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Family man on weekends, general on weekdays

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ERNEST Cu in a product launch

DURING weekends, Ernest Cu spends time with his family, plays golf and drives exotic cars. Come Monday when Cu steps into his office, Cu is in a warzone—and he likes it.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Green practices in a hotel make good business

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BOY and Gigi Vinzon: Serving with a heart. PHOTO BY NELSON MATAWARAN

TWO YEARS into business, Cocoon Boutique Hotel, the county’s first eco-hotel, has been consistently listed in the top four hotels by Trip Advisor.com, and other Internet travel portals.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What to say to cash-rich, debt-free Pacman

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TESSIE Sy

What Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao owns today is more than what 95 percent of Filipinos will ever have – a house in Forbes Park that reportedly cost P388 million, properties in Los Angeles, a residence in Brentville, expensive cars, businesses, and loads of cash, among others.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Refreshing quotes in a desert of city life

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“I NEVER Metaphor I Didn’t Like” By Dr. Mardy Grothe Harper Collins, 2008

“You are the sunshine of my soul.” “You are the apple of God’s eye.” These sentences – and many more – that find themselves in conversations or in written pieces are metaphorical. “You sleep like a log” is a simile.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Third-world issues challenge ad industry

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For four days in November this year, the movers and shakers of the country’s advertising industry descended on the once-bucolic province of Camarines Sur (CamSur) for a non-stop bacchanalia that is called the Philippine Advertising Congress.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

50-year-old Romana to get more bites

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FOR over four decades Romana goods were only available in Baguio but for the past four years they were available in other supermarkets.

Romana Peanut Brittle drew Metro Manila’s attention as a popular souvenir item, which becomes available to tourists only when they motor up to Baguio City or to this town where it has been manufactured since 1958.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peninsula Manila staff members take the stage

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AS THE head of the in-house creative team, Anna Fay Rosal (foreground) is responsible for all the ornamental touches within the hotel, including the gardens, and creating the atmosphere of classic elegance in every corner of the hotel. She and her team are also responsible for the seasonal transformation of The Peninsula Manila, one of the high points of which is Christmas, when they install the 45-foot-high Christmas tree and dress the hotel in thousands of twinkling lights. Helping her touch up The Lobby’s tropical blooms are Miren Cagalcal and Amiel Dolom.

Sonja F. Vodusek, general manager of The Peninsula Manila, likens the landmark hotel to a graceful swan calmly swimming in placid waters, but with webbed feet furiously paddling underneath the surface.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AsiaFood Expo raises bar for PH in culinary, beverage industry

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They started with just 80 booths. What started modestly at the Philippine Trade Training Center and Golden Shell Pavilion 20 years ago, the AsiaFood Expo (AFEX) moved to Philippine International Convention Center where it started to gain recognition from foreign manufacturers, and eventually at the World Trade Center in 1997.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Don’t tamper with the odometer just to sell a pre-owned car

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Many times, within corporate circles, executives speak of dealing with ethical questions in doing business – in a moral sphere, which is full of dilemmas. These dilemmas or borderline ethical questions are in rarely talked about subjects like deception, bribery, theft, and pseudo morality.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Attracting others to your vision

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How do you convince people to buy into your vision for the future? That’s the question every leader must figure out how to answer if he or she hopes to have significant influence. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned leaders fail to find support for their vision because they start off on the wrong foot.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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