Battle of Promos

A month after pump prices surged as a result of the enactment of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, oil companies...

Pinay is expert linguist in America

In her work, the phrase “lost in translation” is a no-no.   Medy Beroy is a Filipina who works as an independent legal and medical...

Myanmar bulldozes what’s left of Rohingya Muslim villages

First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth—in a vast operation...

Japan crime hits postwar low as joblessness declines

Crime in Japan is dropping amid the longest economic expansion in almost three decades, making one of the safest nations even safer. The number of...

Froome: Doping issue ‘hyped up’ in media

BEFORE Stage Three of the Ruta del Sol, Chris Froome was again met by questions from journalists about starting his season, while his antidoping...

Armstrong, Hincapie having fun on MTB in Arizona desert

THE unofficial start to the US Mountain Bike (MTB) ßseason rolled out of the desert this weekend with a couple of special guests as...

Bar private traders from importing rice–solon

A lawmaker on Thursday called on the National Food Authority Council (NFAC) to disallow private traders from importing rice and to set a ceiling...

Average retail price of dressed chicken declines slightly

The average retail price of dressed chicken as of February 21 declined by 2.24 percent to P145.42 per kilogram (kg), from the previous week’s...

The other side

Perhaps it was the way of the city for things to disappear quickly and without warning. Rust spread across the metal shutters of the closed down café. The sign that once read Books & Beans loomed overhead like a knocked-out set of teeth, leaving behind a far less welcoming...

Dried Fish

Here goes the Australian lady from the second floor again, standing at the door, towering over Mama and looking mad. “It bloody stinks in here. You and your smelly food! You’re not the only ones living in this building you know.” She screws up her face. “It’s unbearable!” Although I...

DOST: Advancing science, technology agenda best option for PHL growth

IN a recent meeting with members of the Makati Business Club and several foreign chambers of commerce, the government’s chief scientist Fortunato dela Peña encouraged local and foreign businessmen to invest in technology-related enterprises. Dela Peña, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology...

BM Reports

PHL scales terrain of Swiss challenge and procurement

Conclusion REPUBLIC Act (RA) 9184, or the Government Procurement Reform Act, has created the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) in line with further improving the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the law and making it more adaptable to the changing procurement environment of the...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Honda Big Bike Showroom opens in Cebu

HONDA Philippines Inc. (HPI), an innovator of cutting-edge motorcycles, recently opened its Honda Big Bike Showroom to the public in its Flagship Shop at Lahug, Cebu City. The showroom is a must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts, as a new part of the Flagship Shop which has...

Proudly stamped in the Philippines

Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IT was not long ago when Yoshiaki Kato, then Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) president, envisioned back in 2016 their own flourishing P2-billion press stamping facility nonchalantly sitting right smack at their own backyard in Santa...

Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GLX AT: Upsized with extras

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino IT may have been almost two years since Suzuki Philippines brought in the Ciaz, but its design and features are still very much on a par, if not leading, even against the latest releases in its class. Even if...

Property

Torre Lorenzo and Dusit extend projects in Davao and Batangas

A MONTH after the official topping off of their landmark project in Davao, Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC) and Dusit International recently announced their constant partnership on a new development in the city province of Mindanao and another one in Southern Luzon. The Dusit Thani...

Where to best invest in real estate in Asia Pacific 

"The Philippines’s real-estate market remains healthy,” said emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2018. “Manila growth may be held back by lack of good partners and political controversies.” My good friend and entrepreneurial visionary John Aguilar,  president and founder of StreetPark Productions Inc., recently...

Greenfield puts premium on family bonding

TOURISTS and foodie alike do not come to Central Luzon for fun and recreation, but as potential investors, as this is now becoming the center of attraction for them to locate and do business. Greenfield Development Corp. (GDC) is one of the important players in...

Millennials

DAVAO CITY—Senior citizens in the interior province of Compostela Valley got a free mentoring at digital literacy in a special program by the provincial government intended solely for them. The digital-literacy program for the elderly was coordinated with the senior high-school management in the province, which were sending senior high-school...

Health & Fitness