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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...
‘IT is seeing my daughter become her own person, with her own interests, sense of humor, dreams and ambitions. Motherhood taught me how to love unconditionally, giving everything to her with no expectation of anything in return.” THERESE JAMORA-GARCEAU ‘The overflow of love and laughter, hugs and kisses from adorable grandchildren....
Human-rights violations anywhere in the world get ample coverage in the local print and electronic media. However, the region that gets little or scant coverage despite serious human-rights violations is the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Some newspapers in the Philippines avoid covering events in Kashmir as a matter of policy,...
  With new developments in the pharmaceutical industry—including the implementation of the Mexico City Principles (MCP)—and the growing importance of emerging markets like the Philippines to trade and investment, the BusinessMirror has thought proper to interview Sanofi Senior Vice President for Asia Jean-Luc Lowinski to know his views and get...
The convergence of mobile, analytics, context-rich systems and the cloud is transforming the sales process and enabling buyers and salespeople to engage with each other more effectively. Recently, Gartner, an information-technology research and advisory company, listed 10 top strategic technology trends. Some have significant implications for sales forces, including: Computing...
A round the world you’ll find family businesses that have declined due to inadequate governance, poor talent management and absent or improper succession planning. Only 30 percent of family-owned or -controlled companies last into the second generation. It takes discipline and best practices to change leadership successfully. In the Asia-Pacific...
By Li Ma, Jeanne Brett, Hao Wang & Zhi-Xue Zhang IF you’re one of the many managers who negotiate with companies in China—the world’s largest emerging economy—you probably need to change your approach. The competitive and regulatory environment has changed so quickly that what worked a year or two ago is...
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...
Why has Greece chosen a far-left government at a time when discontented and frustrated voters elsewhere in Europe have turned to the far right? In northern Europe, the frustrated voters’ parties of choice are right wing and anti-immigrant. So how come frustrated Greeks made a sharp turn to the left,...
HE found himself seated inside an office of a Pakistani bank, bored by an accounting job that paid him really well. It didn’t matter to then 25-year-old Safdar Hayat that his profession was highly sought after, and that it could lead him and his future family to a better life....
MARKETERS today encounter a mind-boggling array of technologies, and most feel an acute pressure to climb on the tech bandwagon. But they worry about the massive distraction of full-scale technology assessments—and about the risk of buying expensive tools that don’t live up to their potential. Chief marketing officers can make better...
By Roger Pe WHAT is the difference between a salesman and a brand builder? A salesman commoditizes his products and expects the cash register to continously ring merrily for him. He is sometimes a business copycat with a “Zagu mentality”—one who minimizes risk by lowering his price against prevailing market winds and...
By Edith M. Lederer | The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s disappointed by many world leaders who care more about retaining power than improving the lives of their people—and can’t understand why Syria is being held hostage to “the destiny” of one man, President Bashar al-Assad. Nearing...
THE 52nd Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Asia and Pacific Regions will be held in Manila from October 28 to 30 at Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Held under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao) Asia-pacific region, this annual event will gather...
By Abby Gayle Abbu CERTAIN practices make the Filipinos unique when it comes to staging weddings. Although local wedding rites carry strong Western influences, some traditional practices are still observed by Filipino couples. Filipino culture has been largely influenced by the Spanish, the Americans and the Chinese. Early Filipino practices were combined...
By Seth Borenstein | The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press (AP) statistical and computer analysis. The software that the company admitted using to get around government...
By Jocelyn Noveck | The Associated Press WHEN she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to Nasa volunteering for astronaut training. Nasa’s reply was simple and definitive: No girls. “It was the first time I had hit an obstacle I couldn’t overcome with hard work and determination, and I was...
The light-speed changes in our digital world are now colliding with the dial-up crawl of America’s political and legal systems—with the future of the Internet at stake. The crash was guaranteed last week when the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Internet service should be considered a public...
By Julie Sweet Digital fluency is helping to level the playing field between men and women at work. Recent research from Accenture found that when men and women have the same level of digital fluency, women are better than men at using those skills to gain more education and find...
By Leony R. Garcia Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this point of total retirement by selecting to exist in the emerging state of pre-tirement or reducing workhours for themselves. Many people choose to retire when they...
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