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SC bars BIR from collecting P3-billion tax from Petron, Shell

THE Supreme Court has thrown out the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to collect around P3 billion in alleged tax liabilities from giant oil companies Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Petron...

58:$1 projection in 2019 out of this world–Diokno

BUDGET Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno disputed the Capital Economics’s projection that the peso will further fall to 58 against the dollar next year, branding it as “out of this world.” Aside from this projection, London-based...

House okays realignment of P51.8 billion in DPWH budget

THE House of Representatives, convening as the Committee of the Whole, on Tuesday approved a report seeking to realign some P51.792 billion of the proposed budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways...

DOF: Policy, infrastructure reforms anchor PHL growth

THE Department of Finance (DOF) has assured members of the regional financial community that the...

Remittances grow 5%, as peso hits 2005 low

MONEY sent home by Filipino migrant workers in July picked up its pace from the...

‘Trabaho bill’ to force semicons to shed 140,000 jobs–industry bloc

THE irony is real—and could be costly. The government’s second tax-reform measure, dubbed the Trabaho...

The 3 Magnitudes of First-rate Customer Service In a Business

An international research done by RedAlkemi, an organization that does web development and Internet marketing, suggests that 60% of organizations consider customer service as...

Globe Telecom says thank you with 917 Day

Inspired by Globe Telecom’s most iconic prefix 0917, September 17 or 917 Day is a celebration like no other. This special day is all about the...

Big thanks, bigger perks on Globe 917 Day

Globe says thank you to its customers with a celebration that begins this weekend! The number 917 is turning out to be the most...

Karen Empeño’s kin, friends hail guilty verdict on Palparan

MASINLOC, Zambales—Family and friends rejoiced here on Monday as a Bulacan court convicted retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito...

Ompong death count rises to 73

The death toll from Typhoon Ompong has risen to 73, according to the Philippine National...

Bulacan court convicts Palparan, 2 others for disappearance of 2 UP coeds in 2006

THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Malolos, Bulacan, on Monday sentenced retired Army Maj. Gen....

DepEd to G.S.I.S.: Write off loan interest

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday assured teaching and nonteaching personnel that the department has taken...

General Santos, Midsayap police chiefs axed

National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde relieved on Monday the chiefs of police...
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‘Beijing should target goods US firms need’

BEIJING—One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to...

Report: Trump going ahead with new tariffs

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about...

Nasa satellite to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG Air Force Base, California—A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) satellite designed to precisely...

Historic Kim Jong Un summit may make or break Moon’s presidency

Moon Jae-in has more than world peace riding on a successful summit with North Korean...

Volkswagen to stop making iconic Beetle next year

DETROIT—After selling it on and off in the US for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has...

Cardinals avoid Blazers’ upset ax

MAPUA averted an endgame collapse behind Justin Serrano and Laurenz Victoria to beat College of...

Yuka Saso leads Pradera Verde’s title-retention bid at PAL Ladies Interclub

ASIAN Games champion Yuka Saso kicks off Pradera Verde’s title-retention bid on Wednesday at the...

Donate it, you say? Fiba unfair

NO less than P32 million were supposed to be pocketed by five Filipino lasses in...

Grand Tour sweep for Britain as Yates wins Spanish Vuelta

MADRID—Simon Yates won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid...

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds on Sunday.

Fashioning and fabricating through bamboo

Story & photos by Recto L. Mercene COMMEMORATING the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel...

GHI envoy champions public health in Micronesia, Guam

AGANA—Special envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives (GHI) and former Health Undersecretary Dr....

Japan aids in scientific research outcomes, health-care delivery

THE Embassy of Japan in the Philippines’s Second Secretary Takeo Okada and Department of Health...

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ triumph at Emmys

LOS ANGELES—Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy...

Blind Spot

THE REAL REASON IF you want to know why the celebrity is moving from her longtime...

Tips on how pet owners can get multiple pets to get along

PET lovers live by the philosophy, “the more, the merrier” but is this always true?...

The grand football camp for kids where skills aren’t everything

CEBU CITY—The impending downpour of a dim Sunday afternoon over the Cebu City Sports Center...

Luxury Parisian brand’s signature sofa gets Filipino treatment; exclusive pieces to be auctioned off

IT’S the Filipinos’ turn to take on the iconic Mah Jong. The crown jewel of luxury...
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Meanderings of a business and thin spaces traveler

Part One SEPTEMBER is an epic time for business travel for me and, over a span...

Mindanao’s northern lights

DON’T let embassy travel advisories and unsavory news stories about Mindanao deprive you the opportunity...

A view to a thrill

Story & Photos by Bernard L. Supetran SEASONED travelers, almost always, would look for three things...

A ‘baluarte’ of culture and environment

THIS month wraps up a nostalgic visit for me in paradise, Sumilon. Very few could...

