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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

D.O.T. to sponsor Pacquiao-Horn December rematch in Manila

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) has agreed to sponsor the rematch of “Pambansang Kamao” Manuel Pacquiao and Australia’s pride Jeffrey Horn in Manila. In a...

Housing could see 69% cut in Duterte’s 2018 budget despite huge gap

Already swamped with complaints on human-rights violations, President Duterte could be taken to task anew for apparently neglecting another basic right—housing. House Committee on Housing...

Trump sets US strategy but no ‘blank check’ for Afghan war

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump put forward on Monday a long-awaited strategy for resolving the nearly 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, but he declined to specify...

North Korea’s threat: US faces ‘merciless revenge’ over drills

North Korea threatened the US on Tuesday, saying it will face “merciless revenge” for ignoring Pyongyang’s warnings over annual military drills with South Korea. The...

Gymnastics, fencing, wushu deliver golds for PH

KUALA LUMPUR -- Filipino gymnasts Kaitlin Cera Lianne De Guzman and Reyland Yuson Capellan; fencer Louie Wayne Brennan and wushu artist Agatha Chrystenzen Wong...

Triathletes set sight on Asiad, Olympics

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia—For the national triathlon team, dominating the 29th Southeast Asian Games is just the tip of the iceberg. Triathlon Association of the Philippines Secretary-General Tom...
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Chicken prices seen recovering next month

The United Broiler Raisers Association (Ubra) expects the farm-gate price of chicken to recover next month after the government lifted the ban on the...

Farm-gate price of rice went up by 3.48%–report

The average farm-gate price of paddy rice as of the first week of August rose by 3.48 percent to P19.59 per kilogram (kg), from...
Three storylines rolled into one movie mark the feature film debut of a young and edgy filmmaker who honed his directorial skills under the late, great Marilou Diaz-Abaya. Miguel Franco Michelen, 31, kicks off his directing and screenwriting career with Triptiko, a Cinema Evaluation Board-graded “A” film that draws shades...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—It’s hot and sticky outside, all your friends are at the beach or at brunch. It’s tempting to blow off a workout, but getting sweaty with your significant other definitely ups the fun factor and makes it easier to stick to. We asked some of our favorite...
NEW YORK—Facebook once failed to buy Snapchat; ever since, it’s tried to copy it, mostly without success. Until now. Facebook’s Instagram Stories, a clear Snapchat clone, has more daily users than Snapchat itself—and parent company Snap Inc. should be very worried. Snap’s latest earnings report isn’t helping either. Earlier this month,...

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

Can 13-year-old manual save PHL from bird flu?

Part Two IT took only one word to make a 13-year-old white manual gathering dust in a shelf into the government’s “bible” against avian influenza (AI): confirmed. This word also managed to turn an office of at least 10 government veterinarians into a “ghost town”. “On the...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Luxury redefined

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes LEXUS has time immemorial pursued perfection, and with the recent launch of the all-new LC500 at their classy showroom at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the famed word has been further encouraged to be...

Isuzu holds meet up for customers

CELEBRATING two decades of success in the business is not easy. The learnings, perseverance and challenges are some of the fundamentals on how to achieve sustainable growth in the company. Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), recently celebrated two decades of success following the gathering of its...

Speed limiter for road safety

Story & photo by Patrick P. Tulfo THE decrepit conditions of buses and trucks plying our roads have been put on the spotlight once more with the recent incidents involving both. Who could forget the Cainta incident wherein a cargo truck plowed into a crowded intersection,...

Property

Infusing educational excellence in BGC

THE De La Salle University (DLSU) Rufino Campus is one of the prominent structures in the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) skyline. Being in a prime location (38th street), it was first expected that the lot would eventually be a future site of a business center. Nevertheless,...

New balanced-housing law gains support from Creba

THE Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations Inc. (Creba) cited the passage of Republic Act (RA) 10884, or the Balanced Housing Program Amendment Act, as a big step in curbing the housing backlog in the country to date. The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating...

Valorizing the architect 

I HAVE always been fascinated by architects because of their ability to create something out of nothing. During the medieval era, they were our closest connection to God. The spires of churches reaching up to the heavens are the direct link of humans to their...

Millennials

DANIELA Barnea, who is 73, typically swims for up to an hour and a half, seven days a week. At her age, that kind of workout, during which she covers nearly 2 miles, is noteworthy. Even more so is the fact that Barnea, who lives in Palo Alto, California, is...

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