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Sunday, November 18, 2018

PSEi hits 7,000-level, peso up slightly in Friday trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed to the 7,000-level while the peso gained a...

Anti-graft court allows Imelda Marcos to post bail

The Sandiganbayan on Friday allowed former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep....

BSP hikes key policy rates to tame inflation

CITING the need to ease inflationary pressures, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decided to...

Fight use of tech to twist facts, push respect for truth–Tagle at CMMA

RESPECT the truth and your audience. This was the appeal of Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle...

Duterte: Best effort to meet 3-year Code of Conduct timeline

SINGAPORE—President Duterte said here he will try his best to comply with the three- year...

Xi Jinping visiting PHL from Nov. 20-21

IT’S confirmed: Chinese President Xi Jinping will be coming to the country next week. Malacañang officially...

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs brands reported Benham Rise claim as a ‘hoax’

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa) has branded as a “hoax” the claim of blogger Silent...

P.A.O. files additional Dengvaxia cases vs. Garin, 37 others

THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Thursday filed new criminal complaints before the Department of...

Court affirms guilty verdict on Palparan, 2 others

THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Malolos, Bulacan, on Thursday affirmed its ruling, which found...

Solid waste management drive focuses on children, youth

Determined to address the country’s burgeoning garbage problem, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has vowed...

Gunmen kill La Union town vice mayor, wounds daughter-mayor in ambush

Gunmen killed on Wednesday a vice mayor of a town in La Union and wounded...

NEA orders Davao electric cooperative to stop bill collection

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco)-Cooperative Development...

Cebu Pacific’s Clark-Davao flights bridge gap between north, south

DAVAO CITY—The distance between north and south has been bridged anew: It is now just...

Therma Power Visayas sets aside P892 million for Cebu plant

THERMA Power Visayas Inc. (TPVI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., is setting aside P892...

Aboitiz’s Sibulan hydro plant project gets high credit rating

DAVAO CITY—The corporate notes issued by Aboitiz’s Power Corp.’s subsidiary in Davao del Sur obtained...

Four regional airports to allow evening flights before year ends

DAVAO CITY—A Department of Budget and Management (DBM) report on the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build,...
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OFW remittances hit 1-year low in September–BSP 

Money sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the start of the so-called “ber” months...

A welcome relief, oil firms say of fuel excise tax freeze

OIL companies on Thursday welcomed the government’s decision to suspend the implementation of the second...

PAL declared world’s Most Improved Airline

LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has won another international victory, earning the world’s Most Improved Airline for...

Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum

Part Two Let me continue sharing some insights from the Association Leadership Forum I attended from...

Government may tap ‘sukuk’ bonds to fund ‘BBB’

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is studying opportunities offered by a Shariah-compliant financing...

Bistro Group brings back Hard Rock Café to Manila

Powerhouse Bistro Group has added another stellar member to its franchise group after Hard Rock...

DOT eyes farm, ecotourism for inclusive, sustainable development

BAGUIO CITY—The Department of Tourism (DOT) is setting its sights on the development of farm...

57 Filipino exhibitors sell wares in China import expo

A total of 57 Filipino exhibitors are taking part in the first China International Import...

Grab rolls out premium tricycle services in the Philippines 

Ride-sharing firm Grab Philippines will be rolling out its premium tricycle services nationwide through its...

Beepbeep.ph delivers hassle-free online vehicle repair and maintenance services

GONE are the days when car owners count solely on relatives, friends and, yes, the friendly...

Netanyahu works to stabilize government amid calls for elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a trip to Europe and tried on Thursday to keep...

Saudis implicate ex-royal aide, top spy in Khashoggi Killing 

A former Saudi royal adviser and ex-senior intelligence official played key roles in the mission...

Bangladesh plans to move forward with Rohingya Muslim repatriation

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh—Bangladesh authorities said the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled army-led violence in...

Mike Pence says America committed to Indo-Pacific region, not seeking control

SINGAPORE—America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not...

California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

MAGALIA, California—As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said...

NFL, Woodruff Foundation help veterans on many levels

For decades, the National Football League (NFL) has had a strong bond with the military....

