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Ayala group celebrates 180th anniversary

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Ayala y Compañia set up office on Echague Street in Quiapo, Manila

In the office of Ayala Corp. chair Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala at Tower One in Makati City are a framed photograph of the old Ayala y Cia building on Echague Street in Manila, portraits of his great-aunt Mercedes Zobel and her husband Joseph McMicking and a framed map of what Hacienda Makati looked like long before the group got into real estate development.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ayala group celebrates 180th anniversary

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AYALA’S present-day headquarters at Tower One and Exchange Plaza is at the heart of the bustling business, commercial, and financial district that it developed beginning 1948.

In the office of Ayala Corp. chair Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala at Tower One in Makati City are a framed photograph of the old Ayala y Cia building on Echague Street in Manila, portraits of his great-aunt Mercedes Zobel and her husband Joseph McMicking and a framed map of what Hacienda Makati looked like long before the group got into real estate development.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Execs to grads: Right attitude will get you places

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The Makati central business district. Optimism on the prospects of the Philippine economy is at its highest level in recent history, thus giving the country arguably the best investment climate in Asia, according to a study made recently by London-based Economist Corporate Network.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The right attitude—more than aptitude—will get you ahead in the corporate world. This was the advice of executives of some of the country’s largest corporations to the latest batch of college graduates who plan to land a job in the private sector.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Turning fishermen into budding sculptors

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BANGLOS sculptors with their mentor Rey Paz Contreras and Smart Public Affairs head Ramon Isberto

What a difference a day makes. In the case of a group of fishermen from a town in Capiz that was devastated in November last year by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” 24 little hours were all it took to transform them from typhoon survivors into budding sculptors with works of art good enough to be exhibited and sold in the Philippine capital.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino musicians, artists demand support from gov’t, people

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The Philippine music industry is no stranger to change. Over the past 90 years, it saw the birth and death of different media on which Original Pilipino Music was stored—from the 45-rpm singles and 33-rpm long-playing vinyl albums of the 1950s to the 1970s to the eight-track and cassette tapes of the 1980s and the compact discs of the 1990s.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Piracy, changing preferences challenge PH music industry

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Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s album, “Hulog Ka Ng Langit” under Universal Records Corp., was certified Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (Pari) in December 2013 for having sold 15,000 copies.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Manila Water prepares for Asean integration

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THE AYALA group’s water distribution arm, Manila Water Co., headed by president and CEO Gerardo C. Ablaza Jr. (seated, second from left), bagged the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Platinum Award for Corporate Governance in 2011.

It’s 2014 and listed Philippine companies have just a year left to prepare for the planned integration of the capital markets within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

‘Halo-halo’ takes Peninsula world by storm

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THE PENINSULA Manila General Manager Sonja Vodusek

The target was to raise $500,000 to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the Philippines hard on Nov. 8, 2013.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smart Communications keeps the ‘good’ going

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Mr. Kengkoy backpacks are produced by Hinabing Buhay, one of the first 10 groups to get prize money under Smart’s payITfwd program.

Social media, like any innovation or breakthrough, can be used for good or evil. It all depends on who is wielding such powerful tools.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

‘To give houses that Filipinos can afford’

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JANUARIO Jesus Gregorio B. Atencio III

All the talk about a dangerous bubble emerging in the country’s robust real estate market has understandably raised the stress levels of the already wary investors, buyers, lenders and developers.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tretorn makes a comeback

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TRETORN of Sweden is out to capture the hearts of a new generation of consumers.

For a while there in the 1980s, when the yuppie look was the hottest thing in fashion, most teens wanted to have their own pair of Tretorn sneakers with the understated and elegant design and distinctive gull wing logo.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Cebu Holdings turns 25

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THE latest expansion of Ayala Center Cebu adds over 36,000 square meters in gross leasable area.

The Ayala group, through affiliate Cebu Holdings Inc., acquired a 45-hectare golf course in Cebu City in 1988 with the vision to transform it into a business and commercial district that it felt the vibrant city needed to cement its position as the most important urban center outside Metro Manila.   Twenty-five years and over [...]

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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