Last updateFri, 19 Sep 2014 7pm
THE Philippines and Belgium agreed to firm up diplomatic and economic ties under the Joint Action Plan signed by the two countries in 2013, Malacañang said.
MINIMUM-WAGE laws have been a contentious economic issue since they were first made statutory in the United States in 1938.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—In a desperate bid to slow West Africa’s accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday, while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.
SAN FRANCISCO—Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.
ADDRESSING Makati City residents and members of the media, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday denied point by point the allegations against him aired during a Senate investigation last week.
WASHINGTON—The world’s population is unlikely to stabilize this century but, instead, keeps growing and could reach 11 billion by 2100, a new study using modern statistical tools said on Thursday.
RECOGNIZING the high agricultural potentials of upland areas in the four provinces of Western Visayas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will implement the five-year Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Program (PIU-SRDP) beginning next year.
WITH its economy being one of the fastest growing in Asia, not to mention the stable inflow of remittances from overseas Filipino workers, the Philippine banking system is expected to grow over the next few years—30 percent year-on-year by some estimates.
IT is easy to miss Epic Coffee Roastery. I did—the first time I was to meet up for breakfast with its owners, Joy and Sonny de Leon. Down the length of East Capitol Drive I went, doubled back until I reached Poco Deli, the de Leons’s singular sausage shop. I parked there, asked for directions, and then went back up the street. Poco Deli may be the reference to Epic because of its having the same owners, but Epic is definitely not in its shadow.
IT’S been almost two years since Dan Stevens’s beloved Downton Abbey character, Matthew Crawley, met with an untimely end, and some die-hard fans of the PBS costume drama still may not quite be over it. But for the 31-year-old British actor, Crawley’s tragic death marked a kind of rebirth—or at least a chance to strike out in some very different directions as an actor.
SANTA CRUZ, Zambales—The Zambales provincial government inaugurated here on September 3 a building housing the office of the town’s Senior Citizens’ Federation, the latest project in a province-wide program to provide the elderly with a venue for their social and official activities.
ENVIRONMENT expert and vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mohan Munasinghe sees the fourth report of the United Nations-attached body as the most momentous, as it raised the alarm on climate change, such as rising sea levels, melting arctic ice and threats of harsh typhoons, including those experienced in the Philippines.
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ONE of the biggest hurdles to building new power plants in Japan is finding a place that’s safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. That place may turn out to be 30 miles at sea.
STARMALL is raising the level of the mall experience for the Filipino by building better-quality malls with a more dynamic tenant mix, an upgraded interiors, and a façade with a high-end vibe. This new level of mall design is incarnated in all Starmall Prima, an in-the-pipeline collection of commercial centers with a brand-new, intensely upgraded new lifestyle experience of live, shop, dine and entertain.
THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines, has developed an online career-exploration portal to help reduce youth unemployment in the country by almost one-third.
AUTO enthusiasts were treated to a grand display of “Progress In Motion” when the number-one automotive company in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), opened its display during yesterday’s inauguration of the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (Pims), organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi). The 350-sq-m Toyota booth features the bestselling Vios and Vios one-make race model, the Wigo mini hatchback, the well-loved Innova, as well as the new Fortuner and Hilux.
TUCSON, Arizona—On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice.