Toys 'R' Us in PH unaffected by U.S. toy store chain's bankruptcy filing

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Operated by the Gokongweis, Toys 'R' Us Philippines clarifies it is not part of Toys 'R' Us Incorporated's bankruptcy filing in the United States

NORMAL OPERATIONS. It is business as usual for Toys 'R' Us Philippines, which operates 34 stand-alone stores and 44 Toybox outlets inside Robinsons Department Store branches. File photo

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.

How Chooks to Go built a business bigger than GMA Network

May 06, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated – the group behind brands Chooks To Go Uling Roasters and Reyal – was not an overnight success While an egg takes about 21 days to hatch BAVI took 15 years

ASEAN PLAYER? Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated, the largest poultry integrator in the Philippines and company behind the brand Chooks to Go, Uling Roasters, and Reyal, is setting its sight on regional expansion.

US review finds deliberate tax fraud at Caterpillar – report

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Leslie Robinson is hired by an unspecified US agency to review Caterpillar s finances which have been probed by US tax authorities and Congress over the accounting of a Swiss subsidiary

CATERPILLAR. Workers stand next caterpillar's vehicles at the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies, Charleroi on September 5, 2016. Photo by Virginie Lefour/ Belga / AFP

Robinson's 3-pointer with 0.6 remaining lifts Pacers over Hawks

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The Pacers erase a six point deficit in the final two minutes to defeat the Atlanta Hawks

LATE HEROICS. Glenn Robinson III reminds the public that he can do more than dunk. Screenshot from YouTube

LOOK: Nate Robinson dribbles under 7-footer's legs in NBA D-League

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The 5 foot 9 Nate Robinson gets creative in escaping the defense of the 7 foot 3 Edy Tavares

ESCAPE. Nate Robinson is seen emerging from underneath the legs of 7-footer Edy Tavares to escape the defense during an NBA D-League game. Screengrab from Twitter

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

Truth hurts: 'Sa Wakas' rock musical appeals to new generation

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:42 PM

The songs and stories of heartbreak of Gen X band Sugar Free appeal to millennials given their candor and lyricism

Robinsons Land sees 7.9% boost in 2016 income

Jan 13, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Its costs and expenses however increases by 19 to P9 34 billion as opening of new malls and office buildings raised the level of its depreciation expense

HOTEL REVENUES. Robinsons Land says the 3.5% increase in hotel revenues mainly came from the relatively new hotels such as Go Hotels Iloilo, Go Hotels Ortigas Center, Go Hotels Butuan, and Summit Hotels Magnolia. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/

Passport applicant? Here's where you can 'walk in' – for now

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:47 PM

No need for a passport appointment at the DFA satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches until further notice DFA Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca says

NEW DFA OFFICE. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (2nd from left) and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfredo Vargas III (1st) lead the inauguration of the Department of Foreign Affairs' satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches on November 29, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Pacers' Glenn Robinson goes from warming bench to clutch performer

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Robinson plays in place of injured Paul George for the second straight game and scores 17 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers

RISING UP. Glenn Robinson impresses as he fills in for injured Pacers' star Paul George. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Robinson makes most of chance to replace injured George for Pacers

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The 22 year old Glenn Robinson starts in place of injured Paul George scoring a career best 20 points in a way over the Nets

ON PACE. Glenn Robinson stepped up big in Paul George's absence. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Gokongwei's JG Summit sees income jump almost 50%

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:23 PM

The increase is due to the double digit income growth in its airline business which benefited from the drop in fuel prices and the performance of its petrochemicals business

ALMOST 50%. INCHING UP. The increase in its net income is due to the growth in airline and petrochemical revenues. In the photo are John Gokongwei Jr. (right) and son Lance (left). File photo

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Robinsons Retail buys stake in De Oro Pacific

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Robinsons Retail currently operates 152 mall based DIY hardware stores including 132 Handyman Do It Best stores 19 True Value stores and two True Home stores

