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JAPAN has given $6.2 million (P312.17 million) to the United Nations children’s agency Unicef to support peace-building and education efforts for conflict-affected children in Mindanao, including children disengaged from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) armed forces. The program...
THE Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) urged Philippine exporters to register at the bureau's free online and real-time business-matching facility to avail themselves of the opportunity to serve the requirements of foreign buyers. Speaking at the Regional...
Success runs in the family. This illustrates the newfound fulfillment of Ma. Theresa Jimenez and Hazel Santos, after investing in a dream franchise business that perfectly served as an alternative career, as well as a rewarding endeavor that feeds...
The 19th edition of the retail Treasury bond (RTB) sale of the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) remained as popular as the day it was first sold by then-Treasury chief and now Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones, the IOUs...
BDO Unibank and Japan’s Shinkin Central Bank (SCB) have agreed to develop a business cooperation envisioned to benefit the Japanese bank’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) clients already operating in the Philippines and those eyeing the country as a...
By Abigael Mei Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB STERLING Gifts Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of jewelries and gift items exported to Europe, the US, Hong Kong and Japan. The former President of the Confederation of Philippine Jewelers Malu...

Obiena strikes gold

Francis Obiena topped the boys’ pole vault on Tuesday to prevent a gold medal shutout for the Philippines in the 12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships that ended on Tuesday at the Ilagan City Sports Complex in Isabela. Coming out...
The previous years saw the milk- tea boom in the Philippines. This period paved the way for the launch of Serenitea Milk Tea in 2008. Grounded on the simple joys of serving milk-tea variants and snack options, Serenitea rose...
Chili’s has always been about flavorful food in a fun, casual vibe—a source of celebratory exuberance since its inception in the US in the 1970s. This year Chili’s marks its 20th year in the Philippines, and since day one,...
ENVIRONMENTAL advocate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte recently led the release of hatchlings from the very first pawikan (hawksbill turtle) eggs discovered this year at the Aoitiz Cleanergy Park in Davao City. A total of 169 hatchlings—the largest number...
EMPERADOR Inc., the world’s largest brandy company, reported a net income of P7.7 billion last year, 11 percent higher than the figure made in 2015. The company, owner of Scotch whiskey brands Whyte and Mackay, as well as some Spanish...
FILINVEST Land Inc. (FLI), one of the country’s largest integrated real-estate developers and business-process outsourcing (BPO) office providers, reported a record net income of P5.35 billion for the full year 2016, on the back of total revenues rising to...
Sun Life Asset Management Co. Inc. has convened experts in wealth management to a forum attended by the company’s bank and alternative channel distributors. Entitled “Trends in Wealth Management”, the forum featured presentations by Sun Life Chief Investments Officer Michael...
An innovative way to promote agricultural insurance nationwide is to strengthen the linkage between local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), the government’s insurance provider for farmers, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies...
By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz and Joel R. San Juan  A LEADER of the House of Representatives has  filed a bill postponing anew the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. House Bill 5359, filed by Nacionalista Party Rep. Robert Barbers...
By Elmer V. Recuerdo / Correspondent TACLOBAN CITY—The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Eastern Visayas unanimously approved the selection of Presidential Management Staff Undersecretary Ferdinand B. Cui, who hails from Catbalogan City, as the new advisor of the RDC 8 Advisory...

Cozy cocooning

SUMMER is just about here, but a frolic in sand and sea isn’t everybody’s idea of a long weekend idyll, especially given the increasing tedium of  travel. So how about cocooning in the comforts of your own home? The global...
REAL-ESTATE developer Citystate Properties and Management Corp. (CPMC) celebrates its 10th anniversary at Sandari Batulao, a leisure and residential mountainside community it is developing in Nasugbu, Batangas. CPMC is the property development arm of the ALC Group of Companies organized...
THE BusinessMirror bagged top prizes at the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ) Binhi Awards held at a hotel in Makati on Wednesday evening. The winners are Agri-Commodities reporter Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas (left), second prize, Agri Beat Reporter of the Year; Agri-Commodities...
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced that the company would reduce operational water use by 50 percent across its businesses, employing measures that include water recycling, conservation and rainwater harvesting, among others, to meet this target by 2025. Coinciding with the...