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It’s good to be an island

It’s good to be an island

ABOUT 100 years after Ferdinand Magellan came to Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar province, English poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island,/Entire of itself,/Every man is a piece of the continent,/A part of the main.”

Air crashes set year on course to be deadliest since 2005

Air crashes set year on course to be deadliest since 2005

THREE fatal airline crashes in a week mean 2014 is shaping up to become the worst year in almost a decade for passenger fatalities.

A hundred years of community and faith

A hundred years of community and faith

THE splendor of Iglesia Ni Cristo, after a hundred years since its founding, continues to burnish through with its solidarity and God’s favor.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of Society of Jesus

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of Society of Jesus

LISTEN to Christ, focus on Him. Be a partner to fulfill God’s mission for humanity. Live by the Holy Spirit’s anointing.


News

Central bank may hike SDA rate and RRR

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is likely to push through with its tightening cycle in the coming monetary-policy meeting on Thursday to preemptively act against lingering inflation and liquidity risks, several analysts and economists said.

House to summon CJ Sereno on P1.78-B JDF spending probe

A LEADER of the House of Representatives over the weekend said the lower chamber will request the presence of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in its investigation on the controversial Judiciary Development Fund (JDF).

Palace plays down sharp decrease in Aquino’s pre-Sona survey ratings

MALACAÑANG on Friday played down the negative satisfaction rating earned by the Aquino administration in the latest Pulse Asia survey on its ability to control inflation and reduce poverty.

NDF aborts planned release of 4 cops kidnapped by NPA

THE National Democratic Front (NDF) in Mindanao has aborted the release of four policemen whom the communist New People’s Army (NPA) seized, after the crisis committee of the local government offered only a maximum of three-day cease-fire for the safe turnover of the captives.

It’s good to be an island

It’s good to be an island

ABOUT 100 years after Ferdinand Magellan came to Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar province, English poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island,/Entire of itself,/Every man is a piece of the continent,/A part of the main.”

Argentina debt negotiations deadlocked as default looms

NEW YORK—Argentina’s negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked following talks on Friday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default next week.

Business

GT Capital to sell debt to pay off debt, finance property development

GT Capital Holdings Inc., the holding firm of taipan George Ty, is raising P12 billion in debt that will be listed in the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp.

Palay farm-gate, retail prices up, corn grain down

SLIGHT farm-gate price increase for palay was observed last week, according to the latest weekly report of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS).

PHL two-year debt has worst week since March on rate view

Two-year Philippine government bonds fell this week, with the yield rising the most since March, on bets the central bank will raise borrowing costs.

Educators can be entrepreneurs as well

JPMorgan Chase and Co. (JPMC), through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, has embarked on a training program for educators in partnership with Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development and the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR).

Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

NEW YORK—The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

Widodo targets growth pace unseen since financial crisis

Widodo targets growth pace unseen since financial crisis

PRESIDENT-ELECT Joko Widodo said he’s aiming for a growth pace Indonesia hasn’t seen since before the 1990s Asian financial crisis, a shift that would bolster the clout of the world’s fourth most-populous nation.

Sports

Bolts bolster coaching staff, sign up ex-Aces mentor Trillo as assistant

MERALCO beefed up its coaching staff with the signing of former Alaska mentor Luigi Trillo.

Lifestyle

Trying The Conscious Cleanse

Trying The Conscious Cleanse

THE deck of my house is constructed with untreated and unstained cedar wood. The birthday cake was made from the bakery department of a local grocery store with a Blue’s Clues theme from the cartoon for preschool kids.

Leading cruise companies eyeing Philippines as favorite destination

Leading cruise companies eyeing Philippines as favorite destination

THREE of the world’s leading cruise companies—Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Lines—have expressed interest to help develop the Philippines as a cruise-ship destination, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., said recently.

Jose Rizal goes to Washington

Jose Rizal goes to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a successful run in Chicago and New York, Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s best known novel, will go onstage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts here next month. The Philippine Embassy said the Filipino-American community will have a chance to watch Noli Me Tangere: The Opera before it makes its way to Manila by purchasing their tickets for the performances at the Eisenhower Theater on August 8 and 9.

Music is in the heart

Music is in the heart

HOW does one age gracefully? A thousand and one ways. And this lady, gracious and lovely at 93, shows us that one way, and which describes a constant part of her life—Music is in the heart.

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

2013 Kadayawan Festival: Celebrating Davao’s cultural heritage

DAVAO City has always been one of my favorite destinations ever since I started going there in the late 1980s.

Features

PHL-Malaysia build better, deeper economic ties

PHL-Malaysia build better, deeper economic ties

MALAYSIA’S trade ties with the Philippines started hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors were believed to have traveled and traded with each other by the so-called balangay.

PPC Asia: Banking on speed for progress

PPC Asia: Banking on speed for progress

WHEN Ronnie Co was still a business administration student at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, it did not cross his mind that in a few years, he would soon be leading one of the big contenders in the automotive industry. As a member of the basketball varsity team, he spent his days driving the team into winning the championship, not knowing he would, in the future, be driving not only luxury cars, but also the rest of the industry.

 

PHL senator: Invest more in R&D

PHL senator: Invest more in R&D

A SENATE leader enjoined the members of the scientific community, including Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officials, to invest more in research and development (R&D) as he decried the lack of human resources in science and technology (S&T)-related fields.

Real-estate group calls for immediate enactment of housing-related bills

THE housing sector is in need of 5.5 million dwelling units yet fundings and legislative measures are lacking to address this backlog, according to the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations Inc. (Creba).

A hundred years of community and faith

A hundred years of community and faith

THE splendor of Iglesia Ni Cristo, after a hundred years since its founding, continues to burnish through with its solidarity and God’s favor.

Philam Foundation donates classrooms for Taguig National High School students

PHILAM Foundation, the corporate citizenship arm of the country’s premier life insurer Philam Life, give not only classrooms but “homes where dreams and wishes start.”

Mexico’s circuses caught up in animal-rights spat

Mexico’s circuses caught up in animal-rights spat

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s “circus wars” are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals, meeting rising anger from circus workers.

Air crashes set year on course to be deadliest since 2005

Air crashes set year on course to be deadliest since 2005

THREE fatal airline crashes in a week mean 2014 is shaping up to become the worst year in almost a decade for passenger fatalities.

Whatever you do, don’t run

Whatever you do, don’t run

JUST drive a Land Rover. And go on a safari around Asia and Africa. This, according to Peter Allison, renowned author of two bestselling books about his experiences working in the African bush—Whatever You Do, Don’t Run and Don’t Look Behind You—is or will probably be his life-long journey or rather call it, life mission statement.

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

HAVANA—Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters farther out. That was four decades ago.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of Society of Jesus

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of Society of Jesus

LISTEN to Christ, focus on Him. Be a partner to fulfill God’s mission for humanity. Live by the Holy Spirit’s anointing.

Nutrition for children

Nutrition for children

THERE are numerous ways parents can help their children achieve the best possible health. For instance, obesity (the condition of a person having excessive weight for his or her height, build and age) can be prevented with healthy eating patterns and regular exercise.

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