EXPAND FOOTPRINT. As of end 2015, Robinsons Retail operated 1,506 stores with total gross floor area of 974,000 square meters. Photo from the company's website

How Lance Gokongwei will continue supporting Duterte

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The president and chief operating officer of JG Summit says he will support Duterte through hard investments in the country and creation of more jobs

PERSONAL CAPACITY. Lance Gokongwei was considered by Duterte to head the Department of Finance, after Carlos Dominguez III initial rejected the offer. But Gokongwei says he will support Duterte as head of JG Summit. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

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Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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DFA Robinsons soon exclusive for OFWs

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:38 AM

The DFA is also offering a courtesy lane exclusively for migrant workers as a way of giving importance to OFWs

OFW SERVICES. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose says the DFA is extending new services to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) applying for passports. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

JG Summit founder sells $250M worth of shares

May 26, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Sale of Gokongwei s JG Summit shares are for estate planning purposes

SHARE SALE. After the transaction, Gokongwei, who sits as chairman emeritus of JG Summit, still has 58 million direct shares in the conglomerate. Photo by Jake Verzosa

UN names special envoys for El Niño and climate

May 21, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The new special envoys will be responsible for raising the profile and sounding the alarm says UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon

SPECIAL ENVOYS. Macharia Kamau (L) and Mary Robinson (R) are the United Nations' special envoys for El Niño and climate. Kamau photo by Miguel Medina/AFP; Robinson photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

JG Summit net income rises to P22.61B in 2015

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:15 AM

Firms under the Gokongwei led conglomerate see higher revenues led by the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group Robinsons Land URC and Cebu Pacific Air

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Apr 08, 2016 - 12:01 PM

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'The 5th Wave' review: Not worth the repetition

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:29 PM

The 5th Wave is an adventure whose beginning is somewhat intriguing whose middle is a struggle and whose end is cheap and frustrating writes film critic Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

PH storms a reminder of need for climate justice, aid – UN envoy

Dec 20, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Ireland s former President Mary Robinson advocates to put justice and equity at the heart of climate response

Builder Datem defers IPO plan

Nov 21, 2015 - 12:24 PM

The construction firm initially planned to raise P4 66 billion 99 23 million but with the deferral terms could be revised

MUM ON THE DEFERRAL. The construction firm did not disclose the reason for the delay or when it plans to push through with its equity offer

Comelec approves voting in malls in 2016

Nov 03, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The Omnibus Election Code allows the use of other appropriate private buildings if no public school or other public building can be used during elections

MALL VOTING. The Comelec holds a walkthrough of mall voting procedures at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City on October 23. Ben Nabong/Rappler

SM opens first mall in Caloocan City

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:49 PM

It is SM s 55th mall in the Philippines and targets to close 2015 with 56 in the country and 6 malls in China

NEW MALL. The newest SM mall eyes to cater to more than 1.5 million Filipinos with 90% of the space lease awarded to various tenants.  Image from SM Prime

Cherry Foodarama to reopen, now under SM management

Oct 12, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Branches in Shaw and Congressional will reopen this week nearly 3 months since SM Investments Corporation acquire the grocery chain

REOPENING. Cherry Shaw will reopen on October 13 while Cherry Congressional will open again its doors to customers on October 15, SM Markets say.

Iglesia ni Cristo crowd blocks portion of road despite lack of permit

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:14 PM

As of 9pm on Friday the northbound road below the EDSA Ortigas flyover is no longer passable for being occupied by the religious crowd

BLOCKED ROAD. The Iglesia Ni Cristo crowd blocks the northbound road in front of Robinsons Galleria. EDSA-Ortigas flyover is passable for northbound motorists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

US 'Batman' killed after his Batmobile broke down

Aug 18, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Lenny Robinson who used to visit sick children in hospitals as Batman dies

BATMAN. Lenny Robinson, who visited children in hospitals dressed up as Batman, passes away. Photo by Fabienne Faur/AFP

JG Summit's net income inches up in first semester

Aug 15, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The conglomerate of the Gokongwei family says it saw its net income climb to P13 43 billion 290 85 million in the first half of the year – only a 4 4 increase from the same period last year

