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Ayala group celebrates 180th anniversary

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 »

Global construction firm turns 125 years

HARDIEFLEX Flooring made by James Hardie

With countless companies playing in the global building materials field, only a handful of them are true heritage brands. Taking pride in their tradition and long experience and expertise in offering the best products for consumers, James Hardie is one of the esteemed few as it marks its 125th.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Small, medium Muslim weavers boom during ARMM anniversary

Employees required to wear Muslim attire.

Unity and culture will take center stage in this year’s celebration of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) 24th founding anniversary.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Yellow Pages asserts fresh identity in marketplace

NEW LOGO of the half-a-century-old ‘’books.”

Celebrating its 55th year of serving Filipino buyers and sellers, the Yellow Pages (YP) is projecting a fresh identity in the Philippine market.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mining firm, local groups join hands for nature


Getting one’s voice heard in this day and age can be a challenge, especially when there is a multitude of voices in society speaking loudly and frequently.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

UCPB Gen turns 50

Fifty years of success.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: PAL party time


Many things have changed since San Miguel Corp., led by Ramon S. Ang, acquired a stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). Under new management, PAL—which at 70 years of age enjoys the distinction of being Asia’s first carrier—expects to post a profit for its current fiscal year that ends in March.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Isuzu names winners of 15th anniversary promo

Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) has picked the first batch of winners in the 15th Anniversary Blowout Promo, a monthly gift-giving spree that was started last August.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Camaro’s drive at 45


The Chevy Camaro, possibly this generation’s most iconic Hollywood American muscle car, is celebrating its 45th year in the auto world.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Local glass leader Aguila celebrates 60th year in local automotive business


It’s easy to overlook the accomplishments of Aguila Auto Glass (Universal Glass Co. Inc.), a local manufacturer that for 60 years has been instrumental in providing automakers and even private car owners in the Philippines with one of the most crucial vehicle components: automotive glass.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Ford expands all-new Fiesta lineup with 3 more variants

FORD Group Philippines president Randy Krieger (sixth from left) leads the group welcoming the latest additions to the Fiesta. Joining him are fellow executives (second from left) Aileen Dojillo, Prudz Castillo, Mark Balmaceda, Piparsania, Dino Obias, Herbert Haber and Anika Salceda-Wycoco.

During the 10th anniversary celebration of Ford Club Philippines last Feb. 25, 2012, Ford Philippines unveiled three new variants, further strengthening its best-selling nameplate.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lolo Miguel, farmer and hero


My middle name is Malvar because my mother, Isabel Malvar Villegas, is the youngest daughter of the late Miguel Carpio Malvar, Philippine national hero. Because of my penchant for agricultural development, I think of my lolo first as a farmer and only secondarily as a revolutionary general during the Philippine-Spanish and Philippine-American wars.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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