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Business Ideas

How Theo & Brom Is Bridging Two Worlds Through Chocolate

The traditional tablea gets a Belgian twist

While many of us grew up having powdered malted chocolate drinks with breakfast, the tsokolate tablea holds a special place in every Filipino’s heart. The dark-chocolate tablets—a literal translation of the Spanish name—are usually made with dried local cocoa beans and muscovado ...

by Henna Yu for  | May 21, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Online Store Lets You Rent Luxury Brands for Less

Including brands like Tom Ford, Gucci, and Givenchy

Got a big event coming up? You're probably searching for the perfect dress or the right pair of shoes to wear to that upcoming affair. But with all the parties, weddings, birthdays, and every other event you need to attend, it can ...

by Henna Yu for  | May 17, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Good News: First Philippine-Made Train Starts Operating May 6

It will operate under the Philippine National Railways

Philippine railways have always relied on foreign technology, leaving our train systems dependent on foreign aide, from construction to maintenance. But the Hybrid Electric Train is set to make history as the first-ever locally made train in the Philippines, and it's scheduled ...

by Henna Yu for  | April 28, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Eco-Friendly Concrete Made by UP Students Bags International Prize

Here's to sustainable urban development!

Rapid urbanization takes its toll on nature and at the rate we're going, the need to come up with more sustainable development plans is becoming more and more apparent. To address this, a group of civil engineering students from the University of ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | April 14, 2019 08:00:00
Startup Tips

A New QC Ordinance Supports Local Women Entrepreneurs

Because you can be your own #GirlBoss!

Many well-loved homegrown brands—from small online shops for handmade goodies to successful makeup lines you can find in major malls—were founded by women, yet the stigma against women still exists, discouraging other female entrepreneurs from starting their own. To help them out, ...

by Kevyn Tapnio for  | March 26, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Heads Up: Tandang Sora Flyover Will Be Closed Until 2020

It will be closed to make way for the construction of the MRT-7

Quezon City residents know for a fact how heavy the traffic could be along Commonwealth Avenue, which is one of the city's major roadways. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advises motorists to brace for heavier traffic following the looming closure of the ...

by Kevyn Tapnio for  | February 16, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

PH's First Eco-Airport in Bohol-Panglao Is Finally Open

The airport started its commercial operations on November 28

If you've been following news about the Bohol-Panglao Airport, then you would already know by now that it has been quite a few years in the making. Eighteen years after its first feasibility study was conducted, the eco-friendly airport was finally inaugurated ...

by Henna Yu for  | November 29, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

There's a New Bus Service For South Folks To and From NAIA

UBE Express launches new route

Imagine this: You're dead-tired from a long-haul flight, you're pushing two carts with huge balikbayan boxes, and there's no car in sight by the taxi bay (or if there is, the driver's asking for an additional P500 since you're traveling all the ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | November 11, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

New Metro Manila Traffic Schemes You Should Know About (2018 Edition)

Plus, higher penalties for yellow-lane violators

The heavy traffic in Metro Manila has, unfortunately, become the new normal. These days, it pays to add an additional hour or two to your daily schedule in anticipation of being stuck on the road. Various schemes and stricter policies have also been implemented with ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | August 31, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

DOT Targets 5,000 Available Hotel Rooms When Boracay Reopens on October 26

The island has a current total of about 15,000 hotel rooms

Since the start of its government-mandated temporary shutdown on April 26, tourists the world over have missed the go-to vacation hotspot Boracay and its powdery white-sand beaches. The Philippines' other beautiful beaches have been filling the void, but Boracay fans have something to look forward to: ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for  | August 24, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange Is Almost Complete

It's poised to become the country's first intermodal transport terminal

The Department of Transportation announced on August 20 that construction of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is nearly complete with almost 96% of it done. Located along the city's Coastal Road, the terminal is set to be the country's first intermodal transport terminal. Department of ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for  | August 23, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Pinoy Premium Ice Cream Brand Opens its First-Ever Ice Cream Parlor in Rockwell

Carmen's Best was founded by entrepreneur Paco Magsaysay

It's never too cold for ice cream, especially when we're talking about homegrown gourmet ice cream Carmen's Best. With mall kiosks throughout the Metro, they've made it easier for you to get your hands on their signature flavors like Cereal Milk, He's Not ...

by Henna Yu for  | August 07, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Why Does a Lot of Local Chocolate Come From Davao?

Here are some fun facts you need to know about chocolates

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like chocolates and those who are wrong. We kid, of course, but if you find yourself wholeheartedly agreeing, then The Malagos Book of Chocolate (P1,500) is a must-have. Aside from telling the story ...

by Henna Yu for  | August 05, 2018 12:00:00