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Surfers dive into a world of uniquely flavored chocolates

FRIENDS and business partners Christian Valdes and Marvin Bagube

Want a taste of “Salt & Pepper Caramel” chocolate? Are you brave enough to try gumamela-flavored chocolate? How about the chocolate version of the famous Pinoy drink “Gin-Pom?”

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Starting ’em young

THE YUSAY kids support their school’s cause.

How young is too young in teaching our kids about hard work and money? Do we just give them money, or let them earn it?

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Law firm identifies trade challenges in emerging Asia

Eduardo Leite

The recent economic upswing seen in Southeast Asia has led to a surge in foreign investors out to take advantage of the opportunities that abound in the region.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PhilRice concocts variety of cocktails

Tapuy rice wine

How does a tall glass of Isabela Secret cocktail sound to you? Or do you prefer the extra kick of a Sarangani Punch cocktail? These are just some of the Tapuy Cocktail blends being launched by PhilRice, a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture. Their research on the different uses of rice led to an improved version of tapuy, a naturally fermented alcoholic beverage made from cooked glutinous rice and starter culture locally known as “bubod.” This local rice wine is often served during feasts by the mountain tribes in the Cordilleras.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No retirement for 80-year-old

QUILTS serve as Inez Claudio’s outlet for her artistry. PHOTO BY JOHANN GUASH

At 80 years old, Inez Claudio is still creating works of art with her beautiful quilts. And she’s not showing any signs of retiring, no sir, not while she can help it.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sophie’s Mom set to take venture to higher level

SOPHIE’S Mom is a popular mochi ice cream brand in Metro Manila.

Have you tried mochi ice cream? This dessert is a Japanese confection made from soft, pounded sticky rice (mochi) with an ice cream filling. It is popular in Asia and the United States, and has now reached Philippine shores.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Soap venture goal: Protecting nature and giving back


When Laiden Pedriña quit her job in a nongovernment organization (NGO) in 2010, she set her sights on two things: find a way to help out-of-school-youths finish their education and start a business in the service of God.

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

How couple made sure toys are not just for Christmas


Every child deserves a happy childhood.” These words motivated Myrna Yao to veer away from the family business of dealership of Goodyear tires and concentrate on what she loves doing best: giving joy to kids.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

14 do’s and don’ts in mounting an exhibit

DODIJE Fabian,wife Sharon, and daughter

So you want to mount an exhibit? Dodije Fabian, business development consultant of Themes & Motifs, the organizer of the biggest, most comprehensive and longest running wedding fair in the country, gives us some pointers, suggestions, tips, and lessons that are applicable not only to prospective events organizers, but also to other business-oriented individuals.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

There’s a big sum of money in ‘little white shirts’

PHILIPPE Arenillo and Ryan David

Pals since high school, Ryan David and Philippe Arenillo often threw business ideas while hanging out with their friends. Some were weird, others crazy, but there were days when, by a stroke of luck, they stumbled upon brilliant ones.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

LJ and the Lollicake Factory

LOLLICAKE Factory’s first outlet. photo: Princess Daisy C. Ominga

LJ Moreno-Alapag has a new baby. No, it is not the diaper-wearing kind. At least, not yet. The newly wed actress recently opened a cake pops shop in Kapitolyo, Pasig, called Lollicake Factory. It’s a cozy, pink-laden place where LJ gets to do things that she’s really passionate about: baking sweets and surrounding herself with her favorite color.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lazy afternoon gives rise to a ‘bare’ venture

Monique Hilario (left) with franchisee Peggy Sharon Go Princess Daisy Ominga

It all started on a lazy Saturday five years ago. Sisters Fiona and Monique Hilario decided to spend some bonding time in a salon to get some wax job. While waiting for their turn, they noticed that though it was a hair salon, most of its clients were there for the waxing services. Trying to [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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