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Monday, February 27, 2017

PHL’s ‘Smart Cities’ dream: Too slow?

WE live in a world where almost everything we need is in the palm of our hands. From our consumption of food, to processing...

Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis’s image

VATICAN CITY—God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope. Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow...

Trump’s deportation policy to drive up farm wages

Across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader work force. President...

Trump is off to a slow start on trade promises

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump keeps firing verbal broadsides at Mexico and China, but so far his new administration has not acted to keep specific...

‘Are you Muslim?’

MUHAMMAD ALI’S son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and...

‘World’s worst skier’

By Jack Williams | New York Times News Service A NEW name may have been added to the list of plucky but noncompetitive winter sportsmen—a...
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LLDA told to revise resolution on illegal fish pens

A group of fishermen urged the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to amend its resolution on the demolition of illegal fish pens to spare small...

Australia and Indonesia agree to restore full military cooperation in Sydney...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to restore full military cooperation at a meeting between the two leaders in...

A love that lasts

I HAVE to admit that as a brand, Happy Skin has earned my love and respect. Of course, I supported Happy Skin when it launched two years ago. I bought some of its products. My aunts in the United States would always ask for its lip crayons as gifts....

A French invasion

Mallgoers recently had the rare opportunity to have a glimpse of contemporary French fashion during the recent PhilFrance Fashion Week 2017 at SM Aura Premier. The event highlighted the collection of designer Clivia Nobili in a fashion presentation, dubbed Beau Travail, as well as an exhibit at the mall’s...
Vince Tañada, the main man behind the Philippine Stagers Foundation, believes he’s on the first few weeks of his second lease on life. He has taken Katips, the musical he wroteabout the abuses of  Marcos’s martial law, on a Mindanao caravan, and they were set to perform at Saint Paul’s College in Surigao City when a 6.7-magnitude quake hit the...

The Empty Northern Hemisphere

By Dominic Dayta Once upon a time in the early history of the Earth, the planet was almost completely covered by water. Jutting out from the blue on the northern hemisphere like birthmarks on an otherwise flawless skin were two small islands that, together, added up to just a little...
By Victor Fernando R. Ocampo On the long, stifling nights when her father was out in the mines and her mother was defeated by sleep, the young Tagalog girl would feel her way towards a corner of their hut where a big storage basket was kept. When she was certain...

Is responsible mining possible?

WITH Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez’s order to close or suspend operating mines and cancel 75 mining contracts, the debate over the issue of mining in the Philippines is far from over. While initially supporting Lopez on the decision of the closure of 23...

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PHL’s ‘Smart Cities’ dream: Too slow?

WE live in a world where almost everything we need is in the palm of our hands. From our consumption of food, to processing bank transactions, to ride hailing  and down to social needs, the smartphone with an Internet connection has all that we...

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Motoring

Fuso’s new mid-duty hauler

AMONG all the cargo vehicles we see on the road today, the medium-duty truck is one of the majorities (along with the light-duty trucks) that roam around the metro and provinces to deliver goods.  These haulers come in different shapes and forms depending on...

Scania leads the way in sustainable transport solutions

WITH customer profitability as the starting point, Scania wants to be the leading provider of sustainable transport. This means integrating sustainability fully into the business and working with others to tackle impacts, transform our industry and create lasting value. “Scania  entered  the  local  market  not ...

Fight against climate change

THE French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and the Sea and the Agency for the Environment and Energy Control have awarded Michelin the Circular Economy Grand Prize, “fighting against climate change” special Mention, for the eco-design and retreading process of its Truck tires as well...

Property

Stärken is now in the Philippines

Story & photos  by Rizal Raoul Reyes THE construction industry in the Philippines is going to experience a revolutionary development according to Stärken Philippines Inc. President Samuel Luison. In a product launch event held recently, Luison and the team of Stärken Philippines introduced the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)....

Hot or Not: Should you opt for a pre-owned home?

THERE continues to be a lot of property developers who are building new condominiums, subdivisions and even individual houses left and right. All of a sudden, it almost seems like buying new is the only option. But let’s not forget the debated, but still...

Hassle-free designer homes

PROSPECTIVE homeowners visiting Filinvest’s The Enclave Alabang residential subdivision along Daang Hari in southern Metro Manila are quickly attracted to the emerging community’s tropical modern architecture theme. Set for turnover in 2017 to lot owners, The Enclave Alabang offers a lifestyle that integrates indoor...

Millennials

NEW YORK—Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and...

Health & Fitness