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Monday, February 27, 2017

Death-penalty push births victims

By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz & Butch Fernandez   THE push to revive the death penalty has birthed victims, with the bill itself one of...

BTr dampens across-the-board T-bill rise with token lift on 364-day rate

Treasury officials thwarted on Monday attempts by institutional investors to ramp up short-term Treasury bill (T-bill) rates ahead of the anticipated normalization of US interest rates...

China-championed pact faces tricky talks

Trade negotiators are under pressure this week to make progress on a blockbuster Asia pact, after President Donald J. Trump pulled the United  States...

To keep US jobs, chipmakers share a factory and pin hopes on...

LEHI, Utah—Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains here, the IM Flash plant is a paragon of US high-tech manufacturing. Robots glide along the...

More harm than good

By Rory Smith / New York Times NYON, Switzerland—The United States’s hopes of hosting the World Cup in 2026 will be damaged, perhaps critically, if President...

Marathoner in exile finds refuge in Arizona

By Jeré Longman / New York Times FLAGSTAFF, Arizona—The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on...
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Malaysia declares airport safe after nerve agent attack

Malaysian authorities have declared Kuala Lumpur International Airport safe after a sweep of the terminal found no traces of a potent nerve agent used...

Japan emperor’s Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

When Nguyen Thi Xuan said good-bye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on...

From scrap heap to style file

By Kim Cook / The Associated Press Recycling has become the norm in many communities. The detritus of our daily lives—plastic, glass, metal and paper—makes its weekly trek to processing plants across the country. Much of it gets made into new versions of itself: Your empty corn tin might end up as...
By Graham Bowley & William K. Rashbaum / New York Times News Service WHEN you sell your home, the paperwork details the sale, including your name, and the title search lists the names of the people who owned the property before you. But when someone sells an artwork at auction—even something worth $100...
By Jake Coyle / The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Moonlight won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Warren Beatty at first reading the wrong winner. Shock and chaos spread through the Dolby Theatre when producers of La La Land were stopped in the middle...

The Empty Northern Hemisphere

By Dominic Dayta Once upon a time in the early history of the Earth, the planet was almost completely covered by water. Jutting out from the blue on the northern hemisphere like birthmarks on an otherwise flawless skin were two small islands that, together, added up to just a little...
By Victor Fernando R. Ocampo On the long, stifling nights when her father was out in the mines and her mother was defeated by sleep, the young Tagalog girl would feel her way towards a corner of their hut where a big storage basket was kept. When she was certain...

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...

BM Reports

PHL’s ‘Smart Cities’ dream: Too slow?

WE live in a world where almost everything we need is in the palm of our hands. From our consumption of food, to processing bank transactions, to ride hailing  and down to social needs, the smartphone with an Internet connection has all that we...

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Motoring

Fuso’s new mid-duty hauler

AMONG all the cargo vehicles we see on the road today, the medium-duty truck is one of the majorities (along with the light-duty trucks) that roam around the metro and provinces to deliver goods.  These haulers come in different shapes and forms depending on...

Scania leads the way in sustainable transport solutions

WITH customer profitability as the starting point, Scania wants to be the leading provider of sustainable transport. This means integrating sustainability fully into the business and working with others to tackle impacts, transform our industry and create lasting value. “Scania  entered  the  local  market  not ...

Fight against climate change

THE French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and the Sea and the Agency for the Environment and Energy Control have awarded Michelin the Circular Economy Grand Prize, “fighting against climate change” special Mention, for the eco-design and retreading process of its Truck tires as well...

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

NEW YORK—Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and...

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