Madiskarteng Boss 20: Les Aunor Meat Shop

Tonette’s business was conceptualized at a very inconspicuous time: over dinner with a group of friends. There was a mention of a meat shop in Farmer’s Market looking for someone to take over. In the beginning, she was told not to waste her time in building an audience on Facebook because meat is usually purchased in markets. Fast forward to …

World Bank sees more countries in ‘deep debt distress’ this year

Chad and several other countries are already in deep debt distress and more will join their ranks this year, given the severity of the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, World Bank Group President David Malpass said. The African oil producer Chad may need a deep reduction in the net present value of its debt, and creditors would need …

Windows 10 is rumored to be getting a major redesign. Don’t screw this up, Microsoft!

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a major redesign of Windows 10 that could bring big changes to the way the PC operating system looks and functions. Aside from twice-annual tweaks, Windows 10 has been mostly unchanged since its release in 2015. Six years is long in for any PC operating system, and a revolution is coming to personal …

PH aviation faces turbulent ride to recovery

The Philippine aviation sector is facing a turbulent ride on its way to recovery with travel restrictions still in place, industry experts said. Aviation think-tank CAPA-Center for Aviation said easing domestic travel restrictions and testing requirements would be key to reviving the country’s airline industry. CAPA said local airlines face a balancing act as they must reduce their fleets to …

BIR, BOC surpass 2020 collection targets

The country’s two largest revenue-generating agencies, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs were able to surpass their downscaled full-year collection goals in 2020, according to preliminary government data. Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the BIR’s 2020 preliminary collection figure reached 1.9 trillion pesos, 12.7 percent higher than the revised target of 1.7 trillion pesos. This …

Bayanihan 2 fund releases reach P108 billion

Total funds released under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act reached 107.96 billion pesos until the law’s expiration on December 19, the Department of Budget and Management said. DBM data showed 103 billion pesos was charged against the 140-billion-peso stimulus package under the law, leaving 37 billion pesos yet to be deployed to key implementing agencies. The remaining five …

Business Mentor: Start the year right by creating a plan

We all become very hopeful at the start of a new year. We make plans we hope can materialize by the end of the year. The main goal of a business is to offer solutions that people need. To reach success in business, there should be full commitment. We need a mindset focused on building and sustaining the business. Building …

How to spot scams before they happen

If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. How many times have we heard this phrase uttered in the wake of scams and their victims? One too many, you might think. As many people struggle through unemployment and uncertainty, sometimes something too good to be true is the only thing that can hold hope. This is exactly …

China’s growth story continues to shock and amaze

China’s swift return to normality after containing COVID-19 continues to leave many experts in awe. On China’s position as the only major economy in the world to experience growth in 2020, Adam Tooze of Columbia University said, “However many times you hear the China growth story, it continues to have the capacity to shock and amaze.” The country is operating …