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Sunday, January 22, 2017

House Speaker calms fears PHL on the cusp of return to...

By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz & Rene Acosta The leader of the House of Representatives has assured the public that President Duterte will not...

PHL may have to deal with current-account deficit, weak peso this...

Fraught with potential global shocks and volatile investor sentiment, the Philippine external sector is looking to face its worst performance in years this year,...

Superbug stowaways: India travel boom spreads stealthy, deadly germs

Smallpox, syphilis, plague, cholera—some of the planet’s most notorious scourges dramatically expanded their reach, thanks to unsuspecting travelers. With a record 3.77 billion air...

Uber pays $20 million to settle claims of driver deception

SAN FRANCISCO—Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about...

In N.F.L. Betting, Patriots Are Closest to Being a Sure Thing

By Victor Mather / New York Times A LOT of different things could happen in the National Football League (NFL) conference championship games on Sunday. But oddsmakers...

Gaga won’t be gagged

THE National Football League (NFL) has denied that it asked Lady Gaga to avoid talking politics as part of her Super Bowl halftime show...
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Typhoons slow down PHL agriculture growth in 2016

Damage caused by typhoons in the last quarter of the year affected the country's agricultural productivity in 2016, declining total output by 1.41 percent...

McDonald’s PHL allocates P3.5 billion for expansion this year

STILL upbeat on the domestic consumer market due to the country’s burgeoning economic growth, McDonald’s Philippines bared on Wednesday its investment of around P3.5...

Never out of character

It's fair to feel frightened when Cherie Gil starts to pull out a fan from the depths of hell, or maybe her bag. The Filipino audience has despised the actress for her countless masterful portrayals of antagonists over the years that they’re predisposed to fill in the sequence: Cherie...

One night at the museum

IT’S been a while since I attended the annual reception for the banking community (a.k.a. Bankers’ Night), hosted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) led by its governor, Amando “Say” M. Tetangco Jr. It is traditionally held every January, at the beginning of each year, in recognition of the...
By Brooks Barnes / New York Times News Service Dead. Embalmed. Buried. A year ago, that is what most movie studios would have said about live-action musicals, pointing to a long line of box-office calamities: Rock of Ages, Burlesque, Jersey Boys, Across the Universe, Nine. The few out-and-out successes in recent decades have...

BusinessSense

The Three Rs Behind Global Banks’ Recovery

IN the Bible seven years of feast were followed by seven years of famine. For banks there have been 10 lean years. Subprime-loan defaults started to rise in February 2007, causing a near-collapse of the industry in America and Europe. Next came bailouts from governments,...

Bitcoin Price Doars, Fueled by Speculation and Global Currency Turmoil

By Nathaniel Popper THE virtual currency bitcoin has been swept up in yet another speculative frenzy, pushing its price toward the peak it last reached in late 2013. The price of bitcoin has been buoyed by increased interest from places like Venezuela, where the local currency...

Superstar

By Ambrosio N. Flores III He stood there majestically unmoving, his long white hair waving slowly in the dimness, covering his forehead, his beard waving in ripples. He was wrapped in long, flowing, almost diaphanous robes, his arms covered by the robes as they stayed firmly crossed on his chest. His...
By Marius Carlos, Jr. “A book itself is a little machine; what is the relation of this literary machine to a war machine, a love machine, revolutionary machine, etc.—and an abstract machine that sweeps them along?” Deleuze & Guattari (Mille Plateaux) The non-fiction genre in the Philippines has always been a...

The Broader Look

Trump presidency may keep US-PHL relations interesting

By Butch Fernandez, Recto Mercene & Catherine N. Pillas AS real-estate mogul and business magnate Donald J. Trump ascends to the presidency tomorrow, January 20, emerging economies are speculating how the United States’ ties with Asia, solidified during former President Barack Obama’s term, will evolve. Foreign...
The House of Representatives will review the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by the government and private players for the common terminal linking Light Railway Transit (LRT) Line 1 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Lines 1 and 7. Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez said the MOA on the common MRT-LRT station should...
Philippine negotiators and communist guerrillas are set to resume peace talks in Rome on Thursday, with the Maoist insurgents warning that alleged government violations of an accord on human rights may prompt them to end a monthslong cease-fire. The presidential adviser to the talks, Jesus  Dureza, said the government is...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

A Peugeot 308 awaits you, Miss U

Story & photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes TWENTY-three years ago, the country hosted the prestigious Miss Universe pageant. Back then, when I was a tad short of my teens—childish, stubborn and foolish—this writer caught a glimpse and was awestruck by Miss Colombia...

Camry can’t be beaten; Chinese car in US soon

A FRIEND of mine has been a Camry owner for the longest time. When I told him recently that Camry is the most consistent choice of the sophisticated and discerning car folk hereabouts, he showed a prompt, proud smile. “And let me add that your Camry...

Volkswagen’s laudable advocacy

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THIS scribe was invited by Volkswagen toward the end of last year to observe and participate as a marshal in the Child Safety Initiative seminar held at the open grounds of the Capitol Commons in Pasig City. Volkswagen’s Philippine...

Property

Families build memories at Solen Residences

EVERYONE remembers the home they grew up in.  For most people, a home is not just a place to eat and sleep, but a special place to create memories that last a lifetime. For those who are in search of their dream home, Solen Residences...

Coworking space continues to grow

COWORKING space has been experiencing an exponential growth year on year since 2011. And the growth will continue in 2017. In 2011 there were only 1,130 spaces worldwide and 43,000 members. This year, spaces are expected to grow to 13,800 and 1,180,000 members. Furthermore, there...

Pit or peak: The 5 predictions that will define 2017

ASK anybody across any market about how their 2016 was, and most likely you’ll get a fairly neutral to negative response. This ambiguity bordering on the red holds true for real estate, which saw a decline in sales and new development. However, with a new...

“When I Was 25”

Millennials

Ima and ‘peacetime’

By Lizzie Radam Lazo | Special to the BusinessMirror IMA has made a deal with her first-born, Daughter No. 1. She would live to 100 years old and, therefore, be entitled to the P100,000 given out by the government to centenarians. She likes the idea the government rewards elderly people...

Health & Fitness

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