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[B-SIDE Podcast] The future of consumption (a fireside chat from the...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3vyFbFubLjBEYRMUa72Bff Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side On November 25 and 26, BusinessWorld held a two-day virtual economic forum with the forward-looking theme “Forecast 2021: ReBoot....

[B-SIDE Podcast] If it’s too good to be true, it probably...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/17vyqvinYiVaA9VI7GcpyN Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Fake COVID-19 cures and preventive measures are proliferating online, in chat groups and social media. Bananas, saltwater, and onions...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Selling it: Lessons in cross-border e-commerce

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0T1d8okP9PrMV0P3BIhcGK Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Anchanto, a Singapore-based automation and logistics platform, projects that cross-border e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific region will grow to US$...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Are you okay? Treating the workforce as human beings,...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4euaqNlS9zoBEj1PPgI6tw Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The eight-month lockdown, one of the longest in the world, has kept much of the country’s workforce at home....

[B-SIDE Podcast] Duterte’s ‘dual-track approach’ to China, and why it won’t...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7BA6TvTsdHMpCgyZmHGUZg Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side It is a mistake for the Duterte administration to think that it can separate its maritime dispute with China...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Bend, don’t break: business lessons from bamboo

https://open.spotify.com/episode/43mW6OZpjJobYomarOnhOp Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 80% of the revenue of Bambike, a socio-ecological enterprise that handcrafts bamboo bicycles. Prior to...

[B-SIDE Podcast] At home yet unsafe: lockdowns are worsening online sexual...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1fbmNZ9OPiHHU5xParsezS Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is a crime that often happens at home at the hands of family,...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Resparking your business: tips from seven entrepreneurs

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5bEuDxYuswrwaD1DIcqEII Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Patrick “Patch” Dulay,  co-founder of local crowdfunding platform The Spark Project, is turning a series of webinars into a...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Love in the time of corona(virus): pandemic brides

https://open.spotify.com/episode/10aqppiedasZqVW9WToV1m The COVID-19 pandemic has stripped away a lot of what we expect from weddings: the pageantry, the ceremony, the large number of guests. Bridal...

[B-SIDE Podcast] The ‘new poor’ created by the COVID-19 pandemic

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3lVC6KyEXYRGZxwcxVHkp2 Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side A million-and-a-half Filipinos could fall into poverty because of the pandemic, according to a discussion paper titled “Poverty, the...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Moving on, moving forward: Logistics and supply chain management...

Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side After several months, the coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc on supply chains. Rosemarie P. Rafael, chair and president...

Looking for a job in a down market

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3t9x11XaZBZgR8GJPqurky The latest official labor data showed that the jobless rate shot up to double-digits, as millions of Filipinos became unemployed. The Philippine Statistics Agency...

[B-SIDE Podcast] The university of the future: Philippine tertiary education amid...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5knqMbZXGlFSOu5DN1ysWc Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The academic year is about to start. Universities and colleges are shifting to remote learning as physical classrooms all...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Creating despite COVID: The entertainment industry and the pandemic

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2leS1w5heWpmzxUkZEZ6Zf Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side We’ve been consuming a lot more content since the pandemic left us housebound. Filmmakers are streaming their films on...

[B-Side Podcast] Hitting the gym: how the local fitness industry is...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/685yxi2eZsIZHiXDYpsBSD Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The local fitness industry was booming before the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic hit, with international chains and small...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Artificial intelligence: the key to a thriving post-pandemic economy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3QYK6sxokTsbp5vvKzBHlY Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Artificial intelligence (AI) may be the key to helping the Philippine economy get back on its feet. Without sufficient...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Lack of preparation threatens Philippine agriculture sector

https://open.spotify.com/episode/781xGLdNuQPSSCaYjFIrQO Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side COVID-19 has exposed how fragile the agriculture sector is. Local farmers are among the hardest hit by the pandemic...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Q1 GDP: Not a pretty picture

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5WlDVSTHL7CQKrcG0ofwOu?si=JILR7pTlQiCCstXNFizK8A Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The COVID-19 pandemic ended a 21-year growth streak in the Philippine economy as strict lockdown measures aimed at containing...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Navigating the “next normal,” according to McKinsey and Company

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4LlCRQcbIoG8MIrCkRZxOz?si=DNTdl6GRSPKdQbJwkgsDPg Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side After two months in lockdown, Philippine cities are slowly opening up to a new reality, Management consulting firm McKinsey and...

Oro, Plata, Mata director Peque Gallaga, 76

PEQUE Gallaga, the multi-awarded director best known for Scorpio Nights (1982) and Oro, Plata, Mata (1985), died on May 7 due to complications arising from past health conditions. He was 76. The Gallaga family announced his passing on social media. “He was a visionary director and artist; a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a dear friend. He has brought so much joy to so many people and he will always live in our memories and in his art,” the statement read.

‘Total fail’: How communication breakdown broke Ballet Philippines’ leg

IF the Ballet Philippines (BP) controversy was used as a case study in change management, a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City would have given its board an F.

‘The democratic hand’ and the primacy of ideas over execution

FINDING a Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) in Art Fair Philippines is as unexpected as finding a vegan in a steakhouse. In his biography of LeWitt — a luminary figure in conceptual art — Lary Bloom writes that the artist, through his manifestos, urged people to “steer away from what is known and what is safe (and what is commercial).” What, then, are two of his wall drawings doing at an art fair, which is, by definition, a commercial endeavor?

Denise Weldon and Tom Epperson at Art Fair Philippines

PHOTOGRAPHERS Denise Weldon and Tom Epperson are once again sharing a booth in this year’s edition of Art Fair Philippines. Better known for their commercial work, Ms. Weldon and Mr. Epperson will present fine-art prints in Rooted and Sand Series, respectively, in a space designed by Migs Rosales and Team Caramel Creative Consultancy.

