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Remittances in first 7-month reach $9.6B

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Filipinos abroad has sent home $9.6 billion through banks to their loved ones in the Philippines in the first seven months of the year, the central bank said in a statement Monday. In July alone, remittances reached $1.37 billion, a whopping 24.6 percent increase from the same period last year. Read more »

Rudy Giuliani gives pointers to make leadership effective

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By FIL C. SIONIL – Going back to basics, such as setting priorities and objectives, is imperative for a leader, be it in business and politics, to surmount and survive the current turmoil that pervades the global landscape.

The Sacred VAT

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BY BENJIE OLIVEROS – There is a growing clamor for the removal of the VAT on petroleum products to ease local prices, especially since it adds from P4 to P6 peso to pump prices. Just recently, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines echoed the same demand.

JUNO Healthcare, Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses in the U.S.

From a database of nearly 21 million companies reviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and research provider CentrisPoint, JUNO Healthcare Staffing was distinguished as one of the nation’s Hot 100 fast-growth businesses. JUNO Healthcare Staffing ranks 86 on the list for its rapid sales growth and positive job growth, among other select Read more »

San Miguel Pale Pilsen is Asia’s best

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San Miguel Pale Pilsen is the best tasting beer in Asia, according to a popular US Magazine which recently gathered major beer brands from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines for a taste test. The iconic brand of San Miguel Brewery, Inc. (SMB), San Miguel Pale Pilsen bested six Read more »

Filipinos sent 1 billion text messages daily in 07

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By Rosemarie Francisco – Filipinos doubled the number of text messages they sent last year to an average of 1 billion daily, industry data showed on Tuesday. The Philippines is one of the prolific text messaging centers of the world with even the central bank governor sending monetary Read more »