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RESPONDING to heightened risks of diarrhea outbreaks and other health hazards among displaced children, families and host communities in Marawi City and surrounding areas, the government of Japan has extended an $800,000 (P4.292-million) grant to the United Nations Children’s...
FOR thousands of college graduates actively looking for employment every year, to work for top companies that provide financial stability, job security, rich organizational culture and career growth opportunities is an achievement. Mondelez Philippines, the company behind household names...

Briefs

Max’s sales up 12% CASUAL-dining restaurant operator Max’s Group Inc. said its income for the first half of the year grew 12 percent to P331.72 million, from last year’s P295.33 million. “Moving into the next quarter, we have lined up...

Finally, gold for Jamaica

LONDON—The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica. That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at...
Young and successful retail brand owners and heads will be highlighted at the 24th edition of the National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2017 (NRCE) on August 10 and 11 at the SMX Convention Center Manila to inspire new breed of...
Cats like houseplants, but houseplants don’t like cats. Or, at least, cats don’t do houseplants any good. Take my ponytail palm, for example. My cat is an outdoor cat, but I know that if she came indoors, what a grand time she...
Philippine National Scientist Dr. Angel Alcala (center), receives the Asean Biodiversity Heroes award, the first such recognition given by the Asean Centre of Biodiversity (ACB) to 10 Asean winners at ceremonies held at a hotel in Manila on Monday. With...

Twin Celebration  

Publicly listed Citystate Savings Bank held a Thanksgiving Mass on August 4 at its head office in the Citystate Centre Building, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, to signal the celebration of its 20th anniversary. Fr. Roby James of San Carlos Seminary...
President Duterte will personally escort embattled Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista to the exit door if it is proven he had amassed ill-gotten wealth, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto C. Abella said, if Bautista has...

Building an emergency fund

Is there a sophisticated technology that can predict or give certainty to the future? I am very keen to answer a resounding no. The only thing that is certain is an uncertain future. Can you imagine one day getting into...
SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea vowed on Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch “thousands-fold” revenge against the US to respond to tough UN sanctions imposed after its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches. The North’s warning came two days after...
Prosecutors demanded a 12-year jail term for Jay Y. Lee, accusing the billionaire vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. of bribing a presidential confidante to increase his control over the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips. Lee has...
By Alexandra Stevenson HNA Group says that Wall Street’s biggest banks are knocking at the door to do business with it as the huge Chinese conglomerate buys up businesses around the globe. But one of those banks is now walking away. Bank...
LONDON—The moment and the crowd of 55,900 at London Stadium were his, and Usain Bolt was inches from a clean getaway. But last Saturday night, there would be no pitch-perfect ending to what Bolt insisted was the final individual race...
AFTER a spell of gray weather, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can seriously brighten up a room. Decorating with these potentially too-sweet shades can be tricky, but worth it. “Pastels get...
NEW YORK—After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader Dunkirk. The modest result for The...
WARSAW, Poland—More than 72 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the first traveling exhibition about the Nazi death camp will begin a journey later this year to 14 cities across Europe and North America, taking heartbreaking artifacts to multitudes...
Bashing celebrities seems to be a national pastime but the biggest draw for entertainment groupies today has got to be this award-giving season. And so, the question: Which is the most credible movie award-giving body? Ahead of the pack is...
WHILE cybersecurity in the country is still in its infancy, the Philippines has already faced a number of online threats—four of which are considered advanced and persistent—over the last few years. And because the government is hell-bent on addressing issues...
THE future triathlon stars took center stage ahead of the sport’s elite as they slugged it out for top honors in various age-group divisions in the Alaska IronKids Triathlon firing on Saturday at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa...