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PHL moves up in world tourist-arrivals ranking

DESPITE missing its arrivals target in 2016, the Philippines moved up in global ranking in terms of the number of international tourists it received...

‘Stringent meat import rules to make canned goods more expensive’

Local meat processors appealed to the government to reconsider its zero-tolerance policy for salmonella in raw materials, as this could increase the retail price...

Japan doesn’t need fiscal stimulus–economic adviser

With the Japanese economy growing above its potential rate, the nation needs structural reforms rather than a big dose of government spending, according to...

Foxconn plans to build factory in Wisconsin, adding 3,000 jobs

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said on Wednesday it would open its first major US factory in Wisconsin,...

No confirmation on Irving trade

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio—Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavs are troubled. In...

Djokovic out for rest of season

FOR 18 months, Novak Djokovic played through a right-elbow injury until the pain forced him out of his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon two weeks...
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Higher take-up in CVs boosts Isuzu PHL sales

ISUZU Philippines Corp., the local unit of Japanese truck maker Isuzu, grew by 7 percent year-to-date, as it continues to hold a strong position in...

Gasoline prices seen to surge with pending excise-tax hike

THE Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) is expecting gasoline prices to surge by P7.65 as a result of an impending increase in excise...
NEW YORK—When the actor Ansel Elgort strolled into Times Square for an appearance on Good Morning America (GMA) recently, the first face he encountered was his own. “I’ve never seen myself so big,” he said, staring up at a bright pink billboard for his new movie, Baby Driver, which was...
THE lead-up to the French presidential election was rife with debates over immigration, terrorism and the European Union, but one nonpolitical factor which fascinated the public in France and abroad: the 24-year age gap between Emmanuel Macron, 39, who triumphed in the election, and his wife Brigitte, 64. Granted, the...

Smooth sailing

IT must have been quite a sight even in 16th century Bordeaux. Ships lowered their sails as they cruised past the grand château by the Gironde, a sign of deep respect for its owners, the Dukes of Eperon. That was how Château Beychevelle got its name—from “basse voile”, the...

Sons and Fathers

Are you ready for your morning stroll, Mr. T? In a minute, he bristled unable to get his arm into his heavy cardigan. It’s not that cold, you know, the Filipina caregiver reminded the harrumphing octogenarian. He was in the process of making a 180-degree turn, trying to fix the...

Independence Day

William found it a great struggle to put on the necktie, not that he didn’t know how.  He gazed at himself in the polished mirror, and frowned at what he saw, an Asian face wearing strange clothes. And yet, today, June 11, 2312 was a very special day, for...

Socioeconomic prospects: Year 2 of President Duterte

THE popularity of Asia’s newest and most colorful strongman keeps soaring. The Social Weather Station (SWS) reported that 78 percent of the population gave President Duterte positive satisfactory rating in June 2017; Pulse Asia, SWS’s rival in public opinion polling, submitted an even higher...

BM Reports

Terror groups in PHL: Removing the masks

Conclusion ACKNOWLEDGING that the threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia has become more intense and realistic, given the expected exodus into the region of returning jihadists who have fought with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, regional leaders have vowed to further work together...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Audi Philippines launches the Q2

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE robust economy that the country is enjoying right now is a both a boon and a bane for everyone. The negative aspect of it is obvious, as can be gleaned from the monstrous traffic jams that have become...

BAIC’s flagship showroom opens

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes WITH the aim to further strengthen the brand in the country, Bayan Automotive Industries Corp. (BAIC), the exclusive distributor of BAIC passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles and commercial vehicles, formally launched its flagship showroom along Chino Roces...

Still in the game

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino NOW that the all-new Honda Accord is already out in North America, key vicissitudes have been revealed surrounding its new platform. In an attempt to revive the diminishing segment demand, modifications include new dimension and powertrain options. But here,...

Property

Ortigas & Company launches P10-billion project in Greenhills

IN a bid to regain its status as a premier business and entertainment  center, Ortigas & Co. is making all the stops to ensure the P60-billion redevelopment plan of Greenhills Commercial Center is on the right track. The 86-year old company has recently launched a...

Groups band together to address housing backlog

AS we hold our breath awaiting the pronouncements of the President during the state of the nation as it pertains to housing, at least 2,000 plus homes will have to be built every day over the next six years if the new administration intends...

Tagaytay Highlands scores epic win in International Awards

TOP international property award giving body, Asia Pacific Property Awards (Appa) named Tagaytay Highlands as the Best Leisure Development in the Philippines for 2017, which recognizes Tagaytay Highlands’s continuous endeavor in providing the best in residential leisure living. Held recently in Bangkok, Thailand, the glittering...

Millennials

Story and photos by Rosabel Toledo ON nonpeak months when buses to and from Baguio aren’t even half-filled with excited tourists, the city falls into a sleepy lull: Rates for transient homes drop, the queue for a combo meal at Good Taste clears up, and one can walk Mines View Park...

Health & Fitness