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CHEERS! Brad Pitt, friends launch cold brew teas inspired by flavors of the Philippines
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-12
I'll drink to that! Hollywood star Brad Pitt and his friends Cristina Patwa and John Fogelman ventured into beverage business as they launched a new organic cold tea brand, Enroot, inspired by the flavors of the Philippines.

In good spirits: SMDC helps farmers and residents through Kadiwa Market
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
What does it mean to be a Good Guy? It means living up to your name, walking your talk, and doing good things consistently no matter the challenges that come your way. SMDC once again shows it is ...

Vegetable oil, dairy products drive up March global food prices -- FAO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
Analysis by market and data consumer company Statista noted that the "dry weather and production disruptions due to COVID-19" along with other factors including the "high demand from India ...

Economic team seen to lower 2021 GDP goal
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
ECONOMIC managers will likely revise their growth target for the year as the country reverts to stricter movement and travel restrictions to address the rising Covid-19 cases in major economic hubs in the country.

BSP: FDI grow 41.5% in January on more upbeat mood
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
FOREIGN investors mirrored the optimistic sentiment of Filipino firms in the first month of the year, as long-term investments made by global players grew in January 2021, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported.

DTI: Nearly 95% of NCR firms comply with health protocols
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
NEARLY 95 percent of the business firms and establishments in the National Capital Region (NCR) were found to be compliant with the minimum health protocols amid the pandemic during the first quarter.

Leechiu: Office space demand slowly rising; BPOs still key takers
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
Per Leechiu, the BPO sector still accounts for much of the uptake in the property sector, and there is a discernible trend in going outside Metro Manila. LEECHIU Property Consultants on Monday ...

Emperador optimistic about overseas expansion this year
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
Liquor maker Emperador Inc. on Monday said it is optimistic it can continue the growth of its international business this year as it pushes its brandy and whisky products in various parts of the world.

FDC net income down 29% in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC), the holding firm of the Gotianun Group, on Monday said its attributable net income fell 29 percent last year to P8.5 billion from the previous P12 billion, as its units were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

WFH is real work, WFH workers are regular workers
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
The authors of the Telecommuting Act in Congress, more popularly known as the Work-from-Home (WFH) law, probably never imagined that it would become the norm for many businesses the way it is now because of pandemic-induced lockdowns.

What are experts saying about miracle drugs?
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
When there are doctors of medicine debating on whether or not a drug works against a virus, we non-medical experts suffer. Fake news was easier to handle, but conflicting expert opinions spread by attention-hungry reposters?

Time to build more hospitals
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
The rising Covid-19 infections have overwhelmed our hospitals and exposed the vulnerability of our health-care system. But it is not too late to regain control of the situation. We should invest in health-care infrastructure in an unprecedented way.

Pagasa: LPA outside PAR may develop into storm in 3 days
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
A low-pressure area (LPA) that may intensify into a storm in the next three days has been spotted outside the Philippine area of

Duterte on health rumors: 'Want me to die? Pray harder'
Rappler - 2021-04-12
In his first public address after a nearly two-week absence from the public eye, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tackled rumors that he was missing in action because of ill health. Duterte, speaking to the camera on Monday,

Lorenzana, Austin discuss Felipe Reef situation in phone conversation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin III discussed on Sunday the fleet of Chinese ships still anchored at Julian Felipe Reef in the

Luxury goods cost more in PH but demand for cosmetics, fragrances stays strong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
MANILA, Philippines--Prices of luxury goods in Manila climbed in 2020 while the pandemic took its toll on the local economy, but Swiss wealth manager Julius Baer sees a growing market in the ...

Philippines and US boost defense ties amid South China Sea feud
NIKKEI - 2021-04-12
The Philippines and the U.S. on Monday kick off two weeks of military drills in a showcase of their defense alliance amid a fresh feud between Manila and Beijing over the disputed South China Sea. The resumption of the annual exercises comes as officials from both countries recently discussed tensions in the disputed waters.

