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Another world record set in ‘light of peace’

Another world record set in ‘light of peace’

Only a year after the success of the inaugural Light of Peace (LOP) event held in May 2013 in Miag-ao, Iloilo, which attracted over 13,000 local and international participants, another milestone has been set at the second LOP event on April 14 in Camella’s Savannah City, Iloilo.

Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged barangay in Iloilo gets solar kitchen from Mondelez

Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged barangay in Iloilo gets solar kitchen from Mondelez

REPRESENTATIVES of Mondelez Philippines’s Eden Cheese brand, recently went to Concepcion, Iloilo, to turn over a solar kitchen that can be used by all residents of the barangay.

Reflections on the value of money

Reflections on the value of money

The Bible as a piece of literature is intriguing in the least. As God’s Word to believers, it is nonetheless controversial. But as a financial blueprint? The concept takes a bit of getting used to.

Environmental architects

Environmental architects

IN this age when strong typhoons such as Ondoy and Yolanda are the new normal, the country will have to produce more emergency architects who will also be involved in providing quality infrastructure design against earthquakes, tsunamis among others.

News

Remittances growth slowed anew

The growth in the inflow of cash remittances from the country’s migrant workers slowed for the second consecutive month in February after hitting a record-high expansion in December last year, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed.

Government eyes PPP to implement 11 new projects

The national government is in the process of conceptualizing 11 projects to be implemented under the public- private partnership (PPP) scheme, according to a first quarter 2014 report recently released by the PPP Center.

Palace orders health dept to warn OFWs vs MERS virus

Malacañang on Tuesday ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to raise an alert on reported incidence of so-called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in countries where millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are deployed.

Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged barangay in Iloilo gets solar kitchen from Mondelez

Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged barangay in Iloilo gets solar kitchen from Mondelez

REPRESENTATIVES of Mondelez Philippines’s Eden Cheese brand, recently went to Concepcion, Iloilo, to turn over a solar kitchen that can be used by all residents of the barangay.

Reflections on the value of money

Reflections on the value of money

The Bible as a piece of literature is intriguing in the least. As God’s Word to believers, it is nonetheless controversial. But as a financial blueprint? The concept takes a bit of getting used to.

Japan risks public souring on Abenomics as prices surge

Japan risks public souring on Abenomics as prices surge

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to vault Japan out of 15 years of deflation risks losing public support by spurring too much inflation too quickly as companies add extra price increases to this month’s sales-tax bump.

Business

Seair-I eyes international routes

HOMEGROWN carrier South East Asian Airlines International Inc. (Seair-I) expects to serve the international market next quarter as it expands its fleet through lease agreements. 

Government warns speculators over price hike

THE Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) warns speculators of repercussions should they be proven responsible for the unexpected climb in the prices of sugar, the agency said on Monday.

Henares fails to hit revenue goal three months in a row

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has missed its collection target for three months in a row, with its collection for the month of March falling behind target by P8 billion.

Asto brings designers to the world stage

Asto brings designers to the world stage

Twenty-two-year-old Kate Dorothy Ngo, chief executive officer of the Asto group, has a herculean load on her shoulders—she has been tasked to promote Filipino and Asian designers in the global market. Nevertheless, she maintains confidence and a cool disposition in handling the challenges.

Data breaches: a new way to game Google?

Data breaches: a new way to game Google?

IT’S a familiar routine: A company gets hacked, is subjected to a cascade of negative coverage online and spends months trying to repair its image.

Singapore seen to favor modest currency gains to curb inflation

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will probably keep favoring modest currency gains as it seeks to curb inflation while supporting economic growth.

Sports

‘The One’ is back!

‘The One’ is back!

BALTIMORE—Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week—a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016.