Spain reverses stance on Kosovo athletes

MADRID—The Spanish government has decided to grant athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other...

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrates their 10th anniversary

This 2018 the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) celebrated their 10th anniversary by...

The #1 killer of the golf swing

Throughout my work as a mental coach to golfers all levels (and my own experiences...

‘Splash mountain’

MILWAUKEE—A new nickname for Brook Lopez started floating around Twitter after the Milwaukee Bucks 7-footer...

German-PHL Chamber of Commerce & Industry marks 1st decade

THE German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) celebrated its 10th anniversary through an annual...

UK, PHL forge ties thru football

THE British Embassy in Manila and Football for Humanity Foundation (FFH) jointly held the UK-Philippines...

United Nations turns 73 with ‘change makers’

THE United Nations recently hosted a local commemoration of its 73rd anniversary with a cultural...

PHL, Spain to hold academic, scientific, cultural exchanges

MADRID—Ambassador of the Philippines to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)...

Awarding of foreign-backed transpo projects

Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Garry V. de Guzman (left) formalizes the Department of Transportation’s...

‘Mission: PHL’ opens embassy nominations for Project of the Year

THE BusinessMirror is enjoining all embassies, consulates, as well as economic and cultural offices to...

Diplomatic, expat community; govt agencies show enthusiastic support for ‘Mission: PHL’

AMBASSADORS and representatives of the nation’s diplomatic circle, including executives and officials of government agencies,...

Neda in ‘Mission: PHL’

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia (seated, right) and BusinessMirror Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (seated, left)...

A ‘Beastly’ good time all over again

NOW in Philippine theaters everywhere, Warner Bros. Pictures’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is...

Of long-ago crushes and designer tin cans

BACK when I was a nubile virgin, I had this humongous crush on a funny,...

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines

INTERNATIONAL air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last...

Why not an ‘active’ Christmas list for kids…and us? Part II

LAST week, I shared why I felt the need to push for an “active” environment...

Movies that can move: Sweden’s ‘Holy Mess’ and Germany’s ‘Head-On’

DO movies have nationalities? If the movies I mentioned seemed connected to particular nations, it is...

With $50-million debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK—Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, shrugged off production troubles...

Do we see a face-off for next year’s best actress race?

ARE comediennes Marietta Subong and Ai-Ai de las Alas headed for a face-off in next...

Cranking up the K-pop heat

WHEN I grow up, I want to be a Korean superstar. I’m actually obsessed with...

GMA again wins top honors from academe, students

SEVERAL GMA programs and personalities, both for the television and radio categories, again reaped recognition...

The violence of loneliness and ‘Manta Ray’

IF this sounds like an article for Halloween, be consoled: it’s not. Besides, there is...

5Pointz artists find a fresh canvas at new Museum of Street Art

By Lauren Hard | New York Times News Service NEW YORK—Talking about 5Pointz is still emotional...

Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

By Vanessa Gera | The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland—American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when...

Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean’s plastic trash

By Janet McConnaughey | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS—Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about...

Silly old bear: Exhibition explores world of Winnie-the-Pooh

By Kate Brumback | The Associated Press ATLANTA—A new exhibition in Atlanta celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh, wandering through...

22 world records set at Christie’s Rockefeller auction

By Verena Dobnik | Associated Press NEW YORK—Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie’s...

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

LONDON—For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father...

Protect your phone without sacrificing style

IT’S baffling how people can pay nearly P100,000 for a new iPhone and use a...

Aboitiz Group’s unit introduces weather mobile app

SOCIAL enterprise Weather Solutions Inc. has launched a mobile application to keep businesses and communities...

From geeks and nerds to urbanized ‘technosexual’

ON August 28, 2013, the phrase “Geek Chic” officially made its way to the Oxford...

How Facebook wrestled with scandal: 6 key takeaways

FOR more than a year, Facebook has endured cascading crises—over Russian misinformation, data privacy and...
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With SC upholding it, K to 12 to pave way for basic education, social devt–Briones

THE Department of Education (DepEd) expressed confidence at the weekend that the Supreme Court decision...

