Armando Bartolome: Franchising Pros and Cons
Jul24

Armando Bartolome: Franchising Pros and Cons

By Armando Bartolome     Franchising is a widely-accepted form of helping in the development of businesses today. It is a business concept that is being used in various countries. Franchising nevertheless plays a significant role in other countries as one of the strategies in speeding up economic development which is also responsible for the creation of new jobs. It has also been found out to have a lesser failure rate than...

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Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE
Jun18

Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE

A Kabayan Starter Guide By Kieth Walter Ayuso     Living in the UAE where there is no income tax can be a dream for some Filipinos back home. While we savor the lifestyle in the emirates, let us not forget some basic essentials that should guide us as we venture into a life away from EDSA traffic and Manila pollution.   Here’s a guide for kabayans who are in the UAE for the first time.   Do not be picky when job...

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Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar
May27

Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar

By Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago   For most non-Muslims, Ramadan stands out as the month of fasting by day, and generous iftars by night.  But there is so much more to this rich Muslim tradition that’s worth exploring and learning from – especially for those of us who live in the Middle East.  Muslim Filipino community leaders Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, share some essentials points about the Muslim world’s...

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I Fight Like a Girl
May17

I Fight Like a Girl

I Fight Like a Girl By Anna De Leon,     With the tournament season officially closing last weekend, I can’t help but reflect on my jiujitsu journey. The bruises collected, hours spent on the mats, and of course my promotion to blue belt. What does it mean to be a woman in a sport dominated by men? It means that I can move as fast as they can or even faster, execute positions to gain control and eventually submitting my...

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