Lifestyle

Spotify partners with Globe to give you free streaming music

Spotify partners with Globe to give you free streaming music

THE announcement blasted from the speakers and made all of 71 Gramercy vibrate. The message was simple enough to understand: “Mabuhay, Philippines! Spotify is here!” Was this another grand launch of a service you don’t really need and may soon forget? But for music lovers, it signaled the start of a brand-new era in connectivity and free music downloads. But what is Spotify and what does it hope to achieve?

Tourism helps Eastern Visayas bounce back

Tourism helps Eastern Visayas bounce back

MENTION the phrase “I shall return,” and US Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his momentous, game-changing landing in Palo town, Leyte province, in 1944 easily comes to mind. This landing signaled the start of the country’s liberation from Japan during World War II.

‘Ilo Ilo’ filmmaker Anthony Chen recalls the film’s inspiration: Aunt Terry

‘Ilo Ilo’ filmmaker Anthony Chen recalls the film’s inspiration: Aunt Terry

WHEN growing up in Singapore, filmmaker Anthony Chen’s family had a maid from the Philippines, a woman he and his two younger brothers called Aunt Terry.

PHL has a fast-growing aging population, now at 7.5 million

THE Philippines is now classified under World Health Organization (WHO) standards as an aging population, with 7.5 million elderly citizens now and an estimated 14 million elderly by 2040.

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

A champion of women’s rights

A champion of women’s rights

AMBASSADOR Rosario Manalo, senior diplomat and educator, has won fierce debates to place women’s rights on the global agenda at the height of the cold war era.

Surviving a PR crisis: Some useful tips Part 1

The recent sudden and mysterious disappearance in mid-flight of a Malaysian Airlines plane bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, and the serious PR crisis it created for the company, underscores the fact no company, not even those among the biggest and the best-managed, can be fully certain it would not have to deal with some form and degree of PR crisis in its existence.

China, US, India are top three polluters, UN panel report says

China, US, India are top three polluters, UN panel report says

BERLIN—The UN’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check.

Environmental architects

Environmental architects

IN this age when strong typhoons such as Ondoy and Yolanda are the new normal, the country will have to produce more emergency architects who will also be involved in providing quality infrastructure design against earthquakes, tsunamis among others.

How African Firms Can Make the Most of Outside Investment

TRADE between Africa and China surpassed $200 billion this year, strengthening China’s position as Africa’s biggest trade partner—a position it has held since 2009. Less than 15 years ago, the corresponding value was a modest $10 billion. Africa holds a growing pulling power for foreign investors. Beyond trade relationships, investors increasingly look at African consumers and see immense opportunities to invest locally. For African companies, this presents a special chance to climb the food chain of global competitiveness.

Group to give special children one great summer-camp treat

ABOUT 150 special children will convene for merry-making, and basic self-care and independence training during the 10-day annual summer camp of Guided and Unified Interaction for the Development of Children Inc. (Guide Inc.) from April 25 to May 4 in Orion, Bataan.

Indigenous leaders are targets in battle to protect forests

Indigenous leaders are targets in battle to protect forests

WASHINGTON—Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.

Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

IN an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a better idea: Change the rules of the game.

Are you ready for your Holy Week trip?

BEFORE going anywhere with your car, whether it’s a short or long trip, it’s always best to prepare yourself for what lies ahead, be it traffic, potential accidents or even unexpected car problems. The following are some tips to help get you to your destination, even before you’ve gone there. After all, they say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

As planet warms, clean-energy investments take a dive

As planet warms, clean-energy investments take a dive

UNITED NATIONS—Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released last week.

Jesus enters Jerusalem

Jesus enters Jerusalem

AS Jesus nears Bethpage at Mount Olives on his journey to Jerusalem, he sent two of his disciples to the village ahead of him to get a tied ass and her colt, untie them and bring them to him. And if anyone says a word, he told them to reply: “The master needs them; and then, he will let them go at once.” (Matthew 21:3)

Climate change threatens human health

Climate change threatens human health

AS global temperature continues to rise due to climate change so are diseases. “Climate change endangers human health,” declares Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO).

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