The role of a manager has to change in these key ways

By Joseph Pistrui & Dimo Dimov For almost 100 years, management has been associated with the...

The Trade War With China Could Accelerate 3D Printing in the U.S.

By Richard D’Aveni The United States is in a cold war with China. As companies rethink...

DepEd vows to continue mental health advocacy among constituents

NOTING that concern for mental health is a pressing public health issue, the Department of Education shared...

Aflatoun: Teaching Filipino children the value of saving

WHEN the National Confederation of Cooperatives (Natcco) introduced the Aflatoun program in the Philippines back...
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Halloween cleanup for future generations

Over 60 divers celebrated Halloween in a different manner. They had no candles nor flowers....

Earth fast losing its soil cover

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A global environmental crisis is unfolding in nightmarish proportion—the rapid loss of the Earth’s...

Earth’s carrying capacity strained by population growth

NEW YORK CITY—Earth’s renewable resources and carrying capacity is being severely strained to “support with...

As world’s air gets worse, India struggles to breathe

NEW DELHI—A toxic fog is creeping over New Delhi. Children trudge to school with plastic...

Melting China glacier draws tourists, climate worries

YULONGXUESHAN, China—The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier...

Health Secretary Duque: Biodiversity affects health

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III expressed alarm over the decreasing nutritional contents of food...

Coral gardening: Boon or bane?

‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This proverb also applies in the...

Experts to meet on link of biodiversity conservation on the health sector

‘The world is facing a serious threat of biodiversity loss, which will directly affect human health and...

26,000 more world species in danger of extinction

AS the world faces an increase of 1 degree Celsius to 1.5°C global warming by year...

Climate change, biodiversity experts work to keep Asean region ‘cool’

SWELTERING hot days. Increased number of typhoons. Unprecedented instances of storm surges. These have become the...

FTSFI sponsors 5th mass wedding for SM employees

It was a momentous occasion for 29 couples from 14 SM branches, including SM Hypermarket...

Cardinal Sin’s spirit leads media workers toward values formation

On its 40th founding anniversary this year, the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) keeps faith...

Purgatory for purification

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee, the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus in...

Our duty to support the Church

Today’s gospel reading is both moving and instructive. Jesus was observing how people were contributing...

A look at Pakistan’s blasphemy law over the years

A series of anti-blasphemy measures introduced in Pakistan in the 1980s made it illegal to insult...

Tiniest ape ever discovered hints at the rise of the monkeys

A tiny fossilized molar found nestled in the sweltering shrub land of Kenya’s Tugen Hills...

Myanmar hosts talks on Asia-Pacific strategy to control drug-making chemicals

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar—High-level delegations from East, South and Southeast Asia are in the capital...

Searca, WorldVeg partner for joint research to address nutrition security

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and Taiwan-based...

Scientists should play a role in industry development

TRADITIONALLY, scientists and researchers measure the impact of their research through publications and citations. However,...

Feeling high with Diwata-2 in the sky

WHILE waiting for the launching of Diwata-2 at the view deck in Tanegashima Space Center in...

Seda Lio offers new options for El Nido’s travelers

ACCOMMODATION options for the Northern Palawan traveler seeking world-class facilities and services vastly improved with...

Celebrating the good life

SO when this quaint island province off Northern Mindanao decided to celebrate its cultural identity...

The other side of Palawan

Part One Advocacy projects empower Palawan communities MUCH has been said about Palawan being one of the...

A happy journey to the eastern frontier

EVERY traveler, even the most jaded ones, undeniably has the Marco Polo or Ferdinand Magellan...

One Central Hotel puts downtown Cebu on top of preferred tourist destinations

TRUE to its monicker, the Queen City of the South is a “royalty” insofar as...

JLL appoints new Proptech head

JLL recently announced the appointment of Jordan Kostelac as the director of Proptech in Asia...

Signify prepares homes for Internet of Things

GLOBAL leader in lighting Signify raised the bar in innovation when it recently introduced in...

Let’s talk bedding and bed accessories

A QUICK stroll down any department store’s home section aisle and one would find a...

Megaworld brings Capital Town to Pampanga

IN the same way that the upbeat communities of McKinley Hill, Uptown Bonifacio, Eastwood City...

