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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Federal shift now in first gear: Lawmakers flesh out emerging Federal...

Constitutional reform is a definitive pedestal for the government to finally address the deep-rooted problems besetting the country, such as poverty, inequality and corruption,...

As battle winds down, Mindanao ulama seek end to Marawi bombardment ...

Islamic scholars, the ulama, in Mindanao have condemned the rebellion in Marawi City, and have pledged to work with the Duterte administration in rooting...

Under fire from GOP, Trump digs in on Confederate icons

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey—With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald J. Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged...

Libya gets better at keeping oil flowing as industry stabilizes

Libya’s getting better at resolving stoppages in its oil industry, underpinning a growing perception that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member is...

Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal bags 1st gold for PH in 2017...

KUALA LUMPUR -- Even though she was unable to represent the country for the regional biennial tournament, Mary Joy Tabal shrugged that off and bagged...

Countdown On

JAKARTA—Indonesia starts a one-year countdown clock on Friday as it races to complete venues to host an Asian Games that it hopes will showcase...
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Cesi inks first retail contract with CCCC

Citicore Energy Solutions Inc. (Cesi), the retail electricity supply arm of Citicore Power Inc. (CPI), will supply 2.61 megawatts (MW) to Citystate Centre Condominium...

Government told to end fixation with rice

The Duterte administration must stop focusing on rice and allocate more funds to other agriculture subsectors if it wants to sustain the increase in...
She’s sold millions of albums and heard stadiums full of fans chant her lyrics at sold-out concerts around the world. But the Taylor Swift line that might resonate the loudest now is “He grabbed my bare ass.” Swift, the pop superstar, made that comment in a federal courtroom in Denver...
NEW YORK—It was around 10 am on a sun-drenched summer morning, and James Altucher, perhaps, the world’s least likely success guru, was packing his worldly possessions, about 15 items, into a small canvas carry-on bag. “If I were to die, my kids get this bag,” Altucher said sardonically as he...

JC de Vera’s got balls

I’ve known JC de Vera for more than 10 years now, so there are a number of things I know about him so well. Like his love for me. He is just a call, text or Viber message away.  Anytime I need a friend, or someone to talk to...or someone...

Pawikan

Baliw daw ‘yon. Sabi ng aking ama, sabi ng aking ina, sabi ng aking kuya, baliw daw talaga ‘yong mamang ‘yon. Ganoon din ang sabi ng halos buong baryo namin. Parang pyesta nang umagang ‘yon. Tumigil ang lahat ng gawain sa munting baryo namin. Hindi nanungkit, nagbiyak, nagpausok ng niyog ang mga...

Sa Araw ng Libing

Ni: Karl Isaac Santos Sa araw ng libing ng isang bayani, Nag sabwatan ang paligid at pagkakataon. Buháy ang langit saka bughawan At ang mga ulap ay mga nag-uunahan na kuneho. May pangkat ng mayana sama-samang sumalimbay sa amihan. Isa-isang nagsihápon sa mga punong nagkabantay sa hukay At humuni na tila umaawit ng magandang balita. Malulusog ang mgad...

The next big experience: ‘Romblown’ away

MARBLE’S a marvelous mineral. From enhancements that beautify walls and lobbies of elegantly designed skyscrapers to giving character to hotels, offices and homes; bathrooms looking so clean one can sleep in them to balustrades, stairs, monuments, hallways, terraces and tiles that, literally, can floor...

BM Reports

Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages stirs bittersweet flavor for industry

Conclusion AS some government officials seek to find the right track for the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) bill, some are uncertain with the course it is undertaking. While government officials boast the Train bill would deter deterimental effects on Filipinos’ health, some say...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Luxury redefined

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes LEXUS has time immemorial pursued perfection, and with the recent launch of the all-new LC500 at their classy showroom at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the famed word has been further encouraged to be...

Isuzu holds meet up for customers

CELEBRATING two decades of success in the business is not easy. The learnings, perseverance and challenges are some of the fundamentals on how to achieve sustainable growth in the company. Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), recently celebrated two decades of success following the gathering of its...

Speed limiter for road safety

Story & photo by Patrick P. Tulfo THE decrepit conditions of buses and trucks plying our roads have been put on the spotlight once more with the recent incidents involving both. Who could forget the Cainta incident wherein a cargo truck plowed into a crowded intersection,...

Property

Iconic Insular Life building back in the Makati skyline

AN icon is back to grace the Makati skyline. On August 9 the renovated Insular Life building along Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas was inaugurated and now equipped to meet the demands of doing business in the digital age. In her opening remarks, Insular...

The new way to work for the next economy

THE concept of a workspace is rapidly morphing into a facility that would surpass any conventional office space, putting an end to the usual cubicles, fluorescent lights and stark white walls. It’s an eye-opener that nudged the game changers to venture to this new business...

Philips pushes lighting solutions with ‘EyeComfort’ campaign

SEEKING a balance between functionality and personality, Philips Lighting demonstrated how their recently launched LED products may bring comfortable brightness ideal for Filipino households. The global lighting supplier held recently an event, titled “See the World in Comfortable Brightness”. The “EyeComfort” campaign was launched to...

Millennials

DANIELA Barnea, who is 73, typically swims for up to an hour and a half, seven days a week. At her age, that kind of workout, during which she covers nearly 2 miles, is noteworthy. Even more so is the fact that Barnea, who lives in Palo Alto, California, is...

Health & Fitness