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Anchor Land posts double-digit growth in net income

Property developer Anchor Land posted a 16 percent increase in its bottom line for the year 2019. The company reported its net income climbed to P814.27 million in 2019 from the P700.63 million recorded in 2018.  According to the company, the increase in its consolidated net income is attributed...

A new set of officers for PICPA

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has a new set of officers. Mr. Lope L. Bato, Jr. has been inducted national president along with other officers by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles in a virtual turn-over and induction ceremony with Senator Christopher “Bong” Go as guest of honor and President...

World Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fine

MONACO—The program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally will be frozen because the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time, World Athletics said Thursday. The Russian track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5-million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for...

Arrive at your destination with exciting July deals from Toyota

Wherever you need to go, trust that a durable and reliable Toyota can get you there. From July 2-31, 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering value for money deals which will help you get moving with your dream Toyota. Flexible financing, outright cash discounts, and other offers are available this month on...

When the pandemic is gone

IT has been more than a hundred days since the Luzon-wide lockdown was first implemented. Still, from all indications, this global tragedy is far from over. From the looks of it, life in Metro Manila as...

Watch your back

Just over the weekend, the government gave indications that they would be considering allowing motorcycle back riding sometime within the next two weeks pending agreements on how to do this properly under the present pandemic situation. ...

Life in the bike lane

The move to create bike lanes by the government is laudable, given that a lot of us have shifted to bicycles for our mode of transport in these Covid times. Bicycles provide ready transport for everyone,...

Is this the end of the jeepneys?

Never before in our history has public transportation been adversely affected. The fear of infections has led to social distancing and put the majority of the populace on a lockdown, greatly decimating commuter traffic in recent...

Turning parking lots into parks

WE all hear about the resurgence of open spaces in the light of the need for social distancing brought about by the pandemic. It may be one of the good things that will come out of...

Virus-proofing cities of the future

All over the world, countries are in the process of rethinking their urban landscapes as a result of this global pandemic. With most of the populace locked down and with the stark reality that this way...

A chance for rebirth

I had written about this several times since the pandemic started—that despite this tragedy, the situation offers the unique opportunity for rebirth, a new beginning and a second chance to do things right. This can never...

Rethinking cities in pandemic times

We keep lamenting about the wrong direction we were taking in designing our cities for so long. Traffic congestion, crowded communities, urban migration, pollution, dying rivers were the results of our indifference...
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Anchor Land posts double-digit growth in net income

Property developer Anchor Land posted a 16 percent increase in its bottom line for the year 2019. The company reported its net income climbed to P814.27 million in 2019 from the P700.63 million recorded in 2018.  According to the company, the increase in its consolidated net income is attributed...

A new set of officers for PICPA

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has a new set of officers. Mr. Lope L. Bato, Jr. has been inducted national president along with other officers by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles in a virtual turn-over and induction ceremony with Senator Christopher “Bong” Go as guest of honor and President...

World Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fine

MONACO—The program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally will be frozen because the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time, World Athletics said Thursday. The Russian track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5-million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for...
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