The opening up of Mindanao: Davao real-estate study tour

Part One MINDANAO is like New York. If you can make it there, you can make...

SO/ Auckland, the city’s newest design hotel, brings the WORLD to New Zealand

International luxury lifestyle hotel brand SO/ will open its first hotel in Auckland with renowned...

AAP holds Iloilo-Guimaras Fly-Drive Caravan

The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country’s National Auto Club, recently held the Iloilo-Guimaras Fly-Drive...

Tracking the prints of volcanoes and heritage trails

"I come with the rain,” I muttered to myself while I watched the last sheen...

South Korea secures World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

South Korea has once again successfully won a bid to host a large-scale conference—the 31st...

City of Dreams Manila opens Southeast Asia’s first VR zone-food park hub

CITY of Dreams (COD) Manila recently unveiled The Garage, its latest entertainment and dining hub featuring...

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Beep twice and you shall find

NOWADAYS, we access almost everything in our smartphones, whether personal or work related. Through specific...

Isuzu continues its expansion in Mindanao

ISUZU is on a roll nowadays—opening dealerships one after another in just a span of...

12 Demerits of New Zealand & Australia; oiling with China

IN the United States, traffic cops on board their motorcycles are still very much around,...

The new Mitsubishi Triton debuts in Thailand

KNOWN as the  Mitsubishi Strada in the Philippines, the new Triton is the fifth-generation pick-up...

The sound of power

THE Vantage nameplate has been the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models for seven decades...

2,335 Dumaguete seniors get over P3.5 million in social pensions

DUMAGUETE CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 7 has distributed P3.5...

What’s in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

UTRECHT, Netherlands—Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband thinks age is just a number. And his is...

Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients in Germany

BERLIN—German authorities said on Tuesday that they suspect a male nurse of killing six elderly...

NCGH chief pushes for creation of senior citizens’ hospital  

A long-delayed passage of a bill institutionalizing the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH) has...

Golf-course developer launches new California airline at age 97

A start-up airline founded by a 97-year-old golf-course developer hopes to capitalize on the rapid...

Tulip of Sinai

(Thanks to Sir Muhammad Iqbal) The grains of sand bound The land like skin. I walk alone in...

Mother and Child

The children know where they belong on your body As babies they fit just right in the cradle of your...

I am the Moon

I am the moon I glow where there is darkness But only in fractions You see a crescent...

2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards winners honored

Three women took home the bacon at the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards on September...

Give Us This Day

THE water canon hits me like a crashing wave upon the rocks. It feels like...

Netflix generation not impressed by Indonesia’s ‘dirty’ politics

INDONESIA has a millennials problem. They’re the largest voting bloc in the country’s presidential election...

Millennials seen paving way for blockchain, emerging tech

MILLENNIALS have a big role to play in new technology. So says 29-year-old Andrea de...

Pinto Museum’s new gallery to feature  more socially relevant artworks

"We are the kids that your parents warned you about,” greets visitors at a gallery...

Developer shares property advice for today’s ‘Fillennials’

LAGUNA-BASED P.A. Alvarez Properties and Development Corp. (PA Properties) believes  the “Fillennials,” the Filipino millennials,...

Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot US job market

NATHAN BUTCHER is 25 and, like many men his age, he isn’t working. Weary of long...

1-on-1 with Fil-Am hardcore legend Joe Songco 

(Part 1) WHEN American filmmaker Drew Stone released his independent film The New York Hardcore Chronicles, one...

In the ‘spirit’ of Gin Rum and Truth

‘MABOTENG Usapan” is a play on words, meaning a story-sharing between friends sitting around a...

Soul Man: Shane Cosgrove stokes Northern Soul flames in Manila

THE music was jumping at the Dr. Wine bar just outside Rockwell in Makati City....

Gaming for a cause

Game Detective and Project 4 Productions, in cooperation with Hungry Meeples Boardgame Cafe, is proud...

Rico J.Puno Godfather of Pinoy Soul

RICO J. PUNO, “The Total Entertainer,” passed away on Tuesday, October 29, due to heart...

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