News on Business in the Philippines

The truth about Ramar Foods’ Magnolia Ice Cream in the USA. Watch the video below from the real Magnolia Ice Cream of the Philippines.

Note that Ramar Foods is NOT the Magnolia ice cream you knew growing up in the Philippines. Always check the label.

Local lawyer teaches martial arts in the Philippines
LYNDEBOROUGH – On a recent business trip to Manila, Manchester-area lawyer Joseph Caulfield visited the RT Lawrence Corp., a multinational financial software company. When management learned that Caulfield is an instructor in “Black Sword Aikido,” a ...
Posted: March 29, 2017, 9:29 pm
Jollibee expects to retain leadership
Sales grew 14.4 percent even without acquiring a new business. “In the Philippines, JFC opened the second most number of new stores in its history with 243 new outlets in 2016 after opening 249 outlets in 2015. Same store sales growth in the Philippines ...
Posted: March 29, 2017, 9:30 am
Living in a mining town in the Philippines: Boon or bane?
Residents in mining towns in the Philippines are up in arms over the Environment Secretary's plans to shut down more than half of the country's mines. They say the business generated has improved their lives and benefited their communities.
Posted: March 29, 2017, 8:13 am
Tips on Starting a Bakery Business in the Philippines
Bread is a staple food everywhere. In the Philippines, it is consumed as much as rice every day, especially during breakfast and merienda. Hence, starting a bakery business is a promising venture. And fortunately, it doesn’t require a lot of capital to ...
Posted: March 28, 2017, 3:47 pm
IEE sees 10% revenue growth with Italian aircon brand to offerings
He emphasized, though, it will depend on the performance of the country’s construction industry. “We expect the construction business in the Philippines to grow by 5 [percent] to 10 percent this year,” he said. The entry of Climaveneta into the local ...
Posted: March 27, 2017, 5:42 am
Rodrigo Duterte is again flirting with a dangerous change to the rule of law in the Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has again suggested that he may impose martial law in the Philippines to aid his brutal crackdown on the country's drug trade. Duterte has broached martial law before, mentioning it in response to criticism of his drug ...
Posted: March 23, 2017, 1:11 pm
Complete Guide To Starting A Small Business In The Philippines
Starting a business is a dream that many Filipinos share, and doing so has the potential to be one of the most fulfilling careers you could imagine. As a business owner, you get to make a decent income while being your own boss. What could be better?
Posted: March 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Watts Sponsors Water Filtration Tower at Elementary School in the Philippines on World Water Day
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) today announced its sponsorship of a water filtration system at the Pantay Elementary School in the village of Pantay Matanda, the Philippines, through the Planet Water ...
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:51 pm
Planning to start an outsourcing business in the Philippines? Consider these tips
The Philippines clearly is an optimal place to start up your BPO, but there may be complications you need to keep in mind Before reading on, I need to stress to you the most important factor when it comes to starting up your own BPO company: the level of ...
Posted: March 21, 2017, 12:22 am
Blood and feathers: The deadly business of cockfighting in the Philippines
The Philippines is a fantastic place, albeit weird, but nonetheless fantastic. Some of the best nightlife in the world topped with amazing natural beauty, this place is a true slice of paradise. However, every paradise has its dark side — and in the case ...
Posted: March 20, 2017, 1:00 am

San Miguel scores a victory over the Northern California company that stole the Magnolia brand for ice cream.

China commercial complex imports $500-M worth of Filipino snacks

Represented Philippine Companies: Aisha-Fil Food, Inc., Mapagmahal Foods, Green Leaves Company, Gustazo-Alimentos Corp., Andy Albao Corp., Kwality Philfood, Inc., Grand Alphatech International Corp., Fenor Foods, RPM Pili Nuts, Philippine Moringa and More Corp., Magic Melt Foods, Inc., Monde Nissin, Nyogi Pure Coconut Water Philippines, Big “E” Food Corp

With a 35-percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in the past five years, BPI-Philam Life Assurance Corp. (BPI-Philam) has remained ambitious in duplicating, if not surpassing its 2015 premium income uptake.

In a press briefing yesterday, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co. (Philam Life) officer-in-charge and BPI Philam chief executive officer Ariel G. Cantos said 2015 was in fact its fastest growth rate of 44 percent.

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