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PHL explores paths to modern defense

Part Two THE previous administration has endowed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with more than P65 billion worth of equipment, and allowed the AFP...

Personal and Institutional Integrity

A person is said to have integrity if his or her actions are consistent with his or her principles, and his or her actions,...

Mnuchin calls IMF’s US forecast conservative; chases 3 percent

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) outlook for the US economy a “little conservative” as he repeated the Trump administration’s...

French parties unify against Le Pen

PARIS—Not since World War II has the antiimmigrant far right been closer to gaining power in France. With her second-place finish on Sunday in...

Cavaliers finish off Pacers in four

By Michael Marot / The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS—LeBron James stuck to the old script on Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent...

Playing through tears

CHICAGO—Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. They found another gear...

Westbrook’s rant

Bukidnon lass shines

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Abu Dhabi debt deal to help clear path for Malaysia polls

Barely two years after he was engulfed in a scandal over a Malaysia state fund, Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to clear another...

Mysterious case of stolen plaque in Thailand sign of antidemocratic sentiment

It’s a whodunit worthy of a Dan Brown novel: a small bronze plaque commemorating Thailand’s 1932 revolution is ripped out from a very public...
By Katherine Roth / The Associated Press Inspired by the interiors of  boutique hotels around the world, author Sara Bliss wanted to share easy and affordable tips on how to bring that style home. In Hotel Chic at Home (The Monacelli Press), she tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and...
By Lindsey Bahr / AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES—The Fate of the Furious sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller Unforgettable and historical drama  The Promise in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters...
By Holland Cotter / New York Times News Service NEW YORK—No one does epic better than the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It brought Pergamon to New York last spring and got the balance of giant and delicate right. It flew in medieval Jerusalem, and kept its multicultural sprawl intact. Now, in...

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

PHL explores paths to modern defense

Part Two THE previous administration has endowed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with more than P65 billion worth of equipment, and allowed the AFP to make a giant leap from its decrepit and vintage assets. However, the country’s modernization spending still pales in comparison with...

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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