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Monday, June 26, 2017

PHL sets sail for sea safety

Part One MARIA Rona Legatub, 25, only makes the bare minimum to see her family in Samar twice a year—a week spent along the shores...

DOE to set energy-use standard for household appliances

THE Department of Energy (DOE) is on track to develop a national energy-efficiency standard for household appliances. This is after the agency held the second...

34 high-rise apartments in UK with unsafe cladding

LONDON—Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially last Saturday, as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests....

Mayors to Trump: Immigration orders meddle with cities’ affairs

MIAMI BEACH, Florida—Mayors are warning President Donald J. Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with US cities’ affairs. More than 250 mayors are meeting at...

Jaja: to stay or not to stay

THE lure of a professional career is making it difficult for National University (NU) star Alyja “Jaja” Santiago to decide once and for all...

Red Lions capture Filoil hoops crown

ROBERT BOLICK played true to form to power San Beda past De La Salle, 75-72, and help clinch for the Red Lions the Filoil...

Spieth hangs tough

Hat trick for Spaniards

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Vista Land marks 10 years as All Value stores open more...

THE retail arm of the Villar Group, All Value Holdings Corp., said it will open more branches of its existing brands, partly in the...

PHL chicken inventory down 42.65%–NMIS

The country’s chicken inventory in June declined by 42.65 percent to 10,906.6 metric tons (MT), from 19,016.74 MT recorded a year ago, according to...

Over the rainbow

AS gay urban legends go, it was Judy Garland’s song “Over the Rainbow” and the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which occurred days after her death, that inspired gay activist Gilbert Baker to create the rainbow flag. Baker was encouraged by gay leader Harvey Milk to come up with a...
POPULAR Spanish brand Sfera continues to bring fashion excitement with its latest collection inspired by the Afro-Cuban trend, with a touch of luxe and sporty. Afro-Cuban essence and life is reflected in every detail of the collection. Unique garments draw inspiration from Cuba’s cultural riches, through color and embroidery. Mustard is...
MEGASTAR Sharon Cuneta has just wrapped up the third leg of her 2017 US concert tour at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California, and she is more than pleased with the turnout of the crowd that set aside the summer heat to be part of her concert. Cuneta was in...

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

Part One MARIA Rona Legatub, 25, only makes the bare minimum to see her family in Samar twice a year—a week spent along the shores near their home during summer, and another tucked in together in a small thatched house during Christmas. She has been in...

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

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...

Building the next millennial work space 

CHRIS Butt is a serial real-estate and construction entrepreneur with a gift for building millennial-friendly environments. His company, Figari, recently received acclaim for a “Zombie inspired” design project appropriately themed “Don’t be a zombie”—an obvious scathing social commentary on the perceived state of the business-process...

Vista Residences lays strong academic foundations in the heart of Manila

TAFT Avenue has long been one of Manila’s most critical arteries.  Originally christened “Calle Rizal” when it was first completed in 1899, the thoroughfare’s more current name is a tribute to former Philippine Governor General and American President William Howard Taft. Today, beyond connecting three...

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