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BPO property demand in Philippines seen to rebound, then stay flat

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

This is after property demand from the BPO sector dropped by 26% in take-up to 385,000 sqm in 2017, from 485,000 sqm in 2016, says Leechiu Property Consultants

REBOUND. The flattish growth from the BPO sector will be offset by the demand from online gaming and offshore gaming, says Leechiu Property Consultants. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: The BIR's revenue target for 2018

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'With income tax collections expected to drop due to the implementation of TRAIN, this year will be extra challenging for the Bureau of Internal Revenue'

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will I qualify for the 8% flat tax rate on gross sales?

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz lists down the criteria which self-employed individuals or professionals must meet to qualify for the 8% flat tax rate

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Have you received your ITR?

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:35 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz reminds employers that they should release BIR Form 2316 to employees by Wednesday, January 31

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

Naming Philippines' 3rd telco might take longer than expected

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has a tall order from the Philippine president: Launch a major 3rd telecom player by March 2018. Prospective entrants think the timeline is too short.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 questions about the tax reform law

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains what the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is all about

Most Filipinos prefer socially responsible brands

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:23 AM

Research shows Filipinos are most likely to believe businesses have a responsibility to ensure their supply chain doesn’t harm the environment

The Philippines' biggest business deals in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The country's conglomerates have acquired everything from digital payment tech to coal power plants this year, as they acquire the tools they hope will shape the economy’s future

56% of Filipinos enjoy haggling, survey shows

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:17 AM

This survey by a Singapore-based company also shows it is easier for women than men to haggle in the Philippines

UnionBank sets out to hack PH banking with digital transformation

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:59 PM

UnionBank’s ongoing digital transformation involves a complete overhaul of its technology processes and work culture

Fancy living in Europe? Try citizenship by investment

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:49 PM

You can acquire a Cyprus passport, and have access to the wider EU, in as little as 6 to 12 months with a 2-million euro investment

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in Southeast Asia – study

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A study by the Boston Consulting Group shows Metro Manila motorists and commuters get stuck in traffic for an average of 66 minutes daily

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will small businesses benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a flat tax rate based on gross for small businesses

John Gokongwei proves family-run conglomerates work

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The JG Summit founder says the conglomerate has maintained its core values and long-term vision even as it went public and reached out to global markets

FAMILY MATTERS. John Gokongwei Jr (center) poses with his family after receiving MAP's Management Man of the year for 2017 in a ceremony held on November 27 in Taguig City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Workers with good behavioral skills get better pay – study

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:45 PM

A World Bank study finds that more firms have difficulty looking for workers 'with appropriate socioemotional skills'

SOFT SKILLS. A World Bank report says Phiilippine employers are looking for workers with good behavioral skills.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a salary tax exclusive to employees

'You're a woman, what do you know about cars?'

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, head of the Philippine arm of Korean carmaker Hyundai, shares her experience of male bosses intimidating her

TOP EXEC. Hyundai Asia Resources Inc's Maria Fe Perez-Agudo. Agudo's photo courtesy Hyundai Philippines

Rubbing elbows with ASEAN business giants? Here's the price

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:36 PM

On the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, some of the region's most prominent businessmen get the chance to meet and network together

SEA OF ATTENDEES. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Philippines is last piece of ASEAN puzzle for CIMB

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Malaysian banking giant CIMB Group seeks a license to operate in the Philippines to complete its market positioning as an 'ASEAN bank'

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Following China's lead, Japan is starting to aggressively invest in startups in Southeast Asia, creating opportunities mainly for firms focused on the Internet of Things and healthcare

Over 140 business leaders to mentor ASEAN's micro, small entrepreneurs

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Under the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), the entrepreneurs will be given knowledge and tools to penetrate global value chains

ASEAN MENTORS. After the forum, some of the over 140 mentors huddled to discuss the implementation of the program. Screenshot from Facebook live

What’s next for the ASEAN economy in a post-American world?

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:15 AM

The US-led global order that fostered stability and globalization is crumbling and ASEAN economies will have to be linked closer than ever to thrive in the uncertain new world

A peek into Jack Ma's 24-hour Manila visit

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Chinese business icon manages a packed schedule while experiencing Metro Manila traffic and the country's notorious slow internet

JACK MA. The Alibaba founder visits Manila for a day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba's Jack Ma: PH internet 'no good'

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Jack Ma optimistic PH could be world's best in fintech

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Philippines has the opportunity to develop the best fintech services in the world because you have so many mobile phones,' says the Chinese tycoon

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

John Gokongwei Jr is MAP man of the year 2017

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

The JG summit founder is chosen by the Management Association of the Philippines for his leadership in making the Gokongwei Group of companies a force for nation building

