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Collateral damage of progress


Ahead of the Holy Week, the exodus out of Metro Manila and other urban areas in the country is expected to begin this weekend.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bill would turn gov’t retirees into entrepreneurs

Tarlac Rep. Susan Yap, main proponent of the bill. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Government service should also prepare public officials and employees for an entrepreneurial life, so they could continue being productive in a legitimate way once they leave their jobs.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Project to turn women ‘sari-sari’ store owners into better entrepreneurs


A program to transform women “sari-sari” store owners into better entrepreneurs was launched recently in Naga City as part of a worldwide campaign for the economic empowerment of five million women by the end of year 2020.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Some pointers for canteen entrepreneur-wannabes


With the start of another school year, some enterprising Filipinos set their sights on the lucrative business of school canteens since it is again open season for the various canteens in and around schools. Not only are canteens profitable, work hours are ideal and you get to go on vacation during school breaks.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Thousands of OFWs venture into business—Labor dep’t


From overseas Filipino workers to entrepreneurs. Many OFWs have started to believe there are better opportunities beyond overseas work as more than 3,700 returning OFWs, including those who were repatriated from troubled countries, have ventured into business in 2012, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Budding Filipino taipans urged to study in China

John Quelch, pictured in a 2003 file photo, used to be senior associate dean of Harvard Business School and is now dean at the China Europe International Business School. Quelch, in a recent interview with the Inquirer, encourages Filipinos to study in China in order to “study the future” of business.  AFP PHOTO/BILAL QABALAN

Many Filipino executives and entrepreneurs turn to Western universities for their masters in business administration. But a British professor from China’s largest business school, himself once part of the US Ivy League system, argues that up-and-coming tycoons with ambition to build an international business with an Asian perspective must consider studying in China instead.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH entrepreneurs help each other stay on path to prosperity, growth


Anyone who occupies the coveted plush corner office of a top corporation knows that there is truth to the hackneyed expression “It’s lonely at the top.”

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t launches one-stop shop for entrepreneurs


President Benigno Aquino III on Friday witnessed the launch of the Philippine Business Registry–a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs that need to transact with several government agencies to start their business.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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