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Thriving online gaming market surpassing BPO industry office requirements

The online gaming industry is virtually now a “new kid on the block” in terms of office take-up, and is expected to kick out...

Summer of discontent for meat lovers

Despite an “all-time high” of pork inventory, the price of meat in the retail level continued to spike, leaving government officials and industry players...

US steel seeks China trade probe amid political push

U.S. Steel Corp., supported by Washington politicians amid a “Buy America” push from the White House, is asking a trade agency to revive claims...

Major oil producers reach pact to extend output cuts

Crude-producing countries reached an initial agreement to extend output cuts, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said on Thursday, as persistently high stockpiles and resurgent output from United...

Activity spotted at North Korea nuclear test site: Volleyball

By William Broad / New York Times News Service ANALYST who examine satellite images of North Korea reported earlier this week that they had spotted some...

No tomorrow for Tamaraws

TEAM captains Mary Remy Palma and Greg Dolor are expected to go all out as Far Eastern University (FEU) battles teams with twice-to-beat advantage...
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Two-month disbursement reflects fiscal inertia

Alhough the economic managers have vowed to usher in a period of frenetic buildup of public infrastructures ostensibly under President Duterte’s vaunted golden age...

BDO posted P26.1-billion income in 2016

BDO Unibank Inc. (BDO) reported full-year 2016 results net income totaling P6.1 billion, matching the bank’s earnings guidance for the year and setting a...
By Joe Coscarelli / New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES—John Mayer can explain where he’s been. In fact, once he gets going, he probably won’t stop, given the amount of time he has spent in private processing his recent self-imposed irrelevance—the “lean years”, as he calls them. A generational guitar talent...
BY now, everyone must have read the tragic case of Dr. David Dao, a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Kentucky, who was violently dragged off a plane, bloodied and bruised, because he didn’t want to get bumped off in favor of airline employees. Videos of...
NEW YORK—Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in the next Fantastic Beasts installment. Warner Bros. announced the casting on Tuesday. The iconic wizard was played by two actors in the Harry Potter films, beginning with Richard Harris. After his death in 2002, Michael Gambon inherited the role. J.K. Rowling, who...

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...

Honks, hisses as PHL attempts modern public transportation

THE government’s thrust in modernizing public transportation in the country to gain access to reliable transportation may be well and good, but for ordinary drivers, it will be a hell lot of a burden to bear. Often described as a progressive transportation agenda, the modernization...

BM Reports

Power struggle: Solar, wind challenge coal as more affordable energy source

Conclusion The Philippines’s renewable- energy (RE) potential is 200,000 megawatts (MW). But it needs a lot of power from cash to unlock such potential. Ocean current, admittedly, requires a huge investment, pegged at $5 million, according to Greenpeace Philippines climate and energy campaigner Reuben Muni. As...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to reduce traffic by 30%

Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes TIRED of the seemingly endless daily grind? Finally, here’s good news for motorists. After the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team conducted a site inspection of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) Harbor Link Segment 10 together...

Head turns for Mazda 6

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THOSE who are in the market for new cars are in for a treat nowadays, with the abundance of choices available at their disposal. The strong economy, which created a strong demand in brand-new vehicles, has brought confidence to...

Shell introduces new oil for old engines

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MOTORISTS who own and still drive old cars will surely be delighted as Pilipinas Shell recently introduced their new motor oil designed to fight engine aging. Because let’s face it, there are still many of us who are not...

Property

Homeowners happy with Amaia Properties

BEFORE 2016 ended, no less than 2,000 homes in various locations in the country were opened to new Amaia residents. These homeowners happily spent the Christmas and New Year holidays in their Amaia residences after accepting the keys to their spanking-new abodes. Sustaining the momentum,...

Are ‘e-skin’ and ‘wearables’ the future of building property portfolio?

YOU’VE probably watched a ton of sci-fi movies and television series (hello Black Mirror!), enough to keep your curious minds flowing with ideas about what kind of digital technology may be in store for us in the next couple of decades. Can you imagine a...

Lamudi awards top brokers and property firms

By Roderick L. Abad / Contributor The real-estate industry's movers and shakers were feted recently in the first annual Lamudi Broker Awards Night held at the New World Makati Hotel. “We have seen the hard work of our awardees and their contributions to the property sector, that...

Millennials

FEW places evoke the rise and fall of Japan’s industrial might than the head office of the Imperial Steel Works in Kitakyushu. The red-brick Meiji-era building was the heart of the nation’s first big steelworks. Now, it’s a Unesco World Heritage site. Kitakyushu, with nearly a million people, embodies the...

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