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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.

Globe Business holds its 2017 Leadership Innovation Forum

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM

This year's theme is “Unlocking the Bigness Beyond Business”

SBMA shuts down college over unpaid rent

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Comteq Computer and Business College or Comteq, located in the Subic Bay Free Port, allegedly has rental obligations amounting to P17 million

CLOSED. The SBMA says Comteq Computer and Business College has been operating without any valid lease agreement nor business registration with the SBMA. Photo from Comteq Facebook page

[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality

5 ways businesses can use geo-targeting to boost sales

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Geo-targeting is a way for businesses to target consumers roving a specific area or location


Megaworld to build P9-billion 'Makati-inspired' CBD in Cavite

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The 35-hectare central business district will be built within its 140-hectare Maple Grove township by 2022

AboitizPower expands hydroelectric business

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The company's latest facility is the $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant in Isabela, which took two years to build

GREENFIELD HYDRO. The $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant is the first greenfield project of SN AboitizPower, which took the firm two years to build. Photo from AboitizPower

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

India's Modi hails the Philippines as 'services powerhouse'

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The Philippines challenges India's dominance as the top business process outsourcing destination in the world

INDIA'S ACT EAST POLICY. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches India to business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit as part of his Act East Policy. Photo from RTVM feed

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says technology is a 'wild card' that both rich and poor countries must learn to decode to help small-scale entrepreneurs

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan still optimistic over oil hunt in West Philippine Sea

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

As ASEAN countries and China prepare to craft a Code of Conduct, Filipino tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is hopeful potential oil and gas reserves in the disputed waters can eventually be tapped

HOPEFUL. 'We are quite optimistic that something could happen, but that is entirely beyond our control,' PXP Energy chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 14

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

PH, Russia mull Northern Luzon railway corridor, new direct flights

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The two countries are exploring direct flights between their capitals and development assistance for the Philippines' Northern railway corridor

BILATERAL TALKS. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Russian Minister for Transport Maksim Sokolov discuss possible areas of cooperation. Photos from Department of Transportation

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

Democracy, infrastructure development not a good mix – Razon

Nov 13, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Enrique Razon Jr says 'countries with the best infrastructure in the world are dictatorships'; Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says he won't go that route

In ASEAN business summit, Razon asks PH to 'just get things done'

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The port magnate and casino operator says the Philippines can achieve larger economic gains than its neighbors by improving its infrastructure

FOCUS ON OWN. 'Once and for all, we (the Philippines) really have to focus and invest in our own infrastructure,' tycoon Enrique Razon Jr says. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

$60 billion a year needed to address ASEAN infrastructure gap – ADB

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

To fill the region's massive infrastructure gap, some businessmen recommend the public-private partnership (PPP) route

INFRA GAP. Citing an ADB study, ADB's Diwakar Gupta saya a 10% increase in energy distribution would mean 7% increase in exports; while a 10% increase in trasnportation leads to 2% increase in exports. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 13

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

These would include mega economic zones, spanning 1,000 to 4,000 hectares

ECO ZONES. Location of some of the Philippines' economic zones, according to PEZA. Image grabbed from PEZA website

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

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 12

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network launch

Suu Kyi pushes for more women in top business roles

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) But critics call Myanmar's de facto leader a hypocrite, amid sordid accounts of Rohingya women being raped in Myanmar

WHO RUN THE WORLD? Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Summit that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

ASEAN business summit to discuss reduction of non-tariff barriers

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The 3-day summit will press for the tearing down of non-tariff barriers – which include quotas and levies – as a way to push the region's further integration

FURTHER INTEGRATION. Other than the reduction on non-tariff barriers, the ASEAN council will also seek greater connectivity to improve logistics and movement of people in the region. File photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

'Sobering,' PCC says of drop in PH ease of doing business ranking

Nov 02, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission calls the drop in the country's ranking a ‘sobering account of our performance in attracting new investors and putting up new businesses in the country’

PH slides 14 notches in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The pace of reforms in the Philippines is slower compared to many other countries, including several regional neighbors

FAST FACTS: Get to know Chinese business magnate Jack Ma

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The self-made billionaire and former English teacher is the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Nearly P620 million in unauthorized bonuses given to GOCCs in 2016

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has the largest amount of unauthorized perks released in 2016, at P518 million

UNAUTHORIZED BENEFITS. The Commission on Audit finds that 8 GOCCs paid P619 million worth of unauthorized perks to its personnel in 2016.

