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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
THE Philippines reached a milestone last week with a population of 100 million. That is a very difficult number to comprehend let alone when it is a measure of the total population.
Talks for the first major accord in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 19-year history collapsed over objections raised by India, which was seeking to bolster farm protections.
THE proposed P2.606-trillion proposed national budget for 2015 may yet turn up to be the biggest election budget in history.
NORTHERN Luzon can draw more investments and expansions if the government shift the traffic of container cargoes in the Subic Bay Freeport and put a cap on the container volume to be handled by Manila, said the country’s largest business groups on Friday.
WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acknowledged on Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done nothing wrong.
INTERNAL Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares formally launched on Friday the Internal Revenue Stamps Integrated System (IRSIS) project, which will require manufacturers and importers of “sin” products to put the new stamps on their products to ensure that they have paid the correct taxes.
JPMorgan Chase and Co. (JPMC), through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, has embarked on a training program for educators in partnership with Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development and the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR).
The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected.
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City, one of the most visited cities in Cebu province, will be rebranded as a “Historic Resort City” and have the tagline “Free Yourself,” Mayor Paz Radaza said recently.
CHRIS PRATT might never have discovered his inner cosmic hero if he hadn’t played an earthbound warrior first.
IN one of my monthly rounds among elderly’s groups promoting active aging through exercise, proper diet and social interest, a lady asked “I wash clothes in the house, cook dinner, clean the house, and take care of my grandchildren, aren’t these enough exercise for me?”
Dear PR Matters,
I work in the communications department of a consumer company, and am aware that public relations (PR) today is no longer confined to media relations, but an integrated discipline that includes marketing, events and branding.
A SENATE leader enjoined the members of the scientific community, including Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officials, to invest more in research and development (R&D) as he decried the lack of human resources in science and technology (S&T)-related fields.
NOTHING compares to waking up every morning, feeling relaxed and inspired by the view of Asian Tropical gardens and the music of chirping birds. The thought of your home in the heart of Quezon City being surrounded by century old trees is unbelievable - it is as if you where elsewhere away from the busy Metropolis. You never thought it would be possible to still find yourself a sweet space in the more expensive side of the city.
A $27-million investment by Andreessen Horowitz fueled Pinterest’s explosive rise. A partnership with Starbucks elevated the mobile-payment company Square to a whole new level. Every high-growth enterprise can name a moment of affirmation that changed everything—the first big win that created the launchpad for all that followed. But how do firms actually close those big deals?
MACABEBE—The center of education and skills training here envisioned by Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan to uplift the lives of poor students and their families has produced the highest number of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) graduates in over four years.
THREE fatal airline crashes in a week mean 2014 is shaping up to become the worst year in almost a decade for passenger fatalities.
AS Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC), the official BMW distributor in the Philippines, has yet again unveiled new models, this time three, simultaneously: the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the latest BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and, last but not the least, the all-new four-door BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, at the Blue Leaf Pavilion in Taguig City.
LISTEN to Christ, focus on Him. Be a partner to fulfill God’s mission for humanity. Live by the Holy Spirit’s anointing.
SOME people prefer to depend solely on their preconceived notions for information on everything, but when it comes to nutrition, it is always best to rely on the thoroughly researched and proven knowledge brought by the wonders of science and technology.