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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ERC urged to reject Meralco’s ‘midnight contracts’

Members of civil society and representatives of consumers and coal-affected communities marched to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Office in Pasig to file petitions...

Moody’s affirms PHL rating amid growing political risks 

International credit watcher Moody’s Investors Service has opted to retain the country’s credit rating, noting that while macroeconomic fundamentals remain sound, the shaky political situation...

Scotus travel ban ruling leaves myriad questions unanswered

WASHINGTON—The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (Scotus) to partially reinstate President Donald J. Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the...

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

INCHEON, South Korea—The little restaurant isn’t much to look at. It’s across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise...

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

NEW YORK—Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook was voted Most Valuable...

Del Rosario targets Baguio ladies title

Pauline del Rosario is brimming with confidence as she shoots for a second straight Ladies Professional Golf Tour (LPGT) crown in the International Container...
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Clooney’s $1-billion windfall shows celebrity power

From the George Foreman grill to George Clooney’s tequila, celebrity sells. Rarely has a sale been as lucrative as the $1 billion the actor and...

PHL abaca output declined slightly in January-April

The country’s abaca production reached 20,8063.06 metric tons (MT) in January to April, 0.7 percent lower than the 21,017.2 MT recorded last year, according...
ASK a friend, one who has even a passing interest in technology, which is the tech capital of the world, and in all likelihood he or she will tell you that it’s Silicon Valley, that chunk of precious land in the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California. It...

Can yoga be Christian?

Invocations of Jesus, images of the cross and biblical scripture are unlikely to be what we envision when we think of yoga. Yoga is typically seen as either a Hindu practice or, more recently and popularly, “spiritual but not religious” or, even more commonly, a form of wellness or fitness. As...
NEW YORK—When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the floor. The golden retriever is a regular visitor to Fathom, Robertson’s management consulting business in West Hartford, Connecticut. So are Pookie and Ari, dogs owned by two...

Independence Day

William found it a great struggle to put on the necktie, not that he didn’t know how.  He gazed at himself in the polished mirror, and frowned at what he saw, an Asian face wearing strange clothes. And yet, today, June 11, 2312 was a very special day, for...
Fairy Tale I encountered her in a pop-up book the first time, once upon a time as child. I read how her widowed father married a vain woman with two daughters in vain.   I wept with her as she scrubbed dirty walls, swept dusty floors... disallowed to attend the ball, while I turned pages that crackled and...

Duterte administration banks on reforms in tax system to cut poverty in PHL

When President Duterte assumed office in July last year, his economic team bared 10 specific programs aimed at achieving inclusive growth and lifting millions of Filipinos out of poverty. The President’s men dubbed this as the 10-point socioeconomic development agenda. To achieve its goals, the...

BM Reports

PHL sets sail for sea safety

Conclusion PHILIPPINE Coast Guard Spokesman Armand A. Balilio said his group has set up several measures to improve sea safety in the Philippines.  “We have been implementing sea-safety standards ever since. Sea-safety measures are already in place,” he said. For instance, the Coast Guard has implemented...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Volvo brings in the V90 Cross Country

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino VOLVO now has the latest addition to its well-known Cross Country variants with their elegant V90 station wagon and the good news is, it’s already here. The country’s exclusive distributor Scandinavian Motors Corp. finally brought in this tough, yet...

Diary of a French Open rookie

WHEN Peugeot Philippines decided to embark on a sports-marketing program to solidify its positioning as a premium automotive brand in the Philippines, the direction was served on a silver platter. With Peugeot being an erstwhile partner in the storied French Open, tennis was the obvious...

Slippery race track heightens the excitement at the Vios Cup

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THEY say asphalt and water make a deadly combination when driving, but not when it’s on the racetrack with professional race car drivers behind the wheels. This may very well sum up the second leg of the fourth...

Property

Vista Residences responds to the booming Cebu market

CEBU, both the city and the province, is rich in history and, at the same time progressive. It has the Philippines’s oldest school, oldest church, oldest fort and the very first Catholic image ever brought to the country. At the same time, Cebu province is...

Big Data x real estate: Fear or awe?

A LITTLE taste of Big Data: Average condo properties in Mandaluyong appreciated in value by as much as 10 percent. Demand for condos above P8 million in the city has grown by 4 percent, which peaked in the second quarter of 2016. There is an insufficient...

Keyland breaks ground in Makati

HOMEGROWN real-estate company Keyland Corp. recently broke the ground for its latest P1.2-billion vertical project called 110 Benavidez Makati, targeting potential investors who have the perchance to buy residential properties to lease out. “Keyland Corp. has been a low key, but progressive, developer of office buildings and high-rise...

Millennials

ARCHBISHOP of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday with a thanksgiving Mass and a simple lunch with family, fellow clergymen and friends. “Today, I thank the Lord for the gift of 60 years. I stand by the commitment to love God and others always by...

Health & Fitness