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Startup Tips

This UP Law Student Also Heads His Own Manufacturing Company

Rafael Ricalde is proof that it’s possible to juggle a thriving business with the demands of law school

Rafael Ricalde is president and CEO of Primatech Paper Solutions. he is also a fifth-year law student at UP College of LawOnly a quarter of the 2017 bar examination takers made the cut, proving once again that not everyone is able or ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | May 04, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Update Your CVs: PH Companies Hiring More in 2018, and Peak Recruitment Season Lasts from March to June

Here’s a guide to top hiring industries and the most in-demand jobs, according to the latest JobStreet survey

Business process outsourcing (BPO) providers remain the country’s biggest employer of new hires but jobs needed by the industry are not what they used to be.“The BPO industry in particular is not only just looking for customer service representatives now—while they do ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 27, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

When Duterte Promised New Caliber .45 Pistols for the Military, This PH Arms Maker Fulfilled the Order

But gov't arms procurement needs more reforms to streamline the process, says Armscor Global Defense

President Rodrigo Duterte inspects one of the caliber .45 pistols sourced from Armscor Global Defense that were turned over to soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines In April 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte promised soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ...

by Paul John Caña  | February 22, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How Kenneth Cobonpue Built on One, Big Lucky Break to Sustain Success

He didn't rest on his laurels after Brad Pitt bought his Voyager bed and made it famous worldwide

“If it weren’t for this bed, I wouldn’t be here,” says Kenneth Cobonpue in a talk before youth and student entrepreneurs taking part in the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Asia and Pacific last month. “It takes Hollywood to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 08, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

New small, medium businesses soar amid rising GDP

As GDP climbs, it’s about time you launch that startup

via GIPHYInstinctively, we know that a rapid rise in gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic output, is good for business. That's probably why a lot of entrepreneurs followed the Philippines Statistics Authority's (PSA) fresh announcement that GDP rose 7.1 percent ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 17, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Truckmaker’s tips: Centro’s Raffy Juan shares his entrepreneurial learnings

The story of the Pinoy truck manufacturer for Isuzu, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Toyota

Risk goes hand in hand with entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs know that their forays into business will rarely be smooth sailing, and the best they can do is to prepare themselves for the rough patches. Failure to do so can spell doom for the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 30, 2016 09:00:00