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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Duterte’s decisive move seen good for economy

While economic activity in Mindanao will surely be affected, experts believe that the decisive action of President Duterte to end terrorist activities in Mindanao...

Tycoon hopeful of Xi-Duterte energy deal in South China Sea

One of the most prominent tycoons in the Philippines is increasingly optimistic that President Duterte can strike a deal with China to share oil...

Britain raises terror alert as IS claims concert attack

MANCHESTER, England—Britain’s prime minister put the nation on its highest level of alert on Tuesday and deployed the military to work with the police...

Republicans hostile to Trump’s budget

WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans greeted President Donald J. Trump’s first full budget on Tuesday with open hesitation or outright hostility. But it was not clear that...

Carlos in hot start

JOBIM CARLOS rode on a blistering front side charge to cushion the impact of a shaky windup, carding a four-under 68 and wresting a...

Irving leads Cavaliers to brink of NBA Finals

By Tom Withers / The Associated Press CLEVELAND—Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn’t stop him....
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Cebu Pacific suspends half of flights to Middle East

By Lorenz S. Marasigan & Recto Mercene FILIPINO low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has decided to suspend more than half of its operations in the Middle East...

NGCP ties up with DICT for PHL’s broadband program

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are currently coordinating for a project partnership...

A return to Nagoya

Story and photos by Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor Somewhere on this page is a report about how the Republic of China (Taiwan) is endeavoring to make it easier for Filipinos to visit, for business or leisure, this lovely and robust East Asia island state—and by “easier”, we mean...
EVERY week since starting this column, I share my collected insights about parenting. I enjoy relating experiences, their context and my own take and conclusions regarding specific subjects. In short, I have been my usual serious self. In lieu of “Flipping Summers” (my column on April 19), I hope...
I SHARE a home with another critic. She is my grandniece and her name is Leona. She has recently turned 3 and rules TV-viewing in the morning. At night, when the adults in the house, including her mother, Joan, watch their own TV fare, it takes a lot of...

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...

Ramadan: When a quarter of the world goes fasting

DAVAO CITY—Arnel Maylupas remembers vividly the first 10 straight days when he first went fasting eight years ago. “It’s an anticipation if I can survive a day without food, when just a delay in any meal sends me into tantrum and verbal arguments even...

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,...

Health & Fitness