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THE House of Representatives on Tuesday endorsed for Senate approval House Bill (HB) 7735, or the proposed “Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act,” which would convert the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice into tariffs. With 200 affirmative votes, seven negative and two...

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‘Complex, multidimensional, ultimately positive’ migration focus of PHL confab on UN compact

THE  hot button issue of “migration” must take front and center at the upcoming international meeting prior to the adoption of a global compact in Morocco, a top Philippine diplomat said on Tuesday. “We are...

BSP chief notes financial markets’ volatility, but says timing is key in intervention

AS markets expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to intervene in the recent market volatilities, particularly in the foreign-exchange trade, Central Bank Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. said timing is key to market...

Ledac to endorse quick approval of security of tenure bill, 6 others

THE pending Security of Tenure (SOT) bill is among the seven legislative proposals now being...

Pay of kidnapped Libya OFWs will be remitted to families – DOLE

The families of the three abducted Filipino engineers in Libya are expected to continue getting...

Senate probers eye raps vs ex-DOT chief for PTV4 deal

SENATE probers are poised to endorse the filing of charges against former Tourism Secretary Wanda...

Business groups, senators back Palace-DBM on cash-based budget

TWO of the Cabinet’s economic managers signaled on Tuesday the Executive will stick to its...

SC nixes P25-billion financial aid to shuttered Banco Filipino

THE Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals barring the release...

LGUs buck tax amnesty, decry intrusion on powers

THE League of Provinces of the Philippines on Tuesday expressed opposition to Part B of the Tax...

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Makati court orders Peter Lim’s arrest on drug charges

THE Regional Trial Court of Makati City on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim in connection with the illegal drugs charges...

Davao DOLE reminds employers: First tranche of wage increase starts August...

DAVAO CITY—Employers in the Davao region have been reminded to start paying their workers the first tranche of the P56 daily wage increase by...

DOE, petro firms disagree on Euro 2 diesel fuel revival 

The reintroduction of Euro 2 diesel fuel at the pump is going to be a potential logistics nightmare for oil companies. The Department of Energy...

MMDA clears obstructions in major Tondo, Manila road

JOINT forces of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) on Thursday conducted clearing operations in Manila and removed obstructions,...

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...

Meet 25-year-old Chynna Mamawal, the fashion entrepreneur to watch this 2018.

From doing marketing for SM Woman and GTW of SM Retail, the largest retail chain in the Philippines, to being the go-to fashion designer...

Aspiring solopreneurs, rejoice! One-person corporation act is approved by Senate

Aspiring solopreneurs, we have good news for you. Exciting times in the local business landscape are coming as the Senate gave the green light for...

5 Business Insights We Can Learn From Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera-Dantes is not just GMA's prime time queen. She has also been recognized as a successful technopreneur. On April 18, 2017, netizens were very...
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DMCI H1 earnings reach P9.2 billion

ENGINEERING conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. on Tuesday said it recorded a 21-percent increase in earnings during the...

First Gen H1 net income up 35% to P6.11 billion

THE Lopez-led First Gen Corp. (First Gen) on Tuesday posted a 35-percent increase in net income of...

SBITC partners with Royal Cargo to service Luzon companies

PORT operator Subic Bay International Terminal Inc. (SBITC) has partnered with Royal Cargo Inc. to...

Manulife offers ‘Emperor Fund’ to ‘Chinoy’ firms

INSURANCE provider The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Philippines) Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has launched a peso...

Cosco income grows 21% to P4.2 billion in January-June

COSCO Capital Inc., the retail holding firm of businessman Lucio L. Co, said its net...

PRDP backs construction of fish landing facility in Tawi-Tawi

DAVAO CITY—Three warehouses and a fish-landing facility are currently being constructed in four barangays in...

Piñol wants to retain 5% tariff on MDM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he is partial to retaining the 5-percent tariff on...

Government rejects feed millers’ bid to import corn at zero tariff

The request of feed millers to import yellow corn at zero tariff even after the...

