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Thursday, March 23, 2017

No big dreams at 25

DREAMS are meant to be big. After all, dreams are among the very few things that remain free to this day. But when Ramoncito S. Fernandez was only 25, his only goal in life was to help his parents lessen their financial burdens and be a successful professional in...
By Leony R. Garcia THE Philippines has actively participated in and promoted environmental and sustainable development. Along with other countries, the Philippines is a signatory to the 2000 Millennium Declaration, which led to the development of the time-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a global agenda for development by 2015. The Philippines,...
WHEN the first issue of the BusinessMirror was published in 2005, business news in the Philippines as everyone knew it had been redefined for good. The BusinessMirror surfaced out of nowhere to become a strong and dependable voice—using its objective information, in-depth analyses and insightful commentaries—at a time when the business...
UPON retirement, many people would usually choose to leisurely spend their time and do things they could not do during their working years, such as going on long vacations, do gardening and quilting, and playing with their grandchildren. Some, however, choose to continue serving others even in their senior years. These...
  Any sickness is hard to detect among infants and young children. That is why parents or guardians are generally asked to look out for vomiting, a bulging fontanel (soft area on the top center of the head), and incessant crying that does not get better when the baby is...
IN a vastly improving economic environment, there are the entrepreneurs who serve a vital role in promoting the progress and upholding industrial sustainability; it is the entrepreneurial activities of these people that help spur economic activity and encourage business exchange. The Philippines is one thriving economic landscape and behind its current...
WHEN teachers Demetrio Quirino Jr. and Teresita Quirino founded the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), they aimed to provide the best education possible to students coming from lower- and middle-income classes. A little more than four decades later, it is their daughter’s turn to continue paving the path toward...
MENTION Subic Bay, and the country’s special economic zone, with its bustling industry and exciting tourist destinations, comes to mind. In fact, Subic Bay may be one of the most exciting places not only in the Philippines, but maybe throughout Southeast Asia, as well. The Subic Bay Freeport Zone spans a...
COFFEE is often taken for granted by many people, especially those who drink it every day. Why not? Coffee comes cheap in the country, with three-in-one packs readily available almost anywhere for those who need a quick caffeine fix. Plus, with the rise of the business-process outsourcing industry comes...
PAKISTAN has a very vibrant and forward-looking pharma industry. It is comprised by feutical 800 pharmaceutical manufacturing units, including those operated by 25 multinationals present in the country. The Pakistan pharmaceutical Industry meets around 70 percent of the country’s demand of finished medicines. The domestic pharma market, in term of...
WANDERING around Manila’s Malate district will give you a good taste of modern living in the city. There is always something to do in Malate—it offers affordable relaxation activities, a number of shopping and dining indulges, and a very contemporary entertainment culture—which is why it is considered as the entertainment...
THE Lunar New Year is upon us! For a lot of people around the world, the old year is cast away, consigned to learning and memory, and the new year heralds new opportunities in business, life and yes, even love. Some of those seeking an inside track on what...
BERNIER, a French traveler in the 17th century aptly described Bangla as a place that “has a hundred gates open for entrance but not one for departure.” The famous Chinese Traveller Huen Tsang while visiting Bangladesh in 7th century said—“ a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water.” Bangladesh is bestowed...
THE success and sustainability of a corporation truly involves a lot of facets. But the most fundamental of these is simply having a structure that keeps all levels of constituents interrelated. This structure is only obtained through sound corporate governance. Corporate governance isn’t just one structure, though. It consists of...
PAKISTAN gained independence on August 14, 1947, just 11 months after sovereign powers were transferred to the newly restored independent Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. Diplomatic relations between our two countries were established on  September  8, 1949, and the Philippines Consulate was opened in Karachi. Since then Pakistan and...
By Cyril John Barlongo PRESIDENT Aquino is confident that when he leaves office in 2016, his accomplishments will far outweigh the developments that have taken place before he assumed the presidency. Among his accomplishments is the enactment of Republic Act (RA) 10149, or the Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCC) Governance, Act...
By Leony R. Garcia DISASTERS and emergencies, whether man-made or natural, come in many forms. Like many countries in the world, the Philippines has had its share of disasters one after another. Notable and still fresh in the minds of the Filipinos are the recent devastating earthquake in Bohol in October 2013,...
AS the country’s premier gateways, major ports in the Philippines are vital conduits for the movement of trade and commerce both local and international. Due to the Philippines’s archipelagic nature, more than 80 percent of the country’s commercial goods are transported via the seas, thus emphasizing the importance of ports...
MORE than 260 kilometers away from Manila, the young company executive officer is preparing administrative requirements for his battalion in a remote municipality in Quezon Province. Skin charred from days of training under the scorching heat of the sun, Salvador Mison, known to his comrades as Buddy, was tasked...

Angelica Suiza, no underdog

Angelica Suiza is not your typical successful woman in the corporate world who parades in posh high-heel shoes, attention-grabbing stylish bag or well-trimmed coat and skirt, though she can really throw a very elegant look if she has to. This petite woman has a long history in the marketing and...