Sandbox raises the bar with two new attractions

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino SURROUNDED by Pampanga’s vast plains and mountain ranges is...

PHILGBC pushes green agenda in the workplace

In the further pursuit of the green agenda, the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) recently...

Women and youth in real estate

INCLUSION has always been a driver for me in our advocacies. A most meaningful work...

DENR fields personnel, equipment in disaster clearing ops

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has mobilized at least 87 chainsaws to...

Arthaland to embark on major expansion

MAJOR property boutique developer Arthaland Corp. will expand its footprint in the immediate future, according...

Makati Poblacion regentrified!

IN a recent eight hour, four bar crawl, I found myself reveling at how Makati had...

City of Dreams Manila trailblazes the first ‘Soap for Hope’ program

City of Dreams Manila held a kickoff activity of the first “Soap for Hope” program...

The Elegant Filipinas on its 4th year at Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel Philippines has been home to heads of state, women leaders, diplomats, international artists and...

The ancient city of Persepolis

I spent an eventful day in Shiraz: lost and ripped off by a cab driver;...

Beijing’s Silk Road extends to Manila with ‘Charming Beijing’ Tourism Promotion

Historically, the Silk Road (also known as Silk Route) was China’s famous road which literally...

Portugal continues to attract Filipino visitors and investors

With the landscape of the Atlantic Ocean, the century-old rustic architectural backdrop and wooden trams...

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A basic German in the Bali of Luzon

THERE will always be a Farrah Fawcett of the original Charlie’s Angels in any group...

How we were before, we are today

THE turbulent 1970s saw a court issuing a ruling banning vehicles from entering roads in...

Lalamove, Ropali sign partnership

LALAMOVE, Asia’s leading on-demand delivery app, and Ropali Corp., one of the biggest dealers of...

Suzuki presents its new sexy models

SUZUKI Philippines, in a grand amalgamation of concept and style, shared recently to their hundreds...

Yulon opens auto financing business

YULON Group, Taiwan’s leading company in the auto industry for more than 60 years, brought...

First batch of Davao seniors enrolled in ‘Pagkalinga’ program

DAVAO CITY—Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go enrolled the first...

Daughter reveals lifestyle of centenarian mother

BAGUIO CITY—One of those recognized by the Baguio City government on its 109th Charter Day...

‘Apolong’ Tasya, my great grandmother, is an Igorot

EVERY individual living in this world dreams of living a long life, but it is...

Elderly Koreans shut out of family reunions use back channels

SEOUL, South Korea—Kim Kyung-jae will probably never be chosen in the government lottery that would...

A new US law helps banks flag fraud against seniors

DAWN Shaw, a retired legal secretary in northern Maine, made two stops weekly without fail....

Dance of the flies

Once upon a time there was a thumb and a mouth that were born on...

The Lunchbox

"What we eat defines who we are,” Abah often said. “The essence of food will...

Under the Mangrove Trees

The mangrove trees cradle boughs laden with leaves close to their chests. Below, their unborn fruit lie...

Mountains of fear, valleys of hope

"What about me? And Lobsang?” Linpa asked Tenzin through tears. He stared mutely at the handleless...

For Abby and those who struggle daily

Woman. You are an oyster ripening a grain of pain in the pit of your belly until it becomes a globe...

The hot college gig: Online brand promoter

NOAH LAMFERS, a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, had never tried a 5-Hour...

These are the best loved brands of fashion-forward millennials

ATHLETIC apparel and lingerie are prominent in the minds of fashion-forward shoppers, but there’s no...

Young social entrepreneur bares ‘more mindful venture’

WHOEVER said you can’t be a successful entrepreneur and help promote sustainability by empowering environmental efforts clearly hasn’t met Jen Horn yet.

Millennials Down Under are sick of paying for Boomers’ health

AUSTRALIA’S millennials have found another reason to resent cashed-up baby boomers: they’re subsidizing their health...

Use of technology in investing still eludes millennials—broker

THE stock brokerage arm of the Metrobank Group said millennials lag behind baby boomers and...

Making music from sustainable materials

MADE through the passion and pride of a Filipino artist, Tree;ty Drums is giving a...

Discovering music to love

SPOTIFY believes in music for everyone, and making music accessible to every user. Now, it...

PhilPop song interpreters announced

THE country's premier songwriting competition PhilPop has recently announced its roster of interpreters for 2018. ...

Fil-Italian hardcore crew comes out with split record

FILIPINO-ITALIAN hardcore punk band The Seeker recently released a split record with German power-violence crew...

Coke Studio hones top, upstart Pinoy sound smiths

COKE STUDIO PHILIPPINES has finally revealed its line-up of 14 artists for the show’s second season themed, “Homecoming.”

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