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Megaworld revolutionizing light industrial zones in PHL

Megaworld revolutionizing light industrial zones in PHL

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.

Warriors in the hunt

Warriors in the hunt

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.

Ebola: Getting worse

Ebola: Getting worse

‘THE Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.”

Rubber seed farming push ensures income for Compostela Valley town

Rubber seed farming push ensures income for Compostela Valley town

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.

News

P-Noy seeks emergency powers

Before he left for Europe and the United States last week, President Aquino had asked Congress leaders to fast-track the passage of a joint resolution granting him emergency powers to address an anticipated energy-supply crisis that, he warned, could result in recurrent brownouts in Luzon by summer next year.

Sobrepeña tells government: Let’s work together to fix MRT 3

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.

Bulacan court allows Palparan’s transfer to military custody

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).

DOJ considers safe-conduct pass bid for Misuari and Kato

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.

Ebola: Getting worse

Ebola: Getting worse

‘THE Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.”

US hits Islamic State in Iraq in its first strike

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.

Business

Tan’s delayed resorts project construction to start by November

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.

Farmers’ group blames garlic crisis on ‘media hype’

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.

BIR blames shortfall in August to lower corporate income tax

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.

Inventor-entrepreneur gets the water flowing

Inventor-entrepreneur gets the water flowing

GOOD entrepreneurs find opportunities in crisis. Noble entrepreneurs find crisis and disasters as opportunities to give back to the communities the fruits of their success.

Using analytics to mitigate card fraud in the Philippines

Using analytics to mitigate card fraud in the Philippines

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.

Widodo’s revamp to bring risks to economic pledges

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.

Sports

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

OFFICIALLY, it was the US Olympic team, together for just a few weeks.

Lifestyle

What’s at stake with Windows 9?

What’s at stake with Windows 9?

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.

Expanded tourism destination introduced in Kalibo

KALIBO, Aklan—A tourism magnate based in the island-resort of Boracay has partnered with the Kalibo Save the Mangrove (Kasama), an organization of mangrove farmers, for the introduction of a new tourism destination in Kalibo.

‘Dolphin Tale’s star, story and setting a life-changer for many

‘Dolphin Tale’s star, story and setting a life-changer for many

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.

Zambales seniors get own ‘tambayan’

Zambales seniors get own ‘tambayan’

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.

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

Development, environmental protection must be pursued together

Development, environmental protection must be pursued together

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.

Is good public relations good charisma?

Is good public relations good charisma?

Dear PR Matters,

I work in corporate public relations (PR), and have noticed that the most successful PR practitioners are those who are charismatic and have a great personality.  How important is charisma in charting one’s career in PR? How can one develop this?

Power plants heading out to sea in post-Fukushima Japan

Power plants heading out to sea in post-Fukushima Japan

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 Prima Taguig officially opens

Starmall Prima Taguig officially opens

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.  

Global structure needed on infectious diseases

Global structure needed on infectious diseases

WE can no longer qualify certain threats as problems “over there.” Local phenomena can create consequences that involve the entire world. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the control of infectious disease.

PBEd portal seeks to reduce youth unemployment by 30%

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.

Last remaining forest wilderness at risk

Last remaining forest wilderness at risk

UXBRIDGE, Canada—The world’s last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost—and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.

Wars of future

Wars of future

IN a backyard in Aleppo, Syrian rebels built a tank for urban combat. All it took was an Android smartphone to download a do-it-yourself manual.

Chevrolet launches Colorado campaign

Chevrolet launches Colorado campaign

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.

Cementing pathways to ‘green’ buildings

Cementing pathways to ‘green’ buildings

THE 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and the Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) that devastated central Philippines in the last quarter of 2013 have again revealed the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards.

Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

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.

Don’t take MERS for granted!

Don’t take MERS for granted!

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.

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