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Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Unstereotyping’ women: Still an uphill climb for gender parity, women empowerment

GENDER gap has remained prevalent in the corporate scene, yet enterprises are becoming more aware and responsive to prop up policies that promote equality...

Quest for food security: Study urges government to entice OFWs to invest...

Hard-earned money by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could just be the key to solve the country’s perennial challenge of achieving food self-sufficiency and security,...

Saudi shake-up and Qatar crisis show a Gulf on edge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—There was a time when the mention of the Persian Gulf brought to mind, images of pampered societies ruled by aging...

The costs of  ‘America First’: What if others won’t bend

Nationalist politicians come in many varieties, from blustering to downright scary, but most share a common flaw: They forget, or do not care enough,...

Canoeing honors gender equality

PRAGUE—The careers of many athletes have been drastically changed as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) moves closer to its goal of gender equality at...

Marikina-Cebu football duel up

JPV Marikina tries to extend its winning ways when it battles Global Cebu anew in the Philippines Football League today at the Rizal Memorial...
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Farmers owe NIA P12.31 billion in irrigation fees

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said it could not collect the P12.31 billion in irrigation service fees (ISFs) from farmers who have refused to...

Retail giant Uniqlo opens shop in Subic Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Global Japanese specialty retailer Uniqlo opened its newest store here on June 16, bringing its various lines of quality clothing to customers...
NEW YORK—A dizzying array of police lights flashed up and down the West Side Highway on a damp, Thursday in May. President Donald J. Trump was visiting the USS Intrepid, snarling traffic outside the Javits Convention Center, where Katy Perry was performing at a corporate showcase for her new...
THE etiquette of the empty nest can bedevil even the most sophisticated parent. Take, for instance, the actress Alfre Woodard. Woodard said that when her younger child (her son, Duncan) went to college in 2012, her depression caught her in a bind. “Suddenly, the thing that made my life vibrant...

Style superior

NOTHING in S Maison exists without reason. At the lobby of this posh dining and retail podium within the luxury hotel Conrad Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, there are two curious rock-like objects that hang from the white ceiling, itself designed with a peculiar surface. More...

Independence Day

William found it a great struggle to put on the necktie, not that he didn’t know how.  He gazed at himself in the polished mirror, and frowned at what he saw, an Asian face wearing strange clothes. And yet, today, June 11, 2312 was a very special day, for...
Fairy Tale I encountered her in a pop-up book the first time, once upon a time as child. I read how her widowed father married a vain woman with two daughters in vain.   I wept with her as she scrubbed dirty walls, swept dusty floors... disallowed to attend the ball, while I turned pages that crackled and...

Duterte administration banks on reforms in tax system to cut poverty in PHL

When President Duterte assumed office in July last year, his economic team bared 10 specific programs aimed at achieving inclusive growth and lifting millions of Filipinos out of poverty. The President’s men dubbed this as the 10-point socioeconomic development agenda. To achieve its goals, the...

BM Reports

PHL oceans in trouble: Overfishing, pollution, climate change ail our seas

Conclusion WITH a limited budget and a great need to boost programs to protect and conserve the ocean, the government is revisiting its coral reef-rehabilitation strategy. Instead of just transplanting corals and installing artificial coral reefs, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Volvo brings in the V90 Cross Country

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino VOLVO now has the latest addition to its well-known Cross Country variants with their elegant V90 station wagon and the good news is, it’s already here. The country’s exclusive distributor Scandinavian Motors Corp. finally brought in this tough, yet...

Diary of a French Open rookie

WHEN Peugeot Philippines decided to embark on a sports-marketing program to solidify its positioning as a premium automotive brand in the Philippines, the direction was served on a silver platter. With Peugeot being an erstwhile partner in the storied French Open, tennis was the obvious...

Slippery race track heightens the excitement at the Vios Cup

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THEY say asphalt and water make a deadly combination when driving, but not when it’s on the racetrack with professional race car drivers behind the wheels. This may very well sum up the second leg of the fourth...

Property

Keyland breaks ground in Makati

HOMEGROWN real-estate company Keyland Corp. recently broke the ground for its latest P1.2-billion vertical project called 110 Benavidez Makati, targeting potential investors who have the perchance to buy residential properties to lease out. “Keyland Corp. has been a low key, but progressive, developer of office buildings and high-rise...

Building the next millennial work space 

CHRIS Butt is a serial real-estate and construction entrepreneur with a gift for building millennial-friendly environments. His company, Figari, recently received acclaim for a “Zombie inspired” design project appropriately themed “Don’t be a zombie”—an obvious scathing social commentary on the perceived state of the business-process...

Vista Residences lays strong academic foundations in the heart of Manila

TAFT Avenue has long been one of Manila’s most critical arteries.  Originally christened “Calle Rizal” when it was first completed in 1899, the thoroughfare’s more current name is a tribute to former Philippine Governor General and American President William Howard Taft. Today, beyond connecting three...

Millennials

ARCHBISHOP of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday with a thanksgiving Mass and a simple lunch with family, fellow clergymen and friends. “Today, I thank the Lord for the gift of 60 years. I stand by the commitment to love God and others always by...

Health & Fitness