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Woman behind Care.com shares roots of her online empire

Nov 21, 2015 - 7:41 PM

Sheila Marcelo founder and CEO of Care com created waves when her company raised millions of dollars in a Wall Street IPO But to get there she needed to hurdle several roadblocks

BABYSITTING EMPIRE. Needing around-the-clock care for her two sons and an ailing father, the idea of Care.com was born. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of the APEC Summit

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:57 AM

A glimpse of what happens behind the scenes when business and economic leaders meet

APEC leaders: Intensify efforts for MSMEs, embrace digital economy

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:11 PM

APEC leaders reiterate actions laid out in the Boracay Action Agenda to globalize MSMEs and report progress by 2020

From Basket Case. One of Basket Case's bags that showcase a Filipino painting. Founder Gigi Phua-Lim sells the bags at reasonable prices to make art accessible to the public. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

How Filipina engineer shared spotlight with Obama, Jack Ma

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno shares how the White House managed to bring her to the APEC CEO Summit even if she wasn t qualified to attend it

PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Aisa Mijeno, founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting tells US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma what innovators like her need to make positive changes in the world.

Is Trans-Pacific Partnership friendly to small businesses?

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:43 AM

New Zealand and Hong Kong s leaders also weigh in on a trade deal for the region while China pushes for the FTAAP

Filipina startup founder shares stage with Obama, Jack Ma

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:28 PM

Aisa Mijeno seizes the moment and tells US President Obama and Alibaba s Jack Ma that her company needs support

PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Aisa Mijeno, founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting tells US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma what innovators like her need to make positive changes in the world.

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Set up world body for small businesses

Nov 18, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Trade is a human right not to be used as a tool against an economy says Alibaba founder Jack Ma

AID TO SMALL GUYS. 'If China can do it, then other nations can do it. We have helped Chinese small businesses to sell on our platform. You can do it, too,' Alibaba's Jack Ma says

Manila, Cebu behind APEC peers on liveability, doing business

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:29 AM

We have 17 cities in Metro Manila One guy won’t move the needle It takes all 17 guys Guillermo Luz co chairman of the National Competitiveness Council says on the sidelines of APEC2015

APEC 2015: AirAsia banks on Philippines after first airliner disaster

Nov 17, 2015 - 8:30 PM

We will keep discovering new places and new things It is a challenge here but there is big prize at the end of the day in the Philippines AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says on the sidelines of APEC2015

HIGHEST LOAD FACTOR. 'We are optimistic. [In terms] of passenger traffic, the Philippines is actually the best,' Tony Fernandes of AirAsia says. Photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

APEC 2015: Uber positions itself as solution to congested roads

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:29 AM

In a country like the Philippines the debate is not on regulations It’s on helping your economy grow Uber Senior Advisor David Plouffe says on the sidelines of APEC2015

'CURE TO CAR CONGESTION'. Uber's David Plouffe says around 1.1 million drivers are on the Uber platform as of November 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

APEC initiatives to kick in by 2016 – ABAC

Nov 14, 2015 - 6:02 PM

APEC Business Advisory Council ABAC 2015 says the work for promoting inclusive growth in the region will begin after the summit closes next week

MOVING FORWARD. The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 2015 gather to come up with recommendations that will address private sector concerns, mainly on putting the services sector at the forefront of international trade. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Tech disruptions provide opportunities for women

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Technology has facilitated policies designed to level the playing field and provide a better work life balance and new platforms for women APEC business leaders point out

GLOBAL WOMEN. (seated from left) Adaire Fox-Martin is joined by Ümran Beba, senior vice president and chief HR officer of Pepsi Co Asia and Digital Filipino founder Janette Toral at a roundtable discussion on women and international markets.

Aquino: Women are better partners for inclusive growth

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Harnessing the talents and potential of all women can bring about inclusive progress sooner rather than later the President says

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy 2015 Fora Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy (PPDWE) at the Reception Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on Thursday (September 17, 2015). With theme: “Women as Prime Movers of Inclusive Growth.” The PPDWE supports the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) by gathering more participation from multi-sector key players from the private sector, academia, and civil society for dialogue and exchange of learning and best endeavors to advance gender integration, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment agenda in APEC. (Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Economic role of women boosted by APEC health toolkit launch

Sep 16, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The APEC Healthy Women Healthy Economy Policy Toolkit will be pilot tested in the Philippines for 6 months

BREAKING BARRIERS. APEC, the local government, and the private sector came together to produce the toolkit being shown off by representatives. (From left) DOH Undersectary Kenneth Hartigan-Go; ABAC chairperson Doris Magsaysay-Ho; US ambassador-at-large Catherine Russell; DTI Undersecretary Nora Tarredo; DOH's Dr. Paulyn Jean B Rosell-Ubial; and Merck Healthcare CEO Dr. Belen Garijo. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

Aquino wants DTI's Domingo to stay until APEC summit

Sep 14, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo says his resignation date can be adjusted as the President told him some Cabinet members think he should stay until the country concludes its Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings hosting

WON'T YOU STAY? President Aquino hopes that Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo (left) will see the country's hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings through conclusion. Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Low income households, small businesses priority for financial inclusion

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

While the country is hailed as 3rd globally with the “most conducive environment for financial inclusion ” access to finance though is still considered a major hurdle for MSMEs

APEC on disasters: Redundancy crucial to protect supply chains

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Experts say nations have to institute redundancies that should be part of the tool kits of big and small companies