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Investors unperturbed by spate of violence

On the day the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute terror group launched the Marawi City siege on May 23, most people thought stock-market prices would...

Grow your own food in the city

Sometimes the key to food security is just right around the corner, especially for urban dwellers. And the Department of Agriculture (DA) believes so. The...

The costs of  ‘America First’: What if others won’t bend

Nationalist politicians come in many varieties, from blustering to downright scary, but most share a common flaw: They forget, or do not care enough,...

Thailand: $44-billion project can link to Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative

Thailand said a $44-billion plan to add infrastructure and upgrade industry on its eastern seaboard can link up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative,...

Lascuña cruises to 3-shot ICTSI Forest Hills romp

ANTIPOLO – Tony Lascuña powered his way to another ICTSI Forest Hills Championship crown, beating Zanieboy Gialon for the second straight year on a...

Top five bikes top pros are riding

THE Criterium du Dauphine has established itself as the final chance to test the legs ahead of the Tour de France. A prestigious event...
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Farmers owe NIA P12.31 billion in irrigation fees

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said it could not collect the P12.31 billion in irrigation service fees (ISFs) from farmers who have refused to...

Retail giant Uniqlo opens shop in Subic Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Global Japanese specialty retailer Uniqlo opened its newest store here on June 16, bringing its various lines of quality clothing to customers...
NEW YORK—A dizzying array of police lights flashed up and down the West Side Highway on a damp, Thursday in May. President Donald J. Trump was visiting the USS Intrepid, snarling traffic outside the Javits Convention Center, where Katy Perry was performing at a corporate showcase for her new...
THE etiquette of the empty nest can bedevil even the most sophisticated parent. Take, for instance, the actress Alfre Woodard. Woodard said that when her younger child (her son, Duncan) went to college in 2012, her depression caught her in a bind. “Suddenly, the thing that made my life vibrant...

Style superior

NOTHING in S Maison exists without reason. At the lobby of this posh dining and retail podium within the luxury hotel Conrad Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, there are two curious rock-like objects that hang from the white ceiling, itself designed with a peculiar surface. More...
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...

A Mythic Negotiation

Jael has to egress through a series of hard right and left turns in putrid and thieving-prone alleys, along several sari-sari stores, then over and across a noisy overpass. If only he had a wardrobe from Narnia. Erik’s house is not far off from his, in a subdivision on...

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 oceans in trouble: Overfishing, pollution, climate change ail our seas

Conclusion WITH a limited budget and a great need to boost programs to protect and conserve the ocean, the government is revisiting its coral reef-rehabilitation strategy. Instead of just transplanting corals and installing artificial coral reefs, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking...

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