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Filreit hit by weak office demand

Filinvest REIT Corp. (Filreit), the flagship commercial real estate investment trust of the Gotianun Group, said it recorded a net income of P1.31 billion in 2022, a drop of 29 percent from the previous year’s P1.85 billion.

Globe deploys booths for SIM registration

Globe has announced its participation in the ninth leg of the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) SIM registration assistance program from March 20 to 24, deploying booths in 58 locations across the country to help customers who may face registration difficulties.

PHL will take 40 years to attain SDG–report

IF the current pace of progress in moving toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is maintained, it will take over four decades to attain the goals, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap).

11 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD—A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled much of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday, sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and offices and frightening people in remote villages. At least nine people died in Pakistan and two in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday

People die of hunger in a world of plenty

Drought is a prolonged dry period in the natural climate cycle that can occur anywhere in the world. Somalia is currently enduring five consecutive seasons of failed rains, which has left five million people in acute food insecurity and nearly two million children at risk of malnutrition.

Column box-John Mangun-Outside the Box

Will the smartphone kill the market?

Pearl “Polly” Adler, of Russian-Jewish origin and born in 1899, was sent by her parents to the US in 1913 to escape the increasing pogroms in Imperial Russia. By 1920 she was procuring prostitutes to work at brothels in New York City.

Fox, Dominion face off over airing of false election claims

WILMINGTON, Del.—Fox News and a voting machine company that claims the conservative network defamed it by amplifying baseless allegations of fraud following the 2020 presidential election faced off in a courtroom Tuesday during a key hearing over whether journalists have a responsibility to be cautious with explosive and implausible allegations.

LTO caps driving school fees

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has placed a cap on the prescribed rates of accredited private driving institutions in the country for theoretical driving (TDCs) and practical driving courses (PDCs).

PCG, Navy beef up presence
in KIG

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has deployed one of its vessels in the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) to further strengthen its presence there upon the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. himself.

Uy ahead by 3 in Iloilo Golf

DANIELLA UY flourished off the mound at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club and with a three-under 67 posted a three-strike lead over Harmie Constantino and top amateur Rianne Malixi after 18 holes of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Iloilo Golf Challenge presented by MORE Power on Wednesday.

Lady Spikers wield broom vs NU ladies

DE LA SALLE University finally got one over National University (NU) with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-21 victory on Wednesday to sweep the first round eliminations of the University Athletic Association Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Zaragosa bucks shaky start for 1-shot lead in men’s play

RUPERT ZARAGOSA popped up as the only player from a band of top guns that figured in a final round shootout last week to go low at the start of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Iloilo Golf Challenge presented by MORE Power with a five-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over Ferdie Aunzo at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club Wednesday.

Juniors tennis circuit on in Ormoc City

KIMI BRODETH sets out for a sweep of the Leyte swing of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) circuit while Gerald Gemida and Kenzo Brodeth go all-out to upset top seed Cyd Villamar in the boys’ side of the Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez National Junior Tennis Championships beginning Thursday at the Ormoc Midtown Tennis Club (OMTC).

Taekwondo summer program up

THE Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) Smart/MVP Sports Foundation summer program for kids simultaneously open in all PTA-affiliated clubs nationwide from March 27 until June 3.

Tessa Jazmines - Part of the Game

Maroon bombshells

THIS week, the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons dropped multiple bombshells in the supposedly placid basketball scene right in the middle of the collegiate volleyball season.

Austria, DICT, UP-NISMED, EURAXESS ASEAN launch PHL’s first ‘Women in STEAM’ summit

SEEKING to inspire and encourage more women to break barriers as they take the path toward “STEAM” learning and careers, the Austrian Embassy in Manila, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UP-NISMED) as well as EURAXESS ASEAN successfully staged the “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics” summit on March 8.

HERALDING HOPE

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office representative Michael Peiyung Hsu (front row, in white polo) invited childless Filipino couples to consider Taiwan as their place of treatment, particularly the island-state’s Lee Women’s Hospital, whose officials in a recent event disclosed plans of establishing a branch in Manila soon.

MEDIA EXECUTIVE AND ENVOY

CNN Philippines and BusinessMirror president Benjamin V. Ramos received US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson during her March 17 interview in the network’s “The Final Word,” where the American envoy highlighted the significant role of women in today’s societies, especially in the diplomatic field.

BREAKTHROUGH APPOINTMENT

Businessman Juan Andre Lacson (right) was appointed on March 14 as the first honorary consul of the Republic of Poland to Palawan, which will serve Region 4-B or Mimaropa. Charge d’Affaires Jarosław Szczepankiewicz (left) foresees that the newly appointed official will help further mutual ties of the Philippines with the European nation. FB: PL IN THE PHILIPPINES

Hot HD Spikers crush AJAA Spikers in semis opener

MARCK ESPEJO’S  efficient game powered Cignal to another straight-set romp over Imus-Ivy Tuason Photography, 25-23, 25-19, 25-15, Wednesday as the HD Spikers kicked off their the finals drive in the same fashion they closed out their sterling eliminations campaign in the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Gadia, Ouanpo deliver for Gentle Giants in PFL

FORMER Philippines Under-22 star Ivan Ouano opened his goalscoring account for Dynamic Herb Cebu FC as the Gentle Giants overcame a gritty Maharlika Manila FC, 2-1, before a good crowd in the Philippines Football League (PFL) brought to you by Qatar Airways at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City over the weekend.

Why you should avoid giving furry family members human food

IT can be hard to resist those pleading puppy eyes when your dog looks up at you while you’re about to dig into a delicious burger. However, feeding your pet with human food or table scraps is not the best choice for their nutrition and health. In fact, an inappropriate diet may lead to digestive issues, illnesses, nutritional deficiencies, and other health problems. In extreme cases, it can even cause their death.

vivo officially launches the vivo V27 Series, the industry’s first-ever pocket studio device

vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the Philippines, has officially launched the newest addition to its V lineup– the vivo V27 Series. This new flagship smartphone boasts a first-of-its-kind technology in the industry, the Aura Portrait Algorithm, that will elevate users’ mobile photography game with a studio-level experience right in their hands.

InfinityLab FAST chargers are here in PHL

InfinityLab’s fast and ultrafast chargers have been developed to meet the challenging demands of having your smartphone ENERGIZED and ready for long tasks for a full day ahead. InfinityLab chargers are designed ergonomically to snugly fit in your backpack or laptop sleeve for carrying convenience.

LRMC announces 2023 Holy Week LRT-1 schedule

LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) released its 2023 Holy Week schedule with a temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations from 06 April (Holy Thursday) to 09 April 2023 (Easter Sunday) to give way to its annual maintenance activities and necessary upgrades of the system.

Mercantile Insurance and ValuePlus Auto Service partner to offer motor car insurance and more

ValuePlus Auto Service, a leading automotive service provider, is excited to announce a new partnership with Mercantile Insurance, a top player in the insurance industry. With this collaboration, ValuePlus will begin offering motor car insurance and a range of similar products to its customers, positioning itself as a one-stop casa alternative and a comprehensive solution for car owners.

Okada Manila receives two Five-Star Awards from Forbes Travel Guide

Okada Manila, Asia’s largest integrated resort, has been awarded with the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide five-star rating for the fourth year in a row. Forbes Travel Guide is a world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality and its five-star rating is highly coveted in the industry as a merit of distinction.