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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
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Meralco's Award-Winning Magazine for Prime Clients Launches Digital Edition

Online site promises daily briefings on energy trends and business developments

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has launched a digital version of its exclusive magazine for CEOs and top executives of its major corporate and institutional partners. It aims to keep up with the shifting habits of the magazine’s traditional audience and reach a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 29, 2018 07:00:00
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What's It Like to be a TV Star or Director? Try Out with ABS-CBN Studio Experience

Visit the theme park to know if you have what it takes to make it in show business

If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do on weekends, the newly-opened Studio Experience theme park at the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City may be the perfect destination for you.Built by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., the country’s leading television broadcaster by ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 27, 2018 09:00:00
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SMC Cuts Final Price for Food and Drinks Unit to Php85, Down 39% From Php140 Initial Target

Number of shares offered also halved to just 461 million from 887 million

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has cut the final offering price for its shares in San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) to Php85, the listed food and drinks company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on October ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 25, 2018 04:00:00
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JG Summit-Backed Fintech Unit OKs Loans In 10 Minutes, Releases Proceeds in Half Hour

Will Cashalo become the McDonald's of lending?

According to the latest Financial Inclusion Survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the proportion of Filipino adults with outstanding loans fell from 47.1 percent in 2015 to only 22.3 percent in 2017.However, the reason isn’t that fewer Filipinos needed to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 24, 2018 08:00:00
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As Jollibee Opens Its First Branch in UK, Here's Guide to Chickenjoy Prices in 15 Intl Locations

If there's Big Mac index of currencies worldwide, is a Chickenjoy metric not far behind?

Thousands of Filipinos lined up for the opening of Jollibee's first store in the United Kingdom on October 20. Dennis Flores, president and head of Jollibee International Business for EMEAA (left) and Mr. Ernesto Tanmantiong, chief executive officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation, led ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 22, 2018 06:00:00
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Would You Buy San Miguel Food and Beverage Shares After Target Price Lowered from Php140 to Php85-95?

The new target price is now within range of recent price movements

San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) lowered the offering price of its planned share sale to Php85 to Php95 apiece from the original offer of up to Php140, the company stated in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on October ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 19, 2018 03:00:00
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Ayala Corp. Invests in PH Health Startup That Built App for Booking Doctors' House Calls

Conglomerate's entry seen to boost users of AIDE app from 18,000 as of mid-2018 to 24,000 by year-end

Diversified conglomerate Ayala Corp. continues to dive deep in the health sector as it announced on Wednesday, October 17, an investment in local medical service startup AIDE through its subsidiary, Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health).“Aside from developing our own technology solutions, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2018 07:00:00
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After GrabCar, GrabPay and GrabFood, Now Comes GrabAds

Ride-hailing giant aims to market to riders while bringing them from Point A to Point B

A ride with the country’s largest car-hailing platform Grab Philippines will no longer just be about getting from Point A to Point B. Increasingly, it will now also be getting the rider to buy this or that as the regional transport network ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 17, 2018 08:00:00
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These Are the Richest Women in PH This 2018

Only eight Filipinas made it to Forbes magazine's latest list of 50 richest people in the Philippines

Eight remarkable Filipina businesswomen made it to Forbes’ 2018 list of 50 richest Filipinos. The US magazine releases the list every year, which is based on the magazine’s estimates of the value of their holdings in listed companies and other financial and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 12, 2018 09:00:00
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Ateneo de Davao Launches Aerospace Engineering Program as PH Seeks Satellite Launch Ventures for Mindanao

Island's location near equator touted as a big advantage for launching small satellites

Fr. Daniel J, McNamara, Ph.D. will be one of the instructors of Ateneo de Davao University's Aerospace Engineering program, a first in the country. The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) in Davao City is introducing a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, ahead of Philippine ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | October 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Husband-and-Wife Founders of HR Tech Firm Join Exclusive Endeavor Global Network

Sprout Solutions' Patrick and Alex Gentry bring the count of Endeavor Philippines' entrepreneurs to 19

Patrick Gentry (center) pitched in Endeavor's 82nd International Selection Panel in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPatrick and Alex Gentry, the co-founders of Philippine human resources (HR) startup Sprout Solutions, have been inducted into Endeavor, the exclusive global network of high-impact entrepreneurs.The two were selected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 09, 2018 02:00:00
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Mobile Payments Duel Between WeChat and Alipay Coming to PH

The two Chinese firms now hold stakes in the country's largest mobile payment platforms

Listed telecommunications firm PLDT Inc. has announced that its digital technology arm, Voyager Innovations, will be taking in investments worth up to $175 million (Php9.5 billion) from a group of investors led by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and global private equity ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2018 04:00:00
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