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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Subic’s bold strokes

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — If officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) would have their way, the Subic Bay Freeport and Special Economic...

Bridging the digital divide

DESPITE clocking in an impressive 27-percent increase in Internet penetration in 2016, the so-called digital divide still persists in the Philippines, a phenomenon that...

America test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California—An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system...

All in the family: Trump mixes family, governing and business

WASHINGTON—Not since John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Bobby to be attorney general and his brother-in-law as director of the Peace Corps has a...

Curtain rises on PVL

FAVORITES Pocari Sweat and Creamline try to live up to expectations as they open their campaign today in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced...

NBA, FIBA to bring program to Israel

AS the National Basketball Association (NBA) prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first...
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EDC to borrow P5 billion from Security Bank

LOPEZ-LED Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is borrowing up to P5 billion from Security Bank Corp. to refinance debts. “EDC executed a 15-year and 10-year fixed-rate...

Singapore growth to remain modest

Singapore’s GDP growth is likely to remain modest in 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in its twice-yearly macroeconomic review issued on...
By Jim Rutenberg / New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES—It’s got to be one of the best jobs in Hollywood: Sit around all day dreaming up fantasy political scenarios that are either so over-the-top crazy or wishfully idealistic—plotlines that could never play out in real life—that they provide the sort...
Joem Bascon is one reliable guy, both as a person and as an actor. I’ve known him for some years now and bonded with him on numerous occasions.  He is one fun guy to be with but what many people don’t know is that Joem has a big heart. Recently, when...
MADRID Fusión Manila (MFM) is usually the chance for cooking aficionados, professional chefs, budding culinary workhorses and gourmands to get a preview of the latest food trends all over the world, through the presentations of Michelin-starred chefs and our local talents during the three-day International Gastronomy Congress. Aside from all...
The Birth of a Star, How a Star Became a Black Hole, and The Graveyard of Heroes By Hanna Norimatsu The Birth of a Star Verse: She followed the fireflies,  Left us a star-child, never to be seen again. He made sure his eyes shined, Took care of our last light, And we thanked the...

Every Disease Is A Story

By Dean Francis Alfar Every disease is a story, every illness has a beginning, middle, and ending.  Sometimes, we are there at the start, when the characters and plot are introduced. We notice the body’s subtle betrayals like sudden ripples across still waters. Your occasional headache, a shortness of breath,...

As trade barriers teem, PHL plays victim, villain

By Cai U. Ordinario, Catherine N. Pillas & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas ALL the world’s a market and every country merely merchants. Trade barriers abound, too, and the Philippines is both victim and villain. Many times, shipments by merchants of Manila have failed to enter new markets....

BM Reports

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...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Isuzu parades innovative trucks

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FOR over a decade, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) has always been keen on showcasing its full truck lineup to the public. But, this year, it went beyond expectations by presenting movers, which are deemed as the future of...

Vios Cup on; Tim Orbos has ‘Digongminator’

THE Vios Cup is on, and motor sports fans will lap it up anew today and  tomorrow (April 28 and 29) as they watch another unique edition of the annual car races at Clark International Speedway in Angeles, Pampanga. The beauty of it all is,...

5 reasons why the Explorer is a favorite

Story & photos by Tet Andolong TODAY the Ford Explorer is one of the most admired sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) as it stands out in the midsize SUV category on account of its rugged look, comfort, versatility and for its many credentials, such as being named...

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

"YOU know in your heart of hearts that when the account balance hits zero, the girlfriend is gone,” Wendy Johnson says. Johnson has been investigating suspicions of financial abuse of the elderly for six of her nine years on U.S. Bancorp Investment's complaints-and-investigations team. Most of the referrals she gets...

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