What's next for PAL and its potential partner after P6-B settlement

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:25 PM

While PAL's stock has remained relatively steady throughout the saga, questions remain over how its talks with a potential strategic partner would be affected

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft seen through heat haze while parked at the terminal II building of the Manila international airport. European plane-maker Airbus said February 17, 2016 it had won a 1.85 billion USD deal for the purchase of six A350-900s by Philippine Airlines (PAL), flag-carrier of one of Asia's fastest growing economies. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Advice on tax reform for our lawmakers

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz gives his comments on Senate Bill 1592 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), and his advice for lawmakers before their bicameral conference

Blackpanda CEO sees opportunities in PH amid security threats

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Gene Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of private security firm Blackpanda, says there is room for businesses to improve their safety protocols

FORMER GREEN BERET. Blackpanda CEO Gene Yu visits the Philippines during a time when security breaches, drug war, and terrorism attacks are making headlines. Instead of being discouraged, he sees a business opportunity. Image from Blackpanda

Matigsalug tribe to showcase products at expo in Makati

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Fashion brand Nasabeka, named after the Matigsalug word for unity, sells handmade accessories and baskets, among others

BRACELETS. Other products made and sold by the tribe include (from L-R) tribal wear, bracelets, accessories they call 'pompoms'

Megaworld launches new headquarters in Bonifacio Global City

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The 30-story Alliance Global Tower, situated in the Uptown Bonifacio township, houses Megaworld and all of its subsidiaries' 3,500 employees

UN honors Zobel de Ayala as pioneer of sustainable development

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala becomes the first business leader from the Philippines and Southeast Asia to be recognized by the United Nations for efforts in championing sustainability

The simple life of David M. Consunji

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:05 PM

To know David M Consunji was to know a simple truth: he concerned himself most with those who mattered to him

INSTITUTION. Pictured rightmost of the photo is David M. Consunji, who was called the father of contemporary construction in the Philippines. Photo from company website

Lilia de Lima's 21-year work of fighting corruption

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Her two golden rules in PEZA were to be incorruptible and to be efficient It was not an easy feat to lead the agency says De Lima but she kept focusing on her goals

DEDICATED LEADER. Ex-PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima holds her plaque as one of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Founders of Katipunan Craft Ales (still) love increasingly challenging business

Sep 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

One of the biggest local craft beer pioneers mulls the competition attracted by the market s fast growth

What's The Big Idea? Katipunan: Struggles of a Philippine craft beer pioneer

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Two of the founders of Katipunan Craft Ales talk about challenges, sales, and survival tactics in the face of increasing competition in the craft beer industry

Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

TOP EMPLOYER. In the latest Jobstreet.com survey, Meralco ranks best in job security, in work-life balance, and in benefits. Rappler graphic by Emil Mercado

Injap Sia out of Forbes list of Filipino dollar billionaires

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A slump in DoubleDragon s stock price sees Sia s estimated net worth fall to 820 million this year from 1 2 billion last year but the firm has big plans ahead

Carmen's Best: Discovering Filipinos can and will spend

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The premium ice cream maker invested in export when the market was home all along

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you afraid of the BIR?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains why taxpayers should not be afraid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

How the Sy family and Dennis Uy became business partners

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Davao based businessman Dennis Uy has earned the trust of the Philippines richest family the Sys who backed him in his foray into shipping and logistics

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippine retail industry gears up for the future

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

While e commerce is a force that won t be held back traditional brick and mortar retailers are in the best position to take advantage of that revolution according to the Philippine Retailers Association

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Philippine Retailers Association Stores Asia Expo '17 at the SMX Convention on August 10, 2017.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is there still corruption in the BIR?

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares his assessment of how the Bureau of Internal Revenue performed during its first year under Commissioner Caesar Dulay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay on the sidelines of BIR's 113th Founding Anniversary celebration at the agency's national office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

BIR-Del Monte tax issue: More questions than answers

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

After two hearings Congress still has no adequate answers as to why the BIR accepted P65 4 million to settle 3 years of tax discrepancies valued at P8 7 billion

#ThinkPH: Technology is changing human physiology

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The Internet is helping all of us connect and we’re doing more stuff online now not just social media but the weird thing is that our internet habits especially on our smartphones are actually changing the way our brains work Simon Kemp says

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Inquirer Group

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Get to know the Rufino Prieto family owners of the Inquirer which may soon belong to businessman Ramon Ang

#ThinkPH: We are all CEOs now

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The world is changing faster than it s ever had but certain things remain important

HUMANIZING TECHNOLOGY. Intelligencr founder and innovation expert Paul Papadimitriou discusses the importance of recognizing that technology exists solely to makes human lives better at the keynote address to #ThinkPH 2017 on July 15.  Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about the Seal of Honesty Certification Program

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the frequently asked questions regarding the program which seeks to uphold honesty in paying taxes