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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,...

PHL, Thailand ink agri deals In Duterte’s Bangkok visit

The agriculture sector emerged as the biggest winner in President Duterte’s two-day official visit to Thailand, as Manila signed agricultural agreements with Bangkok, including...

Devices banned on airplanes from 10 countries over IS fears

WASHINGTON—Intelligence showing that the Islamic State (IS) is developing a bomb hidden in portable electronics spurred the United States and Britain on Tuesday to...

Frozen beef stranded at sea

Zhang Lian has 270 tons of frozen Brazilian beef on a ship steaming toward Shanghai that he may not be able to get through...

No journalist at all!

By Carlos Rodriguez | The Associated Press
 MEXICO CITY—The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady’s  jersey went to the Super Bowl as a...

No show, no problem

IN, Texas—Five eligible players are not at the Dell Technologies Match Play this year, the highest number of dropouts in 16 years. Good luck finding...
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MPIC readies proposal to develop Clark airport

WHILE two groups pitching for the development of the Clark International Airport are busy fighting for their “right” as the original proponent of the...

DOF eyes LandBank unit in Bahrain

THE Department of Finance (DOF) is eyeing to establish a subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) in Bahrain to better serve...
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...

Sibling success: Part I

MOST parents today have several kids. We all want each child to be happyand fulfilled. How much does our role as parents affect this? Is there a formula for “sibling success”? From our own experiences and those of people around us, we see families with varied results. There are families where...
By A.O. Scott | New York Times News Service TO quote a lyric from one of the songs in Beauty and the Beast, “there may be something there that wasn’t there before”. The familiar elements are all in place, of course. It’s Beauty and the Beast, for goodness’ sake: a...

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...

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...

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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...

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Motoring

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...

Davao booming but traffic-hit, too

THE bad news is, the plan on the excise-tax increase on vehicles is alive and kicking. Pushed to the hilt by several lawmakers upon the urgings of government factotums led by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III; sigh, sigh. The good news is, we still have...

‘Waku-Doki’ is back

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino SUMMER season is going to be more exciting this year for motorsports enthusiasts as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has recently kicked off the latest season of the Vios Cup. Even TMP President Satoru Suzuki was excited enough to...

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 Felix U. Basadre Jr.  | Correspondent THE senior citizens in Cebu City cannot trade places with the young, but in this city they become assets to team-playing,” said Domingo O. Chaves Jr., the head of the city’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca) in a talk with the BusinessMirror. Right...

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