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B.S.P. notes funding solutions dearth for small business

BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. said they are eyeing ways to further improve the financial access of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. At the signing of...

P36-billion cut from DOH budget to shed 15,000 jobs of health workers

SENATORS took up the cudgels on Monday for 15,000 health workers about to be rendered jobless after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) cut P36 billion in the Department of Health’s (DOH) 2019 budget. The budget’s...

Verbal tiff of lawmakers, concerns over projects stall budget talks in House

THE House of Representatives suspended the hearing for the 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on Monday due supposedly to concerns over some projects that will be given to “select” lawmakers. The discussions over these...

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...

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...

Govt rejects foreign nun’s request for visa extension

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Sunday it denied the request of 72-year-old Australian missionary...

Dr. Susy Pineda Mercado, Special Envoy for Global Health Initiatives, honored as one of World’s Most Influential Filipina Women

THE Department of Foreign Affairs lauded on Saturday the selection of Dr. Susan P. Mercado,...

Stakeholders oppose possible grant of nationwide franchise to RE firm

Industry stakeholders on Thursday vowed to exhaust all available remedies to block House Bill (HB)...

BSP orders PDIC to take over Lanao del Norte rural bank

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued a circular letter prohibiting the Rural Bank...

Except for Loakan, airports in N. Luzon running–Caap

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) reported on Sunday that except for Loakan Airport...

DENR Western Visayas requires P3.4B to build sanitary landfills

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 is proposing the construction...

Local mobile apps developer bullish on Mindanao market

DAVAO CITY—Consumers in at least two cities in Mindanao are beginning to patronize the services...

READ | Career Service exam taker? It’s Nov. 11 for NCR, Rizal

In view of the suspension of the Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT)...
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Unexpected consequences of data privacy regulations

The Philippines and the European Union have taken steps in protecting the data and privacy...

Farm loss after Ompong breaches P14-billion mark–DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is mulling over the importation of at least 200,000 metric...

ANI to import 2 MMT of rice yearly

LISTED agriculture firm AgriNurture Inc. (ANI) is set to import as much as 2 million...

Ayala looking at becoming logistics juggernaut

AYALA Corp. is dreaming to become one of the country’s leaders in logistics, after the...

AboitizPower may join government’s L.N.G. project

ABOITIZ Power Corp. (AboitizPower) is looking at the possibility of joining the liquefied natural gas...

PHL to import more refined sugar–Piñol

The government would allow the importation of at least 300,000 metric tons (MT) of refined...

Senate wants to scrap NFA’s licensing power

The Senate is inching closer to approving its own version of rice tariffication bill, which...

Palace wants farmers to plant hybrid rice

The government is planning to use part of the revenue it will collect from the...

Villar opens training program on mechanization of rice production

A TRAINING program to help rice farmers switch safely to mechanization, reduce the production cost...

Piñol asks local governments to craft food security plan

The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged local government units (LGUs) to craft their own food...

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...

Trump defies science with rebuff of Puerto Rico disaster death toll

President Donald Trump rejects the official death toll of 2,975 from last year’s devastating hurricane...

China firms’ debt-servicing firepower slumps to 2015 low

Chinese companies’ debt-servicing firepower has slumped to a three-year low even as authorities move to...

Pinoys wield golden oars

THE Philippines accomplished a historic feat on the world stage by collecting five gold medals...

Team Pilipinas rallies to defeat Qatar in Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Team Pilipinas erased a 17-point deficit then turned to a relentless defense in the second...

Lewis Hamilton turns up the heat on Sebastian Vettel after Singapore F1 win

SINGAPORE—In the sweltering Singapore Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton turned up the heat on Sebastian Vettel...

Camarines Sur’s Joson wins 1st gold

BAGUIO CITY—Camarines Sur’s Mary Grace Joson won the first gold medal in girls’ discus throw...

Yates poised to win Spanish Vuelta

SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra—English rider Simon Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour...

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...
THE seeds of a “Workers’ Spring” have been sown on the fertile garden of labor-only contracting, with business raising the alarm bells over how much the government’s crackdown on illegal contractualization could adversely impact key sectors of the economy. Labor groups expect that more strike notices will be seen in...

At the Met Museum, the grand enigmas of Delacroix

NEW YORK—The achievement of French painter Eugène Delacroix—the Romantic paragon of 19th-century French art—is like...

PMPC Star Awards for Music shines with ‘A Decade of OPM Excellence’

THE joint ninth (2017) and 10th (2018) presentation of the winners of the PMPC (Philippine...

‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition at box office

LOS ANGELES—The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend...

Tadashi Shoji: ‘Dreamlike desire’

WEARING a multicolored gingham suit of his own design, Tadashi Shoji excitedly welcomed guests to...

Get an A+ for style

It’s time for a wardrobe upgrade as American retail giant Forever 21 brings style-seekers its...
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Eastwood Café + Bar: Cozy, Chic and Chill

Eastwood Café+Bar (EC+B), the all-day dining restaurant of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, is both chic and...

The house that peanut sauce built

Nuts are a great addition to any dish. Apart from being great sources of good...

Benjarong Manila’s Thai Experience Tasting Menu: Modern Thai done right

Asian food has always been admired, replicated and adapted by Westerners to suit their tastes....

Beef Pares Noodle Soup

Beef Pares has long been a popular “street food,” ever since it was invented in...

Bejeweled Boeuf: To soak or to sulk?

If ever a dish had a way of making papansin, or seeking attention, this would...

2018 Mr. World Philippines 2018 faves reveal fitness secrets

MALE testosterone has been heating up the Resorts World Manila complex for almost a month now...

How to turn your walk into a workout

YOUNG or old, active or sedentary, practically anyone can appreciate the benefits a quick walk has...

How to have a smart baby

AS an expectant mom, you want the best for your baby. That is why you do...

Stress: The #1 Enemy of Weight Loss

EVER feel like you’re losing control over your weight? You’ve tried dieting; you exercise; yet you...

Tips for breaking out of a bodybuilding plateau

Your body-transformation routine was off to a rip-roaring start. After signing up for the gym...
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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...

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...

Parañaque residents to benefit from city’s P15-million socialized housing project

TWO hundred more homeless residents of Parañaque stand to benefit early next year from the...

Millennials, digital technology change the property market

MILLENNIALS and the use of online technology such as the property portals are the major...

The Bike Playground wins 2018 Stevie Awards

THE Bike Playground, the only bike park in the country, has won a Bronze at...

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....

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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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