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Draft EO nixes blanket ban on land conversion–Pernia

The Duterte administration will no longer go for a total ban on land conversion due to its economic consequences, according to the National Economic...

Heritage Conservationists push more green spaces in Manila redevelopment plan

By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo / Special to the BusinessMirror HERITAGE conservationists are urging the City of Manila and businessman Enrique K. Razon to keep public...

Japan cuts Q3 growth estimate as business spending drops

Japan unexpectedly cut its reading of third-quarter economic growth to an annualized 1.3 percent, from a preliminary estimate of 2.2-percent expansion. The revision was...

Trump’s pick of EPA foe to lead agency may spark Senate...

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s selection of a chief opponent of the Obama administration’s climate agenda and a staunch oil industry ally to lead the...

Credit ‘Mayhem’

ALDIN AYO did not have much time savoring the championship with Letran last year after he was called by De La Salle’s basketball patron,...

Jordan wins in China

By Louise Watt / The Associated Press BEIJING—China’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long...

TNT tests Meralco

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January-October meat imports hit 509,380.12 MT

The country’s meat imports from January to October expanded 6.39 percent to 509,380.12 metric tons (MT), from 478,771.32 MT a year ago, according to...

Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

DENVER—Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that...
BACK in 2010, British actor Theo James caused quite the stir when, as Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk, he showed up—uninvited—in the room of Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) in Downton Abbey, which at the time was well on its way to becoming one of the UK’s biggest and best...
By Sara Moulton / The Associated Press THE prospect of roasting a duck strikes many a home cook as a mountain too high, but I’m not sure why. It’s definitely no more complicated than cooking a whole turkey, and I think it tastes far better. Some folks surely suspect that duck is...
I HAVE a gay friend whom I shall call Ramona Bautista. He is a reliable, trustworthy, hardworking, creative mind. He is risqué, fun and fiercely loyal.  He has a weekly ritual.  Every Saturday and Sunday night, he would be in a gay trance as he waits for ABS-CBN’s Pinoy...
By Andrew Ross Sorkin Dear President-elect Trump: The potential conflicts of interest between your huge business empire and your future job have been well documented. The possibility that corporate interests or foreign countries could try to bribe you, as president, in...
It has been a bad couple of years for those hoping for the death of driving. A decade ago in America, where cars are an important part of the national psyche, people had suddenly started to drive less, which...

Giving Lives

By Celestine Trinidad Third-prize winner, 2016 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Josefina found the kitten under one of the rose bushes one Sunday morning, cowering from the black Labrador that belonged to their next door neighbor, Mr. Yu. The dog growled and pawed furiously at the roses to get to the kitten,...

Silang

By Kate Osias Second-prize winner, 2016 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards A contingent of armed men escorts her back to her cell. She is tightly bound, reeking of gunpowder and death, her bloodied limbs protesting with each step. A part of her wants to be angry. She must be angry, after suffering...

The Broader Look

Tourism chief steers PHL to compete with best in Asia

By Roger Pe | Special to the BusinessMirror WHEN asked on how the Philippines is preparing for its 6th, 7th or 8th million foreign visitor, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo gave a visionary answer: “I want to compete with Bangkok and the best of...
By Bianca Cuaresma & Oliver Samson Conclusion THE seemingly most reported form of bank scams are always through the use of plastic money, such as credit cards, debit cards and automated teller machine (ATM) cards, and those done in cyberspace. The techniques of card thieves, scammers and fraudsters have been wide-ranging—spanning from the...
Part Two EITHER at gunpoint or through a seemingly innocent e-mail, bank scammers continuously and cleverly evolve through the security maze of regulations to be able to steal the hard-earned money of consumers. And while the means of monetary exchange and instruments evolved through time, information from the Bangko Sentral ng...

Envoys & Expats

In the eyes of a child

Weaving the future

Motoring

Encouraging the youths to fight for their dreams

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino CHEVRON Philippines and Caltex Havoline recently conducted one of their community initiatives along with ONE Championship mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes. It was an energetic morning when students of Saint John Bosco Parish experienced the ultimate dream to train...

Silver-spoon inspired

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IN the 1980’s, Japanese car inventors flew to America to find out what actually made the rich of the Western world tick. After much research, they cooked up a brand name derived from the acronym...

The true essence of losing

I KNOW, I know. My dearest Lexus Team emerged winless again in the just-ended Sunshine TV/Auto Rally Corporate Challenge. I take the rap—me being the team captain, forever. I should be flogged 101 times by Danny “Sir John” Isla, the kindly Lexus president and...

Property

A tropical haven in Tagaytay

TRUE to its vision of defining mountain-resort living in the country, Tagaytay Highlands once again sets the bar through its newest lot development—Vireya, the first and only tropical-resort community within a mountain-resort development. A tropical abode amid the conveniences of a mountainside setting may be...

Growing mall culture sets the stage for more retail developments in 2017

FACT: shopping malls have long been part of the Filipino culture. I vividly remember that one moment when one of our team members asked my partner, Brad Geiser—an American national (who’s certainly 110 percent Filipino by heart and by passion) who has been based...

Honda launches its power products

By Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida HONDA’S journey is a history of great revolution. The era started in 1964 as Honda’s dream of having a better world where people, technology and environment live as one. Honda pioneered in technological breakthrough with its cars and motorcycles—to go further in providing...

“When I Was 25”

Millennials

DAVAO CITY—A member of the government peace panel negotiating with the National Democratic Front (NDF) is positive a substantial number of political prisoners will be released soon based on humanitarian grounds, particularly the women, sickly and senior citizens. This was revealed on November 28 by panel member Angela Librado, who...

Health & Fitness

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