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Thais set sight on Riviera Ladies Championship

Saruttaya Ngam-usawan hopes to redisplay the form that netted her a breakthrough victory on the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) as she heads six...

Manila mayor, other execs face probe for Manila Bay cleanup ‘publicity...

FORMER President and now Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada and other local officials are facing administrative and criminal charges for violating several environmental laws...

Trump asserts he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump said last Saturday that he has “complete power” to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference...

Congress OKs to sanction Russia; Trump in a bind

WASHINGTON—Con–gressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said...

A stage away from greatness

MARSEILLE, France—Chris Froome stands on the doorstep of the Tour de France’s greatest champions. Sewing up his fourth Tour crown with a cool-as-a-cucumber ride in...

Cray in a bind

FIRST, they took away the women’s individual time trial where Marella Salamat is the defending champion, leaving the toast of Philippine cycling to fight...

Covering Asia Cup

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Aboitiz, Max’s partner for bread-making competition

PILMICO Foods Corp., the food group of the Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., has partnered with Max’s Corner Bakery, for a bread-making competition open to...

Starmalls still assessing options as a listed firm

STARMALLS Inc., the commercial unit of Villar-led Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., is still undecided on its next moves on whether to remain a...

Rock the runway

Renegade. Radical. Avant-garde. Rocky Gathercole is a fierce proponent of this fashion aesthetic. A favorite of pop superstars and supermodels, he creates clothes that are outlandish yet stylish. All products of his “unexplainable mind”. “When I was just starting, I loved watching movies and looking at the women’s outfits. There...
The Zonta Club of Makati & Environs (ZCME) once again brings FilipinaZ, the only fashion/art fair and fundraiser created by women to serve women, from July 28 to 30 at 8 Rockwell in Makati City “FilipinaZ is where you can choose to bring home jewelry, a fine piece of fashion,...
Out of the nine films in the main competition section of this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, at least half feature lead women characters. Multiawarded Angeli Bayani, a regular fixture in this annual festival, has never won the Cinemalaya Balanghai trophy. This year, she is in very strong contention for...

Sons and Fathers

Are you ready for your morning stroll, Mr. T? In a minute, he bristled unable to get his arm into his heavy cardigan. It’s not that cold, you know, the Filipina caregiver reminded the harrumphing octogenarian. He was in the process of making a 180-degree turn, trying to fix the...

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...

Rural banks march on amid mergers, strict rules and technology progress

MORE than half of rural banks are gone. But Antonio O. Pasia of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) sees a half-filled glass. The disappearance of some rural banks (RBs) is taken also as a precaution as the Central Bank has urged them...

BM Reports

Pinoys hope Duterte keeps campaign promises in Year 2

Conclusion AS President  Duterte speaks on Monday for his second State of the Nation Address (Sona), importers, traders and businessmen in general expect “meatier” government support would flow from his mouth. And he will, if Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez is to be believed. In a...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

New Bosch country head

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE leading global supplier of technology and services ended its 2016 fiscal year with an impressive consolidated sales of $56 million (€51 million) in the country alone. Bosch achieved an equivalent of 13-percent growth compared to the previous year. ...

Another look at new excise vehicle tax

STILL a favorite clubhouse talk these days is the proposed increase in excise tax for vehicles. Once passed into law by both the lower and upper chambers, House Bill (HB) 5636 will jack up vehicle prices in the next two years. Already, the bill has...

CTEK launches latest models 

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo DID you know that Jay Leno is not only known as the host of the popular TV program that also bears his name before? He is also a well-known car collector, with at least 130 cars and 93 bikes...

Property

Megaworld brings more smiles to Bacolod

BACOLOD, which is the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental, bears the nickname “The City of Smiles”. It is also known as the “Land of Sweet People” because of its culinary heritage, which boasts of such gastronomic delights. It’s no surprise that Bacoleños...

Agri-tainment real estate, something new from Mindanao

RECENTLY, I had a chat with Damosa Land Vice President Ricardo F. Lagdameo, a former investment banker and scion of the Floirendo and Lagdameo families. In my many interviews with real-estate leaders, this is the first time a high-level player mentioned agriculture at least 10...

A road map in rebuilding Marawi City

JUST like the legendary phoenix, Marawi City will rise from the ashes. From the ruins, it is a great chance for the government to develop Marawi into a modern, resilient, sustainable and world-class city. In a recent interview with the BusinessMirror, urban planner and architect...

Millennials

Story and photos by Rosabel Toledo ON nonpeak months when buses to and from Baguio aren’t even half-filled with excited tourists, the city falls into a sleepy lull: Rates for transient homes drop, the queue for a combo meal at Good Taste clears up, and one can walk Mines View Park...

Health & Fitness