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Mislatel, Sear trade barbs on 3rd telco bid

THE word war between provisional third telco player Mislatel consortium and disqualified bidder Sear Telecommunications Inc. has intensified, with the latter accusing its corporate foe of misleading the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the...

5th week’s rollback: P2.30 a liter for gas, P2 a liter for diesel

FOR the fifth consecutive week, oil firms are reducing the price of petroleum products, reflecting movements in the international petroleum market. In separate advisories on Monday afternoon, oil firms announced they will implement effective on...

Lazada’s shopping fest offered 50M deals to consumers

China’s annual online shopping frenzy—called “Double 11” after the numbers in the month and date—that generated sales of more than $14 billion within the first two hours in China alone, has also benefited online...

Businessmen push measures lifting cap on alien stakes

FOREIGN business chambers on Monday insisted it will take more than just presidential orders to...

House okays new fiscal regime for mining sector

THE House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure establishing...

Government poised to shutter Palawan beach resorts

AFTER closing down for six months the country’s biggest tourist draw, the world-acclaimed Boracay Island...

Globe LIVE empowers young women with It’s A Girl Thing Festival

In many parts of the world, being born a girl is almost like a disadvantage. In this day and age, some countries still automatically...

Here’s what startup founders need to know about Y-Bizz Incubator

As start-up scene is slowly yet strongly building in the Philippines, incubators play a crucial role in cultivating the new landscape with its fresh...

Angel Locsin is now a bag designer

Throughout its 130 years of global existence, Avon has always been synonymous with female empowerment, entrepreneurship and optimism for women.

‘Shift to federalism, a jump from frying pan to the fire’

A shift to federalism may not resolve poverty issues prevailing in developing countries like the...

Lawmaker: Ship back 51 container vans of solid waste to South Korea

Amid the so-called Korean craze, a lawmaker on Monday called for the return of some...

Arrest warrant to be served against NDFP leaders, say PNP and AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on...

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Philippine Sea

AN American FA-18 fighter jet crashed on Monday in Philippine Sea while conducting routine operations,...

Neri named new I.S.A.F.P. head

Maj. Gen. Edwin Bernard Neri was named the new head of the Intelligence Service of...

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,...

E-gate facility in Cebu, Davao airports launched

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday launched its electronic gate facility (e-gate) scheme for...

Davao judge awardee: Papa is proud of his daughter

DAVAO CITY—A retired judge here said she could not help but become tear-eyed upon receiving...
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Collective action in the fight against corruption

Over the last year, political rights and civil liberties around the world have experienced a...

Tanduay Rum bags ‘Brand of the Year’ in World Branding Awards

THE prestigious World Branding Awards, the ultimate global brand-recognition accolade, has recently named Tanduay Rum the...

BSP: Local thrift banks in the pink of health

THE local thrift banking system stands on solid ground this year, the Bangko Sentral ng...

ICTSI offers to develop 2 Iloilo ports for P5 billion

INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of billionaire Enrique K. Razon has offered to develop...

Think tank: Housing backlog could worsen under ‘Trabaho’ bill

THE country’s housing backlog could worsen with the proposed removal of compensatory incentives given to...

57 Filipino exhibitors sell wares in China import expo

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

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...

At 34, she’s gone from Goldman to failed artist to start-up queen

BY the age of 34, Akiko Naka has already experienced more career-wise than most people...

China’s king of Internet fluff wants to conquer the world

BEIJING—A Chinese Internet company that serves up homemade break-dancing videos, dishy news bites and goofy...

Talim Island’s traditional bamboo entrepreneurs get livelihood boost

For decades now, residents of a barangay on Talim Island, the largest lake island in Laguna...

China seen expanding budget deficit target amid trade war risks

China’s policy-makers are expected to increase the budget deficit in the coming year, as a...

Donald Trump’s absence at Asia summits not a snub, says Pence

U.S. President Donald Trump’s absence at several international summits in Asia this week isn’t a...

Saudi, Iraq seen coordinating to stabilize global oil market

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih agreed in a meeting in Baghdad on joint coordination...

Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of Khashoggi death

ANKARA, Turkey—Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to...

2 Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

SEOUL, South Korea—The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22...

Hamilton prevails

SãO PAULO—Ten years after securing his first Formula One title at Interlagos, five-time world champion...

Go for Gold wrestlers strike gold

TEAM Go For Gold (G4G) Philippines showed a preview of its competitive fire in the...

Meralco’s Mission: Return to finals

MERALCO shoots for its eighth straight victory and a 2-0 semifinal series lead when it...

Garma tops Asian Seniors

TWO-TIME Olympiad campaigner International Master (IM) Chito Garma ended years of frustrations by finally winning  a...

Patafa junior national team

LAST weekend I had a conversation with Coach Nonoy Unso, secretary-general of Philippine Athletics Track...

Philippines: A great expatriate destination for nurturing families, raising children

MORE than half of expats in the Philippines consider raising children in this country as...

Australian labels featured on ‘Wine Made Our Way’

SOME 15 winemakers and brand representatives from the “Land Down Under” were in town for...

France’s wine producers and exporters upbeat on growing local market

WITH the increasing demand for fine wines and spirits in the country, a business delegation...

Spanish aid supports social reforms in the Philippines

Being a former colony, it was natural for the Philippines to have strong diplomatic and...

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,...

Hope and despair: A conversation between Nena Saguil and Eulogio B. Rodriguez

THERE are moments when two works from the distant past insist on being seen and...

