Best Careers for Women in the Philippines

Women have worked their way up the corporate ladder in many industries. Gone are the days when women stay home and just do household works, today women are excelling in many fields and have been viewed as important contributors in the workforce. So the challenge...

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate it than to give tribute to all the hardworking women in the world. For the longest time, society has dictated what women should do, where they should work, what they should wear and where they should...

Why It Pays to Invest in Women

If you believe that it’s only in emerging economies like the Philippines that issues such as double standards, gender-related salary imbalance, and the glass ceiling still exist, think again. Globally, in both developed and developing countries, “girls and women...

My Lolo’s Pupil

By Jane Santos-Guinto   It was my grandfather Lolo Manny who taught me how to read. He was a journalist for the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong’s two largest English newspapers at the time. But on weekends, he would teach me the rudiments of...

The Drive to Achieve

By Mari-An C. Santos   Our family is not wealthy. My father is the eldest son among eight of a welder and a housewife who worked part time. Growing up, he worked many odd jobs, mostly selling odds and ends, waiting outside a different church every day, depending...