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PHL colors rise in Incheon

PHL colors rise in Incheon

INCHEON, South Korea—A tiny delegation with big hopes proudly raises its colors on Thursday at the sprawling Incheon Asian Games Athletes’ Village to officially announce its presence alongside the region’s sporting giants.

OFW, retirees, young entrepreneurs seen to fuel growth of local franchising sector

OFW, retirees, young entrepreneurs seen to fuel growth of local franchising sector

THE Philippines’s franchising industry remains bullish that capital from Filipinos overseas, retirees and young entrepreneurs will fuel the growth of the sector for the next several years.

Philippine crime goes global

Philippine crime goes global

IN this time of the Internet, particularly of social media, the world is more like a small village. What happens “down the street” soon becomes a topic of conversation for everyone. There are few national secrets when it comes to what is happening on the ground level.

Lava flows from Mayon Volcano; thousands flee

Lava flows from Mayon Volcano; thousands flee

THE Philippines’s most active volcano sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said on Wednesday.

News

Miners find champion in Binay

Miners find champion in Binay

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay underscored the need to harmonize national and local laws on mining. And should there be any conflict, Binay said, the national law—in the Philippines’s case the Mining Act—should supersede local laws.

Calax delay sends wrong signal to PPP investors–McQuarie

The delay in the implementation of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) would send a negative message to international investors who would like to invest in the country’s various public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

DOH, PCSO, NKTI sign pact on organ transplant for indigent patients

The Department of Health (DOH) has signed an agreement with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and DOH’s specialty hospital, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), to provide financial assistance to indigent patients who need to undergo organ transplant.

Lava flows from Mayon Volcano; thousands flee

Lava flows from Mayon Volcano; thousands flee

THE Philippines’s most active volcano sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said on Wednesday.

Philippine crime goes global

Philippine crime goes global

IN this time of the Internet, particularly of social media, the world is more like a small village. What happens “down the street” soon becomes a topic of conversation for everyone. There are few national secrets when it comes to what is happening on the ground level.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

GLASGOW, Scotland—Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.

Business

3 PHL budget carriers cancel flights to China

THREE budget carriers have cancelled their chartered flights to and from Mainland China due to the existing travel warning issued by the Chinese government against the Philippines due to a kidnapping incident. 

Food self-sufficiency will be P-Noy’s legacy, DA says

AGRICULTURE Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has claimed that food self-sufficiency could be the lasting legacy of the administration of President Aquino.

Lawmakers seek income, excise tax exemption on gold sold to BSP

TWO lawmakers are seeking to remove the excise and income taxes on gold sold to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to curb smuggling of gold out of the country and enhance the BSP’s gold resources.

Inventor-entrepreneur gets the water flowing

Inventor-entrepreneur gets the water flowing

GOOD entrepreneurs find opportunities in crisis. Noble entrepreneurs find crisis and disasters as opportunities to give back to the communities the fruits of their success.

Using analytics to mitigate card fraud in the Philippines

Using analytics to mitigate card fraud in the Philippines

WITH its economy being one of the fastest growing in Asia, not to mention the stable inflow of remittances from overseas Filipino workers, the Philippine banking system is expected to grow over the next few years—30 percent year-on-year by some estimates.

Indonesia okays Asean transboundary haze pact

Indonesia okays Asean transboundary haze pact

INDONESIA agreed to ratify a regional haze pact it signed 12 years ago in an effort to stem illegal burning blamed for pollution over neighbors Singapore and Malaysia that hit record levels last year.

Sports

Let’s ‘Gangnam!’

Let’s ‘Gangnam!’

INCHEON, South Korea—The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes.

Lifestyle

The closest you can get to ‘Hotel Transylvania’

The closest you can get to ‘Hotel Transylvania’

PERHAPS it was the 2012 animated feature film from Sony Pictures, which featured the voice of Adam Sandler as Count Dracula and Selena Gomez as Mavis, his 118-year-old “teenage” vampire daughter, that got us into a feeding frenzy and travel itch. In the movie Hotel Transylvania , Mavis falls in love with a human. Perhaps in real life, we could fall in love with a vampire.

Expanded tourism destination introduced in Kalibo

KALIBO, Aklan—A tourism magnate based in the island-resort of Boracay has partnered with the Kalibo Save the Mangrove (Kasama), an organization of mangrove farmers, for the introduction of a new tourism destination in Kalibo.

Zambales seniors get own ‘tambayan’

Zambales seniors get own ‘tambayan’

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales—The Zambales provincial government inaugurated here on September 3 a building housing the office of the town’s Senior Citizens’ Federation, the latest project in a province-wide program to provide the elderly with a venue for their social and official activities.

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

Development, environmental protection must be pursued together

Development, environmental protection must be pursued together

ENVIRONMENT expert and vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mohan Munasinghe sees the fourth report of the United Nations-attached body as the most momentous, as it raised the alarm on climate change, such as rising sea levels, melting arctic ice and threats of harsh typhoons, including those experienced in the Philippines.

Is good public relations good charisma?

Is good public relations good charisma?

Dear PR Matters,

I work in corporate public relations (PR), and have noticed that the most successful PR practitioners are those who are charismatic and have a great personality.  How important is charisma in charting one’s career in PR? How can one develop this?

Power plants heading out to sea in post-Fukushima Japan

Power plants heading out to sea in post-Fukushima Japan

ONE of the biggest hurdles to building new power plants in Japan is finding a place that’s safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. That place may turn out to be 30 miles at sea.

Starmall Prima Taguig officially opens

Starmall Prima Taguig officially opens

STARMALL is raising the level of the mall experience for the Filipino by building better-quality malls with a more dynamic tenant mix, an upgraded interiors, and a façade with a high-end vibe. This new level of mall design is incarnated in all Starmall Prima, an in-the-pipeline collection of commercial centers with a brand-new, intensely upgraded new lifestyle experience of live, shop, dine and entertain.  

Global structure needed on infectious diseases

Global structure needed on infectious diseases

WE can no longer qualify certain threats as problems “over there.” Local phenomena can create consequences that involve the entire world. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the control of infectious disease.

PBEd portal seeks to reduce youth unemployment by 30%

THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines, has developed an online career-exploration portal to help reduce youth unemployment in the country by almost one-third.

Last remaining forest wilderness at risk

Last remaining forest wilderness at risk

UXBRIDGE, Canada—The world’s last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost—and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.

Wars of future

Wars of future

IN a backyard in Aleppo, Syrian rebels built a tank for urban combat. All it took was an Android smartphone to download a do-it-yourself manual.

Chevrolet launches Colorado campaign

Chevrolet launches Colorado campaign

OVER the last couple of years, the Philippines has experienced the most unpredictable weather patterns and climate changes that led to flash floods, landslides, and other serious calamities; hence, the local market has turned their heads to high-stance vehicles like pickup trucks to ride out the country’s ever so changing conditions.

Cementing pathways to ‘green’ buildings

Cementing pathways to ‘green’ buildings

THE 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and the Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) that devastated central Philippines in the last quarter of 2013 have again revealed the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards.

Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona—On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice.

Don’t take MERS for granted!

Don’t take MERS for granted!

In 2003 it was severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).  This year, it’s Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

First reported in Asia in February 2003, SARS spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe and other parts of Asia.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 8,098 people worldwide were stricken by SARS during the outbreak. Of these, 774 died.

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