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BM Broader Look Podcast

Ghost Month Celebration with Adam Sy

August 19 starts the celebration of the Ghost Month, culminating on the Ghost Festival on September 2. BusinessMirror talked to businessman Adam Sy to gain insights on this important event for the Filipino-Chinese community.

Seafarers, ships sound sirens, seek solutions

ACROSS seas, seafarers, their ships and the global cruise ship industry are manning panic stations like never before. Covid-19 continues to hammer the well-being and economic future of over 400,000 Filipino seafarers in one of the most dramatic episodes on Filipinos’ international labor...

Wednesdays with John Mangun: Nobody likes the godfathers

China is weird. Maybe not the country or the people but certainly the response and reaction to China from everywhere and everyone else. China’s relationship with the rest of the world is the textbook definition of “It’s Complicated.”

SO, Pa’no NA?

In an unprecedented crisis that has forced governments to take the hard balancing act between saving economies while curbing the spread of a deadly virus, people look to their leaders for signals of hope on the eve of the State of the Nation...

Wednesdays with John Mangun: The Beijing Way

TWENTY-TWENTY will go down as a significant “Year of the Protest,” among other milestones. Perhaps lost in the headline grabbing political protests and riots are the demonstrations about governments’ response to the pandemic that are going global.

Pandemic highlights PHL property problems for poor Pinoys [Part 2]

“Our system favors making land easily available to private developers for malls and condominiums but not for social housing.” — Marie A. Karaos of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues.

Wednesdays with John Mangun: Stock market gambling

The “indefinite” shutdown of ABS-CBN sets a dangerous precedent. Of course I am talking about the stock and not the company and its franchise for broadcasting. I will leave that to people more qualified than I am to speak on that issue.

[Backliners] Food delivery can save more lives in this pandemic

When the door closes, a window will open. It happened to Mark Leaño, 25, a rider. He was one of the Angkas riders who was disenfranchised by the government order giving 20,000 riders ceiling to the motorcycle taxi company. Then comes the pandemic. For a month he was dependent on the government 'ayuda" in his home in Tondo. But it was never sufficient for his family.
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