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MOORE, Oklahoma—A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile (800 meters) wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph (320 kph). At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is right: Big local and foreign corporations should invest in agriculture, not only to ensure food security, but also to accelerate countryside development.
INDIA and China sought to draw a line under a military standoff along part of their disputed border, agreeing to accelerate talks on a settlement and boost trade that they said would help drive the world economy.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama told Myanmar President Thein Sein that building democracy and ending human-rights abuses would bring greater prosperity to the Southeast Asian nation.
Former president and now Manila Mayor-elect Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada was asked on Tuesday to rescind an ordinance approved by outgoing Mayor Alfredo Lim allowing the reclamation of portions of Manila Bay for a controversial development project near the United States Embassy.
IROSIN, Sorsogon—In the 1990s, the locals successfully blocked attempts of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) to put up a geothermal power plant in the area, Irosin Coalition Against Geothermal (ICAG) Chairman Dr. Precy D. Gante told the BusinessMirror on May 19.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set aside P55 million for the establishment of a coffee plantation inside Bukidnon province’s Camp Kibaritan and a bamboo plantation inside Nueva Ecija province’s Fort Magsaysay in support of the government’s National Greening Program (NGP).
HIGH charges and few rural outlets cut the benefits of the billion-dollar remittances sent by Asian migrants to their families, a report by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (Ifad) and the World Bank said on Tuesday.
EVERY Filipino entrepreneur aspires for success—but the road is not always easy. How does one get the ample funding, right skills and an effective network? Faced with these challenges, not everyone is able to turn his dream of owning a business into reality.
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.
MIAMI—Erik Spoelstra, mad chemist that he is, started Dexter Pittman in Game Three of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers. Predictably, that lab experiment blew up in Spoelstra’s face like the unstable concoction it was, and, if memory serves, set off a chain reaction of panic that left many wondering whether the Heat’s grand gamble was doomed.
SAN FRANCISCO—It may be too soon to call Facebook Home a flop. But it’s clearly not the breakout hit that some expected. One month after its splashy debut, fewer and fewer people are downloading Facebook’s new mobile software. It took weeks for Facebook Home to hit 1 million downloads—less than 0.1 percent of its 1.1 billion monthly active-user base.
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.
WITH the increasing number of travelers and homeowners in the country today, Fuego Hotels & Properties Management Corp. has announced the growth of its sales and marketing team, as well as its list of services, which now includes providing consultancy to properties that need guidance in setting up their own hotel and resort.
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.