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Spotlight on Olazo's magnificent abstractions

Spotlight on Olazo's magnificent abstractions

AFTER recently turning 80 years old, venerable artist Romulo Olazo capped another milestone when he unveiled his latest project that took years in the making. Launched on July 23 at the grand lobby of the Ayala Museum, a large-format book on his life’s work finally saw ink, media glare and critical response.

Take the Ebola outbreak seriously

Take the Ebola outbreak seriously

BEFORE November 2002, we had never heard of SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. By July 2003, the outbreak that began in southern China had infected 8,273 people, killing 775 in 27 countries.

Taiwan gas explosions kill scores

Taiwan gas explosions kill scores

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday.

3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.

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WTO Trade Talks Fail Over India’s Protection of Food Subsidies

WTO Trade Talks Fail Over India’s Protection of Food Subsidies

Talks for the first major accord in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 19-year history collapsed over objections raised by India, which was seeking to bolster farm protections.

PCCI says diverting other cargo to Subic may boost Luzon trade

NORTHERN Luzon can draw more investments and expansions if the government shift the traffic of container cargoes in the Subic Bay Freeport and put a cap on the container volume to be handled by Manila, said the country’s largest business groups on Friday.

Take the Ebola outbreak seriously

Take the Ebola outbreak seriously

BEFORE November 2002, we had never heard of SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. By July 2003, the outbreak that began in southern China had infected 8,273 people, killing 775 in 27 countries.

CIA admits it searched Senate computers, apologises

CIA admits it searched Senate computers, apologises

WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acknowledged on Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done nothing wrong.

Business

Phoenix Petroleum execs hurdle smuggling case

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has lost its P6-billion smuggling case before the Court of Appeals (CA) against fuel retailer Phoenix Petroleum Philippines.

Govt eyes more rice import of 0.187 MMT

THE national government may import an additional 187,000 metric tons (MT) of rice this year, according to the National Food Authority (NFA).

Henares launches excise stamps on cigarettes

INTERNAL Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares formally launched on Friday the Internal Revenue Stamps Integrated System (IRSIS) project, which will require manufacturers and importers of “sin” products to put the new stamps on their products to ensure that they have paid the correct taxes.

Educators can be entrepreneurs as well

JPMorgan Chase and Co. (JPMC), through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, has embarked on a training program for educators in partnership with Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development and the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR).

Zendesk chooses PHL for regional hub

Zendesk chooses PHL for regional hub

SOFTWARE development company Zendesk officially opened on Thursday its first office in the Philippines, serving as its regional hub in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia backs Singapore proposal to hike haze fines

Indonesia backs Singapore proposal to hike haze fines

The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected.

Sports

Decent start

Decent start

AKRON, Ohio—Tiger Woods made six birdies to account for his mistakes and opened with a two-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday, still four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, who shot 64 on a perfect day for scoring at Firestone.

Lifestyle

Spotlight on Olazo's magnificent abstractions

Spotlight on Olazo's magnificent abstractions

AFTER recently turning 80 years old, venerable artist Romulo Olazo capped another milestone when he unveiled his latest project that took years in the making. Launched on July 23 at the grand lobby of the Ayala Museum, a large-format book on his life’s work finally saw ink, media glare and critical response.

Lapu-Lapu City to rebrand itself as ‘Historic Resort City’

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City, one of the most visited cities in Cebu province, will be rebranded as a “Historic Resort City” and have the tagline “Free Yourself,” Mayor Paz Radaza said recently.

GMA stars show oneness at Sandugo Festival

GMA stars show oneness at Sandugo Festival

THE infectious ray of optimism and hope that plays out every weeknight on Niño, the prime-time soap of multimedia giant GMA, beamed beyond Barangay Pag-asa and into the province of Bohol, coming as it did with sweet and timeless melodies when the young stars of the No. 1 show in that all-important block, together with best-selling multimedia artist Regine Velsaquez-Alcasid, headlined the special Kapuso Fan’s Day for Tagbilaran City’s Sandugo Festival on July 27.

Leisure physical activity in aging

            Leisure physical activity in aging

IN one of my monthly rounds among elderly’s groups promoting active aging through exercise, proper diet and social interest, a lady asked “I wash clothes in the house, cook dinner, clean the house, and take care of my grandchildren, aren’t these enough exercise for me?”

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

DAVAO City has always been one of my favorite destinations ever since I started going there in the late 1980s.

Features

Peace, progress, prosperity behind PHL-Vietnam Friendship Association

Peace, progress, prosperity behind PHL-Vietnam Friendship Association

AMBASSADOR Truong Trieu Duong of Vietnam was visibly touched as he presided over the inauguration of the Philippine-Vietnam Friendship Association at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel on July 29.

How can I use branding in my PR programs? Or lessons we can learn from the World Cup

How can I use branding in my PR programs? Or lessons we can learn from the World Cup

Dear PR Matters,

I work in the communications department of a consumer company, and am aware that public relations (PR) today is no longer confined to media relations, but an integrated discipline that includes marketing, events and branding.

PHL senator: Invest more in R&D

PHL senator: Invest more in R&D

A SENATE leader enjoined the members of the scientific community, including Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officials, to invest more in research and development (R&D) as he decried the lack of human resources in science and technology (S&T)-related fields.

The perks of living in a Larossa community

The perks of living in a Larossa community

NOTHING compares to waking up every morning, feeling relaxed and inspired by the view of Asian Tropical gardens and the music of chirping birds. The thought of your home in the heart of Quezon City being surrounded by century old trees is unbelievable - it is as if you where elsewhere away from the busy Metropolis. You never thought it would be possible to still find yourself a sweet space in the more expensive side of the city.

The Stakeholders You Need to Close a Big Deal

The Stakeholders You Need to Close a Big Deal

A $27-million investment by Andreessen Horowitz fueled Pinterest’s explosive rise. A partnership with Starbucks elevated the mobile-payment company Square to a whole new level. Every high-growth enterprise can name a moment of affirmation that changed everything—the first big win that created the launchpad for all that followed. But how do firms actually close those big deals?

Macabebe, Pampanga school produces 382 Tesda graduates

MACABEBE­—The center of education and skills training here envisioned by Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan to uplift the lives of poor students and their families has produced the highest number of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) graduates in over four years.

Mexico’s circuses caught up in animal-rights spat

Mexico’s circuses caught up in animal-rights spat

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s “circus wars” are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals, meeting rising anger from circus workers.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

CONAKRY, Guinea—An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned as presidents from the affected countries met on Friday in Guinea’s capital.

3, 4, 5...and counting

3, 4, 5...and counting

AS Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC), the official BMW distributor in the Philippines, has yet again unveiled new models, this time three, simultaneously: the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the latest BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and, last but not the least, the all-new four-door BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, at the Blue Leaf Pavilion in Taguig City.

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

HAVANA—Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters farther out. That was four decades ago.

Facts revealed: Common nutrition misconceptions

Facts revealed: Common nutrition misconceptions

SOME people prefer to depend solely on their preconceived notions for information on everything, but when it comes to nutrition, it is always best to rely on the thoroughly researched and proven knowledge brought by the wonders of science and technology.

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