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WHEN Governor General of the Philippines Miguel López de Legazpi first muddied his boots in exploring the swampland next to the Pasig River, no one could possibly imagine that area would become the financial center of the Philippines.
AMID the slow progress of the country in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said progress has also been unequal among regions nationwide.
SANDI SESAY’S boss promised him three months of pay when he told the driver to stop coming to work. The goal was to prevent any possible spread of Ebola at the Sierra Leone mine that employs him.
SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s stock touched a new high on Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Less than 500 days until the deadline, the Philippines is still far from achieving its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) commitments, according to the latest report released by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and the United Nations Development Programme.
MALACAÑANG is not inclined to have anything to do with an upcoming meeting of President Aquino’s Liberal Party (LP) allies called to decide whether LP leaders would still pursue or junk moves to tinker with the Constitution to lift the ban on Aquino’s term extension, as earlier proposed by Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II.
PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has tied up with Hong Kong-based PCCW Global for the construction of a new international fiber-optic cable system that will further increase the dominant carrier’s international bandwidth capacity and raise the resiliency of its overseas links, as it enhances the quality of data and Internet connections for its customers.
THE Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) on Wednesday issued Sugar Order 1, the policy on sugar production allocations for crop year (CY) 2014-2015.
FIVE lenders with microfinance functions fell by the wayside in 2013 and vanished, leaving behind only 182 microlenders tending to the financing requirements of the entrepreneurial poor, whose number also declined from 1.137 million in 2012 to just 1.05 million last year.
Filipino entrepreneurs in the garments industry, now facing stiff competition from foreign brands in the domestic market, will get a chance to make it to the international scene through the Fashion Brand Pavilion at the Indonesia Franchise Show on September 11 and 12 organized by Kadin-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CANON Marketing Philippines Inc.’s (CMPI) new president and CEO is one friendly person. On his first month in new assignment, Kok Hin Lim now has hundreds of “new” friends. “To succeed in this field, one really needs to get deep into the fabric of society,” he explained.
A joint report crafted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed on Wednesday that 14 million new jobs will be created with the forthcoming Asean economic integration next year.
TO a certain generation of Filipinos—and, perhaps, expatriates of a certain age—the mere mention of Cowrie Grill, one of The Manila Hotel’s four reputable restaurants, does not only prompt lovely memories of appetizing soups and salads, tender and well-seasoned steaks, rich desserts and nourishing beverages being served by smartly dressed waiters. It also evokes a Manila that is cleaner, gentler, quieter and more respectful than the Manila of today.
IN the late 1980s the young writer Tony Kushner began work on his second play: a theatrical epic about AIDS and homophobia, race and morality, religion and spirituality, Reaganism, love and abandonment, and much, much more.
DAVAO CITY—With the older citizens among tribal communities already out of farm work, they wished nothing more than a decent, even small, source of income to help their married children cope with the same hardship that they find themselves then.
Dear PR Matters,
I liked your column the other week regarding lessons on branding that we can learn from the recent Fifa World Cup. I also work in corporate communications, and I’m sure there are other lessons we can learn from the way the event was mounted.
SCHOOLS are no longer the sole mainstays of Manila’s famed University Belt—residential condominiums also now dot the vicinity, as living within the area has become increasingly practical for the students who have to attend college for a couple of years. The district also has transformed into a commercial hub to serve the huge academic population, making land values in the areas highly lucrative.
What do President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize air strikes against the Sunni militants of the Islamic State and his previous commitment to send American military advisors and trainers back into Iraq have to do with his “pivot” to Asia? Everything and nothing.
SEEKING to help transform their lives through education aid and jump-start development in the Bangsamoro areas, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) allotted P335 million from the agency’s 2015 budget for returning Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels to avail themselves of free training in various technical and vocational (tech-voc) courses.
ONGOING loss of forest cover in the Philippines places it among the top 10 most threatened forest hot spots in the world, with the archipelago ranking fourth, behind Indo-Burma, New Caledonia and Sundaland (a region encompassing Australia and parts of Southeast Asia). According to a report issued by Conservation International, only 5 percent of Philippine forests remain intact.
THE United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.
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.
SEOUL, South Korea—Pope Francis beatified 124 South Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors’ willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.
WOMEN are emotionally-driven beings who are naturally extrovert, sensitive, and impulsive. These hormonally triggered characteristics have put them to dominate the mental illness statistics especially when it comes to depression.