Moving forward after last year’s bumps

Optimism expressed by the automotive sector for 2021 The country's automotive industry felt the grave impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic last year....

Shifts among tourists, travel spots expected to stick  

A glimpse of Philippine tourism as it reopens in the new normal Zoe Ticzon, an associate account manager based in the United States, was one...

Self-care, a blooming industry amid COVID-19

Since Faith Marie Rodriguez had been an undergraduate student, long before she had the idea to start her own business, she had been making...

Charting the long road to recovery

In the wake of one of the most devastating global catastrophes in recent history, the world economy is struggling to pick up the pieces....

BusinessWorld One-on-One: Philippine Business Outlook 2021 Without a doubt, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has left the economy on its deepest slump. However, experts projected that the worst might...

The pandemic creates an appetite for stimulus that’s hard to satisfy

MARITES A. SOTELO, 53, owns a small food store near a public school in Alicia, Isabela — scene of some of the worst Cagayan Valley floods after Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) in November.

Reading the telco results for clues on the digital shift

PLDT, INC. and Globe Telecom, Inc. reported mixed earnings in the first nine months of the year, but the telecommunications incumbents are expected to outperform the broader economy going forward as the pandemic hastens the adoption of digital processes and work practices.

Dropouts push private schools to the brink as public education picks up the pieces

CLASS SIZES at private schools are shrinking, which in normal times might be taken as a mark of quality because they imply lower student-to-teacher ratios. However, the underlying reason is far more disturbing: students are dropping out because many parents have suffered setbacks to their livelihoods and can no longer afford tuition.

National ID poised to fulfill promise of better aid distribution

REYNALDO L. ANGARA, 70, a barangay chairman in Tondo, Manila, confessed to struggling with distributing Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash aid in April, when poor recipients needed it most after the lockdown took away their ability to earn a livelihood.

Motorcycle delivery riders, more essential than ever, have seen job security elude them

ARIES JAY C. DE GUIA, 28, a motorcycle delivery rider in Valenzuela City, considers himself lucky these days to clear P500 a day — less than half of what he used to earn before the pandemic, and below the prevailing minimum wage for Metro Manila.