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Thursday, August 17, 2017

PHL may rely on imported chicken to stabilize supply

The government is likely to remove import restrictions to entice traders to bring in additional shipments of cheaper chicken, as a shortage in poultry...

‘BBB’ program of government to create 10 million additional jobs–DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said there would be no Filipinos who will look for jobs abroad after the end...

South Korea’s Moon asserts right to veto US military action vs...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has signaled his country will no longer stay quiet as tensions escalate between the US and North Korea. In a...

Trump takes aim at executives leaving advisory council

President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday hit back at the executives who have stepped down from his advisory council. Speaking at Trump Tower in...

Lebron calls Trump ‘so-called president’

SANDUSKY, Ohio—LeBron James went after President Donald J. Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the “so-called president” while calling for...

Volleybelles fall short of target

THE national women’s team blew its chance of finishing a decent fifth after the Filipinas bowed to Chinese Taipei, 19-25, 20-25, 25-19, in the...
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Homegrown, external issues hound peso

The weakness of the local currency the peso in recent weeks cannot be blamed solely on external influences but on homegrown issues as well,...

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s president on Wednesday vowed a fairer distribution of the nation’s wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after volatile months in...
AFTER more than 30 years writing the Kinsey Millhone “alphabet series” of detective novels, Sue Grafton is almost finished. The second to last, Y Is for Yesterday, will be published on August 22. Grafton spends half the year in Santa Barbara, California, and the other half in Louisville, Kentucky....
WHEN Julia Reed, the author of several Southern cooking and entertaining books, was growing up in the Mississippi Delta, there wasn’t much to do or many places to go. Entertaining at home was a necessity and as much a part of Reed’s childhood as oak trees dripping with Spanish...
THE wheels of our tricycle skidded over the railroad tracks and then we were back on the paved road and then on the grassy part of the route we were taking. Kristian Sendon Cordero and I were in Iriga City one hot August morning. Are we on the tracks? My...

Pawikan

Baliw daw ‘yon. Sabi ng aking ama, sabi ng aking ina, sabi ng aking kuya, baliw daw talaga ‘yong mamang ‘yon. Ganoon din ang sabi ng halos buong baryo namin. Parang pyesta nang umagang ‘yon. Tumigil ang lahat ng gawain sa munting baryo namin. Hindi nanungkit, nagbiyak, nagpausok ng niyog ang mga...

Sa Araw ng Libing

Ni: Karl Isaac Santos Sa araw ng libing ng isang bayani, Nag sabwatan ang paligid at pagkakataon. Buháy ang langit saka bughawan At ang mga ulap ay mga nag-uunahan na kuneho. May pangkat ng mayana sama-samang sumalimbay sa amihan. Isa-isang nagsihápon sa mga punong nagkabantay sa hukay At humuni na tila umaawit ng magandang balita. Malulusog ang mgad...

The next big experience: ‘Romblown’ away

MARBLE’S a marvelous mineral. From enhancements that beautify walls and lobbies of elegantly designed skyscrapers to giving character to hotels, offices and homes; bathrooms looking so clean one can sleep in them to balustrades, stairs, monuments, hallways, terraces and tiles that, literally, can floor...

BM Reports

Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages stirs bittersweet flavor for industry

Conclusion AS some government officials seek to find the right track for the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) bill, some are uncertain with the course it is undertaking. While government officials boast the Train bill would deter deterimental effects on Filipinos’ health, some say...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Meet the CR-V with a big D!

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes DIESEL engines have several advantages over other internal combustion engines because they use higher energy density with smaller fuel volume. They benefit from higher thermodynamic efficiency and have no air-intake restrictions. They don’t have high-voltage electrical...

See Siquijor and say it ain’t witchcraft

SIQUIJOR—As I write this, I am still here, trying to fulfill twin tasks as a speaker and a traveler. I am done being part of a team from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) dispatched to spread the agency’s mantra, “Matalinong Panonood...

Shell introduces DYNAFLEX Technology

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino TRAFFIC gridlocks and constant slowdowns have become the bane of every motorist going through their daily drives.  Not to mention, the continuing evolution of engines demand a kind of fuel to meet the requirements—more than the emission standard—to...

Property

Iconic Insular Life building back in the Makati skyline

AN icon is back to grace the Makati skyline. On August 9 the renovated Insular Life building along Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas was inaugurated and now equipped to meet the demands of doing business in the digital age. In her opening remarks, Insular...

The new way to work for the next economy

THE concept of a workspace is rapidly morphing into a facility that would surpass any conventional office space, putting an end to the usual cubicles, fluorescent lights and stark white walls. It’s an eye-opener that nudged the game changers to venture to this new business...

Philips pushes lighting solutions with ‘EyeComfort’ campaign

SEEKING a balance between functionality and personality, Philips Lighting demonstrated how their recently launched LED products may bring comfortable brightness ideal for Filipino households. The global lighting supplier held recently an event, titled “See the World in Comfortable Brightness”. The “EyeComfort” campaign was launched to...

Millennials

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar —The city government here has laid out plans to develop Buri Island as an eco-tourism destination. The crafted ecotourism program will not only be centered on sports tourism and ecological protection, but will also be anchored on community development and sustainable eco-tourism principles. As part of this plan,...

Health & Fitness