By Doris C. Dumlao
While running her first half marathon recently— which by the way, she finished at a faster pace than she had expected, popular stock analyst April Lee-Tan had some sort of an epiphany. The thirty-something president of CFA Society Philippines and head of research at leading online stock brokerage COL Financial couldn’t help but reflect on the similarities between training for a marathon and investing.
By Linda B. Bolido
For Batara Sianturi, country officer of Citibank Philippines, the success of many Filipino women in small and medium scale enterprises was not at all surprising.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The giant sculptural hamburger in the façade says it all. It is an invitation for you to come inside and order this food item which is as big as a pizza, and can be consumed by many diners. Not only that. There’s an even a bigger pizza which costs twice as much as the hamburger.
By Dante Martinez Velasco PhD.
“You cannot see it, touch it, smell it, taste it, or hear it, but it’s there.” Is it the wind? Is it an invisible force? Is it the Benign Spirit? Is it an invisible being?
By Elizabeth L. Sanchez
Cynthia Ramos, 57, looks at her office desk at the second floor of Taal Vista Hotel. Neatly stacked on one end are ledgers and files, a wealth of financial data accumulated in the last 35 years. On her way to the office, she passes the main lobby where she glimpses at the natural beauty of Taal Volcano and can’t help but feel grateful for the view and what she has accomplished at this point in her life. While she has moved a couple of offices since joining Taal Vista Lodge in 1978, Ramos finally finds herself at the place where she wants to be.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The Philippines has the third-worst mining policy regime in the world, better only than those of troubled Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan, according to a study by the Canadian think-tank Fraser Institute.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The Department of Energy has turned to engineers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for help in dealing with the power crunch now crippling Mindanao.
By Michelle V. Remo
The government incurred a budget deficit of P164.1 billion last year, much lower than the ceiling of P238 billion set by fiscal authorities, according to the Department of Finance.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Maintenance shutdowns, either scheduled or unscheduled, of major power plants may lead to a shortage of electricity supply in the country and may, in turn, fuel the rate of rise in consumer prices this summer.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The Department of Agriculture is pushing for proposed laws that mandate urban and vertical farming, which would help attain food self-sufficiency.
The local unit of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya is acquiring a 50-percent stake in a British firm focusing on real estate development in London.
Philippine manufacturing production likely expanded by 24 percent in January on exports growth and strong domestic demand, according to Moody’s Analytics.