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THE last B747 flight of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) bowed out of service early Monday, landing at 3:30 a.m. into the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (Naia 2) tarmac. It was greeted with an ice-bucket challenge, a water-cannon salute of hundreds of gallons of water from two airport fire trucks.
THE business community has reason to be jittery these past few weeks. No matter how Manila’s port bigwigs spin the container-van congestion problem to make it seem favorable, businessmen know better.
COMPUTER maker Acer Inc. has relaunched its line of smartphones in an effort to diversify its portfolio as personal computers take a backseat.
LOS ANGELES—Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to amiibo.
Central banks under the Asean 5, which includes the Philippines, were seen raising interest rates over the next 18 months as local output, measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), kicks up as a consequence of stronger growth across the region, Moody’s Analytics, the research unit of the sovereign credit watcher Moody’s Investors Service, said on Monday.
American businesses are optimistic on raising their trade and investment stakes in the Asean region.
MALACAÑANG on Monday washed its hands off Chief Justice (CJ) Lourdes Sereno’s lament over the Executive department’s alleged failure to include the Judiciary’s budgetary requests for various services, including the deletion of allocation for the e-court system, in the final version of the P2.6-trillion national budget bill prepared by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for 2015.
DAVAO CITY—The Mindanao grid is now operating with moderate surplus power past the dry months, and the coming tranches of supply beginning next year, from two coal plants in the southern part of the island may dispel further fears the region will continue to experience power crisis in the coming years.
WASHINGTON—Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two US lawmakers are warning.
DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp. on Monday said it clinched the deal to buy Globe Asiatique Realty Holding Corp.’s (GARHC) foreclosed property, the Skysuites project, located in a prime spot in Quezon City.
Cash-rich banks and financial institutions with limited investment options and the nation’s coffers awash with liquidity allowed the Bureau of the Treasury to push Treasury bill (T-bill) rates still lower across the board on Monday.
Starting a small business may be a painstaking or daunting task for someone who has enough capital but with scant selling know-how. But, if he is serious and focused on the venture, and imbued with a sense of creativity, he will go a long way.
INDONESIAN officials are obsessed with a 1950s economic policy that did South America little good.
DESPITE how often we’d like to think that we Filipinos are some of the most colorful people in the world, one look at our living spaces would them reveal otherwise. A lot of Filipinos haven’t gotten rid of the “white box” or “beige is beautiful” mentality. I’ve often wondered why they don’t saturate their homes with living color.
SEOUL, South Korea—South Korea’s hyperefficient capital doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this megacity offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultramodern international airport in nearby Incheon.
WITH over 20 honors and awards received, among them the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1997, it still comes as a surprise to many that the recipient of these accolades is a nun.
MANY would see Masahiko Ieda as just another expatriate who is enjoying his retirement in the Philippines. In fact, the 75-year-old Japanese has been living in the country for 53 years. In that time, he has developed a taste for pinakbet, a dish most foreigners wouldn’t be familiar with.
THE importance of having a brand image is almost this simple: There’s no point in having one of the best products or services in the market if you don’t have an effective and favorable brand image.
IT’s a murderer on a killing spree, and now it has a new—and remarkably complete—genetic mug shot. An international team of scientists has sequenced the ribonucleic acid (RNA) of 99 Ebola virus samples collected during the early weeks of the outbreak in Sierra Leone.
COLONIZERS arriving in the late 16th century saw an unusual parcel of land thrust into Manila Bay and realized its value as a staging ground to launch their bulky galleons. Eventually, it became the most important port linking the colony to the outside world. Just as these colonizers got captivated by this piece of land that they discovered, so do Filipinos of the 21st century see the beauty in this same land now known as the province of Cavite.
DAVAO CITY—The public-school system would need 81,000 more teachers to implement Grades 11 and 12 of the basic education in the Philippines, which would start in 2016, a labor relations executive said.
THE beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley was dressed in an orange jumpsuit reminiscent of the Muslim prisoners held by the United States at Guantánamo Bay. He made his confession forcefully, as if well rehearsed. His executioner, masked and clad in black, made an equally long statement in a calm, British accent, again, as if rehearsed. It was as if the killing was secondary to the message being sent.
THE ninth-generation Honda Accord claims the distinction of being the passenger car with the highest sales to individual customers (excluding fleet sales) in the US in 2013, having sold a little over 360,000 units in the world’s second-largest car market. In other words, Americans bought an average of 1,000 Accords every single day of 2013. Indeed, the Accord’s track record of outstanding build quality, reliability and high resale value has consistently made it a formidable player in the markets it is sold in.
WASHINGTON—Large-scale dams are likely having a detrimental impact on water quality and biodiversity around the world, according to a new study that tracks and correlates data from thousands of projects.
IN the year 589 the Tiber River overflowed. Buildings collapsed. Homes were carried away by raging waters. Crops were destroyed. Church granaries were wrecked. Dead people were piled up in the streets. Pits outside city walls became common burial grounds. People wallowed in misery. Pestilence continued unceasingly.
A round the world, cataract is the leading cause of blindness, according to the Geneva-based World Health Organization. An estimated 42 million people are affected by severe loss of vision, and cataract causes 17 million of these losses. In the Philippines, 400,000 Filipinos get blind because of cataract.