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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Drug war lands de Lima in jail

Senator Leila M. de Lima, a vocal opposition senator and leading critic of President Duterte’s deadly antidrug crackdown, was arrested on Friday on drug...

Inflation spike may prompt BSP to adjust monetary-policy settings

After years of keeping monetary-policy settings unchanged, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is likely to pull the trigger and start raising interest rates...

Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title

TOKYO (AP) — Fans of Haruki Murakami have rushed to Japanese bookstores to get his latest work with an esoteric title. "Kishidancho Goroshi," or "Killing...

Kim Jong Nam’s killing: A geopolitical whodunit

By Richard C. Paddock & Choe Sang Hun | The New York Times News Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The two young women were what South Korean...

Le Tour De Filipinas again a success in its eighth edition

AUSTRALIAN Jai Crawford proved his 33-year-old legs still have all it takes to beat a field of enthusiastic youngsters to rule the eighth edition...

In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children

By Philip Issa / The Associated Press BEIRUT—Every Sunday the gymnasium along Beirut’s airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children...
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Singapore readies new exotic exchange-trade funds

Preparations are under way in Singapore for the first new listing of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds in almost eight years. The Singapore Exchange Ltd....

Thai editor has lèse majesté jail sentence reduced

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld but reduced the jail sentence of a magazine editor who is currently the longest-serving prisoner convicted of lèse majesté—insulting...
REMEMBER when Maine Mendoza first flashed “the look” at Alden Richards? It was July 16, 2015, on the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment of the top-rating, long-running noontime Eat Bulaga on GMA, and neither of them was a brand yet. One was simply a bedimpled actor, still looking...
By Alex Pastor WHAT exactly is autism? This was the question that kept on recurring in this writer’s mind while covering a recent art auction and exhibit put up by the Center for Possibilities (CFP) Foundation, held at the RCBC Plaza. The artist, Samantha Kaspar, is a 19-year-old who’s afflicted with autism. According to...
LAST Saturday, February 18, a small band of filmmakers created their own history. Led by Kristian Sendon Cordero, they showed the director’s second work, titled Hinulid. The film competed in last year’s Quezon City Film Festival. But if there’s any great news about the film, it is that Nora Aunor...

The evolution of Jane Doe

By Joel Pablo Salud 30 December 3038 HIGHLY-CLASSIFIED INFORMATION ITP-CID REPORT: TRINOMA FINDINGS   During a recent demolition conducted by the Federation government of the abandoned Trinoma, a body was excavated at the site.         The remains, purportedly female, still intact and with hardly any signs of decomposition, was immediately shipped to the...

Pressure & release

By Joseph Anthony Montecillo Red eyes blink at you from across the blacktop of the highway.  The tail lights sit still for the most part.  Each pair claims a piece of the night sky, twinkling in place.  Stare long enough, and constellations start to appear.  Here, a couple of lanes...

Is responsible mining possible?

WITH Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez’s order to close or suspend operating mines and cancel 75 mining contracts, the debate over the issue of mining in the Philippines is far from over. While initially supporting Lopez on the decision of the closure of 23...

BM Reports

‘Breaking hearts’ legally costly for many Filipinos

Conclusion TODAY’S the right time for a law on absolute divorce. That’s the belief of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of Albay. The 17th Congress is the right time for the enactment of a law on absolute divorce, as the Philippines is the only country in the world...

Milky Way

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Fuso’s new mid-duty hauler

AMONG all the cargo vehicles we see on the road today, the medium-duty truck is one of the majorities (along with the light-duty trucks) that roam around the metro and provinces to deliver goods.  These haulers come in different shapes and forms depending on...

Scania leads the way in sustainable transport solutions

WITH customer profitability as the starting point, Scania wants to be the leading provider of sustainable transport. This means integrating sustainability fully into the business and working with others to tackle impacts, transform our industry and create lasting value. “Scania  entered  the  local  market  not ...

Fight against climate change

THE French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and the Sea and the Agency for the Environment and Energy Control have awarded Michelin the Circular Economy Grand Prize, “fighting against climate change” special Mention, for the eco-design and retreading process of its Truck tires as well...

Property

Stärken is now in the Philippines

Story & photos  by Rizal Raoul Reyes THE construction industry in the Philippines is going to experience a revolutionary development according to Stärken Philippines Inc. President Samuel Luison. In a product launch event held recently, Luison and the team of Stärken Philippines introduced the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)....

Hot or Not: Should you opt for a pre-owned home?

THERE continues to be a lot of property developers who are building new condominiums, subdivisions and even individual houses left and right. All of a sudden, it almost seems like buying new is the only option. But let’s not forget the debated, but still...

Hassle-free designer homes

PROSPECTIVE homeowners visiting Filinvest’s The Enclave Alabang residential subdivision along Daang Hari in southern Metro Manila are quickly attracted to the emerging community’s tropical modern architecture theme. Set for turnover in 2017 to lot owners, The Enclave Alabang offers a lifestyle that integrates indoor...

Millennials

NEW YORK—Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and...

Health & Fitness