Perhaps man’s best friend has never been happier than it is today. The term “pet-friendly” was a bizarre phenomenon that was never fully understood by the Filipino culture until 10 years ago, when a mall in Quezon City opened its doors not only to humans, but to their furry home companions, too.
Anyone who has lost a pet knows the grief it entails, especially when the animals were treated and loved more as family members than mere pets. In the Philippines, however, there aren’t a lot of options for those who desire a proper burial for their pets, and most of the time, the remains are usually left for veterinarians — or worse, garbage collectors — to take care of.01/07/14
Despite a full-time job as a business manager for NutriAsia, Iggy Hizon also lives out his other passion: raising puppies and finding new owners for them. In the early 2000s, he started Merchant’s Kennel, a home-based dog breeding business.01/07/14
There may be a slew of stray cats and dogs in the country’s streets, but to some Filipinos, animals are considered companions or even members of the family. These pet lovers have helped spawn the establishment of health centers and even businesses that offer lavish services for their beloved creatures.01/07/14
The holiday season creates opportunities for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms to test their organizations and system capabilities in serving the needs of customers and their products’ final consumers. This is also the time executives drumbeat their mandates to maximize sales to beat the annual revenue goals. Thus, the dreaded news of shelves being empty before the holiday rush keeps FMCG executives wondering what could be further improved in their company’s integrated processes.01/07/14
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