Costa Coffee brings London-style caffeine culture to PH

Aug 02, 2015 - 2:30 PM

I cannot dislodge the economic power of the US here But through coffee it’s easy says British Ambassador to PH Asif Ahmad on UK s Costa Coffee presence in the country

Photos by Shadz Loresco/Rappler Photos by Shadz Loresco/Rappler

Filinvest, Ayala battle for P4B ITS-South terminal project

Jul 31, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Datem the consortium of Megawide and WM Property Management opts out of the bidding for the Integrated Transport System ITS South terminal Project

BATTLE BETWEEN DEVELOPERS. Only 2 of the 4 qualified bidders move forward to bid for the ITS-South Terminal deal. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Malls open voters' registration booths

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Check here the schedule of registration and biometrics capturing at Ayala Robinsons SM and Walter Mart malls which have partnered with the Comelec

Lyceum Pirates need to build more experience — Robinson

Jun 30, 2015 - 8:18 PM

In just their first game of the season the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates already revealed a critical weakness: inexperience

Jebb Bulawan goes to the rim in a loss against Perpetual Help. Photo by Josh Albelda

SM to seal deal with Cherry Foodarama in June

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The conglomerate is set to acquire majority interest in the pioneering grocery business

Business leaders bare suggestions to build on PH gains

Jun 04, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Leaders from the power finance and real estate industries chart their growth and suggest further reforms in 2016 and beyond

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The talk is over

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:57 AM

The cerebral calculating Floyd Mayweather versus the crowd pleasing slugger Manny Pacquiao Who will win on May 2?

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Apr 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

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Apr 22, 2015 - 3:20 PM

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Mayweather says he is better than Ali, Robinson

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:51 AM

No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali was better than me

BETTER THAN ALI? In an interview on ESPN's First Take, Floyd Mayweather Jr says he is better than boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Robinsons allots P6B in 2015 to focus on smaller-format stores

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The company will be opening 270 to 300 stores this year mostly under its convenience store chain business Mini Stop and mini supermarkets

Meralco lists 80 ILP participants to plug power shortage

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:18 PM

If successful the overall committed interruptible load for summer could reach 1 034 93MW exceeding the initial target for power reserves

Students march to protest black teen's killing in Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:32 AM

A member of slain teen Tony Robinson s multiracial family said that while Americans may have equal rights in theory practice is something else

'JUSTICE FOR TONY.' A man pauses by flowers, balloons and candles that line the road near the location where 19 year old Tony Robinson was shot and killed by a Madison police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, USA 09 March 2015. Officer Matt Kenny responded to a disturbance call and reportedly shot Robinson after being attacked by the unarmed man. Tannen Maury/EPA

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Mar 04, 2015 - 7:42 PM

President Aquino appoints a new Special Action Force chief Henry Sy is the richest Filipino in the latest Forbes billionaires list Manny Pacquiao prepares for the “fight of his life”

The Black Crowes split amid sibling rivalry

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Rich Robinson points to brother Chris unreasonable demand of profit as the reason for the disbandment

Christmas mall hours

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:04 AM

For last minute shoppers here s a schedule of mall operating hours on Christmas Eve and the day after

Huge crowds of shoppers rush to do their Christmas shopping at Carriedo Street, Quiapo in Manila on December 21, 2009. About 90% of the Philippines population is Christian and the country has earned the distinction of celebrating the longest and merriest Christmas in the world. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Robinsons Land sets P17B for capex in 2015

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Gokongwei led property unit raised its capital expenditures to build 3 shopping centers and expand a mall

ITS-Southwest pre-bid requirements deadline moved to Sept 29

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Changes in the concession terms of the ITS Southwest Terminal project have prompted the government to move the deadline

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Person with disability and guide dog allowed in mall after dialogue

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:46 PM

After initially refusing entry to a disabled person and his guide dog Robinson s Mall finally makes an exception to its rule and opens its doors