Dissatisfied with the car park, 10 galleries move to convention center

THE UNCONVENTIONAL charm of The Link car park in Makati City, home of Art Fair Philippines (AFP) since 2013, has faded for nine of the 10 galleries mounting their own event, ALT Philippines, at the SMX Convention Center.

Cultural activist Carlos Celdran, 46

CARLOS CELDRAN, the artist and activist who loved the glorious mess of Manila, passed away at the age of 46 in Madrid, Spain. His death was announced in a Facebook post by his wife, Tesa. “As the family is making arrangements to bring him home, no details can be announced yet. Only that he passed from natural causes,” the post said.

A refreshed Art Jakarta has a new venue, a new identity,...

ART JAKARTA moved to new digs for its 11th edition, the first one under fair director Tom Tandio, who quit Art Stage Singapore in January 2018. Mr. Tandio moved the Indonesian fair out of the plush ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place -- which the event called home for a decade, with its chandeliers and conspicuous red-and-yellow carpet -- and into the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), a concrete-floored high-ceilinged venue possessing the look preferred by art fairs everywhere.

Tales of the Manuvu: A 1970s classic for the 21st century

BOY CAMARA, a 69-year-old retired rock star and college heartthrob, was hanging out in New Jersey when he received a random message from Alice Reyes. Would Mr. Camara like to join the restaging of Tales of the Manuvu, inquired Ms. Reyes, the founder of Ballet Philippines (BP) who returned to the company in 2017 as its artistic director.

Ray Albano: Homo ludens, a playful man

RAYMUNDO “RAY” ALBANO is described by those who knew him as a “homunculus,” a “deformed clubfoot who walked with a limp.” The words aren’t meant to be cruel. They are said with affection, fond memory. Even Mr. Albano poked fun at his scoliosis, calling himself the “Quasimodo of CCP” — that is, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where he succeeded Roberto Chabet as museum director in 1970. It was a post that Mr. Albano held until he died in 1985 at the age of 38.

Denise Weldon: Taking a meditative pause over taking pictures

AS THE golden hour approaches, sunlight enters through the large glass windows of Denise Weldon’s airy living room in Urdaneta Village. Abstract shapes made by light and shadow caper on the ceiling and slink onto walls occupied by sprays of flowers and atmospheric canvases by Betsy Westendorp, translucent photograms from Neal Oshima’s Saya Series, textured black-and-white paintings by Gus Albor, and frenetic pops of green and yellow by Keith Haring. Silhouettes made by the surrounding foliage gambol down to the white couch, and flit to the floor. Ms. Weldon, a photographer who does both commercial and fine art photography, is enamored of this afternoon dance.

Sight | Raffi’s Way

WORDS SAM L. MARCELO If you fall asleep on the daybed in the living room of Raffi’s Way, you will be woken up in the...

Father Christmas

Jose Mari Chan explains why “Christmas in Our Hearts” is an earworm.

‘The oriental chrysalis is quitting its cocoon’

Jose Rizal, Benedict Anderson, and the Philippine Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. WORDS  SAM L. MARCELO | PHOTOGRAPHY  PAOLO LUCA In 1884, Jose Rizal toasted...

Celebrating Beauty | Gilda Cordero-Fernando

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJ7oq88LTo Words Sam L. Marcelo. Roundtable discussion moderated by Joan Orendain. Photography Jonathan Baldonado assisted by Arvin Somera. Hair and makeup by Genstein Yuzon-Griffin. “Old” is...

Celebrating Beauty | Betsy Westendorp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJ7oq88LTo Words Sam L. Marcelo. Roundtable discussion moderated by Joan Orendain. Photography Jonathan Baldonado assisted by Arvin Somera. Hair and makeup by Genstein Yuzon-Griffin. “Old” is...

Life after 70, going on a hundred

Talking with Ari Seth Cohen, founder of Advanced Style. INTERVIEW  SAM L. MARCELO | PHOTOGRAPHY  ARI SETH COHEN Ari Seth Cohen, founder of Advanced Style, a blog...

Celebrating Beauty | Agnes Arellano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJ7oq88LTo Words Sam L. Marcelo. Roundtable discussion moderated by Joan Orendain. Photography Jonathan Baldonado assisted by Arvin Somera. Hair and makeup by Genstein Yuzon-Griffin. “Old” is...

The prophet

‘If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it well. That’s all it is.’  WORDS  SAM L. MARCELO | PHOTOGRAPHY  JONATHAN BALDONADO Jose Tence “Bogie” Ruiz...

Favorite Things | Postcard moments

Jefrë Manuel on the difference between public art and ‘plop art.’ INTERVIEW  SAM L. MARCELO After undergoing triple-bypass heart surgery at the age of 35, Jefrë...

Talking to God: When artisans meet artists

Audemars Piguet and the surprising results of collaboration. The relationship between art, design, and craft makes good conversation fodder because it’s open-ended. WORDS Sam L. Marcelo “When...

Braving stormy weather

Alice Reyes, National Artist for Dance, as Lena Horne. Words  Sam L. Marcelo | Photography  Kai Huang It’s a gray and soggy Tuesday, the kind better...

Talking with Lorenzo

Excerpts from High Life's conversation with the Swiss art impresario INTERVIEW SAM L. MARCELO You’ve been quoted as saying that the problem with art fairs is...

Lorenzo Rudolf, the man with ‘a head of stone’

"I will never be Asian. I will never be part of Asian culture but sometimes, it’s an advantage to see something from the outside."  — Lorenzo...