In her new book, Michelle Obama denounces Trump’s sexism and his promotion of the ‘birther’ conspiracy

IN her highly anticipated memoir, Becoming, former first lady Michelle Obama mostly sticks to her...

Indigenous inspirations

THE moment Binibining Pilipinas International 2018 Maria Ahtisa Manalo sauntered onstage during the national costume...

Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria’s Secret show

By Alicia Rancilio | The Associated Press NEW YORK—An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head in thanks...

Laurels celebrate patriarch’s 90th birth anniversary

THE prominent Laurel family members will gather in full force for the 90th birth anniversary...

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...

Blind Spot

BEST REVENGE THIS young star is a Blind Spot favorite. We went from bashing her for...

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...

Kris’s big surprise

“People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. A...

Silicon Valley nannies are phone police for kids

SAN FRANCISCO—Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away from screens. Even...

Of staycations and a new Korean drama

"Staycation” is a term that was coined in the middle to late-2000s. The word staycation...

EXO comes to Manila a week before comeback

IN the past few weeks, fans of EXO, known as EXO-Ls, had been waiting for...

With mobile pay, you can go without a wallet at checkout

By Margarette Burnette | NerdWallet WHEN you’re at the checkout line this holiday season, you could...
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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...

Time to end our Bar Exam fixation

By Justin D.J. Sucgang THIS call is not new. As early as 1968, this call was made...

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...
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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...

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...

Parade of saints

FR. Jojo Buenafe (center, back), parish priest of Santisima Trinidad Parish in Malate, Manila, and...

Modern-day idolatry

THE gospel of today’s Mass talks about the scribe who, filled with good faith, wanted to...

The immortal soul

O Lord my God... Say to my soul, I am your Salvation. Say it so that I can...

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...

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...

PCAARRD partners with IPOPHL to boost IP management 

COMMODITIES, such as milkfish, mango, goat, crab, shrimp, banana, rice, abaca, swine, bamboo, rubber and...

Pangulasian among the World’s and Asia’s Best by ‘Condé Nast Traveler’

EL Nido Resorts’s Pangulasian Island once again put the Philippines on the radar of the...

Meanderings of a business and thin spaces traveler: Palestine & Israel 

LAST month I talked about the importance of business travel and airlines, a tale of...

Pinoy chefs bag bronze awards

THREE Pinoy chefs—Chef Elmar Ruelo of Wangfu, Chef Joel Aroy of King Chef and Chef...

The new Santa Fe turns heads on the road

WE’RE not talking about just beauty and power. The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe, which was...

A convergence of faith, farm and ecotourism

THE city of Baybay in Leyte may not be your usual destination for recreation and...

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...

MOA signed for Manila Bay reclamation project

IN a bid to be on a par with or perhaps surpass other cities in...

PHirst Park Homes to build in top infrastructure areas

PHIRST Park Homes Inc., the new joint-venture firm of Century Properties Group and Mitsubishi Corp....

The rise of the machines

JUST like the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, automation and other technologies are...

Construction activities strong in Q2

EVEN with the inflation rate reaching a year high of 6.4 percent, the total number...

Tracking the prints of volcanoes and heritage trails

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

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...

Sailboats costing less than iPhones Compete in Championship Regatta

THE Oz Goose sailboat, known in the Philippines as a sailboat that can be built for less than the...

AirAsia now flies to Cagayan de Oro from Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo

AIRASIA is now flying to Cagayan de Oro. The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline today flew its...

Half of the World in Esfahan

I’VE heard good things about Esfahan from travelers I’ve met before in Iran. As I was...

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The sound of power

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

‘The sharks that usually swim in our minds weren’t there’

JOSE “Boyet” Lim III, the courageous multiple owner of Toyota dealerships in Mindanao, concludes today...

VWs, Jags and Range Rovers at PIMS 2018

COVENTRY Motors Corp. (CMC), the distributor of Jaguar and Land Rover in the Philippines, showcased...

Wigo, Lexus NX300 top AFPCA honors

THE Toyota Wigo, which currently dominates the mini sedan market, was proclaimed the Automobile of...

PUVs in Boracay

DURING Boracay’s reopening last October 26, Isuzu Philippines Corp. also took the opportunity to hand...

Senior citizens are replacing teenagers as fast-food workers

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture...

Makati spent P30.3 million for free movies enjoyed by elderly, PWD from January to September 

Makati Mayor Abby Binay has bared that the city government has paid a total of...

Greek retirees head to poor countries like Bulgaria to make pensions go further

Greek pensioners have seen their payouts slashed so much, some of them are moving to...

Antique grants addl benefit for the elderly

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—Around 7,000 senior citizens of the province of Antique stand to...

QC urged to pass ordinances for senior citizens, PWDs

TWO groups on Wednesday called on the Quezon City government to pass three proposed ordinances...

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...

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...

At 34, she’s gone from Goldman to failed artist to start-up queen

BY the age of 34, Akiko Naka has already experienced more career-wise than most people...

Young programmer muses on web-site development amid tight competition

AS competition among industry players tightens, web-site developers nowadays observe stricter standards compliance and harness...

Democrats agonize over whether millennials, Hispanics will vote

JUST two weeks from Election Day, Democrats are agonizing about whether two groups of infrequent...

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...

A home for ‘underground creatures’

TRULY, not everything that’s underground is dead, as local punk and metal movements are alive...

Filipina-Americans run riot with Drama

PICKING up the baton from 1990s riot “grrrl” bands such as Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney...

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