By Jerome Aning
German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.
By Doris C. Dumlao
Two Filipino women are among the 25 “most influential” women in Asia-Pacific’s asset management scene, based on a list drawn up by financial publication AsianInvestor Magazine.
By Cristina DC Pastor
Annie Batungbakal, meet Jessy, the peripatetic Pinoy saleswoman in New York. She travels from one customer to another, office to office, party to party. She has neither storefront nor website. Her business model runs on word-of-mouth, fueled by social media. Sometimes, she invites a group of working ladies to her showroom in her Jersey City home for drinks at a “Prada Party.” To those who cannot come, there’s the constantly updating Facebook page, Jessy Couture, which lists her merchandise with snappy visuals.
“I’m afraid people may have mistaken me for Mayor Estrada, but unfortunately, I can’t sing or act,” quipped the mustached San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said he believed builders in his city would be “inspired by the creativity of Philippine designers” and encouraged the development of organic, natural products to help sustain Philippine economic growth.
On Jan. 19-21, the Philippines for the first time joined the US West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show at the Moscone—to an enthusiastic reception by prospective importers.
An official sister-city delegation headed by Mayor Edwin Lee will visit Manila on Feb. 16 for a four-day economic and cultural exchange between civic and business leaders under the auspices of the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee.
By Eunice Barbara C. Novio
Filipinos abroad miss many things from the Philippines, from “balut” to San Miguel Beer. But overseas Filipino workers and their families in Phitsanulok have a taste of home thanks to a Filipino teacher here who ventured into baking the most sought-after bread by fellow Pinoys: the light and salty breakfast bun, pandesal.
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino returned home Sunday, bringing with him what he called “overflowing good news” of investment pledges, aid and loans from Japan.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the US and are 54 percent more likely than overall US households to have incomes of $100,000 or more according to a new report released by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.