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Meet the Man Behind Arce Dairy Ice Cream

Ariel Arce belongs to the third generation of the famous family of ice cream makers

“For every older person who has the means to buy premium ice cream, if you open their refrigerators, I’m sure you’ll see a can of Arce Dairy. That’s how it has always been,” Ariel Arce, Arce Dairy’s vice president for operations, says. The ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 23, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Planned PNR Train Will Cut Travel Time from Manila to Bulacan to Just 35 Minutes

The Tutuban to Malolos leg of the PNR North-South Commuter Railway has started construction

“If February, as they say, is the month of love and of hearts, for the Department of Transportation (DOTr), February is the month of launching projects.”So said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, during his keynote speech for the groundbreaking ceremony of yet another ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 22, 2019 04:00:00
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How to Budget for a Big Expense When Your Monthly Take-Home Pay Isn't Enough

These simple hacks can help you manage your cash flow better

You can enjoy your money without the guilt—as long as you properly plan your expensesEven if you're comfortable with your current suweldo, there are probably purchases you want to make that seem to go beyond your monthly take-home pay: It could be ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | February 19, 2019 08:00:00
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Dennis Uy's Hotel and Gaming Firm to Offer Follow-On Shares to Finance Two New Casino Projects

The rising business tycoon from Davao plans to raise P18.5 billion from the offering

PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., the listed hotel and gaming firm of Davao businessman Dennis Uy, will offer follow-on primary shares worth P18.5 billion to the public by the third week of March.The firm disclosed on Friday, February 15, that it plans ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 18, 2019 03:00:00
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How to Deal with Embarrassing Situations at Work After Making a Mistake

It happens to the best of us

You wish the earth would just swallow you up--but it's not the end of the world (or your career) just yetEveryone has at least one office memory they’d rather forget. Being called out and embarrassed by a colleague or worse, a big ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | February 18, 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
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Katrina Razon's VC Firm Leads $750K Investment in this Urban Farm Facility

NXTLVL Farms grows high-value crops inside container vans through hydroponic farming

There’s no stopping the investment train of Katrina Razon’s venture capitalist firm.Razon's KSR Ventures recently led a $750,000-group investment for agri-tech startup NXTLVL Farms, which brought the company’s total funding since its launch in 2017 to $1 million. This is the third ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 15, 2019 12:00:00
News and Events

First Phase of the MRT-LRT Central Station to be Completed By Year-End

DOTr Secretary Tugade: "If Area A isn't completed by the end of the year, let's run after the Ayalas"

After more than a decade since the Unified Grand Central Station was approved by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006, the first portion of the project will finally be completed by the end of 2019.Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 14, 2019 10:00:00
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Bench To Open Office Building in Clark Global City

It's the second most active property market in the Philippines, after Metro Manila

Suyen Corporation, the company behind Philippine retail brand Bench and many other fashion and lifestyle brands, is expanding its push into real estate.Headed by Ben Chan, its chairman and CEO, Suyen signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Global Gateway Development Corp. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 13, 2019 08:00:00
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Things Holding You Back from Leaving a Job You Hate (Even if You Really Want to Resign)

And why you deserve better things in life

Don't fall into the black hole of complacencyHow many times have you said that you’re done with your job, that you’re really going to resign, only to begrudgingly go back to work the following day and decide to keep on grinding until the ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | February 11, 2019 08:00:00
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How Much Money Does the Typical Filipino Keep in His Bank Account?

The Philippines still has a low savings rate

The average bank balance of most Filipinos is less than P5,000.The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)'s latest report (2017) on the State of Financial Inclusion shows 62 percent of all deposit account holders in the country only keep P5,000 and below in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 10, 2019 10:00:00
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You Can Now Set up a Savings Account Through Your Phone (And Skip Lines)

Say goodbye to long lines and closing hours

If you’re working the usual nine-to-five shift, it may be difficult to find time to sprint out to accomplish your banking errands—because really, you wouldn't want to wait in line when you’ve got projects to finish by the end of the day. ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | February 08, 2019 08:00:00
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7 Money Myths to Stop Believing

Just like fake news, misinformation about money can spell trouble for your future

If your New Year’s resolution is to be better at handling your money but you find yourself struggling year after year, then perhaps it’s time to rethink your beliefs about money. It may be the factor preventing your financial success, especially if ...

by Kitty Elicay for  | February 07, 2019 08:00:00