-general pitches regional, media cooperation

SINCE its establishment half a century ago, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has forged a formidable partnership with the People’s Republic of China—one that has augured well for the stability of the region. The...

PHL: Next investment harbor for Italian firms

THE Philippines could be the next best investment destination for Italian companies. This possibility was opened by the honorary consulate-general of the country to Milan Irene Natividad, who on May 14 highlighted the Philippines’s economic...

For the time being

RICHARD Quinney is a sociologist, and he has authored many books on sociology and social theories. As a sociologist, he writes a book about...
Like air, it’s a commodity that used to be free but now comes in bottled form. Water, and the plastic bottle that carries it, cost Robert, an office worker in Quezon City, P20 ($0.37). “Pabili ng tubig. Magkano?” Robert (not his real name) asked inside an air-conditioned bus to a...

Jon’s jam

BASED on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. For...

DOT moves 4th Madrid Fusión Manila to 2019

IT’S final. The fourth serving of the widely anticipated gastronomy event, Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM), will not push through this year.   DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat...

Life

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 his magical world and giving visitors a peek behind...

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...

Is Twitter dead?

Twitter’s golden age was probably from 2009 to 2013 when everybody who was anybody was on the micro-blogging site spilling all the details of...

Mariel back in ‘Showtime’

Mariel Rodriguez is back in the limelight. The bubbly host and new mother was formally reintroduced this week joining the fun and wily bunch...

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

Chocolate Treat

Pistachio is one of my favorite ingredients to use in desserts, particularly chocolate. There is something to the distinct flavor and color of pistachio...

Possible solution to forthcoming food crisis

‘THERE is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control,” American politician Jan Schakowsky once said. “We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent...

Why you need to lessen your salt intake

IT is one of the ingredients in oral rehydration therapy, which can save a child from diarrhea. It tastes like your tears.  In search for it,...

Don’t skip that morning meal

WHEN was the last time you had your hearty breakfast? Was it yesterday, last week, two weeks ago or last month? Honestly, when was it?...

Green

Closing North Korea’s vast nuke program poses challenges

SEOUL, South Korea—An unknown number of nuclear warheads. Stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium. Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Weapons factories—and the scientists...

‘Escalating violence’ alarms churchmen

CATHOLIC bishops bewailed the “escalating violence” in the country against clergymen, following the killing of another priest in Nueva Ecija province. Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of...

Solon: PhilHealth eyes premium hike for senior-citizen members

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker representing senior citizens has revealed that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is planning to increase the premium allotment for senior...

Adamson U seeks to produce technopreneurs in country’s venture into...

ADAMSON University, the Vincentian-managed educational institution, wants to produce technopreneurs to help the country become a major player in the digital economy. “We are hoping...

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

Creating the workspace for Internet 3.0 

INTERNET 1.0 was all about the exchange of information, videos and images. 2.0 was the era of “social,” while 3.0, the latest iteration of...

Journey

Gems of the Orient

THERE has been lingering historical gossip that the Allied Forces, led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, returned to the Philippines via Leyte during World War...

Walk through Taipei with TourMeAway

Story & Photos by Charmaine Cunanan When Taiwan allowed visa-free entry for Filipinos, it suddenly became one of the travel destinations. The city is the...
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Motoring

Isuzu turns over modernized P.U.V. units to SETSCO

ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) recently embarked on a momentous project together with the Senate and its transport co-op Senate Employees Transport Service Cooperative (Setsco)...

Speed Booster works like magic

ARE you unsatisfied with the way your vehicle accelerates? Do you wish you could do something about it without spending a fortune? If your...

Taking luxury to the limit

Story & photo by VJ Bacungan FOR most people, luxury cars are things that are often admired from a distance. Perhaps when they see one...

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...

We need whistle-blowers–but they have to be protected!

Representatives of the private sector were invited to a dialogue with the chairman and the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to discuss...

Marketing

Basic manners for business travelers

WHEN I first started to write my book Pinoy Manners: A Modern Guide to Delicadeza for All Generations (Buensalido, 2017), I was inspired by...

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