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 Amado de Jesus
How can you tell if you should renovate or build a new structure? This is the quandary that many homeowners face when they want to extend the life of their house. Should they just renovate certain parts of the house or renovate the entire house, build from scratch or simply repaint the house to give it a new look?
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
I used to think of Alabang as a sleepy town, kind of like a place where parents live in retirement haven. Not anymore. The development of the city is amazing, especially in the hotel sector.
By Tarra Quismundo
With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region, citing how government reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
The target was to raise $500,000 to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the Philippines hard on Nov. 8, 2013.
By Daxim L. Lucas
As is often the case when major natural calamities strike, the country’s largest private firms rush to the aid of affected communities. Some do it as part of their corporate social responsibility programs, while some do it in the hopes of gaining positive publicity.
By Ayunan G. Gunting
The Philippines, due to its archipelagic nature, is full of scenic beaches. On top of the popular and world-renowned beaches in the country, there are still plenty undiscovered.