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Friday, January 20, 2017
The Millennials

The Millennials

Characterized by their enthusiasm for technological and communication advances, members of the so-called Generation Y blazed paths in a new world of information-sharing using social-networking technologies. Join us as we look into the social, economic and political issues arising from an increasingly networked society in light of technological changes, and how they reshape and influence the lives and relationships of a generation who grew up in a hyperconnected world. This space would devote a textual gramophone for the 15- to 29-year-olds. If you belong to this generation, send an 800-worded essay to opinion@businessmirror.com.ph. Editorial rules apply.

Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes        @brownindio SOME find economics a “dismal science”. They do not include Jan Carlo Punongbayan. Punongbayan, 27, finds economics a very fascinating subject with lots of questions he said are asked for a lifetime. Being passionate on economics is manifested on his achievements. He finished...
AS divided as the US public may seem, there are still some things on which most people agree.  No matter age, party or gender, Americans overwhelmingly believe that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, played a dominant role in shaping the history of the country, according to a...
CARLOS Korten is a confident man. So confident that Korten, a Filipino-American executive from New York, believed he can make a big difference in the thriving digital commerce in the Philippines. Thus, he put up Pasig & Hudson Pvt. Ltd., the parent firm of online-shopping portal Gifmo. The BusinessMirror sent...
The Varsitarian, the 88-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will hold a three-day conference on new trends and issues in the media landscape. Called “Inkblots”, the conference to be held from December 19 to 21 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium, UST, España, Manila,...
AFTER establishing a strong foothold in the local restaurant business for the past 20 years, Gerry’s Bar and Restaurant, formerly known as Gerry’s Grill, is positioning itself for the millennial market. Founded by Gerry Apolinario in February 1997 as a bar in Quezon City, the restaurant’s current executives are aware...
By Teresa de Miguel / The Associated Press SANTIAGO CUAUTLALPAN, Mexico—Mexicans have been brewing pulque from the juice of cactus-like maguey plants for centuries, but the viscous, beer-like beverage fell out of favor starting in the 1970s as pulque got a bad reputation as a peasant’s drink. The number of producers,...
Photo & story By Oliver Samson / Correspondent A Kelso-Sweater exploded from the ground. While afloat during the first encounter, the gamefowl struck its opponent with a big punch. The opponent sustained massive damage while airborne. Wasting no time, it sank the slasher, now smeared with crimson, anew as the opponent wobbled when...
By Alessandra Anonas / Contributor CITING a poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the Asian Journal magazine wrote last year that more millennials are getting involved in political issues. One of them is Ellirie A. Aviles, 20, and president of the Sigaw ng Kabataan (United Youth Voice) Coalition, an organization of young...
SEVENTY years after over 420 years of rule by colonial masters—Spain and the United States—that shaped the alipin mentality among the free natives, this state of mind restrains the freedom of some Filipinos to self-respect, dignity and progress, young historian Ose Martija observes. Martija, 24, said the alipin (slave) mentality...
FOR millennials interested to pursue higher studies to become a competent teacher, the Scholarships for Teacher Education Programs to Upgrade Teacher Quality in the Philippines (Step Up) recently announced the opening of its Certificate in Teaching Programs for 2017. If admitted to the program, a student will get P140,000 annually...
By Tamara Lush / The Associated Press MIAMI—When 25-year-old illustrator Michelle Alfonso traveled to Cuba this year, she became the first in her family to go back to their ancestral homeland in more than a half-century—and it made her feel “whole again”. Alfonso, a New Yorker, says more Cuban-Americans should make the...
FOR a century-old cookie, Oreo has learned to continuously put a twist to itself and dunk its way to the digital platform. Born in the same year luxury cruise ship as Titanic sank, the brand has moved forward from marketing its intricately designed tin cans in the early 20th century...
Story & photo By Alessandra Anonas DESPITE misconceptions about young people getting involved in politics, many of them showed up at a conference on federalism. The BusinessMirror talked to two of the organizers of the forum on how they ended up leading FedUP, a youth organization focused on federalism. One of them...
Story & photo by Danica Mae M. Lacson PAUL Paras was only 17 when he saw his future in the stars. That was after taking over and began managing the lantern business started in 1975 by his uncle, Francisco Castro. Now that business is well-known as P. Paras Lanterns and Handicrafts,...
By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS THEY’RE “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle; too tech-dependent to function without electricity, too fragile to tolerate a politically incorrect word or action or thought. That’s the millennial myth, as much a pejorative caricature...
Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes MILLENNIALS have a negative reputation of being freeloaders, especially in downloading music and videos from popular web sites, so Globe Telecom Inc. believes. As far as the Ayala family-led telecommunications firm is concerned, this thinking must change, as an executive said this is not good...
AFTER developing a strong niche in business, engineering, science, technology, arts, agriculture and other major fields, the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC) of the De La Salle University (DLSU) decided to open a law school in 2010, because they believed Filipinos, particularly millennials, need to have a profound...
Angelo Kairos T. dela Cruz / Millennial Universe IN an unprecedented and unfathomable manner, Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) laid waste to a large part of the Philippines three years ago. Our country’s systems and resources proved insufficient to respond to the needs of its citizens affected by the supertyphoon,...
F. Victor G. Manangan / Millennial Universe I will simply start with the observation that this year’s Philippine and US presidential elections share some commonalities. First, both elections have, as their winners, candidates who were as unlikely as they could get to become serious contenders for high public office, much more actually win them. Rodrigo...
Story & Photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes IT was a leap of faith for Lara Martirez. She enjoyed her job as an equities fund manager of a local commercial bank. She loved numbers, banking and finance. But Martirez felt her corporate job was “weighing” her down. Hence, the management engineering graduate...