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PHL explores paths to modern defense

Conclusion THE prevailing trend of increased defense spending in Southeast Asia, which has even outpaced Europe, has been linked to  China’s “provocative” rise as a...

Travel firms, DOT chief ask hotels to lower rates

By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo  @akosistellaBM / Special to the BusinessMirror THE country’s oldest and most respected tour operator is appealing to local hotels, especially those...

Trump seeking 15% tax rate for business

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump has instructed his advisers to make cutting the corporate-tax rate to 15 percent a centerpiece of his tax-cut blueprint to...

US middle class shrank in 20 years

Mike McCabe’s neighbors in rural Gillespie, Illinois, consider him lucky. After being out of work for a year, he landed a job in January...

Records, heavy rains fall

SAN JOSE de Buenavista, Antique—Records fell in swimming and javelin throw and so did unexpexted heavy rains that provided cool relief after two days...

Warriors sweep Trailblazers

PORTLAND, Oregon—Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter as the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a...
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Cashmere cartel threatened by accidental entrepreneur

Welcome to Shopping for Good, a new series that reports on how smart business can intersect with a higher purpose. In 2012 Matt Scanlan, the founder and CEO...

Citem seeks P843-million sales in Manila FAME 2017

THE Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (Citem) said it earned over P6.73 billion in export, domestic and retail sales over the last...
By Sophia Kercher / New York Times News Service After a traumatic breakup, Julia Scinto, a fashion designer in Manhattan, found herself searching online sites far and wide, looking for any available resource to help her feel better. “I even considered hypnosis,” said Scinto, who designs womenswear for Macy’s private label. Instead, she...
By Bob Morris / New York Times News Service I don’t identify with celebrities, especially ones with superstar husbands. But when in 2015 Amber Heard, the actress, got caught, I felt her pain. She had been ordered to appear in court, the BBC reported at the time, for smuggling two Yorkshire...
A local health surveillance study has long determined that summer is the ideal time to get vaccination for flu, or trangkaso, not as a reaction to  the wave of illnesses the season’s scorching heat brings, but as precaution to the onset of wet season, when the influenza virus thrives...

The War After

A short story by Eddie Ilarde Sandra Damon a veteran television reporter of an international news network based in New York looks out the window of the plane about to land at the regional airport of Legaspi. She is obviously fascinated by the view on the ground and of the...

Time for Rest

By Kenneth Yu Hi, Edson! Sorry for the late reply. I only just saw your message. I accept your challenge! Your request for a ghost story to share with our friends is apt and timely, it being near Halloween and all, but I’ll go you one further, if you don’t...

Honks, hisses as PHL attempts modern public transportation

THE government’s thrust in modernizing public transportation in the country to gain access to reliable transportation may be well and good, but for ordinary drivers, it will be a hell lot of a burden to bear. Often described as a progressive transportation agenda, the modernization...

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PHL explores paths to modern defense

Part Two THE previous administration has endowed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with more than P65 billion worth of equipment, and allowed the AFP to make a giant leap from its decrepit and vintage assets. However, the country’s modernization spending still pales in comparison with...

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Motoring

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to reduce traffic by 30%

Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes TIRED of the seemingly endless daily grind? Finally, here’s good news for motorists. After the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team conducted a site inspection of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) Harbor Link Segment 10 together...

Head turns for Mazda 6

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THOSE who are in the market for new cars are in for a treat nowadays, with the abundance of choices available at their disposal. The strong economy, which created a strong demand in brand-new vehicles, has brought confidence to...

Shell introduces new oil for old engines

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MOTORISTS who own and still drive old cars will surely be delighted as Pilipinas Shell recently introduced their new motor oil designed to fight engine aging. Because let’s face it, there are still many of us who are not...

Property

Rockwell builds up presence in Mandaluyong City

HIGH-end property developer Rockwell Land is strengthening its position in the lucrative space market. After achieving success in Rockwell Business Center in Pasig and 8 Rockwell in Makati City, the property development arm of the Lopez group of companies is developing Rockwell Sheridan in...

Are our structures ready for the ‘Big One’?

THE series of earthquakes that rocked the country in the past few weeks has brought a renewed sense of urgency to prepare ourselves in the eventuality of a strong quake and to reassess whether our homes and offices are indeed safe. The first major earthquake...

A tale of modern nature

HAMILO Coast is a place of many stories—brimming from its vast, pristine coastline that opens up to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna. The stories also traverse from all of the beach resort town’s 13 coves that reach out to the West Philippine...

Millennials

FEW places evoke the rise and fall of Japan’s industrial might than the head office of the Imperial Steel Works in Kitakyushu. The red-brick Meiji-era building was the heart of the nation’s first big steelworks. Now, it’s a Unesco World Heritage site. Kitakyushu, with nearly a million people, embodies the...

Health & Fitness