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Monday, February 20, 2017

DOT pushes for ‘fair’ travel advisories

BE fair—this was the message of Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo to other governments issuing travel advisories at the recent World Tourism Forum...

Philippines jumps 12 notches in economic freedom index

Improvements in the country’s fiscal stability, government spending and monetary stability pushed the Philippines’s so-called economic freedom up 12 notches to 58th, according to...

Food truck rules outnumber patrons in Hong Kong SAR

By Michael Forsythe  | New York Times News Service HONG KONG—For the 23rd year running, Hong Kong is, in the opinion of the conservative Heritage...

For $200,000, a possibility to whisper in Trump’s ear

Best-connected. On any given weekend, you might catch President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside soft-serve ice-cream...

Will you meet with Trump?

By Jere Longman | New York Times STORRS, Connecticut—When Connecticut won its 11th NCAA women’s basketball title last spring—its fourth in a row—President Barack Obama...

Reluctant All-Star

By Scott Cacciola | New York Times NEW ORLEANS—Carmelo Anthony had planned to vacation with his family in Cuba and Puerto Rico. The costs of...

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DA to DSWD: Review cash-transfer program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should evaluate the cash-transfer program it is implementing to find out whether it has fulfilled its...

Finding poison in North Korea attack may be hardest part

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours. It’s the...
WITH the grooming rituals of the metrosexual having gone mainstream, “manpering” makes a bid for the attention of the urban male. “Typically, pampering is synonymous to the spa/salon experience primarily enjoyed by women. But we feel that the young modern urban man also deserves to spoil himself, given the stresses...
LONDON—London Fashion Week kicked it up a notch on Saturday with the latest womenswear previews for fall and winter—just as the weather in the British capital took a decidedly spring-like turn. The second day of the fashion extravaganza featured Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Molly Goddard and others, with Italian designer Donatella Versace’s Versus line closing the...
Jesse Lucas, a multiawarded composer for film, television, theater and the arts, was born in the Year of the Rooster.  This year, he has started to give back to the passion that continues to give him so much joy and happiness. He recently started a free masterclass workshop to more...

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...

PHL gamefowl industry growing bigger–GAB

By Oliver Samson | Correspondent THE Philippine gamefowl industry’s worth stands at around P50 billion today and is exhibiting behaviors of growing more in the coming years, the government believes. The gamefowl-feed market alone is currently valued at P15 billion; and veterinary products for game chickens,...

BM Reports

Groups to fete Pinoy innovation

SEVERAL groups will fete innovators as it leads in the celebration of the Philippine Innovation Week from February 20 to 24. Several organizations, such as the Benito and Catalina Yap Foundation (BCYF), have organized their own activities to promote and develop the culture of innovation...

Milky Way

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Isuzu kicks off 20th anniversary celebration

Story & photo by Randy S. Peregrino FOR Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), a more meaningful way to celebrate its 20th anniversary is by doing a community social responsibility through environment protection and preservation. Recently, the automotive manufacturer held the kick-off commemoration activity at the Makiling Botanical...

Common train station going a-chu-chu-chu

OUR motorists and commuters alike will have to wait a little longer before the common train station at Edsa-North Avenue, Quezon City, could even start construction. Tabled for groundbreaking tentatively this December, there seems to be some snags stopping its take-off—one of which is its...

Seeing Orange

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes It’s not the American pop punk band from Los Angeles, California, that started their colorful careers when they were only 16 years old, and have rocked the world since. The color orange, in fact, is an...

Property

Idyllic mountain-resort living in Woodlands Point

VISUALIZE the serene, relaxed life you’ve always dreamed of, with the peace and calm of the mountains just within your reach. Then claim it for your own. Nestled in one of the topmost elevations in Highlands, Woodlands Point is constantly enveloped in Tagaytay’s cool and...

Changing the property game with sensory play

IF you ask anyone in the field of property marketing what the formula to a successful sell is, you won’t be getting a single, definite answer. Different styles and strategies come into play, and there is no one way to succeed. And if anybody...

Coastal and marine areas to boost development

"THE Philippines has all the natural resources, infrastructure, beautiful islands and the most hospitable people around,” pointed out by SEA-Ex Chairman Angelo Olondriz during a media interview on February 11 on a short cruise in the Manila Bay area. According to Olondriz, who is also...

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...

Health & Fitness