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The population bust

The population bust

THERE is something in our culture that helps us avoid planning for the longer term. This quality manifests itself in many diverse ways. “Preventive maintenance” usually means knowing what part to buy when the machine breaks down. The worst case is the one like the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, where preventive maintenance means thinking about knowing eventually which part to buy.

Subic H1 scorecard shows fiscal growth

Subic H1 scorecard shows fiscal growth

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—This northern Luzon free port again notched an impressive financial performance in the first half of 2014, posting positive results in all the key areas like investment generation, customs and tax collections, export production, as well as jobs creation.

Santiago City vet focuses on native livestock

Santiago City vet focuses on native livestock

SANTIAGO City—Despite rampant importation of frozen meat that keeps local hogs and poultry raisers crying foul, the Santiago City veterinary officer maintains his strong advocacy on backyard production of native hogs and fowls.

Made-in-Indonesia fixation poses risks to Widodo plans

Made-in-Indonesia fixation poses risks to Widodo plans

INDONESIAN officials are obsessed with a 1950s economic policy that did South America little good.

News

Housing backlog scales 5M units

The chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday said the country’s housing backlog has ballooned to an estimated 5 million units.

Binay scores Trillanes, Cayetano for abusing witnesses in investigation

VICE President Jejomar C. Binay said on Wednesday that he or any member of his family neither received any kickback nor engaged in illegal transactions in the construction of Makati City Hall Building 2.

Subic H1 scorecard shows fiscal growth

Subic H1 scorecard shows fiscal growth

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—This northern Luzon free port again notched an impressive financial performance in the first half of 2014, posting positive results in all the key areas like investment generation, customs and tax collections, export production, as well as jobs creation.

The population bust

The population bust

THERE is something in our culture that helps us avoid planning for the longer term. This quality manifests itself in many diverse ways. “Preventive maintenance” usually means knowing what part to buy when the machine breaks down. The worst case is the one like the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, where preventive maintenance means thinking about knowing eventually which part to buy.

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire, new talks

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire, new talks

JERUSALEM—Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas halted mutual attacks on Tuesday evening after agreeing to an indefinite cease-fire to end a seven-week war, the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in years.

Business

Ad spending reached P93.551B in 2nd quarter

TELEVISION has continued to get the lion’s share—79 percent—of the total ad spent for the tri-media from April to June 2014.

Santiago City vet focuses on native livestock

Santiago City vet focuses on native livestock

SANTIAGO City—Despite rampant importation of frozen meat that keeps local hogs and poultry raisers crying foul, the Santiago City veterinary officer maintains his strong advocacy on backyard production of native hogs and fowls.

RCBC to issue P5-B LTNCDs

THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) on Wednesday announced plans to issue P5 billion worth of long-term negotiable certificates of time deposit (LTNCDs).

Learning the ropes of entrepreneurship at Greenhills ‘tiangge’

Starting a small business may be a painstaking or daunting task for someone who has enough capital but with scant selling know-how. But, if he is serious and focused on the venture, and imbued with a sense of creativity, he will go a long way.  

Sports

She’s just a kid

She’s just a kid

NEW YORK—While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a US Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

Lifestyle

Hong Kong’s time is now

Hong Kong’s time is now

ON a mission to reintroduce itself to the world as more than just a shopping capital, Hong Kong is digging deep into very “DNA” to identify itself as “Asia’s World City.”

South Cotabato govt pushes devt of new tourism circuit

South Cotabato govt pushes devt of new tourism circuit

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P2 million for the development a new tourism cluster or circuit in the area, it was learned recently.

‘Rurouni Kenshin’: The triumph of story over history

‘Rurouni Kenshin’: The triumph of story over history

THE film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno begins with a blistering action scene worthy of the hyper-kinetic speed that the Hollywood action genre is noted for. But behind the fast pace is a story of betrayals as the origin of true assassins, of shadow and true swords, of wandering fighters seeking solace in the ordinary life, and leading men whose virility is questioned and embraced.

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

DAVAO City has always been one of my favorite destinations ever since I started going there in the late 1980s.

Features

Momentum and balance are the keys

Momentum and balance are the keys

EARLY this week, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) threw a thanksgiving party for the motoring media to mark its 26th anniversary.

Br. Gus Boquer, FSC Take a leap of faith and He will provide

Br. Gus Boquer, FSC Take a leap of faith and He will provide

OFTENTIMES, people are faced with situations that are seemingly impossible to go through. For many, they would just turn their backs and leave to avoid wasting time, energy and resources on something unachievable. For some, however, it only takes a leap of faith.

DOST-SEI honors scholar-graduates, ongoing scholars

DOST-SEI honors scholar-graduates, ongoing scholars

CITING excellence and overall contribution in nation-building, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) paid tribute to its honor scholar-graduates and ongoing scholars in two different occasions.

A well-crafted life

A well-crafted life

AN artist looks at a slab of marble, and, within it, sees a sculpture. Vista Land looks at a tract of land, and, within it, recognizes a city like no other. As Vista Land builds a place where life and beauty flourish side by side, it invites you to complete with it its future masterpiece of city development.  

How Type-A People Can Play Nice with Others

How Type-A People Can Play Nice with Others

PEOPLE have always commented on the fact that I am “Type A.” I set personal goals, manage multiple projects at once and run at the speed of light. But with this high-performing personality comes the tendency to annoy people or push them away.

DepEd, Fortune Life partnership honors teachers as writers and activists

THE values-advocacy program of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Fortune Life Insurance Co. Inc. celebrates its fourth year by giving recognition to teachers as writers and honoring those who taught best to public-school pupils the values of hard work and discipline.

Discovery of new tarsier species highlights need to protect Dinagat–scientist

Discovery of new tarsier species highlights need to protect Dinagat–scientist

SCIENTISTS have recently confirmed the existence of a third group of Philippine tarsiers on Dinagat Island, underscoring the need to protect the island against destructive human activities.

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

TIJUANA, Mexico—Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.

The great comeback

The great comeback

I’LL be honest. The brand Mazda has a special place in my heart. It was in 1993 when I first bought my blue 1.3-liter Mazda 323 sedan car. The car has been my regular ride to work, as well as business, emergencies and even special occasions, such as birthdays and family gatherings. That’s why I found it difficult when time came to say good-bye to it last year, as the fond memories it gave our family were truly priceless.

Creating stewards to conserve marine resources

Creating stewards to conserve marine resources

MORE than 1.6 million Filipinos earn a living from resources from the sea and 85 percent, or 1.1 million, are near-shore fishermen.

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle skinned alive for spreading his faith

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle skinned alive for spreading his faith

HE was flayed alive—the skin of his body cut into strips, then pulled off, leaving his body open and bleeding for a long time, then beheaded, wrote Fr. Paolo O. Pirlo, SHML, in My First Book of Saints.

A struggle with depression

A struggle with depression

THE world was shocked when newspapers from all over the world reported that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died on August 11.  What was even more shocking was that the world’s famous comedian committed suicide due to depression.

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