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51 Boracay business owners summoned for environmental violations

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the establishments are required to have technical conferences with the Pollution Adjudication Bureau within the week

TOURIST DESTINATION. A bulldozer moves the piles of garbage that have been dumped on a hillside in the resort island of Boracay i this June 2005 file photo. The worsening garbage problem on the island could threaten Boracay's image as a pristine paradise for foreign and local tourists. AFP Photo by Joel Nito

More and more empty stores in Manhattan as e-commerce grows

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:09 PM

With more people shopping online, plus the higher rent, physical businesses are closing shop in Manhattan

RISING PROUD. People walk past One World Trade Center in New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/AFP


Jollibee takes bigger bite out of U.S.-based Smashburger

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The homegrown fast-food giant will acquire an additional 45% stake in the American burger chain for $100 million

Megaworld set to open Festive Walk Mall in Iloilo

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The P2.2-billion, 3-level mall at the Iloilo Business Park is opening this coming April

Photo by Megaworld

Duterte to probe mining, banana firms: Paying NPA taxes is money laundering

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:11 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to close down companies that have continued paying revolutionary taxes to communist guerillas even after his warning

PEACE? Banana exports have previously asked the government to continue peace negotiations with the communists to protect businesses from extortionist activities. File photo of a plantation in Tagum, Davao del Norte, by Romeo Gacad/AFP

A first timer's experience traveling business class

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Flying business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a must for those who prefer a posh retreat

QC orders businesses with foreign names to have local translations

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Those who will violate the ordinance will pay P5,000 and may face suspension of their business permits

TRANSLATION NEEDED. The Quezon City local government passes an ordinance requiring Filipino or English translation to foreign-named establishments. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Huawei deal to sell phones through AT&T in US falls through – reports

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:51 AM

Huawei still plans to sell a version of its Mate 10 not tied to a specific carrier. However, the failure to secure a contract with AT&T or fellow US giant Verizon drastically limits the Chinese company's growth in the American market.

Malaya publisher Jake Macasaet dies

Jan 07, 2018 - 10:00 PM

A veteran of journalism, Amado 'Jake' Macasaet also served as the chairman emeritus of the Philippine Press Institute

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

India to become 5th largest economy in 2018 – report

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:22 PM

The Center for Economics and Business Research predicts that India will move up to the 5th place in 2018 and 3rd by 2032

GROWING. The Center for Economics and Business Research predicts that India will become the 5th largest economy in the world by 2018. Photo by Raveendra/AFP

Extraction of vintage bomb, evacuation of Cebu I.T. Park postponed

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATE) The Cebu I.T. Park is where most of the city's business process outsourcing companies are located

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