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Monday, June 26, 2017

PHL sets sail for sea safety

Part Two THE Philippine Merchant Marine Rules and Regulations (PMMRR) of 1997, is now outdated, given that two decades have passed since it was first promulgated,...

Compliance professionals: What should they monitor in anticorruption?

I recently wrote about the arrival of a new tribe: the compliance professionals, and indicated the areas where their services are needed in organizations....

China sustaining rise in per-capita-GDP rank

China’s transformation from rags to riches isn’t over quite yet. Thanks to economic reforms put in place by Deng Xiaoping from the 1970s that set off...

Trump to call for US ‘dominance’ in global energy production

Donald J. Trump will tout surging US exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country’s growing...

No Frills, No Crowds, No Money: The Lonely Road to Tennis...

LESS than a half-hour after a crushing defeat in front of two spectators, Alexandra Wozniak paced the hallways of the municipal tennis center in...

Federer bags record 9th crown at Halle

HALLE, Germany—Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev, 6-1, 6-3, to win the Gerry Weber Open for a record ninth time last Sunday. Playing in his...

Marcial wins gold

Ahomiro gets green light

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Senate probers await final BSP report on BPI, BDO incidents

Senators will wait for the final report from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on the recent glitches at Bank of Philippine Islands and Banco...

Usana positive of double-digit growth in 2017

DESPITE the absence of network advertisements, nutrition business mogul Usana Health Sciences is positive of maintaining a double-digit growth in sales by the end...
THE kitchen backsplash—that surface behind the stovetop or sink that protects the wall from damage during cooking and dishwashing—has long been used to add color and beauty to an otherwise utilitarian space. But dramatic, ornately patterned backsplashes, once popular, are being replaced by sleeker, simpler designs, says interior designer Jenny...
SINGAPORE—A Downton Abbey movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBC Universal executive said last Wednesday. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series. “There’s a movie in the works. It’s been in the works for some...
NEW YORK—The hulking machines of Transformers are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and...

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...
Fairy Tale I encountered her in a pop-up book the first time, once upon a time as child. I read how her widowed father married a vain woman with two daughters in vain.   I wept with her as she scrubbed dirty walls, swept dusty floors... disallowed to attend the ball, while I turned pages that crackled and...

Duterte administration banks on reforms in tax system to cut poverty in PHL

When President Duterte assumed office in July last year, his economic team bared 10 specific programs aimed at achieving inclusive growth and lifting millions of Filipinos out of poverty. The President’s men dubbed this as the 10-point socioeconomic development agenda. To achieve its goals, the...

BM Reports

PHL sets sail for sea safety

Part One MARIA Rona Legatub, 25, only makes the bare minimum to see her family in Samar twice a year—a week spent along the shores near their home during summer, and another tucked in together in a small thatched house during Christmas. She has been in...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Volvo brings in the V90 Cross Country

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino VOLVO now has the latest addition to its well-known Cross Country variants with their elegant V90 station wagon and the good news is, it’s already here. The country’s exclusive distributor Scandinavian Motors Corp. finally brought in this tough, yet...

Diary of a French Open rookie

WHEN Peugeot Philippines decided to embark on a sports-marketing program to solidify its positioning as a premium automotive brand in the Philippines, the direction was served on a silver platter. With Peugeot being an erstwhile partner in the storied French Open, tennis was the obvious...

Slippery race track heightens the excitement at the Vios Cup

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THEY say asphalt and water make a deadly combination when driving, but not when it’s on the racetrack with professional race car drivers behind the wheels. This may very well sum up the second leg of the fourth...

Property

Keyland breaks ground in Makati

HOMEGROWN real-estate company Keyland Corp. recently broke the ground for its latest P1.2-billion vertical project called 110 Benavidez Makati, targeting potential investors who have the perchance to buy residential properties to lease out. “Keyland Corp. has been a low key, but progressive, developer of office buildings and high-rise...

Building the next millennial work space 

CHRIS Butt is a serial real-estate and construction entrepreneur with a gift for building millennial-friendly environments. His company, Figari, recently received acclaim for a “Zombie inspired” design project appropriately themed “Don’t be a zombie”—an obvious scathing social commentary on the perceived state of the business-process...

Vista Residences lays strong academic foundations in the heart of Manila

TAFT Avenue has long been one of Manila’s most critical arteries.  Originally christened “Calle Rizal” when it was first completed in 1899, the thoroughfare’s more current name is a tribute to former Philippine Governor General and American President William Howard Taft. Today, beyond connecting three...

Millennials

ARCHBISHOP of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday with a thanksgiving Mass and a simple lunch with family, fellow clergymen and friends. “Today, I thank the Lord for the gift of 60 years. I stand by the commitment to love God and others always by...

Health & Fitness