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AGRICULTURE Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has asked big Filipino and foreign corporations to plunk in more money in agriculture.
Alcala made the pitch during a recent breakfast meeting with officers and members of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), led by Peter Wallace, a longtime Manila resident and a member of the Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, at the Philam Life Tower in Makati City.
ROBINSONS Malls will no longer be just a place to shop: Spaces will be allocated inside the malls, which will serve as information desks on the programs and technical-vocational courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
AFTER inaugurating its lifestyle mall in Bonifacio Global City last week, SM Prime Holdings Inc. announced it is set to open its next premier shopping center in Cebu by 2015, casually referring to the project as the Mall of Asia in the South.
THE Indiana Pacers eliminated the New York Knicks on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2004. Whether they can beat the Miami Heat and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2000 comes down to one thing: Whether or not they can stop LeBron James.
SAN MATEO, Isabela—While the neighboring City of Santiago is still conceptualizing the use water hyacinths as raw materials in making native handicraft, this riverside town has long been using the water parasite in the production of indigenous handicraft to minimize the widespread use of plastic bags in town.
Businessmen have warned the government that the financial losses now being suffered by Mindanao as a result of the crippling power outages there may be replicated in premier investment centers of Luzon unless “swift and decisive” steps are taken to meet the rising demand for electricity in these areas.
The biggest umbrella organization of real-estate developers in the country said the Department of Finance’s (DOF) bid to remove mass housing from the sectors enjoying tax perks under the annual investment blueprint runs counter to government programs aimed at making housing affordable.
THE Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the claimants movement Coco Levy Funds Ibalik sa Amin (CLAIM) on Monday assailed Malacañang not only for trying to use money that doesn’t belong to it but also to “reward” provinces that backed its gubernatorial candidates in the May 13 elections.
THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), the country’s sole power-lines concessionaire, said on Monday it is set to complete the 138-kiloVolt (kV) Ormoc-Maasin transmission line project by the first quarter next year.
APART from the tourism phenomenon, the housing phenomenon covers mainly cities and major municipalities, although key players in the industry are increasing their presence in other areas, especially the hometowns of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who now represent a significant market for housing developers.
A DECADE after retiring from his job as a research scientist at Agriculture Canada, Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former promoter of genetically modified organisms (GMO), has warned that eating biotech crops are essentially risky.
LEADING life-insurance firm Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co. (Philam Life) has allocated a bigger portion of its investment portfolio to real estate, which is closely watched by regulators in anticipation of a more problematic sector down the line.
ALYSSA LOYZAGA GIBBS and her best friend Aira Medina established their clothing business called Neon Island primarily to express their love for fashion. For Gibbs and Medina, arts and fashion are the two things that made their bond strong through the years. But establishing Neon Island was never in their career road map as they took courses in college that were not quite related to fashion.
ELECTRONICS powerhouse Samsung and telecom giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) seek to empower Filipino small- and medium-scale entrepreneurs (SMEs) even more under a program that makes full use of technology to optimize productivity and output.
THE San Antonio Spurs went bear hunting and easily bagged a team of Grizzlies. Tony Parker collected 20 points with nine assists, and the Spurs buried a franchise-playoff-record 14 threes en route to a 105-83 domination over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference Finals.
FROM soaring birds to the swirling skirts of Flamenco dancers, unusual flashes of inspiration lend romance and poetry to the lighting elements by QisDesign. The young Taiwanese brand may have debuted only four years ago, but it has already raked in an impressive cache of 87 design awards, including Red Dot, iF and Good Design.
STAR Trek Into Darkness opened atop the US box office, though its debut didn’t quite make the jump to warp speed that Paramount Pictures executives expected.
AN ecotourist’s delight.
That’s probably the best way to describe Northern Samar.
It’s a coastal region blessed with so many beaches, caves and rock formations, waterfalls and hot springs, as well as popular historical and religious sites fashioned by the creative minds and hands of men.
SOME say Manila is not the best destination in the Philippines. But for several foreign tourists and business executives who already visited the country, Manila is the place to be as it is where marble meets dust, where passion finds success.
WASHINGTON—For the first time, scientists have created human embryos that are genetic copies of living people and used them to make stem cells—a feat that paves the way for treating a range of diseases with personalized body tissues, but also ignites fears of human cloning.
CIRCUIT Makati, Ayala Land’s masterplanned entertainment and leisure district rising in the country’s premier financial center, will offer its first landmark residential condominium development under the Alveo Land brand.
IN the course of researching my new book, Reinventing You, I gained a newfound respect for the merits of cold calling. Ringing up total strangers on the phone doesn’t have to be a sleazy sales tactic. Instead, it can simply be a way to connect with someone you might not otherwise have access to.
THE Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) has recently entered into a partnership with Epictech Inc., a business solutions provider, to integrate the Syspro Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite into its curriculum.
SYDNEY—Mining and port development coupled with decreasing water quality along Australia’s northeastern coast are threatening the continent’s World Heritage-listed tourist drawcard, the Great Barrier Reef.
DHAKA—As Aleya Begum sewed pants for 11 hours each day, vibrations from a power generator shuddered across the roof of her Dhaka garment factory.
IN the news last week were stories about how the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a record high, exceeding the long-feared 400-parts-per-million milestone, US scientists announced.
So, what’s the big deal about CO2 and why should we be alarmed?
VATICAN CITY—The number of Catholic priests in Africa and Asia has shot up over the past decade while decreasing in Europe, mirroring trends in the numbers of Catholic faithful that helped lead to the election of Pope Francis as the first non-European pope in over a millennium.
CHOLESTEROL is widely thought as bad for the health. But this notorious fat, which is associated to heart problems, is essential to the body, said Mary Jean Netario Cruz, an integrative-health consultant.