DA told to remove bottlenecks in release of funds

The Commission on Audit (COA) called out the Department of Agriculture (DA) for its “low”...

COA to DA: Hasten rollout of farm infrastructure projects under PRDP

The Commission on Audit (COA) urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to fasttrack the implementation...

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

BEIJING—China on Tuesday blasted a US military spending bill that calls for development of plans...

Beijing appeals to Washington for fairness under investment law

BEIJING—China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity...

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

WASHINGTON—Russia typically brushes off new US sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export...

Oil holds steady as Iran supply fears offset jitters over Turkey

Oil traded near $68 a barrel after Iran ruling out talks with the US heightened...

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to meet Kim in Pyongyang

Kim Jong UN and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in agreed to meet in Pyongyang next month,...

Domingo lifts Benilde

COLLEGE of Saint Benilde leaned on JJ Domingo’s season-best effort as it downed Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 84-71, on Tuesday to get back into...

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‘Home Team’ in action for the historic Trump-Kim meeting

SINGAPORE played host to a historic meeting between United States (US) President Donald Trump and...

City State secures the D.P.R.K.-U.S. Summit

THE historic Democratic People’s Republic of Korea- United States (DPRK-US) Summit was held in Singapore...

Art week, night festival attractions for NDP 2018

SINGAPORE Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts that takes place in the...
FOOT traffic was already ankle deep when Elias Amurao (not his real name) stopped at an intersection on the way to the train station one rainy Friday evening. He sighed, walked as the crowd did and braced himself for the ride home for an hour inside a cramped train and...

Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

LOS ANGELES—Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular...

What’s the buzz about this live mobile trivia game show?

REMEMBER when you and your friends would meet up to play games at an arcade,...

Tails a-wagging: Year later, missing pooch and owner reunite

COLUMBIA, South Carolina—Call it a tail-wagging ending to a doggone good story. After a year—and dozens...

Blind Spot

CHANGING PARTNERS THIS young actress had a boyfriend for around three years and she was faithful...

Mea culpa: A business should own up to customer service flub

NEW YORK—Erika Wasser and her staffers arrived for a big appointment—hair and makeup for a...
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The Red Piano

Anyone who works within or regularly visits Bonifacio Global City would likely agree that the...

The Slurping Season

Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my go-to dishes when I’m feeling under the weather....

Weekend Recipes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Loaf By CHEF JOJO CUESTA-JAVIER This easy-to-make loaf is a healthy treat for breakfast or...

Sous Vide Tomahawk Porkchop with Apples and Onions

OF all the condiments we use in local cuisine, vinegar probably takes the top spot,...

Tongue-twistingly delectable

"Akrotiri” means peninsula in Greek, so the roots of the cuisine served here is decidedly...

Lingering in Lingayen

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran SUMMER might be officially over, but that doesn’t mean...

My personal paradise in the Visayas

Part One HAS it really been 12 years since I stayed alone in what’s probably the...

Cuisine, culture and countryside

ASK any jaded traveler the things he or she is looking for in a destination,...

BRB, Boracay!

BORACAY may be closed for the next few months, but the rest of the Philippines...

F1 Hotel Manila’s seasonal showers

THERE’S something about the rain that brings a cool calm to the city, especially after...
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Belmont undergoes SGS certification

BELMONT Hotel Manila became the world’s first hotel to forge an agreement with SGS, the...

Marriott brand boosts presence in the Philippines

Story & photos by Rodel Ambas Jr. IT looks like the opening of Courtyard by Marriott...

A journey to wellness in the south

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran MENTION “Cebu” and, immediately, images of powdery beaches, hand-crafted...

Filipino choice for quality budget accommodation in Singapore

OWNING a piece of property in Singapore, which is reputably known as among the most...

Enjoy 360 degrees of nature at Pico de Loro

HAMILO Coast is a new luxury residential beachfront condominium development at Pico de Loro Cove,...

Investing in art is beneficial

THE taste of  people investing in artworks are changing today as more people prefer abstract...

