RACOOL_STUDIO-FREEPIK Though this article is slated for publication on Thursday, Sept. 23, I am reflecting on the day that I am writing this, September 21st, a day where we extend rethinking the capital markets towards re-examining major issues in our country and in the world in general. Today marks what is a dark day in the history of the Philippines, ...

VCECTORJUICE-FREEPIK Determining the official retirement age for government workers should be seen more as a pension issue rather than a labor supply issue. In a country where national and local governments are among the biggest employers, and where a young population provides an abundant supply of workers, legislators should tread carefully in deciding on how best to adjust retirement policies ...

Almost 50 years after Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law, those of us who were around at that time continue to denounce it as part of a grand design to extend the Marcos rule indefinitely. The official reason behind Marcos's Proclamation 1081 was "to save the Republic and form a New Society." Marcos, who was known to have a fetish for ...

RAWPIXEL.COM-FREEPIK MESSAGING via SMS or online chat has become the normal form of communication, even for masked couples physically in the same place -- "When I am dead, my dearest, sing no sad songs for me." This can be met with an emoticon of surprise. With billions of messages a day sent just in this country, the numbers surging even ...

The United Nations headquarters building is seen from inside the General Assembly hall in New York City, Sept. 21, 2021. -- REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ/POOLJOSEPH R. BIDEN and Xi Jinping boosted their efforts to help other nations address climate change as fears over the global environment and the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic dominated the first day of world leaders addressing the ...

UNSPLASH SYDNEY/MELBOURNE -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighboring states. The quake's epicenter was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 kms (124 miles) northeast of ...

PHILSTAR MANILA -- The coronavirus pandemic may have pushed as many as 80 million people in developing Asia into extreme poverty last year, threatening to derail progress on global goals to tackle poverty and hunger by 2030, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. Developing Asia's extreme poverty rate -- or the proportion of its people living on less ...

For the fifth consecutive year, BDO Foundation was recognized by Enterprise Asia at the prestigious Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards. BDO Foundation's corporate citizenship initiatives were recognized once again as among the most outstanding in Asia. For its efforts to help control the spread of the coronavirus, support frontliners and aid underserved sectors of society vulnerable to the effects of the ...

THEBELLEVUE.COM By Patricia Mirasol As the Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R) joins the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMA)'s September Online Sale (SOS) from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, its management told BusinessWorld that BH&R's properties - The Bellevue Manila, B Hotel Quezon City, and The Bellevue Resort Bohol - have invested in rigorous health solutions to bring a ...

DURBAN - When Londoner Rich Mason signed up as a bicycle food delivery rider in 2017, he found the long hours, poor pay and lack of communication from management "jaw-dropping" - so he started his own delivery app instead. One of his proudest moments was in June this year when his phone pinged with the first order on his Wings ...

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