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Butch Fernandez

Veteran journalist Butch Fernandez is a senior political reporter of the BusinessMirror.

Covering the essential Blas F. Ople

A journalist remembers how the former labor and foreign affairs secretary and Senate President remained a lifelong newspaperman at heart The opportunity to cover Blas...

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Easy and convenient ways to shop this Holiday season

SM introduces ‘easy to get, easy to give’ Digital Gift Pass It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - that most magical time of the year when everybody’s in a rush. With the need to get things ready and all set for the Holidays, gifts need...

Security Bank Foundation recognizes inaugural batch of principals completing international certificate training on educational leadership

Thirty principals from public schools across the country, many from Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) beneficiary schools, completed the first phase of SBFI’s newly launched three-year training program entitled “Mentoring Future Leaders for Nation-Building.” The principals received the International Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL), a program...

CITY OF DREAMS MANILA BRINGS THE HOLIDAY CHEER WITH FESTIVE MENU OFFERINGS

City of Dreams Manila unwraps yuletide and seasonal offerings at its premium restaurants Crystal Dragon, Nobu Manila, Haliya and Season 88. At Café Society, whimsical holiday-themed confections conjure awe and wonder.  To heighten the holiday dining, the season’s festive drinks are also available across the property from Cafe...

A Tech-Perfect Year Starts with Cyberzone Gadget Craze

Snag Fantastic Tech Gears from Cyberzone throughout December 2023! ‘Tis the season to #FeelTheCyberThrill once more and win #TechAssured prizes from Cyberzone. The Cyberzone Gadget Craze is back where you can get a chance to win exciting gadgets perfect to start the new year with. Running from Dec 2...

17th Fiesta Folkloriada kicks off at SM Mall of Asia

Cultural diversity and artistic brilliance were showcased as the 17th Fiesta Folkloriada commenced at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall last December 4, featuring vibrant performances from renowned dance companies across the globe, namely Austria, Indonesia, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and the Philippines. The event is...

Japan Signs Three (3) New Grant Contracts under the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme

On 06 December 2023, Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko signed three grant contracts under Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) *1 at the Japan Information and Culture Center Hall, Embassy of Japan in Pasay City. The total grant amount of USD 237,390 (approximately PHP 13.27 million) will fund the construction...

The 65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies

A Night of Excellence and Inspiration The Metropolitan Theater in Manila, Philippines, was illuminated with brilliance and adorned with the spirit of achievement on Nov. 11, 2023, as the 65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies unfolded in grandeur. The four recipients of Asia’s premier prize and highest honor,...

200 reasons to smile

SM Foundation's 200th health center brings new hope to Laguna Rural health centers are more than just buildings—they're lifelines, offering a comprehensive range of health services at a minimal cost or even free to the most vulnerable. The presence of dedicated healthcare providers, who truly grasp the local...

Celebrate the Holidays with Intention with SM Green Finds

Christmas is just around the corner and that means the festive spirit is truly in full swing. Malls sparkle with glittering decor, nostalgic Filipino carols fill the air, and our gift-giving lists are growing. Make this a meaningful Christmas with sustainable gift-giving with SM Green Finds. Celebrate Sustainably This...

Consumer Lending Association of the Philippines, (CLAP) Inc. awarded by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for helping financially empower

In just a few months since launch, the Consumer Lending Association of the Philippines (CLAP) Inc. was awarded by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Champion for Sustainability and Corporate Governance.  The award was given during SEC’s 87th Anniversary and Appreciation Night held last November 2023.  CLAP’s invaluable...

5 creative ways to make after-school activities more fun

Kids spend most of their weekdays in school. From classes to extracurricular activities, they deserve a fun treat when they get home, especially after a long day. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to get creative with after-school activities as a reward for kids doing an...

From adversity to abundance: The triumph of mothers in urban gardening

The world is steadily redefining how cities are deemed. Through the transformative power of urban gardening, cities are no longer concrete jungles but vibrant oases, teeming with life greenery.  As urban gardening takes root, it allows people to rediscover the bountiful benefits of connecting with greenery, even in...