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Which Filipino Family Has Produced the Most Number of Senators?

Choose your fighter: Cayetano, Aquino, Sotto, Ejercito?

With campaign season for the May 2019 midterm elections almost upon us, the topic of political dynasties is on every Filipino voter's mind. And if it isn't, it should be: Though the Constitution says that "The State shall guarantee equal access to ...

by Esquire Philippines  | November 02, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Will TRAIN 2 Mean More Expensive Books?

Here's what you should know about the TRABAHO bill and what it means for our book industry

You've probably seen the posts circulating online raising the alarm on a particular section of the TRAIN 2 bill that has just been approved by Congress. You may even have signed this petition to protest the provision.In short, the TRAIN 2 tax ...

by Esquire Philippines  | September 18, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This 80-Year-Old Grandma Sells Her Special Chinese Dishes Online

Wok With Mom delivers your favorite memories to your doorstep

Requests to venture beyond Makati on a day other than Sunday are usually diligently denied. Life, after all, is much too precious to waste inside a vehicle. But it is a Monday and we have allotted two hours to travel through the ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for  | September 15, 2018 12:00:00
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Filipinos Top the World in Barkada Trips, No. 2 in Family Vacations

According to a survey by travel site Agoda

If there's anything the rest of the world should learn about us from movie-of-the-moment Crazy Rich Asians, it's that family means everything.According to new research from online travel agent Agoda, this trait carries over to our travel habits: seven out of 10 families globally ...

by Esquire Philippines  | September 01, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Star Wars Teams Up With Kenneth Cobonpue for a Furniture Collection

Only a teaser for now, but the designs were previewed at AsiaPOP Comicon

This year's AsiaPOP Comicon saw Asia's very first Hall D, in which The Walt Disney Company presented their upcoming projects and releases for the region to an audience of fans. Disney representatives discussed their new line-up of shows, launched their new app ...

by Esquire Philippines  | August 04, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

NAIA Terminal 3 Has Installed Electronic Immigration Gates at the Arrival Area

The system has been installed to cut immigration queues for arriving Filipino citizens

Soon, Filipinos will be able to skip the long lines at immigration when they return from abroad. Last May, Philippine News Agency reported that electronic immigration gates would be installed at major airports such as those in Manila, Clark, Davao, Kalibo, and Cebu. ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | July 19, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Company Helps Fishermen Recycle Old Nets, Helping Give them a New Source of Income

Net-Works is also helping coral reefs a chance to regenerate and flourish

Pollution and poverty are two issues that seriously plague the Philippines today, and we often think we can only solve one problem at the expense of the other. But a company called Net-Works is proving that it’s possible to both care for ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | July 14, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Account During a Job Hunt

Increase your chances of finding your dream job on the professional networking site

Nearly everyone has a LinkedIn account, but hardly anyone really takes the trouble to complete their profiles or keep them updated. This is a pity, since a lot of executives and industry leaders are active on LinkedIn. Taking the time to build ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | June 30, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

College of St. Benilde is Developing a Filipino Sign Language App

With FSL Buddy, you can learn over 200 signs on the go

Always been curious about sign language, but never quite gotten around to learning it? You can now pick up some basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) on the go with FSL Buddy.The app includes over 200 signs, including the alphabet, animals, pronouns, adjectives, ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | June 27, 2018 12:00:00
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LinkedIn's Career Advice Feature Puts You in Touch with Potential Mentors

We tried the career advice feature out to see if it really works

These days, more and more millennials are experiencing quarter-life crises. According to LinkedIn, 60% of professionals worry that they aren’t earning enough, while 53% feel lost when it comes to deciding on the next step to take in their careers. Another 54% ...

by Esquire Philippines  | June 23, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

(LOOK) Is There a Mang Inasal Copycat in Indonesia?

We don't blame you if you're feeling some deja vu

Blatant copies are rampant in the restaurant industry, from names to dishes to whole concepts. Sometimes it goes under the guise of wit: Look at the number of establishments in Metro Manila named Lord of the Rinse or Facebuhok or Starbuco.But infringing ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for  | June 20, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

What Executives Notice First On Your Resumé

We asked HR heads and executives what parts of your resumé catch their eye

When it comes finding the right candidate for the job, human resources managers are often faced with piles of resumes. So when they’re trying to sift through applicants in the shortest amount of time possible, what details catch their eye? "There is ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | June 01, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

You Can at Least Learn from These Real-Life Job Interview Horror Stories

These applicants made a lasting impression, for all the wrong reasons

When you go to a job interview, your goal is to make a good first impression and show that you’re the best person for the job. Some applicants, however, manage to do the exact opposite. Consider these horror stories from human resource ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | May 30, 2018 12:00:00