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[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.

Of soybeans, sugar and coconuts: Will PHL farm sector gain from US-China trade war?

The trade war between Beijing and Washington has shaken up the world market since it started in 2018. A part of the economic disputes between the world’s two largest economies involve millions of farmers: “Escalation of a trade war between the United States and China can throw a monkey wrench in the gears moving agriculture trade.

[Backliners] In the toughest battle of our time, they keep the lights on

Their lives are at risk every day, but mostly from hazards they constantly train to handle—the possibility of electrocution. In the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, they concede the perils are different, sending a certain chill down their spine as they set out to work each day. Handling huge voltages of electricity is something they know about, but dealing with an unseen virus, and worse, possibly infecting one’s loved ones, is mental torture.

PHL grapples with impact of host countries’ anti-Covid measures on OFW remittances

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are considered modern-day heroes because they save the economy more than once by sending hard-earned cash back to the Philippines, boosting liquidity and consumption. As host countries grapple with coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19), the tap substantial to gross domestic product at 10 percent, at least may only give drips.

Pandemic propels fintech platforms to frontlines, bigger presence in future

How does one fight an isolationist virus unseen by the naked eye? Use an equally invisible tool: bandwidth. With state control on people’s mobility, accessing online platforms to accomplish mundane tasks—like working and shopping—became the better option than risking exposure to a virus health authorities say are passed in people-to-people interaction. These tasks include banking and managing finances with the help of mobile applications, or apps, and financial technology, or fintech.

Wednesdays with John Mangun: The Fed fight against Covid-19

On Tuesday morning, March 3, the US Federal Reserve met in “emergency session,” which is outside of the normally scheduled Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. The Fed reduced its benchmark interest rate by 0.50 percent. This policy change was “aimed at shielding the US economy from disruptions caused by the global spread of COVID-19.”

Farm Fridays with Jennifer Ng: Hybrid Rice Technology with Frisco Malabanan [Rerun]





As the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in our country, the Farm Fridays segment of the BM Broader Look podcast deemed it prudent to make our guest avoid traveling to our studio in Makati City. Hence, we hope you also keep yourself safe and healthy. And enjoy listening again to past episodes of the Farm Fridays podcast like this one.

PHL building future where Lolo and Lola remain part of the working class





Would you allow your lolo or lola to work? Some do, some are averse to the idea as this story discusses the topic on the entry of senior citizens in the workforce. This story titled “PHL building future where Lolo and Lola remain part of the working class” was written by BusinessMirror reporters Jovee Marie De la Cruz and Samuel P. Medenilla and BusinessMirror contributor Alladin Diega.

Monday Market Talk: March 9, 2020





Monday Market Talk, a BusinessMirror podcast on the Philippine stock market, is based on the Stock Market Outlook story that comes out in the print edition and online version every Monday under the Companies section of the BusinessMirror.

The journalist behind the weekly Stock Market Outlook story is BusinessMirror reporter VG Cabuag.

Monday Market Talk: March 2, 2020






Monday Market Talk, a BusinessMirror podcast on the Philippine stock market, is based on the Stock Market Outlook story that comes out in the print edition and online version every Monday under the Companies section of the BusinessMirror.

The journalist behind the weekly Stock Market Outlook story is BusinessMirror reporter VG Cabuag.

Breather Moments with BM: Collaboratory.ph






This “Breather Moments with BM” podcast segment features Spoken Word artists Mark Dimaisip and Leandro Reyes who will talk about Collaboratory.ph (https://www.facebook.com/collaboratory.ph/posts/leandro-reyes-and-mark-dimaisip-discussing-and-performing-poetry-for-business-mi/2387926017920567/) and share three poems: “Why poetry,” “Liway” (Reyes) and “Murphy’s Toilets” (Dimaisip).