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Monday, March 27, 2017

DOT targets tourists from Russia to reach 71,000 in five years

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is taking an aggressive approach in trying to attract more Russians to visit the Philippines. The agency successfully participated in...

Reserve, incoming projects ease PHL power worries

Part One POWER-industry stakeholders are expecting a brownout-free summer in Luzon for as long as no major power plants conk out simultaneously. According to the Department...

China exec sees ‘unstoppable momentum’ of globalization

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multi-lateral free trade under the World Trade...

North Korea’s ambition seen in a bid to breach global banks

When hackers associated with North Korea tried to break into Polish banks late last year, they left a trail of information about their apparent...

Living the Dream

By Joey Johnston | The New York Times News Service TAMPA, Florida—Martin Vergara, a mixed martial arts fighter, is living his dream. One day, if...

Match all square

By Doug Ferguson | The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas—Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled. As he walked off the 12th green last Saturday afternoon, the...
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Government told to look into feed wheat imports

By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas @jearcalas The Philippine Maize Federation Inc. (PhilMaize) urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to investigate the importation of feed wheat...

Ex-guerrilla vows to keep fight for East Timor unity

DILI, East Timor—A former guerrilla fighter vowed Saturday to keep peace and unity as East Timor’s new president, delivering a victory speech after the...
‘SICKENING,” as the quirky adjective from the drag community, means “fierce beyond fierce”. So when the supermodels were out of town most nights of the recent Manila Fashion Festival (MFF): The Next, the ones that slayed the runways were transwomen. They served high-octane glamour, sickening-style. “The world is really becoming...

Marx & Matthias

Model-turned-actor Marx Topacio’s life suddenly took an unexpected turn after he landed the role of Azulan in the top-rating fantasy-drama series Encantadia on GMA. “It all happened so fast. Before I knew it, I was already in my costume and exchanging lines with the other cast members,” he volunteered when...
I REMEBER seeing Robin Padilla walking hand in hand with a lovely pregnant teenager in the 1990s outside a convenience store in Hong Kong. That girl was Liezel Sicangco. Last week I interviewed Kylie Padilla, the second daughter of Robin and Liezel. Kylie, the new endorser of  Watsons’s Switch & Save...

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...

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...

BM Reports

Reserve, incoming projects ease PHL power worries

Part One POWER-industry stakeholders are expecting a brownout-free summer in Luzon for as long as no major power plants conk out simultaneously. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the optimistic outlook is borne out of adequate power supply in the grid amid an expected spike...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Isuzu concludes 4X4 Action Adventure series

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino IT may be the last of the highly coveted 4x4 Action Playground series this year, but Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) made sure that the finale was worth remembering. Recently staged at the Limketkai open grounds in Cagayan de...

Vios Cup Season 4 unveiled

THE fabled Vios Cup is coming back this year loaded with impact-laden newbies. For example, it will be star-studded all the more, what with the addition of celebrities Gretchen Ho, Dominique Roque, Ella Cruz and Aubrey Miles. They will be joining resident celebs Jericho...

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...

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 Efleda P. Campos | Senior Editor AT least once a year since 1987, Eufrosino “Sonny” Camarillo, now 72, stages an exhibit of his historic photographs in various venues in Metro Manila—malls, schools, parks, building lobbies. The pictures depict history in the making, including events that led to the toppling of...

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