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PCOS critic Glenn Chong says ambush-slay of aide was planned. Was he the real target?

LAWYER Glenn Chong, an election reform advocate and now senatorial aspirant, cried foul over police allegations...

Joint congressional session to resolve Mindanao martial-law extension today

The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to hold a joint session today...

DILG chief says Red’s holiday truce declaration meaningless, propaganda

Interior Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Tuesday dismissed the reported unilateral cease-fire declaration of the...

DPWH seeks P2-billion funding for Tacloban-Palo diversion road

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is trying to secure some P2 billion...

Garin vs Ubial: DOJ wraps up Dengvaxia vaccine probe

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has wrapped up its preliminary investigation into the complaint lodged...

Port of Tacloban breaches target revenue collections

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) said the Port of Tacloban has already breached its target...

Co-op’s abaca exports reach China, with local World Bank partner’s help

DAVAO CITY—A former small abaca producer in Sarangani province went out of its hibernation and...

Architects express excitement over hybrid trimaran project

NEW Washington, Aklan—Naval architects in the Philippines are reportedly excited over the ongoing construction of...

EU evaluating contracts for solar lamps installation in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY—A European Union program on renewable energy is evaluating proposed contracts for the installation...

DOF bares list of top 10 demands of private sector

DAVAO CITY—More assistance to agriculture to improve farmers’ income and access to education by poor...

PhilMaize slams retention of ‘no export’ rule on local corn produce 

The absence of a provision under the rice tariffication bill that will allow the export...

Moody’s sees stable outlook for Aspac insurance growth

Moody’s Investor Service sees a stable outlook for 2019 for the life and property and...

Neda signs climate-change declaration, affirms vow for green transport drive

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) will explore alternative transport options and other green...

Crypto die-hards believe slump ‘bump in the road’ before growth

THE future of cryptocurrencies will entail greater regulation, more involvement by large institutions, lower volatility...

Renato A. Claravall named new Veterans Bank president

THE Board of Directors of Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) approved the appointment of Renato A....

PWD-managed food store to open in Alaminos City

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan—Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in this city will open their very own healthy...

ProPak Asia PHL trade event slated from Jan. 24 to 26 at WTC in Pasay 

ProPak, one of the biggest processing and packaging trade shows in the world, finally comes...

Hong Kong company raises $105 million to expand lending business

A Hong Kong start-up called Oriente raised $105 million as it expands online lending operations...

Company launches China-made kitchen equipment line for Pinoy entrepreneurs

From clothes to heavy machineries, China has evolved to be a major source of most...

DTI opens 2 more Negosyo Centers in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) opened two more Negosyo Centers in the...

South African gold industry sees last phase of slow death

Back in 1987, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa—then a 34-year-old labor union leader—led 300,000 black...

Oil extends gain on Opec+ output reduction pact, Libya field outage

Oil in London extended gains near $62 a barrel on prospects for a shrinking glut...

Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank—A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in...

150 countries support UN migration pact

MARRAKECH, Morocco  —Top UN officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around...

China warns of ‘grave consequences’ if detained Huawei exec not released

BEIJING—China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading...

A shot at PBA Finals and Fil-Am golf

IT is weird but it keeps happening. A team defeats a team two-in-a-row—one win by a...

River Plate lifts Copa trophy

MADRID—Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night on Sunday, with tens of thousands of...

In Africa, it’s play more

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—No one deserved to see South Africa finally qualify for the Women’s...

Manchester City’s Sterling: Media coverage fuels racism

MANCHESTER, England—British newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester...

Fame turns to nightmare

KABUL, Afghanistan—A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in...

Filipino students train at Italian culinary institute

TEN aspiring chef-students from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant...

ADB allots grants, loans for Marawi rehab  

MARAWI CITY—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allotted an estimated $400 million (about P20 billion)...

Building ‘bridges,’ preaching the benefits of Belt and Road

"THE Philippines’s historic moves to rejoin hands with China will make the Golden Age of...

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)...

‘Ralph’ tops box office again, ‘Aquaman’ is a hit in China

NEW YORK—In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, Ralph Breaks the...

How to just say no to gift exchanges

Your college roommate. Your current roommate. Your book club. Your brunch crew. Your office secret...

Blind Spot

MEAN GIRL #1 In public, 666 influencer seems like a sweet and polite girl and the...

CCP brings in Christmas spirit with lights and shadow play

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)  spreads the message of Christmas and brings holiday...

Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

WASHINGTON—It’s often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the...

Love and loneliness during the holidays

The Christmas season should be a happy time, but not every one shares the same...

