Resolving PHL’s nuclear-power quandary

Nuclear experts based in Russia have concluded their preliminary assessment on the possibility and viability of rehabilitating the 620-megawatt (MW) Bataan Nuclear Power Plant...

War of attrition resumes

The prospect of sealing a peace agreement with communist rebels may be over after President Duterte announced he will end—at least for now—the talks...

US Black Friday merchants struggle to extend season of retail optimism

As Black Friday shoppers descend on stores this weekend, retailers are experiencing something that’s been in short supply: optimism. Brick-and-mortar chains are coming off a...

Trump credits troops, himself for American military advances

PALM BEACH, Florida—President Donald J. Trump thanked US troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them “we’re really winning” against America’s foes, as he...

DLSU-Ateneo VI On!

CALL it a clash of titans, but expect the temperature to rise way beyond boiling point as De La Salle University stakes its men’s...

Stuck on the sidelines

NEW YORK—Omri Casspi will try to keep up with his Israeli teammates when they open qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup this week. That’s...

Higher spending pulls down Cirtek’s January-September income

LAGUNA-based Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said its net income fell 1 percent during the nine months of the year through September to $5.57 million,...

DNL units to build plants to grow export business

TWO units of chemical firm D & L Industries Inc. (DNL) submitted applications with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) for the registration of...

Cyn’s Dream

The Fēilbīn was among the 12 Inner Colonies that adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Human Transplantation and Reconfiguration, affirming its stand to eliminate practices that involves altering and transferring human memories. “We can only go so far as a race—this is where the madness stops. As a signatory,...
Note from the train operator In a parallel universe, she would have jumped off Charon’s train and spilled her blood on the rail tracks of Styx. He, in that same world, will only feel a slight thud as the train comes to a halt at Vito Cruz Station. He’ll gasp at...

How a President who’s not afraid of big business can inspire PCC in leveling the playing field

PRESIDENT Duterte may not have heard of Dani Rodrik, but at least they agree on China. By not copying the Western version of going to market, China applied its own version of capitalism, Rodrik wrote in “The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: It’s bad economics.” Whether...

BM Reports

Large dams: Bulwark  or conduit to growth?

Conclusion ABOUT 100,000 souls are at risk if a strong earthquake occurs and cause the collapse of the still-to-be-completed Kaliwa Dam Project. That is the estimate of Fr. Pete Montallana of the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance (SSMNA), a multisectoral network of non-governmental organizations. “The proposed Kaliwa...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

2017 Kia Soul 1.6 DSL EX: Soulful delight

ARE you wondering where Kia derived the name Soul, or if it represents a deeper meaning? Well, it happened to be the most straightforward among the brand’s name derivations. But one thing certain is that the second-generation Soul subcompact crossover we tested for this...

Road safety program for kids

MORE than two years and 45 events later, Volkswagen Philippines continues its Child Safety Initiative program to promote road safety among youngsters. For the third time, the company’s corporate social responsibility project went back to the Southern Metro and recently held the event at Robinsons...

Movers of tomorrow

DURING the recently concluded 45th Tokyo Motor Show, the world finally witnessed the future of mobility highlighting electrified concept cars with cutting-edge technologies. But it was not just the presence of concept passenger cars, sports coupe, off-road vehicles and motorcycles brought the excitement to...

Property

Bridging economic and housing developments in San Fernando City

PRIMED by various developments now taking place, San Fernando in Pampanga has, so far, become one of the progressive component cities in the country to date that not only investors are keeping tab on, but also homebuyers who would like to settle in. Seeing its...

Jenra supermarket chain eyes Central Luzon expansion

IN a bid to broaden its reach in the Capampangan market, the Jenra Supermarket chain opened recently its newest branch in San Fernando, Pampanga. Jumbo Jenra Dolores, the fifth supermarket chain and the newest addition to Tan Song Bok (TSB) Realty and Development Corp.’s line of commercial shopping...

Digital transformation in selling real estate

WHEN a leading local celebrity went through two important life milestones, one of them buying a home, Hoppler was the “brokerage company that guided her to this otherwise nerve- racking process.” Time was when property buyers had to buy actual newspapers, scan the classified ads...

Millennials

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas has requested an additional P2.4 million for centenarians who have not yet received their P100,000 cash incentives. In an interview on Thursday, Judith Tanate, DSWD 6 focal for persons with disabilities and older persons, said the additional budget...

Health & Fitness