Last updateTue, 16 Sep 2014 9pm
PROPERTY developer Megaworld Corp. on Tuesday said it is venturing into industrial-park development through its unit, Suntrust Properties Inc., which is currently known for its low-cost housing developments outside of Metro Manila.
UNIVERSITY of the East (UE) was crapped out of the Final Four picture three weeks ago for absorbing a string of disappointing setbacks.
On Tuesday the Red Warriors inched themselves closer into the frame.
‘THE Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.”
MARAGUSAN, Compostela Valley—The capacity building on rubber-farming technology with soil and water conservation approach radiated a sense of optimism to the farmers of New Manay, Maragusan town in this province.
The country’s key infrastructure thrust has a lot more room for improvement despite the Philippines being one of Asia’s champion nations in promoting collaboration between the government and the private sector.
The owner of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) is calling on the government to coordinate with the private owners of the MRT 3 to provide a safer and more efficient railway system for the public.
CITY OF MALOLOS — The Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Bulacan granted on Monday the request of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to be detained at a military camp instead of the Bulacan Provincial Jail (BPJ).
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said she would examine the legal implications of the request of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to issue safe conduct passes for Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) leader Ameril Umbra Kato to allow them to air their views before the committee on the proposed law.
WASHINGTON—The United States bombed an Islamic State (IS) position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the US Central Command said was the first air strike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.
RESORTS World Bayshore City, the integrated resort and casino led by businessman Andrew Tan, will start construction of its facilities in Entertainment City by the end of the year, the company said.
AN organization of provincial garlic farmers and traders is blaming the “media hype” on big-time “smugglers and illegal traders” to cause the current supply situation of the commodity.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) again fell short of its collection goal in August by just a shade under P15 billion, having actually collected only P127.56 billion as against its target of P142.52 billion.
WITH its economy being one of the fastest growing in Asia, not to mention the stable inflow of remittances from overseas Filipino workers, the Philippine banking system is expected to grow over the next few years—30 percent year-on-year by some estimates.
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo plans to merge some government ministries and spur faster decision making as he seeks a fresh approach. Doing too much, too soon risks distracting from his economic priorities, analysts say.
WHEN Microsoft presents its first public glimpse of Windows 9—it’s expected to happen late this month or early next—a lot more than just an operating system is at stake. Smartphones and tablets are firmly entrenched as important, sometimes even primary, computing devices for many people. At the same time, a recent upsurge in PC sales notwithstanding, sales of desktops and laptops are declining.
DURING production of Dolphin Tale 2 at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, the nonprofit facility operated 24/7 to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured sea creatures, including dolphins and turtles. The center was open to the public only on weekends, but during the first week of shooting, the aquarium made an exception, and production shut down for a special visitor: a gravely ill girl from Sweden who had flown in to see Winter, star of the 2011 film Dolphin Tale.
SANTA CRUZ, Zambales—The Zambales provincial government inaugurated here on September 3 a building housing the office of the town’s Senior Citizens’ Federation, the latest project in a province-wide program to provide the elderly with a venue for their social and official activities.
ENVIRONMENT expert and vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mohan Munasinghe sees the fourth report of the United Nations-attached body as the most momentous, as it raised the alarm on climate change, such as rising sea levels, melting arctic ice and threats of harsh typhoons, including those experienced in the Philippines.
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ONE of the biggest hurdles to building new power plants in Japan is finding a place that’s safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. That place may turn out to be 30 miles at sea.
STARMALL is raising the level of the mall experience for the Filipino by building better-quality malls with a more dynamic tenant mix, an upgraded interiors, and a façade with a high-end vibe. This new level of mall design is incarnated in all Starmall Prima, an in-the-pipeline collection of commercial centers with a brand-new, intensely upgraded new lifestyle experience of live, shop, dine and entertain.
THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines, has developed an online career-exploration portal to help reduce youth unemployment in the country by almost one-third.
OVER the last couple of years, the Philippines has experienced the most unpredictable weather patterns and climate changes that led to flash floods, landslides, and other serious calamities; hence, the local market has turned their heads to high-stance vehicles like pickup trucks to ride out the country’s ever so changing conditions.
TUCSON, Arizona—On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice.
In 2003 it was severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This year, it’s Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
First reported in Asia in February 2003, SARS spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe and other parts of Asia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 8,098 people worldwide were stricken by SARS during the outbreak. Of these, 774 died.