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House, Senate bills want President to appoint 'designated survivor'

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo and Senator Panfilo Lacson file versions of the bill in the 18th Congress

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. President Rodrig Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address at the BAtasang Pambansa on July 22, 2019. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

How the ube hopia saved Eng Bee Tin

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:02 PM

In the 80s, 21 year-old Gerry Chua was determined to save the family business from failing. Here’s how he did it

How a street vendor grew up to become the Philippines’ Juice King

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:18 AM

For Zest-O founder Alfredo Yao, the hard work began when he was just 13 years old

What does it mean to be a ‘bossing’?

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

These PLDT MVP Bossing winners show what defines a modern Filipino entrepreneur

EXPLAINER: Duterte's dream resignation, 'junta', successor scenarios

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM

What's the process for a President to resign? Can President Rodrigo Duterte choose his successor? Here's what the Constitution and a law professor say.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath to newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why 'gifted' is overrated

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Science bears out that success does not lie in passion or interest, but in how you view passion

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Ronald dela Rosa says he would rather step down sooner than be PNP chief 'indefinitely' so other 'better' generals could take on the position

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#2030NOW: From failure, how did 3M become a $30-B company?

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'When we talk about innovation, it does not have to be complicated,' says 3M Philippines managing director Ariel Lacsamana

Yang perlu kamu lakukan untuk mencapai ‘financial freedom’ di usia muda

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Bisa mulai dari yang sederhana yaitu Reksadana Nanti pelan pelan masuk ke produk investasi yang lebih menguntungkan seperti pasar saham atau bisnis properti

Ilustrasi oleh Adinda Maya/

Gatherich: Cara membuat millenial dikejar uang

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Motivator dan financial coach Ken Handersen dari Handersen Success Academy mengadakan seminar edukasi keuangan interaktif bertajuk ‘Gatherich’ pada Sabtu 22 Juli di Mangga Dua Jakarta

Gatherich akan diadakan di Hotel Ibis Mangga Dua, Jakarta, pada 22 Juli 2017. Foto dari Handersen Success Academy

Do you have the grit for success?

Jul 17, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut gives tips for success – not just in career but in life

Malampuson: Success stories made in Cebu

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Eric Smith, Cattski Espina, and Joe Soberano are trailblazers in their respective fields in Cebu. These are their success stories.

From vegetable vendor to Bicol's salon magnate

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

While walking through a flooded market in Manila a young Yco Tan decided that he was going to change his life And he did

THE TANS. Yco Tan with wife Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of Yco Tan

WATCH: Sun Life #LiveBrighter session with Jonathan Yabut

May 24, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Listen to the story of how he rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and motivational speaker

Everyday leaders in the workplace

Apr 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

These employees from Accenture are pioneering a new age of development in an innovation led industry

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The 1987 Constitution says the president can nominate a member of Congress to assume the vice presidency in the event the position becomes vacant

Successful Filipinos find their way home, make an impact

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The Aguhon Awards recognizes Filipino men and women who are based in their home countries creating an impact that ripples throughout Asia

5 ways to embrace your success

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Rewarding yourself after a job well done can also serve as your motivation to be better

Seize the day: Tips for a successful you

Nov 28, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Pursue your personal definition of success may it be in your career personal growth relationships your finances

3 crucial qualities that will help you achieve career success

Oct 18, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Whatever your career path is these qualities can affect whether you’ll make it or break it

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to succeed Thai King – PM

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:37 PM

In the same address Prayut Chan O Cha says Thailand will hold a one year mourning period while all entertainment functions must be toned down for 30 days

This file photo taken on December 5, 1999 shows (L-R) Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Sirikit appearing at a balcony of Anantasamakom Throne Hall in Bangkok to mark the King's birthday. File photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP

Why ‘success’ means different things for different people

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:42 PM

It doesn’t have to be portrayed as something grand something that happens when you reach a certain age or something you can see or use

Dear Class of 2016: What we've learned

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Ready or not the Class of 2015 faced the realities of life after graduation Here s what they have to say

What’s made Pokémon GO such a viral success?

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Here are 3 reasons why the game is a massive success

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

6 things super successful people do on weekends

May 31, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Here’s a list of habits that the uber successful weave into their weekends It is in no way comprehensive but meant as an indicator to help with the burnout

FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Boracay is not just for party-goers; it is for families, too

She dropped out of college – now she's in the top 1% of millennials

May 14, 2016 - 11:49 AM

She had no college degree no background in programming or marketing and had to move in with her dad Things weren t looking good – but then here s how US entrepreneur Lauren Holliday made it work

That girl who 'woke up like this' on Instagram? She didn't really

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Here s the problem with the cool girls who set unrealistic standards of success and beauty

US life coach Dr Ron Jenson teaches 5 ways of self-governance

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:56 AM

Rule No 1 to become a person of character in and outside of work: Discipline yourself

US life coach Dr Ron Jenson: Achieve authentic success now

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Focus on the roots not the fruit of your success the author of Make A Life Not Just A Living tells his audience at the 5th Happy at Work Conference

Photo by Shadz Loresco/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: The traits of a modern-day Pinoy abroad

May 19, 2015 - 10:55 AM

What makes the modern Pinoy abroad more empowered in this day and age?

