How ex-drug addict became Nueva Ecija's 'pastillas king'

MANILA, Philippines – The once dark and bitter life of a former drug addict and alcoholic is now a life full of color and sweetness, thanks to the success he reaped from making pastillas, a popular Filipino delicacy made from carabao's milk.Full article

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5 things that are better because they are expensive

As of 07/11/2014 11:22 AM
While being frugal is a good habit, there are some things that are worth spending a lot of money on. Here are five things that are better because they are expensive. Full article

Before you buy a luxury bag, read this

As of 07/13/2014 7:56 AM
Are you lusting after that Chanel flap bag or the Hermes Birkin? Before you haul out your credit card and purchase that designer bag, check out these tips Full article

How to grow your business with unlimited resources

As of 07/13/2014 7:52 AM
Why is it that companies like the The Generics Pharmacy can grow from one to 1,600 stores in just a few years, while you’re still struggling to open your 2nd branch? Full article

Why emerging market fund managers are ignoring borders

As of 07/13/2014 7:52 AM
U.S. emerging market fund managers are paying less attention to where a company is located or listed than to whether it's making money, either as an advanced world company doing business in the developing world, or the other way around. Full article

Abad takes full responsibility for DAP

As of 07/13/2014 1:20 AM
Budget Secretary Butch Abad breaks his silence on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), taking full responsibility for the controversy it has generated. Full article

Power outages hit parts of Metro Manila, nearby provinces

As of 07/13/2014 1:09 AM
Power outages hit parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces on Saturday. The Energy Department is appealing to the public for understanding. More from Apples Jalandoni. Full article

Price of gasoline in Sulu reaches P120/liter

As of 07/13/2014 1:06 AM
Gov. Abdusakur Tan II revealed that as of Saturday, prices of unleaded gasoline in their area have gone up to P120 per liter. Full article

How to raise kids with high 'FQ'

As of 07/12/2014 7:18 PM
Financial literacy advocate, columnist and author Rose Fres Fausto said she taught her three sons how to deal with money, along with reading and writing. Full article

Will consumers buy fruits, veggies online?

As of 07/12/2014 6:03 PM
BERLIN - Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables. Full article

What to expect from Philippines' biggest car show

As of 07/12/2014 3:04 PM
The country’s biggest car show is being held in September. Here's what to expect: Full article


Why you're never too old to start a business

Armando "Butz" Bartolome

Think you're too old to start your own business? This week's The Business Mentor column explains why there is no age limit in entrepreneurship.

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Which city is the 'most expensive' for expats?

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MANILA – The African city of Luanda is still the world's most expensive city for expatriates, the recent cost-of-living survey from human consultancy firm Mercer showed.