Century Properties tops off 5th Commonwealth tower

CENTURY Properties Group Inc., known for its industry-pushing real-estate concepts, recently topped off Roxas West,...

Going green an important component in development  

IN developing or redeveloping a city, architects, urban planners and other stakeholders involved must put...

Architect for others

IN my ongoing series on architects and designers for the country, we feature one of...

Sandari Batulao bullish on Dima

AFTER the successful launch of Nale, Sandari Batulao recently introduced Dima, the second phase of...

Belmont Hotel undergoes SGS certification

Belmont Hotel Manila became the world’s first hotel to forge an agreement with SGS, the...

Where’s the chocolate in Chocolate Hills?

‘THERE is chocolate in Bohol!” answers proud Boholana and chocolatier Dalareich Polot. Dubbed the Chocolate Princess...

Magnum Air to Cooperate with BOC about seized aircraft

CURRENT owners of Magnum Air (SkyJet) Inc. expressed their hopes to resolve the issue involving the...

Festival fever hits Koronadal City this August

AFTER an exceptional 2015 event, Pyesta Kolon Datal International Folklore Festival is again all set to...

Decoding Mumbai and the Rest of Maharashtra

Story & photos by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero Mumbai’s recent victory inspired me to write about...

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Back-to-back Toyota milestones

LAST week saw two milestones tantalizingly hit the local motoring world, courtesy of Toyota. First...

World-class automotive center opens in Quezon City

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino DRIVE+, the true home of car care experts in...

M.M.D.A., D.O.T.r. rave over the success of No-Contact policy in Parañaque

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo A ROUNDTABLE on improving traffic system and road-safety awareness was...

Four ‘whys’ ideal mothers are the role models for road safety

Story & photos by Ronald de los Reyes OUR mothers will always have a special place...

Toyota Alabang inaugurates new service center

TOYOTA Alabang. Inc. (TAI) recently opened its newest service center in Las Piñas City along...

Antique seniors receive DSWD’s unconditional cash aid of P2,400 each

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now releasing...

3rd US nursing home employee charged in abusing patient

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—A third Florida nursing-home employee is charged with using duct tape to restrain...

Hard work will take you places

"THEREFORE, John, you must work hard!” was a famous line from the sitcom John en...

Mizuho eyes $11 trillion held by Japan’s rich elderly

MIZUHO Financial Group Inc.’s trust banking arm has its sights set on exactly where the...

How older Americans are raising and lowering labor participation

ABSENT an aging population, America’s rate of work force participation would have started to rebound...

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Move over millennials, it’s the Gen Z’s turn to kill off industries

MILLENNIALS have been accused of killing so many products and industries—taxis, landlines, snail mail—that it’s...

Young women make their mark on YouTube

GOOGLE Corp. has one of the most popular—and controversial for some—online video platforms, and two...

146-year-old cosmetics firm gets makeover to woo Gen Y buyers

SHISEIDO Co., the Japanese beauty company that’s 146 years old, is giving itself one big...

PHL unable to maximize youth’s part in demographic dividend, expert says

IN a country where the youth comprises more than half of the population, the youth...

Pinoy millennials’ confidence in business, government leaders slips

FILIPINO millennials remain more confident than their global peers when it comes to their future...

‘Bigger than rap:’ TRUTH on indie music

ESTIMATES have it that about a million songs are written every day, as it seems...

Int’l, local composers join Banaue-inspired music competition

PART of a project to restore the northern landmark’s glory, 20 local and foreign composers...

Ian Veneracion mulls about music and more

RECENTLY, veteran actor and brand ambassador Ian Veneracion was slated to perform at an early...

Revisiting ‘Fête’ 2018: When wonderful music was made, and the whole world listened

SWEATY men in matching black shirts... The smell of beer and nicotine that swirled in...

Moira, IV of Spades, G-Force #PlayMusicTogether

GLOBAL leader in computer hardware technologies Acer kicked off its annual Acer Day celebration on...

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