Jollibee acquires US chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Filipino fast-food Jollibee is on its way to world domination. The restaurant famous for its perpetually happy red bee mascot informed the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) today that its parent company Jollibee Food Corporation (JFC) will acquire The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), an American chain of cafes, for US$100 million (PHP5.121 billion). The ...

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English (or Filipino) Only, Please: Gov’t prohibits using only foreign languages in business signages, ads

English (or Filipino) Only, Please: Gov’t prohibits using only foreign languages in business signages, ads

English or Filipino only, please! The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now requiring all businesses to have their signages and advertising materials in...

The final countdown: Submit your Event & Venue listings in Manila to win a Coco Creative campaign for your business

The final countdown: Submit your Event & Venue listings in Manila to win a Coco Creative campaign for your business

Since announcing our directory contest a few weeks ago, we’ve heard back from a lot of you — so to all the business owners, PR gurus, plus events and marketing teams...

Former Senator Manny Villar now richest person in PH

Former Senator Manny Villar now richest person in PH

Can you believe this guy’s presidential campaign jingle actually had a line describing him as “tunay na mahirap? (true poor person).” That line was controversial...

Manny Pacquiao meets Jack Ma

Manny Pacquiao meets Jack Ma

Manny Pacquiao meets all kinds of well-known people as both a world-famous athlete and an infamous politician. And the latest person he got to rub elbows with was Alibaba...

Jollibee, Burger King ordered to regularize 7,000 employees

Jollibee, Burger King ordered to regularize 7,000 employees

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said today that it ordered Jollibee to regularize some 6,000 workers as it cracked down on labor contractualization. The 6,482...

Manny Pacquiao investing in Singaporean cryptocurrency startup

Manny Pacquiao investing in Singaporean cryptocurrency startup

Even boxer Manny Pacquiao is getting in on the cryptocurrency hype. According to Entrepreneur Philippines, Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) based in Singapore announced on...

Philippines best country to invest in: report

Philippines best country to invest in: report

Despite all the political noise and drama that has defined the past two years of the Duterte administration, American magazine U.S. News and World Report said in a report...

Filipino tycoon Henry Sy is richest man in Southeast Asia: Forbes

Filipino tycoon Henry Sy is richest man in Southeast Asia: Forbes

Filipino tycoon Henry Sy is now the richest man in Southeast Asia. According to the Forbes billionaires list released earlier today, the 93-year-old mall magnate is now the...

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific offers PHP1 promo seats today and tomorrow

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific offers PHP1 promo seats today and tomorrow

Local Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific opens its seat sale for 2018 today and tomorrow. All local and international destination are being offered for PHP1 (US$.02) excluding...


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