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Peso strong despite uncertainty on next move of Central Bank

THE local currency on Tuesday appreciated to near the P52 territory anew ahead of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s (BSP) Monetary Board meeting this week. Data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) showed...

Israel cutting OFW recruitment fees 85%–envoy

FOLLOWING successful negotiations this week, Israel has agreed to reduce the recruitment fees for Filipino caregivers by at least 85 percent. Speaking at the BusinessMirror’s Coffee Club Forum, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz disclosed...

Filipino autism awareness advocate wins Asean inaugural prize

SINGAPORE — A Filipino autism awareness advocate and a full-time corporate executive Erlinda Uy Koe won the inaugural Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) prize for her exemplary contributions to supporting inclusivity and forging...

9-month tax effort hits 15.2% on TRAIN law

THE country’s tax effort from January to September this year reached 15.2 percent, with the...

Double-digit dip in all types of vehicles pulls down January-October car sales

SALES of local car manufacturers in a 10-month period fell 13.3 percent largely due to...

Asean concludes accord on services

SINGAPORE—Southeast Asian Nations have concluded a landmark agreement on bolstering trade in services in the...

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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Government nixes Sear Telecom, PT&T appeal

FINDING no merit to their appeal, the selection committee for the third telco search has...

Malaya plant privatization bid entices more investors

THE privatization of Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) has attracted additional investors, according to Power...

DMCI’s 9-month profit slips on power plant shutdown

ENGINEERING conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. said its net income slipped in the first three quarters...

AC Energy buys into Singapore’s TBC for 1,500-MW power project

AC Energy International Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of AC Energy Inc., has acquired around...

Income of Resorts World operator continues to recover in 3 quarters

TRAVELLERS International Hotel Group Inc., the gambling arm of businessman Andrew Tan, said its income...

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...

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...

Saudi Arabia sees need to cut oil output by 1M barrels a day

Saudi Arabia expressed the need for oil producers to cut 1 million barrels a day...

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...

Pressure mounts on May to abandon Brexit proposal

Pressure is building on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to ditch her Brexit plan or...

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...

Hotshots target sweep of Gin Kings

Magnolia goes for the kill as it tries to sweep Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in...

Crucial U.P. vs. La Salle clash

University of the Philippines (UP) and De La Salle clash in a crucial matchup of...

Plaridel stages successful golfest

Jomz Gomez of Manila Water Co. carded an 81 to romp away with the Low...

Lifesavers score upset

Generika-Ayala scored a major upset by beating F2 Logistics, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26, to notch...

Where are Blatche, Romeo?

KAZAKHSTAN has become our suki (whipping boy) that’s why I’m confident we will beat the...

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,...

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

LOS ANGELES—Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions...

Honoring silver linings

TWO separate events early last week recognized people who don’t break into public consciousness as...

Finding the proper send-off for your four-legged friend

TWIN FALLS, Idaho—For many people, pets are family. And for Charles Schabacker, that connection doesn’t...

Blind Spot

No apology THOSE who know what happened between the young actress and her former screen partner...

The grown-up bachelor pad

NEW YORK—Anthony Bonsignore wasn’t planning on buying an apartment in Manhattan, because he already had...

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...

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...

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...

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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