SM reaps 25 PH Quill awards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
SM garnered 25 recognitions in different categories at the recently concluded 18th Philippine Quill Awards for its outstanding communication and social good initiatives in 2019 and amid the

BSP chief sees more jobs for Filipinos as business optimism rises
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The country's employment situation may improve in the coming months as businesses get more upbeat about the local economy, according to Bangko Sentral ...

Sanofi to invest 400 million euros in new vaccine production site in Singapore
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
French drugmaker Sanofi said on Monday it would invest 400 million euros ($475.40 million) over five years in a new vaccine production site in Singapore. The new site would provide

DOH 4-A sets up modular health facilities to augment Calabarzon hospital capacities
Gov - 2021-04-12
The Department of Health Region IV-A (DOH 4-A) turned over a total of 16 collapsible tents to priority health facilities, which will serve as an emergency intensive case unit (ICU) and ward of COVID-19 patients. (Photo courtesy of DOH 4-A) CALAMBA CITY ...

DTI: 95% of NCR businesses comply with health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-12
A large majority, 94.7% percent of businesses and establishments in the National Capital Region (NCR) are compliant with the government mandated minimum health protocols (MHP), according to the first quarter survey by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Heart, soul, and passion: Curve Coffee Collaborators is brewing a new age of coffee
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
No matter what the world is facing, coffee has been tested time and time again as a classic source of joy, comfort, and energy. With its strong, full-bodied taste, it can warm the body, soothe frayed nerves,

Only 28 Chinese vessels left in West Philippine Sea reef - AFP chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-12
Only 28 Chinese vessels remain stationed around Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. AFP chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said in an interview

Philippine-American Relations - More and Beyond 75 years
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-12
The Philippine Ambassador to the US recently contacted me, as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce Philippines, to seek support for a celebration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between our countries.

A Base for Business
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-11
In 1898, a tract of land located 100 kilometers north of Manila was used as a U.S. military camp for the 5th Cavalry after the Spanish-American War. It was later named Clark Field in 1918 after pre-World War 1 pilot Major Harold M.

FRIENDS, PARTNERS, ALLIES: The Philippine-US Bilateral Relationship
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-11
The Philippines and the United States established formal diplomatic relations on July 4, 1946, on the same day the former gained its status as an independent and sovereign republic. Since then, the two countries have expanded and deepened bilateral cooperation in many areas--most notably in defense and security,

Princely death
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-11
AN unforgettable anecdote about the certainty of death is about a Japanese engineer who survived two atomic blasts that hit Japan in World War II. Working for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries then, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip.

Where mindfulness falls short
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-11
By Christopher Lyddy, Darren J. Good, Mark C. Bolino, Phillip S. Thompson & John Paul Stephens Over the last several decades, mindfulness has gone mainstream. To be mindful means to be fully present in the moment,

Expanding operations in PHL and the US
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-11
Since the Philippines and the United States of America first formalized diplomatic ties 75 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has been further strengthened by the arrival of numerous US-based corporations that chose the Philippines as the base of their Asia-Pacific operations.

'Only for the wealthy': Airlines slam UK foreign travel rules
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-11
Airlines have panned the UK government's plan to restart foreign travel, arguing that expensive mandatory coronavirus tests will make vacations and family visits unaffordable for everyone but the rich.

The CEO of Hinge predicts a boom in people looking for long-term relationships this summer
Business Insider - 2021-04-11
Although the pandemic has put a dent in people's dating lives, it's also given a springboard to dating apps. Hinge has been a popular alternative to the likes of Tinder and Bumble since before the pandemic, and far from killing the app stone dead, 2020 ...

Armed man fires shots in Hawaii hotel, barricades himself inside room - report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-11
A hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii was placed on lockdown after an armed man fired shots through the door of a guest room and barricaded himself inside, but there were no reports of any injuries, Hawaii ...

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