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Monday, January 16, 2017

Security for Miss Universe pageant gets high marks

SECURITY preparations for the Miss Universe beauty pageant that culminates on Monday, January 30, received high praise from the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). “We...

PHL retraces journey toward food security

Part One IT’S 2017 and yet the agriculture sector is still looking for a way to achieve self-sufficiency in rice. And since the turn of the...

Rising gadget mountain in Asia threatens health, environment

JAKARTA, Indonesia—The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and...

Ringling Bros. circus to close forever in May

ELLENTON, Florida—After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and...

Booker shines for Suns

MEXICO CITY—Devin Booker said he wanted to make the most of his visit to Mexico City. He did. The 20-year-old Booker scored a career-high 39...

Alyssa secures LVPI Clearance

IT’S green-and-go for Alyssa Valdez as she brings her act to foreign soil by joining club team 3BB Nakornnont in the 2017 Women’s Volleyball...
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UN human-rights envoy visits troubled Myanmar state 

SITTWE, Myanmar—The United Nations human-rights envoy for Myanmar arrived on Friday in tense Rakhine state, where soldiers are accused of widespread abuse of members of the Muslim...

‘Coconut output in 2016 likely declined by 15%’

The country’s coconut production in 2016 likely settled at 12.59 million metric tons (MMT), 15 percent lower than the 14.81 MMT produced in 2015,...

Early faves at Miss Universe

IN an unscientific survey among my Facebook friends who are pageant superfans-slash-experts, I asked them their Top 15 bets for the 65th Miss Universe and to explain their Top 5 choices. The forecast is based on initial impressions on the candidates before their official glamshots and videos are released,...
By Colleen Barry | The Associated Press MILAN—If turmoil brings innovation and renovation, Italian menswear is in for a creative burst. Fashion houses are continuing their reboot of Milan Fashion Week menswear offerings, with notables, like Bottega Veneta and Gucci, sitting out this round, preferring to combine menswear and womenswear previews next month. That...
WELL-loved actors Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado are starting the year with not one but two major opening-salvo projects. Their much-awaited romance-drama series A Love to Last made its debut on ABS-CBN channel last week. The new show is Veneracion’s follow-up to the very successful run of Pangako sa ’Yo,...

BusinessSense

The Three Rs Behind Global Banks’ Recovery

IN the Bible seven years of feast were followed by seven years of famine. For banks there have been 10 lean years. Subprime-loan defaults started to rise in February 2007, causing a near-collapse of the industry in America and Europe. Next came bailouts from governments,...

Bitcoin Price Doars, Fueled by Speculation and Global Currency Turmoil

By Nathaniel Popper THE virtual currency bitcoin has been swept up in yet another speculative frenzy, pushing its price toward the peak it last reached in late 2013. The price of bitcoin has been buoyed by increased interest from places like Venezuela, where the local currency...

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

Unsolicited bids seen to let fly PHL airport-expansion projects

FOR those used to air travel, it’s easy to doze off on your seat, especially if you know it’s going to be a long flight.  But when you wake up only to find out that you’re still on the tarmac you should have left...
Part One IT’S 2017 and yet the agriculture sector is still looking for a way to achieve self-sufficiency in rice. And since the turn of the new administration, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has set his eyes in achieving the country’s rice self-sufficiency, something that the previous administration has failed to...
The country’s poultry production likely expanded to 1.83 million metric tons (MMT), 10 percent higher than the 1.66 MMT recorded in 2015, according to the United Broiler Raisers Association (Ubra). “Definitely, it grew by at least 10 percent or probably more because there was no typhoon damaging the local production....

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Twins of versatility

By Tet Andolong IF you’re in the market for a family vehicle and are looking for either a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) or sport-utility vehicle (SUV), don’t miss out on these two new irresistible vehicles from SsangYong—the all-new Tivoli and all-new Rodius. SsangYong Berjaya Motors Philippines...

Keeping the ball rolling for 2017

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino LAST year was probably one of those glorious times in the country’s growing motoring industry. We’ve seen groundbreaking innovations and witnessed numerous launches of new generation and updated vehicles from leading car manufacturers. Most of these fresh productions exceeded...

Spotlight on Miro, Dominic & Petron

ROMERO Quimbo, arguably one of the staunchest pro-people lawmakers and the fightingest representative from Marikina City, deserves our support for his crusade to curb efforts by his own peers to legislate a new law to increase excise taxes on gasoline and cars now being...

Property

Filinvest sets a new vibrant landmark

FILINVEST Land, Inc. is set to breathe fresh verve back to the colorful Cubao that we remember in the 80’s with Activa, the real estate giant’s newest cityscape soon to rise in the commanding location at the corner of EDSA and Aurora Blvd. Activa is a...

Amaia Skies welcomes new homeowners

IN an exclusive event held recently, Amaia Land turned over Amaia Skies Cubao’s new Tower 1 units to its first batch of residents. The occasion saw nineteen homeowners—families and individuals, mostly residents of Quezon City—happily moving into their new homes at Amaia Skies Cubao’s...

Condos to rise steady, dispel property bubble in 2017

IT looks like vertical developments will continue to be properties of choice for the majority of homebuyers for 2017. Last year Lamudi saw the Philippine real-estate sector set for growth with several promising trends. One of which was the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector creating a...

“When I Was 25”

Millennials

SYDNEY—Elderly people who care for others live longer than those who don’t, an Australian study has found. The study, released by Western Australia’s (WA) Edith Cowan University (ECU) on Wednesday, found grandparents who provide occasional care for their grandchildren live up to five years longer than those who don’t. The research...

Health & Fitness

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