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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lopez wants government to stop setting suggested retail prices for prime commodities

The government is giving up its power to set suggested retail prices (SRPs) for prime commodities—often a contentious matter between businesses and regulatory agencies—as...

This one’s for the books: BDO branch in Cebu paid only P35 in...

By Charles R. Pepito, Ernesto Banawis A branch of BDO Unibank Inc., the country’s biggest bank owned by tycoon Henry  T. Sy Sr., has been accused...

Chinese anger, fears exposed in France after police killing

PARIS—Chinese immigrants and China’s government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of...

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

NAIROBI, Kenya—The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President...

Sharapova proud of her passion, integrity as doping ban ends

By Greg Beacham / The Associated Press RANCHO MIRAGE, California—When Maria Sharapova realized her tennis career could be ended by what she claims was an accidental doping violation,...

Azkals too much for Nepalese

THE Philippines handily beat Nepal, 4-1, on Tuesday night to jumpstart its campaign in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup UAE 2019. Azkals captain...
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Banks play vital economic role in poor communities­–Yellen

WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve (the Fed)  Chairman Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that US banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income...

DENR, LGU, mining firms roll out integrated area devt plan for...

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has rolled out an Integrated Area Development Plan (IADP) for Aroroy, a gold-rich town in Masbate...
By Reif Larsen / New York Times News Service I USED to think there were two types of people in this world: those who are so nervous about making their flight that they are only truly happy if they get to the airport four hours early, and those who are so...
SIX Disney Princess-inspired girls chosen from a nationwide search starred in the first Disney and Globe Studio digital reality series, titled Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream. In a 10-webisode journey of self-discovery, what the finalists were all wishing upon a star was the prize of a Tokyo Disneyland...

Sibling success: Part II

LAST week I shared my insights on the magazine article written by Charlotte Alter, titled “The Secrets of Super Siblings”. It shared the successes of nine families who were able to raise “super siblings”, and pointed out the commonalities in upbringing she saw among them. These were Immigrant Drive,...

The War After

A short story by Eddie Ilarde Sandra Damon a veteran television reporter of an international news network based in New York looks out the window of the plane about to land at the regional airport of Legaspi. She is obviously fascinated by the view on the ground and of the...

Time for Rest

By Kenneth Yu Hi, Edson! Sorry for the late reply. I only just saw your message. I accept your challenge! Your request for a ghost story to share with our friends is apt and timely, it being near Halloween and all, but I’ll go you one further, if you don’t...

PHL weaves growth potentials of Manila hemp

FROM producing high-quality textiles to the first-ever abaca-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—this is how the Philippines plans to stretch the potentials of abaca fiber. According to former Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFida) Executive Director Victor Prodigo, PhilFida is moving closer to this goal. The development of...

BM Reports

Reserve, incoming projects ease PHL power worries

Conclusion dURING summer months a household’s electricity consumption goes up by around 20 percent, according to the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). Given this, a typical household with a monthly consumption of 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) would likely increase its consumption to 240 kWh. Using the March power...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

Bigger 2017 MIAS sizzles this summer

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) has already catered to 500,000 attendees since 2005, not to mention hosting nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair...

Celebrating success with the growing Team Suzuki Philippines family

In celebration of its recent successes and to jumpstart yet another eventful year, pioneer compact car manufacturer Suzuki Philippines gathered together the Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) last March 25 to show its gratitude to its pool of loyal customers and welcome the new members...

Isuzu concludes 4X4 Action Adventure series

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino IT may be the last of the highly coveted 4x4 Action Playground series this year, but Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) made sure that the finale was worth remembering. Recently staged at the Limketkai open grounds in Cagayan de...

Property

A one-stop shop for construction and design

SUCCESS comes to people who have a great work ethic, talent and who play fair and square. MJ Ringor, CEO of Mundo Design+Build, is a good example of good guys finish first. After graduating with a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, the 34-year-old...

Sandari marks 10 years, soon to enter next phase of project

MARKING its decade of existence, Citystate Properties and Management Corp. (CPMC) revealed the continued take-up on the initial stage of Sandari Batulao’s residential project called Nalé, thus paving the way for the second development within the sprawling estate in Nasugbu, Batangas. “We actually have around 20...

Drafting the architect’s craft: Industry building through ‘context & intent’

AS we continue to develop our world into a concrete creation, architecture and design stand as the actual pillars of our progress. Settled into the very fabric of our modern-day blanket of buildings and structures, the fruits of architecture are widespread but have yet...

Millennials

By Efleda P. Campos | Senior Editor AT least once a year since 1987, Eufrosino “Sonny” Camarillo, now 72, stages an exhibit of his historic photographs in various venues in Metro Manila—malls, schools, parks, building lobbies. The pictures depict history in the making, including events that led to the toppling of...

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