Culinary tourism takes a hit as probe unearths how Buhay Carinderia...

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...

Fishing moratorium: Is PHL doing it right?

Conclusion Lack of funds? The crafting of the management framework for sardines was initiated a few years back, but sources said it was later suspended because of lack...

Fishing moratorium: Is PHL doing it right?

 Part Two AS they are highly migratory, sardines have a very important ecosystem function— food for the larger fish species like sharks, dolphins and commercially viable...

Fishing moratorium:  Is PHL doing it right?

Part One In July 2015 a netizen uploaded a video of thousands of sardines—specifically herring, or more popularly called tamban—in the Philippines, caught in nets...

One Charter under siege: Would amending Constitution enhance PHL economic development?

Conclusion WHILE there are moves to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution, some cautioned against doing so, citing some of these provisions contributed...

One Charter under siege: Would amending Constitution enhance PHL economic development?

Part Three ANOTHER lawmaker who believes amending the 1987 Constitution would benefit the country is Party-list Rep. Eugene Michael de Vera of the Arts Business and...

One Charter under siege: Would amending Constitution enhance PHL economic development?

Part Two A few years before Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. was assassinated, the Philippine banking system has been slogging through adverse financial shocks. Insolvencies in...

One Charter under siege: Would amending Constitution enhance PHL economic development?

Part One HE who doesn’t look back where he came from would either not reach his destination or wouldn’t trip and fall down. The latter phrase...

Market demand, competition test strength of PHL’s abaca

Conclusion LAST month the Bases Conversion and Development Authority announced it has remitted to the National Treasury a total of P5.22 billion, “the highest amount...

Market demand, competition test strength of PHL’s abaca

Part Two WRITER Elizabeth Potter Sievert credited one man for helping revolutionize a Philippine fiber. There is no substitute for abaca, Sievert quoted Fay Osborne as...

Market demand, competition test strength of PHL’s abaca

Part One WE’VE been duped twice. For one, the coconut is not a nut. For another, Manila hemp is not hemp. But the two, especially Manila...

PHL scales terrain of Swiss challenge and procurement

Conclusion REPUBLIC Act (RA) 9184, or the Government Procurement Reform Act, has created the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) in line with further improving the...

PHL scales terrain of Swiss challenge and procurement

Part Two THE lowest offer in bidding may appear to be the surest way an agreement is sealed. That, however, is not usually the case,...

PHL scales terrain of Swiss challenge and procurement

Part One IT sounds sweet; but “Swiss challenge” is more than euphony. So says the Government Procurement Policy Board, the agency tasked to protect the national...

Love in the time of apps: Filipinos grapple with old, new dating...

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...

Love in the time of apps: Filipinos grapple with old, new dating...

Part Two WHETHER in the times of new or old, dating is always fun for young couples, now called millennials. According to the people the BusinessMirror talked...

Love in the time of apps: Filipinos grapple with old, new...

Part One ‘IF it’s not online, it’s not real,” an adage goes. What about love? Or even engaging in a relationship with amorous affection? For Claire de...

US-version Silk Road: Is PHL ready for Internet’s dark side?

Part One NEARLY four decades ago, Luke Skywalker rejected Darth Vader’s notion of the Dark Side of the Force. Three decades after The Empire Strikes...

Government addresses major problems in Boracay

Conclusion A study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) indicated that the “water quality in the eastern part of Boracay beach is alarming, making...

Government addresses major problems in Boracay

Part Two THE first time I went to Boracay Island was in the late-1980s. I remember riding a six-seater plane, which took off from Roxas...