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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Impeachment wars rage in House

EVEN if it threatens to affect the legislative agenda of the 17th Congress, House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez has vowed to pursue an impeachment case...

Manhunt for Maute Group terrorists

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is hunting down members of the Maute Group, three of whom have been identified, following the earlier arrest of their...

Oil rises as US fuel-supply drop counters crude-stockpile gain

Oil rose as an increase in US crude inventories was countered by a drop in fuel stockpiles in the world’s largest oil consumer. Futures for...

Trump admin steps up search for new Secret Service head as...

WASHINGTON—In the century or so since Congress first assigned the Secret Service the task of protecting the president of the United States, its top...

To rest or not to rest

By Benjamin Hoffman | The New York Times News Service WITH only five players to a side in the National Basketball Association (NBA), people tend...

NU rides momentum of win over Ateneo as Lady Bulldogs take...

NATIONAL University (NU) rides the momentum of its recent victory over Ateneo de Manila as it tries to boost its Final Four bid against...
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In Asia’s infrastructure race, Vietnam is among leaders

It may be one of the smallest economies in Asia, but Vietnam is among those leading the infrastructure race. Vietnam’s public and private-sector infrastructure investment averaged...

Myanmar luxury property reels from confusion over foreign buyers

Confusion over a law allowing foreigners to buy condominiums in Myanmar is prolonging a slowdown in its residential property sector, highlighting the challenges of...
By Michael Paulson / New York Times News Service MISS Saigon started with an audacious idea—create a musical that explores the end of the Vietnam War through an ill-fated romance between a virginal Vietnamese bargirl and a hunky American GI. It would become much more than that. Over 28 years, Miss Saigon...

Preparing for the best

WHEN my youngest niece suddenly says, “Tita Stella, I have a surprise for you!” the first thing that pops into my mind is, “Yay! Food?” Or “New boyfriend?” (For her, not for me, fools!) “Are you buying me a house and lot?” “You’re bringing me on a trip abroad,...
By Rey dela Cruz & Maui Daton AT the very entrance of Manila Bay, in the southwestern part of Luzon, sits the once mighty island of Corregidor, where many lives were lost in defense of the freedom we have the luxury of enjoying now. In its glorious past, Corregidor had...

The War After

A short story by Eddie Ilarde Sandra Damon a veteran television reporter of an international news network based in New York looks out the window of the plane about to land at the regional airport of Legaspi. She is obviously fascinated by the view on the ground and of the...

Time for Rest

By Kenneth Yu Hi, Edson! Sorry for the late reply. I only just saw your message. I accept your challenge! Your request for a ghost story to share with our friends is apt and timely, it being near Halloween and all, but I’ll go you one further, if you don’t...

Cancer treatment: Govt, patients continue to grapple with costs

ONE word stopped time for Lani Eusebio in 2004: Cancer. Her doctor’s words seemed far away as the 39-year-old’s mind raced through the past. Being diagnosed with cancer was quite a surprise because she was sure her family didn’t have history of cancer. “In...

BM Reports

Farmers to dump rice for corn when QR ends

The country’s paddy-rice output could decline to below 18 million metric tons (MMT), after the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice is scrapped on June 30, according to a Global Agriculture Information Network (Gain) report. The Gain report, which was published by the US Department of Agriculture’s...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Isuzu concludes 4X4 Action Adventure series

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino IT may be the last of the highly coveted 4x4 Action Playground series this year, but Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) made sure that the finale was worth remembering. Recently staged at the Limketkai open grounds in Cagayan de...

Vios Cup Season 4 unveiled

THE fabled Vios Cup is coming back this year loaded with impact-laden newbies. For example, it will be star-studded all the more, what with the addition of celebrities Gretchen Ho, Dominique Roque, Ella Cruz and Aubrey Miles. They will be joining resident celebs Jericho...

DPWH oversees NLEX-Harbor link project

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo PUBLIC Works Secretary Mark A. Villar recently inspected the ongoing North Luzon Expressway (Nlex)–Harbor link project of Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC), which was held at Karuhatan Village in Valenzuela City. A few journalists, including this writer, were invited...

Property

The continuing saga of socialized housing in the Philippines

"WE have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can’t solve.” Although this statement by former Hawaii governor and housing advocate Linda Lingle was about the American housing crisis, when you read it today, it hits dangerously and...

‘More rooms’ for growth seen in coworking space industry

NOW that small-scale enterprises and independent entrepreneurs are gaining more freedom and flexibility in the way they conduct business, the coworking industry continues to pick up with more spaces in this set up are expected to mushroom elsewhere in the world, according to one...

Baguio City’s outlook soars with Vista Residences’s Hill Series

CARVED into the Benguet province in the Cordillera Administrative Region, 1,500 meters above sea level, Baguio City is a quaint spread decorated with pockets of houses balanced on undulating mountainsides, aproned by pine forests and low-lying clouds.  Because of the highland climate, Baguio is...

Millennials

By Efleda P. Campos | Senior Editor AT least once a year since 1987, Eufrosino “Sonny” Camarillo, now 72, stages an exhibit of his historic photographs in various venues in Metro Manila—malls, schools, parks, building lobbies. The pictures depict history in the making, including events that led to the toppling of...

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