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Hike in generation charge raises Meralco power rate in December

Higher generation charge led to an increase in power rates for Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) consumers this month. The utility firm said on Wednesday that...

Razon Group wants to save Manila’s oldest sports complex

THE Razon Group is offering to help save the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) in Malate, Manila. Instead of transferring the RMSC to a different...

Trump tweets: ‘Cancel order’ for Boeing Air Force One

President-elect Donald J. Trump said the latest Air Force One order should be canceled because of “ridiculous” costs at Boeing Co., taking aim at plans...

Japanese mogul pledges $50-billion US investment 

WASHINGTON—After meeting with Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he would invest $50 billion in new start-ups in the...

De La Salle wins crown

JERON TENG and Ben Mbala made sure Ateneo de Manila’s Cinderella run ends on Wednesday and the trophy goes back to Taft Avenue. Teng and...

Promise from Los Angeles is an Olympics on the cheap

By Tim Dahlberg / The Associated Press THE last time Los Angeles hosted an Olympics, the city won the games largely because it promised to do...
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Hoteliers group: More foreign, domestic visitors boost hospitality industry

THE Philippine hospitality industry remains in good shape today, primarily due to robust tourist arrivals—both local and international—according to a group of hoteliers in...

US unit pulls down Del Monte’s sales in fiscal Q2

DEL Monte Pacific Ltd. said its sales dropped 5 percent during its fiscal second quarter ending October on weaker sales in its United States...
Story & photos by Brooke Lefferts / The Associated Press FOR Reform Jews like us, Hanukkah means lighting candles, eating latkes and opening presents. But this year the holiday holds deeper meaning: It’s a way of remembering our trip to Israel, where we connected with the real story of Hanukkah and...
I WAS in grade school when Ms. Lolita Rodriguez taught me marital infidelity. My life coaches who were in the guise of aunts were always bringing me to moviehouses. My grandfather, it seemed, wanted me to be a chaperone in case my aunts were out on a date In one of...

Holiday travel tips

MANY families now travel during the holidays. These are precious days when the whole family can be together, enjoying new sceneries, without the distractions of work. If you have kids, there is the decision on whether to bring your nanny or not. Strong arguments can be made for either side. On...
By Andrew Ross Sorkin Dear President-elect Trump: The potential conflicts of interest between your huge business empire and your future job have been well documented. The possibility that corporate interests or foreign countries could try to bribe you, as president, in...
It has been a bad couple of years for those hoping for the death of driving. A decade ago in America, where cars are an important part of the national psyche, people had suddenly started to drive less, which...

Giving Lives

By Celestine Trinidad Third-prize winner, 2016 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Josefina found the kitten under one of the rose bushes one Sunday morning, cowering from the black Labrador that belonged to their next door neighbor, Mr. Yu. The dog growled and pawed furiously at the roses to get to the kitten,...

Silang

By Kate Osias Second-prize winner, 2016 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards A contingent of armed men escorts her back to her cell. She is tightly bound, reeking of gunpowder and death, her bloodied limbs protesting with each step. A part of her wants to be angry. She must be angry, after suffering...

The Broader Look

Tourism chief steers PHL to compete with best in Asia

By Roger Pe | Special to the BusinessMirror WHEN asked on how the Philippines is preparing for its 6th, 7th or 8th million foreign visitor, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo gave a visionary answer: “I want to compete with Bangkok and the best of...
By Bianca Cuaresma & Oliver Samson Conclusion THE seemingly most reported form of bank scams are always through the use of plastic money, such as credit cards, debit cards and automated teller machine (ATM) cards, and those done in cyberspace. The techniques of card thieves, scammers and fraudsters have been wide-ranging—spanning from the...
Part Two EITHER at gunpoint or through a seemingly innocent e-mail, bank scammers continuously and cleverly evolve through the security maze of regulations to be able to steal the hard-earned money of consumers. And while the means of monetary exchange and instruments evolved through time, information from the Bangko Sentral ng...

Envoys & Expats

In the eyes of a child

Weaving the future

Motoring

Three reasons the JSK Auto Fun Run was a success

FOR ordinary car clubs, a typical fun run is just about similar-minded people with their beloved model cars getting together on a weekend for fun and camaraderie. For participants of the recent Sixth JSK Auto Fun Run, however, “usual” was just not ordinarily what they...

City Hottie

BACK in the late-1990s, when compact sedans dominated the streets, the third-generation Honda City managed to sneak into the local market as the manufacturer’s four-door subcompact beneath the Civic. It immediately became a popular choice among motorists who prefer vehicles with smaller dimensions for...

Excitement galore in Vios Cup Finale

THE fourth and final round of the highly anticipated third season of the Toyota Vios Cup was held on November 12 at the Clark Speedway and, as expected, it was a slam-bang affair from the start to finish, characterized by lots breathtaking maneuvers that...

Property

A tropical haven in Tagaytay

TRUE to its vision of defining mountain-resort living in the country, Tagaytay Highlands once again sets the bar through its newest lot development—Vireya, the first and only tropical-resort community within a mountain-resort development. A tropical abode amid the conveniences of a mountainside setting may be...

Growing mall culture sets the stage for more retail developments in 2017

FACT: shopping malls have long been part of the Filipino culture. I vividly remember that one moment when one of our team members asked my partner, Brad Geiser—an American national (who’s certainly 110 percent Filipino by heart and by passion) who has been based...

Honda launches its power products

By Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida HONDA’S journey is a history of great revolution. The era started in 1964 as Honda’s dream of having a better world where people, technology and environment live as one. Honda pioneered in technological breakthrough with its cars and motorcycles—to go further in providing...

“When I Was 25”

Millennials

DAVAO CITY—A member of the government peace panel negotiating with the National Democratic Front (NDF) is positive a substantial number of political prisoners will be released soon based on humanitarian grounds, particularly the women, sickly and senior citizens. This was revealed on November 28 by panel member Angela Librado, who...

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