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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Senators told martial law may be lifted by weekend

Senators meeting with Duterte administration security officials on Monday were told martial law in Mindanao may be lifted by Friday if the situation in...

Government makes gains in restoring normalcy in restive Mindanao

Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago,...

End to ‘temporary’ status for US migrants feared

WASHINGTON—Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the US, where she was able to support her family,...

Kushner’s relationship with Trump frays as Russia accusations swirl

WASHINGTON—The most successful deal of Jared Kushner’s short and consequential career in real estate and politics involves one highly leveraged acquisition: a pair of...

Jordan vs James

By Harvey Araton / New York Times News Service BEFORE supplanting Michael Jordan as the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) career playoff scoring leader while cementing an...

Adieu, Angie!

PARIS—A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women’s...
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Lower food prices seen slowing May inflation rate

The Department of Finance (DOF) said consumer prices should prove slower in May, likely reaching only 3.2 percent on the back of lower food...

Vietnam’s premier confident of 6.7% growth without inflation

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he is confident economic growth this year will meet a government goal of 6.7 percent without adding...
By Kim Cook / The Associated Press LIKE coquettish long eyelashes or chic bangs, fringe has a beguiling style that draws it every so often back into the trend orbit. Now is one of those times in fashion and home decor, thanks perhaps to our current flirtation with eclecticism and our ongoing...
By Lindsey Bahr / The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy Baywatch. (In the Philippines, the latest Pirates of the Carribean installment...
By Oline H. Cogdill / The Associated Press Dennis Lehane’s crime fiction has highlighted some of the most insightful looks at parenting (Gone Baby Gone), mental health (Shutter Island), loss of innocence (Mystic River) and the life of mobsters (Live By Night). In his latest novel, Lehane delivers a poignant story about...

A Mythic Negotiation

Jael has to egress through a series of hard right and left turns in putrid and thieving-prone alleys, along several sari-sari stores, then over and across a noisy overpass. If only he had a wardrobe from Narnia. Erik’s house is not far off from his, in a subdivision on...

Kristo

By Prospero Pulma Jr. It was rope for Luis and Mike as the two thieves and nails bigger than fingers for Juan.  Juan watched Tomas, in his carboard legionnaire armor and sword, holding a hammer and nail above his palm. “Do it.” Juan shut his eyes and waited for the...

Ramadan: When a quarter of the world goes fasting

DAVAO CITY—Arnel Maylupas remembers vividly the first 10 straight days when he first went fasting eight years ago. “It’s an anticipation if I can survive a day without food, when just a delay in any meal sends me into tantrum and verbal arguments even...

BM Reports

Technology, economy boost pawnshops in PHL

Part Two A report by Ken Research Private Ltd. published in April last year asserted pawnshops primarily serve the interest of the lower-income and middle-income classes of Filipino society. “Their remittance and easy credit requirements since this population cluster constitutes the unbanked members of the population,”...

Envoys & Expats

Motoring

2017 Toyota Road Trek sets waves in Siargao

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino ONCE again, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has set the bar in organizing their exclusive drive event—worthy of anticipation and recollection. For more than a decade, the annual Toyota Road Trek has touched the hearts and minds of the...

Montero regains midsize SUV leadership

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo JUST a few months shy of the debut of the current Montero model, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) faced probably what could be its biggest debacle yet. It will be recalled that the issue, known as “Sudden Unintended Acceleration”...

Here comes the Rio deal

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes BEING one of the primary drivers of increased sales and brand awareness in the country, the Kia Rio has indeed been the real deal for Columbian Autocar Corp. (CAC) for the past years in the Philippines. Recently,...

Property

NSJBI all set for topping-off ceremony of the first ever sports condo in the Philippines

LEADING Filipino developer New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) is pleased to announce the topping-off ceremony on May 25 of its newest and first of its kind project–the Victoria Sports Tower—the condominium sports complex in the heart of Quezon City. Victoria Sports Tower is a...

Vista Residences offers a new home in paradise

BORACAY, which is the most popular beach island in the country known for its pure white powdery sand, beautiful sunsets, finest hotels, watersports activities, great food and lively nightlife, is also called the “island that never sleeps”. It has been named by Travel & Leisure...

Philippine real estate’s ‘best kept secret’

REAL-estate development is a business of public trust and patience. It’s an industry where players build and reinforce a reputation through innovative thinking, foresight and the determination to create ripples of positive impact to the world we live in. I’ve learned all of these more...

Millennials

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) began distributing the P100,000 onetime payment for Filipinos who breezed past their 100 years and are still living. DSWD Regional Director for Davao Region  Mercedita Habagat said the government already paid the amount to 20 certified centenarians here, from out of...

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