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Thursday, February 23, 2017

‘Breaking hearts’ legally costly for many Filipinos

Part Four NONE other than the highest law of the land—the 1987 Constitution—recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the State. It also mandates the...

NGCP eyes P52-billion Visayas-Mindanao power interconnection by 2022

DAVAO CITY—The power interconnection between the Visayas and Mindanao has remained on track, after the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) struck out...

Mexicans weigh daunting prospect of deportee camps 

MEXICO CITY—Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start deporting to...

Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct 

HONG KONG—A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct, after failing to disclose plans to...

Retirement? Federer, still celebrating, says he’s not done yet

By Christopher Clarey / New York Times WITH his 18th and most unexpected Grand Slam singles title in hand, it was not unreasonable to wonder if...

$500,000 for Brady’s jersey

HOW much is that missing Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey worth, anyway? According to the official police report, half-a-million dollars. The jersey Brady wore in the...

‘Centennial III’ reigns

DLSU, ADMU stay at second spot

Fans drive PBA darlings

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Government to improve rice varieties via precision breeding

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said it is banking on an advanced and more efficient breeding process to produce climate-resilient rice seeds. PhilRice scientist...

Emperador out, Puregold in when PSEi recomposes in mid-March

DISTILLER Emperador Inc., the liquor unit of businessman Andrew Tan, will be booted out of the 30-company benchmark index, the Philippine Stock Exchange index...
REMEMBER when Maine Mendoza first flashed “the look” at Alden Richards? It was July 16, 2015, on the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment of the top-rating, long-running noontime Eat Bulaga on GMA, and neither of them was a brand yet. One was simply a bedimpled actor, still looking...
By Alex Pastor WHAT exactly is autism? This was the question that kept on recurring in this writer’s mind while covering a recent art auction and exhibit put up by the Center for Possibilities (CFP) Foundation, held at the RCBC Plaza. The artist, Samantha Kaspar, is a 19-year-old who’s afflicted with autism. According to...
LAST Saturday, February 18, a small band of filmmakers created their own history. Led by Kristian Sendon Cordero, they showed the director’s second work, titled Hinulid. The film competed in last year’s Quezon City Film Festival. But if there’s any great news about the film, it is that Nora Aunor...

The evolution of Jane Doe

By Joel Pablo Salud 30 December 3038 HIGHLY-CLASSIFIED INFORMATION ITP-CID REPORT: TRINOMA FINDINGS   During a recent demolition conducted by the Federation government of the abandoned Trinoma, a body was excavated at the site.         The remains, purportedly female, still intact and with hardly any signs of decomposition, was immediately shipped to the...

Pressure & release

By Joseph Anthony Montecillo Red eyes blink at you from across the blacktop of the highway.  The tail lights sit still for the most part.  Each pair claims a piece of the night sky, twinkling in place.  Stare long enough, and constellations start to appear.  Here, a couple of lanes...

Is responsible mining possible?

WITH Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez’s order to close or suspend operating mines and cancel 75 mining contracts, the debate over the issue of mining in the Philippines is far from over. While initially supporting Lopez on the decision of the closure of 23...

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‘Breaking hearts’ legally costly for many Filipinos

Part Four NONE other than the highest law of the land—the 1987 Constitution—recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the State. It also mandates the government to protect marriage as an inviolable social institution. However, while some of the country’s lawmakers believe that most marriages are...

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Motoring

Bolder with a touch of black

It may have been several years since its initial launch, but the Ford EcoSport still remains as one of the top picks when it comes to the subcompact crossover class. The fact that we see a lot of these vehicles on the road today—practically...

Those tricycles again; Edsa ordeal

JUST Monday last, it took me almost three hours to reach Saint Peter’s Parish on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, from Ayala Avenue, Makati City.  That’s a distance of not more than 23 kilometers.  Good thing my Innova was ’matic. Otherwise, my knees would have endlessly...

Aguila Glass soars on its 62nd birthday

IT’S really quite a feat for any couple to reach the 50th anniversary of their union. That’s why each milestone in their journey through life is named after expensive metals and stones, such as silver for their 25th anniversary, gold for their 50th, diamond...

Property

Stärken is now in the Philippines

Story & photos  by Rizal Raoul Reyes THE construction industry in the Philippines is going to experience a revolutionary development according to Stärken Philippines Inc. President Samuel Luison. In a product launch event held recently, Luison and the team of Stärken Philippines introduced the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)....

Hot or Not: Should you opt for a pre-owned home?

THERE continues to be a lot of property developers who are building new condominiums, subdivisions and even individual houses left and right. All of a sudden, it almost seems like buying new is the only option. But let’s not forget the debated, but still...

Hassle-free designer homes

PROSPECTIVE homeowners visiting Filinvest’s The Enclave Alabang residential subdivision along Daang Hari in southern Metro Manila are quickly attracted to the emerging community’s tropical modern architecture theme. Set for turnover in 2017 to lot owners, The Enclave Alabang offers a lifestyle that integrates indoor...

Millennials

FORMER President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is pushing for additional tax exemption for taxpayers who care for their elderly parents. Arroyo has filed House Bill1522, which seeks to amend paragraph B of Section 35 of Republic Act 8424, or the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997 to...

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