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Alfonso Louis Chusuey talks about the growth of the Henann Group of Resorts and the possible closure of Boracay.
Chatri Sityodtong’s warrior spirit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zifpSxj9XA WORDS  SANTIAGO J. ARNAIZ | PHOTOGRAPHY KAI HUANG Chatri Sityodtong begins, as he often does, with a story. It’s something he picked up from a mentor he had in his youth, training in the art of Muay Thai back in...
Janina Dizon Hoschka on her mother’s legacy and keeping balance in her life. WORDS  ZSARLENE B. CHUA Janina Dizon Hoschka, who, at first, resisted being a jeweler, finds herself celebrating her 10th year in the business with a 200-piece collection that...
Cirilo F. Bautista, National Artist for Literature. Art and War When I look at abstract art and think of the dead in the war in Iraq, things even out considerably, even if the firework is heavy on this or that side. They seem to...
José María V. Zaragoza, National Artist for Architecture. Words  Augusto Villalón | Photos  Chippy Rivera José María V. Zaragoza, an almost forgotten icon in the development of truly Philippine architecture, totally deserves the distinction of finally being conferred as National Artist...


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MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers saw slower growth in February, as the coronavirus outbreak began to spread around the world.
THE Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) slashed the projected national budget for the next two years, as revenues are expected to take a huge hit from the coronavirus crisis.
THE Philippines’ unemployment rate could hit double digits this year, as the coronavirus crisis batters the economy.
ABOUT 80% of Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) borrowers have said that they cannot continue their loan agreements due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SB Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Ma. Luna E. Cacanando said.
As Typhoon Ambo crosses the country, the government will closely monitor the country’s transition from a total lockdown to the new normal.
AMID mounting concerns by customers on increased electricity bills for May, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said its meter readings remain accurate and transparent.
THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 215 more people infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 12,091.
THE Palace has asked both Congress and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to find an additional P51 billion that can be allocated to the social amelioration program (SAP).
THE Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that courts in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) will reopen starting May 18 and will continue acting on pending cases during this period.
THE Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) told procuring entities (PEs) to review their planned and ongoing procurement for this year to determine which will be discontinued following the orders to tighten their belts issued by the Budget department earlier.
On Friday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with seven companies which will join as sellers under the e-Kadiwa ni Ani At Kita marketing program.
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) said that the warrantless arrest of a teacher who offered a P50-million bounty for anyone who kills President Rodrigo R. Duterte was invalid. However, the Justice department recommended the filing of charges against teacher...
FORMER Senator Ma. Teresa Aquino-Oreta, sister of the late senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., has passed away, her son, Malabon Mayor Antolin A. Oreta lll said on Friday. She was 75.
THE NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) said that it is open to any investigation that may be conducted after reports surfaced about the foul odors of rice stock issued to some legislators.
GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS and policy measures by Southeast Asian countries reduced potential economic losses of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by as much as 34%, according to a research by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
THE wholesale price growth of construction materials in Metro Manila rose in April, albeit at a slower pace, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday.
THE NATIONAL Privacy Commission (NPC) has released guidelines for data security for work-from-home (WFH) operations, encouraging institutions to use only authorized software and organization-issued devices.
THE PHILIPPINES was among the countries with the lowest video quality experience in the past quarter even as it showed a large improvement, a global mobile analytics company said.
METRO MANILA malls are requiring the use of face masks as they reopen today after being shut for two months due to the strict lockdown enforced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) on Friday announced its guidelines for production shoots in the entertainment industry under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). These will include conducting casting via video and limiting production staff.
Let me start with a familiar story: a wrestler, two comedians, and a comic book artist all walk into a bar… except they don’t, because there’s a pandemic, and we’re all still stuck at home.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the declaration of St. John Baptist de La Salle as the Patron of Teachers, De La Salle University will stream A Fire in the Soul, a cantata about the De La Salle Brothers during World War II, from May 15 to 17 on its YouTube channel.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc.’s profit slipped by 5% dip in the first quarter, as its shopping malls in the Philippines and China were forced to close due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
LT Group, Inc. reported a 41% surge in profits in the first quarter, lifted by growth in its tobacco and property segments.
ABS-CBN Corp. on Friday said the shutdown of its free-to-air television and radio operations “will significantly impact” the company’s media, networks, and studio Entertainment (MNSE) operations which generate billions of pesos in annual revenues.
PORT OPERATOR Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) halved its profits in the first quarter as its ports saw lower container volumes amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
EARNINGS of D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc. (DMW) fell 12% year-on-year in the first quarter after the absence of last year’s one-time gain.
NLEX Corp. and Ayala Property Management Corp. (AMPC) have started conducting rapid testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for employees as Metro Manila shifts to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on Saturday.
SAN MIGUEL Corporation (SMC) said it has started donating COVID-19 testing booths to the cities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Manila, as part of its commitment to boost the testing capacities of all Metro Manila local government units (LGUs).
A UNIT of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. will start selling gas-powered generator set (genset) units, targeting companies in hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
THE Insurance Commission (IC) eased rules on insurance firms’ quarterly compliance with the minimum net worth requirement and also announced other relief measures to help companies stay afloat amid the coronavirus crisis.
CONTINUED investment inflows pushed the country’s net external liability position wider in the fourth quarter of 2019, backed by optimism among foreign investors.
THE PESO weakened against the greenback on Friday after the latest correction in oil prices and the slower growth in cash remittances in February.
THE main index gave up its gains on Friday and settled at the 5,500 level, as increasing tensions between the United States and China pushed investors away from the local bourse.
"If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return."
At their recent Think Digital conference, IBM unveiled its list of Women Leaders in AI, recognizing 35 exceptional female business leaders who are using artificial intelligence to drive transformation, growth, and innovation across industries.
By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld At the beginning of the year, many were looking forward to a very productive stock market.The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), however, has brought these expectations down. This has been the observed sentiment among...
Sharing ways to cope and post-pandemic expectations For the millennial generation, this coronavirus pandemic would be considered the first crisis they have encountered as part of the workforce. Young professionals in the real estate industry from different parts of Asia...
The 2020 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of GT Capital Holdings, Inc. will be conducted virtually on June 5, 2020 at 2 p.m.
PHILIPPINE police were readying charges against Metro Manila’s police chief for violating lockdown rules when he celebrated his birthday with friends amid a lockdown meant to contain a coronavirus pandemic, the presidential palace said on Thursday.
THE economic team on Thursday revealed its proposed recovery plan to help the economy bounce back from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which includes liquidity support for businesses through banks and a significant reduction in corporate income tax (CIT).
THE Philippines must improve its incentives program and remove trade obstacles to remain competitive in attracting investments, as global companies begin shifting China-based operations to Southeast Asia, international business councils said.
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is giving companies more time to submit their annual reports, quarterly reports and audited financial statements amid the coronavirus pandemic.
THE coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is projected to remove four years of growth from the global economy -- or almost $8.5 trillion in total output -- according to a new United Nations (UN) study.
JG SUMMIT Holdings, Inc. is cutting its 2020 capital expenditure (capex) budget to P58 billion as its earnings plunged 71% to P1.9 billion in the first quarter.

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