In a time of 'pervasive' violence, build 'caring communities' for children

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Clinical psychologist Maria Lourdes Carandang says parents should be good role models to their kids to counter what is happening in Philippine society today

'PLIGHT OF CHILDREN.' Clinical psychologist Lourdes Carandang delivers her lecture at the Ateneo Professional Schools on October 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Claimants of Palawan land in Marcos loot case to get separate trial

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the claims of the Philippine Agri-Business Center Corporation are 'distinct' from the main issue

SEPARATE TRIAL. The Sandiganbayan orders a separate trial on a claim made on a Palawan property pursued by the PCGG in a Marcos loot case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The Rappler story: Independent journalism with impact

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Embedded in Rappler's DNA is this key tenet: the supremacy of editorial independence

Politics and trade do not mix, Lopez tells EU businessmen

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:46 PM

'What we are just emphasizing is the importance of mutual respect for sovereignty,' Lopez says

EXTREME REACTIONS. Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez emphasized sovereignty of the Philippines. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

5 basic cybersecurity tips for businesses

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Businesses should be aware that they are especially appealing to hackers, and hence, should remain vigilant in making sure that all the proverbial doors are locked


EU-PH Business Summit set on October 17

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The summit is a trade forum to celebrate EU-Philippine trade and investment ties

CHED eyes possible closure of weak schools for teachers

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:24 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the consistent weak performance of several teacher education institutions in the licensure exams is a 'disservice to students'

UPGRADE NEEDED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they have long observed the poor passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler Interview with CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia Licuanan on October 4, 2017.

LIVE: ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Watch the ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017 live on Rappler

Half of PH schools for teachers perform poorly in licensure exams

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:50 PM

A Philippine Business for Education study on the Licensure Examination for Teachers from 2009 to 2017 shows most of the weak schools for teachers are in Mindanao

POOR PERFORMANCE. Takers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers have been performing badly in the last 9 years. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Philippines' BPO industry sees slower annual growth of 9% until 2022

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Security risks in the Philippines, particularly the ongoing Marawi crisis, are causing headwinds in the business process outsourcing industry

SLOW BUT SUBSTANTIAL. The IT-BPO sector, a large and fast-growing industry in the country, expects slower growth in the next 6 years. Rappler graphics

#WhatsNext: How to turn your passion into a business

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Catch this exclusive workshop by Rappler in partnership with Certified Digital Marketer Program on October 21, 8-5 pm

What to do when you're ready to expand your business

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Here’s a cursory look at the current SME landscape and what entrepreneurs can do to make their business grow amid competition

Jollibee eyeing British food chain Pret a Manger – report

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Jollibee is reportedly in talks for a possible $1-billon takeover of British sandwich chain Pret a Manger

STRANGE COMBINATION. Jollibee, homegrown fast food chain popular for its fried chicken and sweet-style spaghetti, is reportedly looking at acquiring Pret A Manger, a British company known for its organic coffee and fresh sandwiches. File image

Moropreneur: Weaving a brighter future for Maguindanao

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:13 PM

By carefully weaving together the natural gifts of the people and the region’s rich culture interventions anchored on empowering communities and the common aspiration to uplift lives a better Maguindanao is possible

LIVE: ASEAN Business Awards 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Watch the livestream of the ASEAN Business Awards on Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: The journey to owning an online business

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Planning to set up an online business? Here’s what to expect

AIM's big data bid to regain business school leadership

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Asian Institute of Management bets on data science as one way to reclaim its place among the top business schools in Asia

Business confidence in PH plunges to 3-year low

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The BSP shows that overall business confidence index for the 3rd quarter of 2017 plunged to 37 9 from 43 in the previous quarter

LESS OPTIMISTIC. Business confidence in the Philippines during this quarter was the lowest percentage recorded since the 3rd quarter of 2014, when confidence index reached 34.4% Rappler file photo

Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Trump has now lost support from several executives who left an advisory panel on manufacturing over his response to a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia – a sign that big business is disenchanted with the billionaire leader

WANING CONFIDENCE? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 23, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

Aug 13, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The changes to malls are part of a fundamental industry rethink as e commerce takes market share and alters consumer expectations

Shoppers walk through the Columbia Mall on July 24, 2017 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Mall space is being repurposed as more department store chains close stores that have traditionally served as "anchors" at malls. Abandoned by the big brands, deserted by the young, the American mall, once temples of the shopping, have become ghost towns, victims of the explosion of online shopping. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by John BIERS, "Deserted, US shopping centers look for a future"

Britain says will not stay in EU via 'back door'

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Two key figures in Britain s cabinet come together to say any post Brexit transition will not be a back door to continued European Union membership

A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

Dubai bans popular business website over 'false news'

Jul 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Arabian Business withdraws the report entitled 51 Dubai projects under liquidation process and posts an apology stating the information published related to projects dating from 2010 and as such are now outdated