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(Look) Check Out the Specs of 2 China-Funded Bridges in Binondo and Makati

Financed by grant money from China, construction began this month and will last until 2020

In line with the Duterte administration’s aggressive thrust for the Build, Build, Build program, two public bridges funded by grants from the People’s Republic of China started construction this month.President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 25, 2018 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Meet the Entrepreneurs Running PH’s Two Most Well-Known Hopia Makers

Who are the Chinese-Filipino owners of the companies behind Eng Bee Tin and Polland Hopia?

A Chinese New Year celebration wouldn’t be complete without a serving of hopia, a sweet flaky pastry often having flavored fillings. Literally meaning “good pastry” in Chinese, the round snack is said to bring good luck and prosperity for the new lunar ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 16, 2018 09:00:00
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From Binondo to the Metro: A Tale of Three Iconic Chinatown Food Brands

The origins and growth of the makers of some of Manila's well-loved Chinese delicacies

As the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo in Manila is original home not only to some of the Philippines' biggest business establishments but also some of its most popular food brands.The influx of Chinese immigrants into the district since it was ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 27, 2017 05:00:00
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How the beloved mami-siopao resto Masuki conquers the times

This 80-year-old Binondo institution seems to have found the key to eternal prosperity

There’s probably nothing else which can best tell the story of the oldest Chinatown in the world than the food stalls dotting Binondo. After all, Binondo is home to some of the longest-standing restaurants in the country, serving much-loved Filipino-Chinese classics.Nestled in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 21, 2016 06:00:00
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The 5 oldest food establishments in Binondo

How do they keep their businesses running in these modern times?

CHINATOWN. Considered the world's oldest Chinatown, the 420-year-old Binondo was established by the Spaniards in 1594. Photo by Elyssa Christine Lopez / Entrepreneur PhilippinesYou know it when you hear it.Binondo in Manila is synonymous with food haven, having some of the oldest ...

by Robert Vergara Jr.  | February 07, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Twice the charm: The Old and New in Binondo

Take a look at the country\\\'s original Central Business District

Binondo means business. Since the first generation of ethnic Chinese immigrants set foot on this side of Manila, the district has witnessed businesses and culture flourish for more than two centuries. Regarded as the old Makati, the modern day’s business district, Binondo ...

February 08, 2011 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Style Secrets: How Chinoys make their business click

Doing business the Chinoy way in three easy steps

Either the Filipino Chinese, locally known as Chinoy, are born traders and entrepreneurs, or it is the luck that feng shui charms bring them – they only know. To begin with, the Chinese were the first trading partners of Filipinos, even before ...

February 03, 2011 09:00:00
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Feng Shui + Frugality = Success for Chinoy Entrepreneur

The true secret of the Chinoy success does not lie in the feng shui charms alone

Aside from demonstrating the expected entrepreneurial virtues of persistence and hard work, Caroline Tanchay, a Filipino Chinese entrepreneur also practices traditional Chinese beliefs such as feng shui, the belief and practice of positioning objects according to the flow of chi, the life ...

February 02, 2011 04:00:00
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Feng Shui forecast for business in the Year of the Metal Rabbit

Find out which businesses will prosper and which ones must take extra caution this year

If the Feng Shui experts are right, this will be the year that we will see the stock market rally to all time highs and the entertainment industry, well, entertaining. Most Feng Shui experts see the 2011, the year of the Metal ...

February 02, 2011 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Binondo Businesses: A Legacy of Prosperity

As the Chinese New Year draws near, we share with you how Binondo still remains one of the most successful business districts.

To get a true taste of Filipino business culture, there’s nothing like taking a look at one of the oldest and most vibrant financial districts in Manila.The Philippines’ Chinatown, otherwise known as Binondo, has long been a thriving commercial center, since the ...

February 01, 2011 01:00:00