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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Philippines still Asian laggard in Internet speed, but Duterte brings hope

Broadband connectivity in the Philippines continued to be a laggard among Asia-Pacific counterparts, but it seems that green shoots of recovery are starting to bud,...

Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds

Part Two OWING to its tropical climate, the Philippines is an ideal breeding ground for the lovebirds. Currently, the trade in lovebirds is seeing an...

Trump reaches out to Sunni nations, at Iran’s expense

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—As voters in Iran danced in the streets, celebrating the landslide reelection of a moderate as president, President Donald J. Trump stood...

Ringling Bros. shuts down after 146 years 

UNIONDALE, New York—With laughter, hugs and tears—and the requisite death-defying stunts—the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation on...

Celtics stun Cavs

CLEVELAND—Avery Bradley’s three-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the...

Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals upset Adamson University Falcons

THE Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals pulled out one of the biggest upsets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup when they routed hitherto unbeaten...
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PLDT divests holdings as Partners Group buys SPi Global for $330...

DIGITAL services provider PLDT Inc. is divesting its investment in SPi Global, as global private markets investment manager Partners Group acquires the outsourcing company...

Century Properties declares P205 million cash dividends

PUBLICLY Listed company Century Properties Group Inc. (CPGI) bared on Monday it has allocated P205,065,833.76 for distribution of cash dividend to its equity holders next month. As per...
By Kim Cook / The Associated Press THERE are those who prefer perfectly matched furniture and a monochromatic color scheme in décor. But for those who like to shake things up, it’s time to take it outside. There’s a free-spirited attitude now in outdoor décor, with mix-and-match elements and an easy, colorful,...
By Jennifer Senior / New York Times News Service IT took a few dozen pages to see it, but once I did, it was very hard to unsee: Édouard Louis’s The End of Eddy is the Hillbilly Elegy of France. Both Louis’s deeply autobiographical novel and J.D. Vance’s memoir are stories by...
All-Filipino, true-Filipino “revolution rock” group Bonifacio Republic launched their first album, titled Unang Sigaw, a war cry of a five-song EP against societal ills, from government corruption to religious hypocrisy. Each track on the album is charged with powerful calls for awakening, delivered in the band’s signature sound of alternative/punk...

Kristo

By Prospero Pulma Jr. It was rope for Luis and Mike as the two thieves and nails bigger than fingers for Juan.  Juan watched Tomas, in his carboard legionnaire armor and sword, holding a hammer and nail above his palm. “Do it.” Juan shut his eyes and waited for the...
The Birth of a Star, How a Star Became a Black Hole, and The Graveyard of Heroes By Hanna Norimatsu The Birth of a Star Verse: She followed the fireflies,  Left us a star-child, never to be seen again. He made sure his eyes shined, Took care of our last light, And we thanked the...

Government goes all out so youth can resist tobacco addiction

DIZZY and nauseous. This was how Raymart Domingo Abaño described his first taste of cigarette. “Nahilo ako sa umpisa nang subukan ko manigarilyo ,” Abaño recalled. It was days before his 16th birthday. Now 20, Abaño puffs his way through five sticks of cigarettes every day. He...

BM Reports

Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds

Part One WHILE possible shortage on chicken- meat production first comes to mind whenever an outbreak of avian influenza is detected, the effect is also felt by a little known but equally lucrative industry—breeding of African lovebirds. Owing to its tropical climate, the Philippines is an...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

James Bond’s next car is here

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE looming excise tax that is poised to raise the prices of vehicles through the roof, especially in the luxury segment, didn’t deter Aston Martin Manila from unveiling the latest Vanquish S Super GT in the country. The very...

Road Trek-cum-Lexus romp

THE Toyota Road Trek, if things went well as planned—and it should, given God’s endless grace—must be heading home today (Friday). The three-day joust of country driving, et al., in keeping with cherished traditions started on Wednesday (May 17). It took off in Manila...

Intense first-round action seen at Vios Cup

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE much-awaited Vios Cup’s first race of the season finally kicked off. And not even the blistering heat stopped spectators from pouring in to cheer for their favorites, particularly the new celebrity drivers. So much action was seen during...

Property

Imagine 2060: Tomorrow’s Manila reimagined

JOHN LENNON had the right idea when he asked us to “imagine all the people living life in peace”. In reality, this kind of positive vision can be achieved by city builders and forward-thinkers who see plans through the long term. Today’s urbanization is seeing streets...

SCG displays innovative building materials and technology for better living

The company showcased a variety of innovation and solutions for better living on a spanning 1,300-square meters—the largest space among exhibitors at Challenger Hall, Impact Exhibition Center—in Muang Thong Thani, a large housing estate  in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi. The concept of SCG’s Your iDeal Home...

Your premier mountain resort investment

TAGAYTAY Highlands has long been the benchmark of leisure-mountain living in the country. What started as a mere weekend getaway for the Filipino elite has evolved into a township—a fusion of Tagaytay’s natural beauty and city conveniences. For over 20 years, Tagaytay Highlands continues to...

Millennials

By Aurora Almendral | New York Times News Service BUSCALAN, Kalinga—She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree into a reed, crouches on a 3-inch-high stool and, folded up like a cricket,...

Health & Fitness