Trailblazers: director Paul Soriano and chef Rolando Laudico talk about what drives them

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:07 PM

In a roundtable discussion director Paul Soriano and celebrity chef Rolando Laudico shared the journey towards becoming the trailblazers they are now

Pregnant Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:03 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge will no longer visit Malta this weekend The Duke of Cambridge will undertake the visit instead

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits an M-PACT Plus Counseling program at Blessed Sacrament School on July 1, 2014 in London. Stuart C. Wilson/Pool/AFP

Prince William, Kate expecting second baby

Sep 08, 2014 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The prince s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is said to be delighted at the news which comes less than 14 months after the birth of the couple s first child Prince George

SECOND CHILD. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to plant a tree at the National Arboretum in Canberra, Australia, 24 April 2014. Lukas Coch/EPA

Finding your middle ground in the quest for relevance

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Making a career choice is never easy Though there are trade offs look to find the middle ground that makes you happy in whatever you do

Sy-Coson on running SM empire: Majority rules

Apr 12, 2014 - 6:21 PM

The eldest child of SM patriarch Henry Sy spoke with Bloomberg about how management of their group has changed over the years

SUCCESSOR? Though businessman Henry Sy hasn't publicly named a successor, daughter Teresita Sy-Coson is often referred to as his heir apparent. Screengrab from Rappler file video

Fortune 500 feminism

Mar 09, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The troubling truth is women’s successes today are contingent on other women’s oppression

Women on top: The reader and the runner

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Read the stories of 2 women whose passion keeps them motivated to pursue their dreams

Women on top: The environmentalist and the executive

Feb 12, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Two women share their inspiring stories of success and passion for what they do

Why quitting is not an option

Jan 21, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Here are some tips you can do when life rears its ugly head and stares you in the eye

Make it or break it: 25 tips to be successful

Oct 29, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Take things one step at a time

WORK YOUR WAY UP. Remind yourself of these simple tips to be successful in your field

The Philippines' Mayor

Aug 18, 2013 - 8:13 PM

Jesse Robredo’s life and career continues to set the standard for what effective good governance can and should look like

Kobe shares with Filipinos his secrets to success

Aug 13, 2013 - 12:27 PM

Kobe Bryant shares with Filipinos his secrets to success

ONE WITH FANS. Kobe mingled with fans in the place he calls home away from home. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

7 ways to stop self-sabotage

Jul 27, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Banish excuses self doubt and fear of success

RELEASE YOUR FEARS. Our own insecurities keep us from achieving our dreams

Conquer beliefs that hold you back

Jul 20, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Sometimes it just takes one simple step to bring you to a new level

INSIDE YOUR HEAD. No matter how much potential one can hold inside, if you don’t believe it’s possible, it’s not

10 ways we sabotage our own success

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We can achieve misery and ruin pretty well on our own Sad to say we are often our own worst frenemy

Phil Jackson compares Jordan, Kobe

May 17, 2013 - 10:52 AM

In his new book Phil Jackson compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Who does he think is better?

WHO'S BETTER? Jackson compares two of the NBA's greatest players. Jordan photo by AFP. Kobe photo from Kobe Bryant's Facebook page.

Words of wisdom: 7 memorable grad speeches

Mar 30, 2013 - 9:15 AM

Here are some memorable graduation speeches that have withstood the test of time

Pope celebrates final Sunday prayers

Feb 24, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Tens of thousands of supporters turned out for Benedict XVI s final Sunday prayers ahead of his formal resignation on Thursday

LAST SUNDAY MASS. Pope Benedict XVI in a file photo from Facebook

Venezuela faces uncertainty with Chavez health crisis

Jan 06, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Chavez was re elected on October 7 despite his debilitating battle with cancer and the strongest opposition challenge yet to his 14 year rule in Venezuela

CANCER-STRICKEN. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters during a campaign rally in Monagas on September 28, 2012. AFP Photo/Juan Barreto

Vicki Belo ponders succession issues in beauty empire

Jul 29, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Why the famous Doctor to the Stars is putting off plans of retiring or making an initial public offering