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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Labor unions to demand P184 hike in NCR wage

Strike while the iron is hot. No stranger to this dictum, the labor sector—after getting President Duterte’s commitment to end contractualization, or endo—will now...

Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds

Conclusion BADILLA’S Aviary, located in Parañaque City, is presently housing some 200 pairs of birds and almost the same number of newly hatched babies or...

Manchester police hunt for accomplices; victims young as 8

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22...

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

MANCHESTER, England—A night highly anticipated by Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror, after the police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at...

Warriors sweep way to finals

By Raul Dominguez / The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO—Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained...

Gotuaco wrests archery gold US National Outdoor Collegiate Championships

FILIPINO Bianca Gotuaco defeated teammate Christine Kim, 6-2, in an all-Columbia final to capture the individual recurve gold and lead the Lions to a...
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PHL highlights Asean food brands in international exposition

THE Philippines, through its Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Exhibitions and Missions (DTI-Citem), highlighted top Asean food brands during the...

From expats to extraordinary entrepreneurs

The 1990s were the best of times for Filipinos in Jakarta. Indonesian employers kept an eye on Filipinos, those who were experts in their...
By Michael Liedtke / The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers (PCs) to mobile devices. The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of...
By Christof Stache / The Associated Press THINK of it this way—you’ve just been placed in a foreign land, you don’t speak the language, you don’t understand what’s expected and a lot of new, sometimes frightening, sometimes exciting experiences are ahead of you. That’s a taste of what it might feel...

Blind Spot

She’s user-friendly SHE hooked up with the actor when he was a big star. Partly because of her, that star dimmed. The actor, known for his generosity, showered her with lavish gifts and cash. Even the actor’s family friends and associates raised their eyebrows. The starlet never made it big...

Kristo

By Prospero Pulma Jr. It was rope for Luis and Mike as the two thieves and nails bigger than fingers for Juan.  Juan watched Tomas, in his carboard legionnaire armor and sword, holding a hammer and nail above his palm. “Do it.” Juan shut his eyes and waited for the...
The Birth of a Star, How a Star Became a Black Hole, and The Graveyard of Heroes By Hanna Norimatsu The Birth of a Star Verse: She followed the fireflies,  Left us a star-child, never to be seen again. He made sure his eyes shined, Took care of our last light, And we thanked the...

Government goes all out so youth can resist tobacco addiction

DIZZY and nauseous. This was how Raymart Domingo Abaño described his first taste of cigarette. “Nahilo ako sa umpisa nang subukan ko manigarilyo ,” Abaño recalled. It was days before his 16th birthday. Now 20, Abaño puffs his way through five sticks of cigarettes every day. He...

BM Reports

Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds

Conclusion BADILLA’S Aviary, located in Parañaque City, is presently housing some 200 pairs of birds and almost the same number of newly hatched babies or young birds. The aviary owned by the Badilla brothers, Billy and Bob, employs a full-time veterinarian, who is also a bird...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

James Bond’s next car is here

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE looming excise tax that is poised to raise the prices of vehicles through the roof, especially in the luxury segment, didn’t deter Aston Martin Manila from unveiling the latest Vanquish S Super GT in the country. The very...

Road Trek-cum-Lexus romp

THE Toyota Road Trek, if things went well as planned—and it should, given God’s endless grace—must be heading home today (Friday). The three-day joust of country driving, et al., in keeping with cherished traditions started on Wednesday (May 17). It took off in Manila...

Intense first-round action seen at Vios Cup

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE much-awaited Vios Cup’s first race of the season finally kicked off. And not even the blistering heat stopped spectators from pouring in to cheer for their favorites, particularly the new celebrity drivers. So much action was seen during...

Property

Vista Residences offers a new home in paradise

BORACAY, which is the most popular beach island in the country known for its pure white powdery sand, beautiful sunsets, finest hotels, watersports activities, great food and lively nightlife, is also called the “island that never sleeps”. It has been named by Travel & Leisure...

Philippine real estate’s ‘best kept secret’

REAL-estate development is a business of public trust and patience. It’s an industry where players build and reinforce a reputation through innovative thinking, foresight and the determination to create ripples of positive impact to the world we live in. I’ve learned all of these more...

Alveo’s Evo City to be a growth catalyst in Cavite

THE town of Kawit, Cavite, will undergo a historic experience in its development, as Alveo Land Corp. recently launched Evo City, which is highlighted by P3.5 billion worth of sales for the first 395 lots of the subdivision. Jennylle S. Tupaz, vice president for development...

Millennials

By Aurora Almendral | New York Times News Service BUSCALAN, Kalinga—She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree into a reed, crouches on a 3-inch-high stool and, folded up like a cricket,...

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