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                    [ArticleID] => 1545620
                    [Title] => Democracy vs. a better city
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A Singaporean client who spent two hours in a taxicab from Buendia in Makati City to a restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, where he was having a social dinner, tipped the taxi driver P100. He said he pitied the taxi driver for lost revenue, and who had to ask his permission to eat some bread during the trip as it was getting past dinner time.

[DatePublished] => 2016-01-23 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1542595 [Title] => Jollibee adjusts acquisition price for Smashburger [Summary] =>

Jollibee Foods Corp. has adjusted the acquisition price of  Colorado-headquartered casual burger brand Smashburger to $100.25 million from $99.5 million previously.

[DatePublished] => 2016-01-14 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804708 [AuthorName] => Iris Gonzales [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1540939 [Title] => Retired, rehired; compressed, oppressed [Summary] =>

Labor-related questions never run out of style. I wish to answer some, if I may, this Sunday.

[DatePublished] => 2016-01-09 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1536509 [Title] => Recycling, Rizal style [Summary] =>

Never mind the public figures who proudly declare that they do not believe in climate change.

[DatePublished] => 2015-12-26 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1534446 [Title] => For vice president no more [Summary] =>

President Aquino himself said during an interview at the APEC Summit not to expect fireworks from candidates until after the Christmas season.

[DatePublished] => 2015-12-19 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1532033 [Title] => Demonetization; demonization [Summary] =>

If you noticed a blue stripe beside Franklin’s head on the 100 US dollar bill, that’s the new dollar bill. For all who keep dollars in their safes or drawers instead of an FCDU account (or Foreign Currency Deposit Unit account), which is common household practice, those old dollar bills are demonetized – NOT.

[DatePublished] => 2015-12-12 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1529464 [Title] => Reverse brain drain [Summary] =>

“The indolence of the Filipino,” one of Rizal’s most impactful essays, is a piece I only managed to read piecemeal in college, so much so that I thought Rizal was justifying laziness by citing that Filipinos didn’t have to work so hard because if you throw a seed in your own backyard, it will grow into a crop or a fruit-bearing tree without much effort.

[DatePublished] => 2015-12-05 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1524464 [Title] => APEC spirit: Unbreakable [Summary] =>

Let me tell you who won in the poll on battle of “APEC hotties”, hands down—the Philippines.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-21 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1521953 [Title] => Bulletproof [Summary] =>

In one unusual flash of brilliance, my professor way back in college said that the real problem of the country is this: Ang mga mabuting ginagawa ng Pilipino, sinisira ng mga masasamang ginagawa ng kapwa Pilipino! This resonates with the line in the Luna biopic where Luna said: “Ang pinakamalaking kalaban nating mga Pilipino ay ang ating mga sarili!”

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-14 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133538 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1515514 [Title] => Jollibee completes purchase of stake in US burger chain [Summary] =>

Filipino-owned fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. completed its acquisition of a 40-percent stake in US-based casual burger brand Smashburger in a deal valued at $99.5 million.

[DatePublished] => 2015-10-27 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804708 [AuthorName] => Iris Gonzales [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/business/business-main/20151028/Jollibee.jpg ) ) )
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