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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These poems, first published here, will be collected in a future anthology.
Seen are Meralco crews conducting energization works at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, as the power firm continues to provide reliable electricity to container vans serving as temporary shelters for Locally Stranded Individuals or LSIs. These operations include the installation of six concrete poles...
THE GOVERNMENT received $8.203 billion in foreign currency (FX) loans in the first half of the year meant for its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, disaster risk management and Marawi's reconstruction, among others, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor...
By Gillian M. Cortez, Reporter The government is planning to allocate P20 billion to buy vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), once it is available. In a televised address aired on Friday morning, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he received...
Countries should gradually lift international travel measures based on a thorough risk assessment and must prioritize essential travel for emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The WHO recommended that priority should be given to essential travel for...
Metro Manila will continue to be under a general community quarantine (GCQ) until mid-August, despite the steady rise in coronavirus infections in the country. "My plea is to endure some more. Many have been infected," President Rodrigo R. Duterte said...
Children younger than five carried major amounts of coronavirus in their upper respiratory tract, a small study published on Thursday showed, raising new questions about whether kids can infect others. Data on children as sources of coronavirus spread are sparse,...
BENGALURU — The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with still-rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will reverse course, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists globally. Over 17 million...
THE balance of payments (BoP) registered an $80-million surplus in June — the slimmest in five months, reflecting the proceeds from foreign loans obtained by the government to fund its coronavirus response, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Thursday.
FOREIGN PORTFOLIO investments fled the country’s financial markets for a fourth straight month in June, as the uncertainty over the pandemic continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
ARLENE P. CALLEJA, a pediatrician in Legazpi City southeast of the Philippine capital, has been spending the past few months responding to patients’ fears about the coronavirus pandemic.
HEADLINE INFLATION likely settled at 2.2% to 3% in July, due to the uptick in prices of basic goods such as oil and rice, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.
LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) is allocating P29 billion for capital expenditures (capex) for the near term as it continues to pursue the expansion of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project.
AYALA-LED Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) swung to a net loss in the second quarter as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, together with the lockdowns that followed it, weighed on its global operations.
EARNINGS of Gokongwei-led Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) fell 33% to P719 million in the second quarter due to the closure of some of its stores during the strict lockdown.
AFTER GIVING the Film Development Council Chairman and President Mary Liza B. Diño the boot, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) announced on Wednesday that it had added new members to its Executive Committee (Execom) — Director and Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. President Laurice Guillen and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President and Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso.
CEBU PACIFIC has slowly rebuilt its international flight network with the restart of flights between Manila and key Asian destinations in August.
GMA NEWS TV has launched a series of programs meant to help people navigate “the new normal,” which include discussions of relevant issues, life hacks, and financial advice.
SAN MIGUEL CORP. (SMC) has completed the issuance of $500-million perpetual securities on Wednesday, which it expects to list at the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. on Friday.
MILAN — Fewer A-list stars will stumble out of parties along the lagoon to be snapped by paparazzi in boats. But organizers of this year’s Venice film festival are promising plenty of movies — on actual screens in front of actual audiences — for the first time since the worldwide pandemic shut showbiz.
HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, Inc. swung to a net loss in the second quarter due to the suspension of construction activities due to coronavirus-related lockdowns.
HORROR FILMS are often defined by their sound designs because silence, a thump, a creak, lend themselves to a more immersive experience for the viewers. But with cinemas still closed and films having to pivot towards streaming sites to get their audience, is sound (especially for horror films) still an effective medium for an immersive experience? Netflix says “yes,” provided that you watch the horror movies on your TV sets.
MERALCO Powergen Corp. (MGen) is still expecting to launch its solar farm in Bulacan within the year despite a delay in construction due to the quarantine restrictions.
LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards show in September is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, and that may mean some celebrities appearing in pajamas or from their bedrooms.
A UNIT of Aboitiz Power Corp. has brought online its first digital substation in Davao City.
CHINA BANKING Corp.’s (China Bank) net income rose in the first half despite higher provisioning amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
LONDON — Johnny Depp was the victim of invented allegations and physical violence from his former wife Amber Heard, London’s High Court was told on Tuesday, the final day of the Hollywood actor’s three-week libel suit against a British tabloid.
BELLE CORP., the listed operator of City of Dreams Manila, booked a P238.48-million attributable net loss in the second quarter due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic to tourism and gaming.
A REVAMPED VERSION of the country's real-time gross settlement system for interbank transactions and government collections will go live by June next year, said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.
ACTRESS Ashley Judd persuaded a federal appeals court to let her proceed with a sexual-harassment claim against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who she said sabotaged her career after she rejected his advances.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE (F&B) companies that have participated in the government’s export promotion initiatives plan to shift their focus to the domestic market even after the pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM).
PROFITS of Wilcon Depot, Inc. sank 95% to P23.87 million in the second quarter due to the closure of its entire store network when parts of the country were under a strict lockdown.
SUN LIFE Asset Management Co., Inc. (SLAMCI) rolled out a global feeder fund which will allow its clients to invest in stock markets around the world using the local currency.
SCIENTISTS have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades.
A man once said: “I’ve got so many troubles that if anything bad happens today it will be two weeks before I can worry about it.” That is to say he’s got a full schedule in terms of managing his many problems and new problems will need to wait.
COCA-COLA Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) is investing an additional P1.1 billion in its local operations for 2020 as it adds new production lines in the country. With the capital infusion, total investments for the year is P4.74 billion, the company said in a press release on Thursday. Coca-Cola said new production lines will be built throughout the country and are expected to generate jobs.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) expects the country’s markets to witness changes resulting from the pandemic. The corporate restructuring process will be in the form of mergers, consolidations, or even exit of firms.
Clarinets the focus at the PPO Instruments Petting Zoo AS PART of its ongoing live online program to introduce people to musical instruments, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) is featuring clarinet player Hernan Manalastas at its regular program called the...
Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
THE PESO rallied against the greenback on Thursday to reach a new three-year high after data showing improved foreign portfolio investments as well as dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve.
PHILIPPINE SHARES dropped on Thursday, leaving the main index below the 6,000 level ahead of the long weekend, as investors anticipated the government’s announcement on quarantine restrictions come August.
THE PHILIPPINES and Malaysia revived a long-standing territorial dispute after their top diplomats sparred on Twitter over ownership of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Hussein on Wednesday tweeted that he would summon the Philippine ambassador over...
THE GOVERNMENT is targeting to do two million coronavirus tests by August after exceeding its daily testing capacity goal for July to 33,000 tests daily.