Roeder Camañag’s amazing love and commitment to theater

INDEED, Roeder Camañag has found his true calling in theater. Taking the biggest leap of...

Truly blessed

AGELESS actress, brand ambassador and lifestyle authority Angel Aquino told us that she was pleasantly...

Laurels celebrate patriarch’s 90th birth anniversary

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

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...

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...

We asked artificial intelligence to analyze a graphic novel–and found both limits and new insights

With one spouse studying the evolution of artificial and natural intelligence and the other researching...

One month after: A Mate for keeps?

Secretly sad. Have you ever had those moments when you should be feeling happy but deep...

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to...

Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!

Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. It has nothing to do...

Why Twitter’s cute, heart-shaped ‘like’ button is not so harmless

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and CEO, was recently reported to have questioned how the site...

PUP to offer postgraduate classes for DOE employees

TAGUIG CITY—Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic...

DepEd-ARMM calls for more support for Marawi schools

MORE than halfway through the school year since the reopening of classes in June, Marawi...

Time to stop the blame game

IN the previous article, I echoed the longstanding yet still significant call to end our...

Emerson PHL: The country should develop more engineers, tech experts

THE Philippines should develop more engineers and technology experts because engineering and technology are going...

Children’s book launched to promote healthy eating

IN time for the celebration of National Children’s Month this November, Greenpeace Philippines launched a...

Turning ‘agri trash’ into treasure: Rice straw as a potential energy source

Benjamin Laviña, a farmer from Laguna, has been planting rice for more than 40 years...

Swiss project creates sustainable  growth in E. Samar’s agriculture

Investors, business owners and government leaders came together for the first National Harampang (Visayan for...

Over half of world’s tropical forests destroyed

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt—At least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being...

Sustainable fisheries, ocean plastics and water security top EAS-meet issues

Sustainable fishing, responsible waste management and ensuring the steady and clean supply of water were...

A victory for fisherfolk: Cebu board rejects Toledo ordinance on commercial fishing

Environmental groups and fisherfolks won another battle. The provincial government of Cebu rejected the ordinance...

2 PHL-based international agencies mainstreaming agriculture biodiversity

Two Philippine-based international agencies co-organized a multisectoral workshop on biodiversity in food and agriculture in Thailand. The Multisectoral Workshop...

CleanAir shampoo bar: One bar, one tree

This season of gift-giving, give yourself and your loved ones a gift that also gives...

Bataan’s ‘natural outdoor museum’

Imagine being with a flock of thousands of migratory birds in a wetland and nature...

Asean members agree to intensify integration of biodiversity conservation in development

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—The heads of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member-states agreed...

From predators to protectors of ‘pawikan’

‘Marine turtles are important. Why do we need them? Because they help maintain ecological balance. Do you...

‘Life as a Chinese Catholic is difficult’

BEIJING, China—Wang Jie (a fictional name) is a deacon belonging to the Chinese underground Church....

200 years of ‘Silent Night’: Singers mark carol’s birthday

NEW YORK—One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated this past week as...

Be ready for Christ through prayer

The liturgical season of Advent is a time that the Church especially dedicates to our...

Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church

John pleaded that his severed right hand that was hanged in the market place be...

Caste system still rules in India

THATI, India—When Sardar Singh Jatav set out walking on a muggy night in early September...

High-value rubberwood goods available soon in Zamboanga Sibugay 

High-value products will soon be produced from old and unproductive rubberwood trees in Naga, Zamboanga...

Scientists: World still isn’t ready for gene-edited babies

HONG KONG—A group of leading scientists has declared that it’s still too soon to try...

Study warns of surging health risks from changing climate

Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places,...

PHL left behind by neighbors in health diagnostics R&D

Decrepit, dark and with cranky equipment. This is the image one would have when the...

Science films get recognized in Indie-Siyensya award

Indie-Siyensya, the first and only science filmmaking competition in the Philippines, will bestow awards to...

Seda Lio offers new options for El Nido’s travelers

ACCOMMODATION options for the Northern Palawan traveler seeking world-class facilities and services vastly improved with...

Celebrating the good life

SO when this quaint island province off Northern Mindanao decided to celebrate its cultural identity...

The other side of Palawan

Part One Advocacy projects empower Palawan communities MUCH has been said about Palawan being one of the...

A happy journey to the eastern frontier

EVERY traveler, even the most jaded ones, undeniably has the Marco Polo or Ferdinand Magellan...

One Central Hotel puts downtown Cebu on top of preferred tourist destinations

TRUE to its monicker, the Queen City of the South is a “royalty” insofar as...

