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FOREIGN visitors to the Philippines grew a measly 2.2 percent to 2.43 million in the first half of 2014, dropping from the 11.06-percent growth recorded in the same period in 2013, data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed.
EARLY on Tuesday, broadcaster Orly Navarro was shot in the back by an unidentified gunman while he was on his way home in Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City, Pangasinan province. Fortunately, he survived.
THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand—Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country’s poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
NEW YORK—Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming’s growth as an online spectator sport.
A House member has recently proposed a restructuring of the country’s individual and corporate income-tax system to regain its responsive and competitive character.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said it is preparing for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which would probably coincide with the withdrawal of more than 300 Filipino peacekeepers in Liberia. The Filipino peacekeepers in Liberia are scheduled to come home in October, according to the DFA, quoting the national defense department.
THE Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is planning to promote the integration of biodiversity conservation principles in development plans of cities around the Philippines.
MORE than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization’s (WHO) battle strategy.
THE holding company of business tycoon Dr. Andrew Tan will be issuing a total cash amount of P3.9 billion next month.
THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Manila to proceed with the criminal prosecution of the former officials of the now-defunct Orient Commercial Banking Corp.(OCBC) for misappropriating the bank’s funds that led to its closure in 1998.
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.
SINGAPORE-BASED EnGenius Networks has set its sights on the Philippine market.
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.
THESE days, it seems everyone has a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s downloading apps.
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.
BREAKING BAD may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night’s 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.
THROUGHOUT her 97 years, Elena Camel of Barangay Datacan, Kapangan, Benguet, has not supported any vice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.