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Ayala ventures into education


Ayala Corp. is making a bigger bet on the country’s most important resource—human capital—with the rollout starting this year of a chain of for-profit schools armed with a curriculum that’s “reverse-engineered” to address the skills gap in the local and international labor market.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Execs to grads: Right attitude will get you places

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 »

World Bank OKs $300M loan for PH education program


Basic reading and mathematics skills of more than four million of the country’s poorest kids should improve as a result of a new World Bank-funded Department of Education project for grade school students.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Meralco Foundation brings electricity to remote public schools


Meralco’s social development arm goes the extra mile to provide sustainable source of energy to schools in remote villages and hard-to-reach island communities.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Earl Chua: On running a purpose-driven restaurant

RICHARD Abrilla from gourmet griller to team leader (management trainee). No position is out of reach for the employee.

With no college diploma, Earl Chua began his career running an automotive shop that checked emissions. In his journey, he ventured into business process outsourcing and websites. Although he was gaining a reputation in Golf.Ph, the country’s No. 1 resource in the sport, Chua found his calling as a restaurateur.

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

Arm yourself with a treasure trove of ideas!


This column, “Executive Read,” is not only about business. It is about the Executive and his interests—which are not “strictly business.” Since the year 2000, we have written about books on oxymoron, metaphors, poetry, heroism, silence, emotional intelligence, political quotes, leadership, and biographies of top CEOs and corporate aikido.

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

STI revenue rises by 13%


Education network operator STI Holdings reported a 13-percent year-on-year growth in gross revenue to P1.36 billion in the first nine months of its current fiscal year as its schools expanded enrollment base.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Love and embrace change! Lessons from the Top 10 innovative MBAs in the world

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Q: We’re a virtual community made up of 12 business executives who all graduated from AIM (Asian Institute of Management). Aside from connecting via the Internet, we meet over dinner once a month. During a month’s dinner, we talk about what’s new in each other’s industry and competition.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

British schools seek Filipino students

Eighteen British educational institutions are set to arrive in the Philippines next month to encourage more Filipinos to pursue studies in the United Kingdom.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

An i for academy, an eye for trade

VANESSA Tanco of iAcademy

Vanessa L. Tanco can easily be mistaken for a student in the academy she has run so well for the past six years.   But her youthful look belies the stark passion, tenacity and intellect that the 35-year-old Tanco has shown in heading iAcademy—a multimedia arts school located at the heart of the Makati central [...]

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH companies throw support behind Peta

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) will mark its 50th year of promoting arts and culture in the Philippines in 2017.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Innovative Mano Amiga school grapples with growth

MPIC CEO Jose Ma. Lim (third from left), CFO David Nicol (right) and PR head Melody del Rosario (left) turn over a donation to Lynn Pinugu.

One could say that Manila Amiga Academy—a primary school that caters to an indigent community in Taguig City—is a victim of its own success.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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