Engineering giant urges the government to enhance infrastructure development

THE local subsidiary of the Swiss-Swedish engineering company urged the government to ramp up its...

Filinvest projects recognized by Lamudi

FILINVEST Land Inc. (FLI), one of the country’s largest real-estate developers, takes pride as Lamudi...

Activa to spur strong business growth in Quezon City

CUBAO, one of the oldest business districts in the country, is set for a grand...

Digital Realty: The new reality in real estate

Part One WHEN I was in Mumbai last week to be one of the keynotes at...

Owning your first home has never been this easy with Primehomes

In today’s modern and fast-paced world, many Filipinos are considering the idea of renting a...

A pumping ride in the famed river awaits you chasing white waters in Cagayan de Oro

If there is one thing Cagayan de Oro (CdO) has been known for when it...

Farm. Forest. Food.

In this day and age of sophisticated travel, it is heartening to know that Filipino...

Talk on Contemporary Art in Society Preludes Arte Povera Artists Exhibition in SouthEast Asia

The Italian Embassy along with Art Informal recently hosted a talk entitled “Spaces of Contemporary...

It’s a feast with New World Makati Hotel’s December offers

Eat, drink and be merry! New World Makati Hotel prepares an exciting feast to celebrate...

That extra special staycation in Makati

With 311 well-appointed rooms and luxurious amenities, the City Garden GRAND Hotel has always been...
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Mercedes-Benz unveils the all-new A-Class

THE official distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Philippines, which is Auto Nation Group, recently unveiled...

The Phantom lands in Manila

IT’S hard to believe that despite the continuing pressures of inflation, Autohub Group, the official...

IPC optimizes truck fleet customers’ businesses with Isuzu Eco-Drive Training

OWNING, driving and maintaining an Isuzu commercial vehicle is already a sound business investment in...

Corruption killing Kennon’s global heritage status?

KENNON Road is still close to vehicular traffic. Jake P. Ayson and I had to pass...

25th glass store marks trailblazer

To commemorate its seven-year presence in the community, Aguila Glass reintroduced its 25th store in...

Retiree-pensioners urged to access SSS pension loan

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—Retiree-pensioners in the province may now access the new financial assistance...

La Union opens Christmas village in Capitol Hill

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union­— Senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and pregnant women can...

Mujahid Farid, 69, ex-prisoner who advocated for older inmates, dies

NEW YORK—Mujahid Farid, a former prisoner who became a prominent advocate for the timely release...

Qualified Ilocos Norte seniors to get burial, medical aid

LAOAG CITY—Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Ilocos Norte on December 3 approved...

Life-expectancy gap between poorest, richest in England expands to 10 years

LONDON—The life-expectancy gap between the most affluent and the most deprived members of society in...

Q&A with Ma. Isabel Garcia

Why is it called the “Mind Museum”? Who conceptualized it? How did the name come...

Philippines is Country of Focus at Singapore Media Festival 2018

After its successful Philippine participation in Busan International Film Festival at Busan, South Korea, the...

Benilde films compete at 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Fest

Two award-winning capstone projects from the  De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design...

Fusion

SO you’re married to an Australian? Yes, I’m a mail-order bride. You know one of...

Give Us This Day

Larry fell heavily. His left knee twisted badly, and he thought he felt something tear....

Facebook uses ‘WhatsApp Phones’ to tap next emerging market

ONE recent afternoon in the Indian city of Pune, a 35-year-old mason named Om Prakash...

Youth seen solving growing challenges in Asia

WHAT gives young leaders an edge over their older counterparts? They start from scratch. This was...

Millennials rule over Indonesian stock market as foreigners flee

WHO says millennials only care about food and travel? For the second year running, people aged...

Singapore malls try big gambit to stay ahead of e-commerce

ONLINE shopping in Singapore is lackluster even after Amazon Inc. debuted its Prime service in...

Young entrepreneur pilots a start-up’s development of food for outer space

AS plans to send a crew to Mars in the 2030s stay and climate change...

Heber Bartolome on being original, true

BEFORE art can mean something, the artist must find that same meaning in himself first....

Save the Prophet: Preaching perseverance

BEFORE a musician could ever win the praise of an audience, work starts outside the...

‘Jamming’ with Joe Songco Fil-Am hardcore legend

(Last of a two-part series) IN our previous article, we introduced the Philippines at large to...

‘Smart speakers’ series launched

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is optimistic that Harman products...

OPM’s ‘newfound home’ 

NAMING itself as a “new home” for local bands and musicians, Skippy’s Gastropub will now...

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