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Friday, November 16, 2018

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...

Balangiga bells’ return opens door to Duterte US trip

THE official confirmation that the Balangiga bells will be returned to the Philippines has opened...

DOT scraps Madrid Fusión Manila 2019 on budget woes

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) has canceled the fourth edition of Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM),...

BSP regulates all online payment schemes in new law

ONLINE payment schemes and transactions are now officially regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) under...

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...

China to outline concessions to US ahead of G-20 summit

Chinese officials have outlined a series of potential concessions to the Trump administration for the...

Brexit deal helps lock UK into customs union the EU wanted

For months, the struggle to work out a temporary fix for the Irish border stood...

Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE—Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from US Vice President Mike Pence and...

Oil’s collapse deepens as supply and demand concerns roil market

Oil showed little sign of recovering from its unprecedented decline as investors flee a market...

Costly Apec summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea—After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to...

Mapua grabs NCAA juniors title

MAPUA edged La Salle-Greenhills, 77-74, on Thursday to join San Beda as the league’s most...

Ginebra eyes equalizer

WITH the momentum quickly shifting to Barangay Ginebra’s side, the Gin Kings gun for the...

Investigation launched into abuse claims by “Garlic Girls”

SEOUL, South Korea—The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to...

Moses: Review Wada culture

OLYMPIC champion Edwin Moses sent a tersely worded letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping...

Child’s death sparks debate on muay thai

BANGKOK—The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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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