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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Markets shrug off violence in Marawi 

By VG Cabuag & Bianca Cuaresma   The local currency was back on its feet on Thursday, only a day after concerns on the hostilities seen...

BOI sees FDI rising to record-high $11 billion on better China-PHL relations

The government expects foreign direct investments (FDI) to jump to as high as $11 billion this year on the back of robust interest of...

Republican bill would leave 23 million more uninsured in a decade

WASHINGTON—A bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that narrowly passed the House this month would leave 14 million more people uninsured next...

Britain raises terror alert as IS claims concert attack

MANCHESTER, England—Britain’s prime minister put the nation on its highest level of alert on Tuesday and deployed the military to work with the police...

Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again, in time

JUPITER, Florida—Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants to...

Air Force Shocker

AIR FORCE shocked a depleted Pocari Sweat side not only to snap a seven-game skid but also foil the defending champions’ bid for an...
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PLDT revenues in Q1 grew 13% to P8.5 billion

DIGITAL services provider PLDT Inc. has cemented its leadership in the enterprise market after posting a solid 13-percent growth in revenues during this year’s...

Rice farmers earned P32 billion in Q1–NFA

The National Food Authority (NFA) on Thursday said Filipino rice farmers earned around P32 billion due to the high farm-gate price of palay in...

Martial law: The test

The proclamation of President Duterte declaring a state of martial law for the whole of Mindanao has created a firestorm of opinion as well...
By Roslyn Sulcas / New York Times News Service Wonder Woman squared her shoulders, stared grimly across a war-torn desolation, then began to sprint, holding her shield high against a rain of bullets coming from German guns. “Yes! Go, Gal!” shrieked Patty Jenkins, director of the new Wonder Woman, who was wrapped in...
IS there something more beautiful than the natural charm of a woman? It seems that there is: an empowered woman. This answer comes from no less than L’Oréal Philippines, the renowned global beauty brand that’s been making Filipinas beautiful for about 25 years, and which is amping its efforts toward...
THEY say this generation—millennials or postmillennials, Generation Y or Z, digital natives, whatever you name it—is heavily visually inclined. Thus, it comes as no surprise that big names in the tech world are extending themselves into films, including telecommunications giant Globe. Globe Studios, the original content-production arm of the company,...

Kristo

By Prospero Pulma Jr. It was rope for Luis and Mike as the two thieves and nails bigger than fingers for Juan.  Juan watched Tomas, in his carboard legionnaire armor and sword, holding a hammer and nail above his palm. “Do it.” Juan shut his eyes and waited for the...
The Birth of a Star, How a Star Became a Black Hole, and The Graveyard of Heroes By Hanna Norimatsu The Birth of a Star Verse: She followed the fireflies,  Left us a star-child, never to be seen again. He made sure his eyes shined, Took care of our last light, And we thanked the...

Ramadan: When a quarter of the world goes fasting

DAVAO CITY—Arnel Maylupas remembers vividly the first 10 straight days when he first went fasting eight years ago. “It’s an anticipation if I can survive a day without food, when just a delay in any meal sends me into tantrum and verbal arguments even...

BM Reports

Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds

Conclusion BADILLA’S Aviary, located in Parañaque City, is presently housing some 200 pairs of birds and almost the same number of newly hatched babies or young birds. The aviary owned by the Badilla brothers, Billy and Bob, employs a full-time veterinarian, who is also a bird...

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Motoring

2017 Toyota Road Trek sets waves in Siargao

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino ONCE again, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has set the bar in organizing their exclusive drive event—worthy of anticipation and recollection. For more than a decade, the annual Toyota Road Trek has touched the hearts and minds of the...

Montero regains midsize SUV leadership

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo JUST a few months shy of the debut of the current Montero model, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) faced probably what could be its biggest debacle yet. It will be recalled that the issue, known as “Sudden Unintended Acceleration”...

Here comes the Rio deal

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes BEING one of the primary drivers of increased sales and brand awareness in the country, the Kia Rio has indeed been the real deal for Columbian Autocar Corp. (CAC) for the past years in the Philippines. Recently,...

Property

Vista Residences offers a new home in paradise

BORACAY, which is the most popular beach island in the country known for its pure white powdery sand, beautiful sunsets, finest hotels, watersports activities, great food and lively nightlife, is also called the “island that never sleeps”. It has been named by Travel & Leisure...

Philippine real estate’s ‘best kept secret’

REAL-estate development is a business of public trust and patience. It’s an industry where players build and reinforce a reputation through innovative thinking, foresight and the determination to create ripples of positive impact to the world we live in. I’ve learned all of these more...

Alveo’s Evo City to be a growth catalyst in Cavite

THE town of Kawit, Cavite, will undergo a historic experience in its development, as Alveo Land Corp. recently launched Evo City, which is highlighted by P3.5 billion worth of sales for the first 395 lots of the subdivision. Jennylle S. Tupaz, vice president for development...

Millennials

By Aurora Almendral | New York Times News Service BUSCALAN, Kalinga—She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree into a reed, crouches on a 3-inch-high stool and, folded up like a cricket,...

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