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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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These poems, first published here, will be collected in a future anthology.
Communities rely on news outfits to stay safe and informed. Facebook is helping these organizations stay afloat during the pandemic through a $2 million investment.
By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR A “modified” enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will be enforced over the entire National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna and Cebu City from May 16 to 31, Malacañang announced Tuesday, May 12. President Rodrigo...
Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region are edging closer to a tipping point due to the unprecedented pace of marine pollution, overfishing and climate change in recent years. However, a new report released today by...
As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise on pace with the expanding global economy, several measures aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been introduced. In this context, natural gas has emerged as the fuel of choice both...
Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of the stockholders of Roxas Holdings, Inc. for the year 2020 will be conducted by remote communication on Thursday, 4th day of June 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (URL: http://asm2020.rhi.com.ph/). Stockholders who are interested...
THE Philippine economy may now contract by as much as 3.2% this year, the government said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak pummels investments and domestic demand.
ELECTRONICS exporters are appealing the government’s decision to extend the strict lockdown in Laguna, citing up to $20 million in business losses for the sector each month.
THE stock market may retest lows in the coming months as the full extent of the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has yet to be seen.
MINING COMPANIES will be allowed to resume operations at full capacity as long as they follow strict safety guidelines, after the national government began relaxing quarantine restrictions around the country.
A BILL seeking to provide a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN Corp. until Oct. 31, 2020 was approved on second reading on Wednesday, the same day it was filed.
EARNINGS of Ayala Corp. (AC) dropped 17% to P6.7 billion in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic dragged its property, banking and industrial segments.
ABOITIZ InfraCapital, Inc. on Wednesday said it is ready to resume discussions with the government on various airport projects and the National Identification Card (ID) system once the community quarantine is lifted.
THE Philippine unit of Ayala-led AC Energy, Inc. saw its attributable income in the first quarter went up to P306.94 million, compared to a loss of P145.27 million in the same quarter in 2019, on the back of after-tax income growth with a spike in electricity sales revenue.
FOOD and beverage manufacturer RFM Corp. posted 4% lower earnings in the first quarter due to a decline in sales from its ice cream and institutional food product segments.
PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and Philippines AirAsia on Wednesday announced the extension of the suspension of their commercial flights until May 31.
BROKEN bits of fishing boats drift on the sea before making landfall on the beach in Panglao, Bohol. The bangka are used for transportation between islands, by fishermen, and people taking leisure trips. As time goes by, parts of the fishing boats wear out and come off, some after rainy season storms.
HONG KONG -- Chinese fans of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons are paying a premium on foreign consoles and finding ways to skirt limits imposed by local regulators on a game that has become both a breakout worldwide hit and political flashpoint.
While healthcare workers are on the frontlines and scientists are busy testing possible vaccines or cures for a virus that has changed the world, economists are getting their hands dirty at home as well. They are rigidly working with data to assess how this pandemic could change the course of our economy, updating their projections and recommendations to help seal that soft landing when recovery comes.
PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (Phoenix) started delivering its fuel products directly to small and medium enterprises as part of its business adjustment during the global pandemic.
LIVESTREAMING app Kumu is preparing for its next fundraising after seeing user and live-streaming growth since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon.
TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) is prioritizing maintenance services while it awaits the recovery of new vehicle demand after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
YIELDS ON the central bank’s term deposit facility (TDF) slipped after fresh signals from the central bank of a “prudent pause” in monetary easing.
RANSÄTER, Sweden — A coronavirus-resistant restaurant in a meadow in Sweden with just one table and one chair has welcomed its first guest.
PILIPINAS Shell Petroleum Corp. posted a P5.55-billion net loss in the first quarter as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a collapse in global oil prices, along with falling oil demand.
The 2020 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of GT Capital Holdings, Inc. will be conducted virtually on June 5, 2020 at 2 p.m.
HEALTHTECH start-up Lifetrack Medical Systems is using medical imaging to help in accelerating the detection of potential coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, its chief operating officer Carl Nicholas Ng said.
IN its inaugural run, Great Place to Work Philippines awarded five companies that exemplified how to keep a company running efficiently and employees happy. And while the surveys conducted to choose the winners were done before the COVID-19 pandemic raged, the California-based consulting firm behind the award noted that the same companies named “Best Workplaces” nonetheless found ways to keep both employee morale and productivity high.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS under the watch of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) need to submit reports on transactions that were done with banks in North Korea and Iran due to risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorism financing (TF) schemes.
MORE industries will be allowed to reopen under a modified lockdown in Metro Manila, including those that make alcoholic beverages, tobacco, electrical machinery, wood products and furniture, the presidential palace said on Wednesday. Read the full story.
MORE industries will be allowed to reopen under a modified lockdown in Metro Manila, including those that make alcoholic beverages, tobacco, electrical machinery, wood products and furniture, the presidential palace said on Wednesday.
Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
THE PESO rose further against the greenback on Wednesday, notching its strongest finish since January 2018 amid positive market sentiment on the government’s move to scale up its fiscal stimulus during the pandemic.
LOCAL SHARES retreated on Wednesday as investors assessed the economic impact of the government’s decision to keep the National Capital Region on lockdown for another two weeks.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) sought P66 billion worth of funding from Congress to bolster the rice supply, improve logistics, and provide emergency employment in response to the pandemic.
THE life insurance sector is appealing to the Insurance Commission (IC) to allow agents to continue selling online even after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted.
THE government could raise P6.78 billion in 2020 from oil import tariffs imposed to help fund the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) containment effort, the Department of Energy (DoE) said Wednesday.
THE Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said revenue rose 7.1% to $26.3 billion in 2019, exceeding its targeted 5.2% growth rate.
THE coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak holds the potential for helping marine environments recover if economies adopt greener practices, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said.
After nearly two months under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Metro Manila is now looking to ease some of the restrictions without compromising public safety. In anticipation, local government units (LGUs) are preparing the guidelines to transition towards new normal. The call to adjust operations on an unprecedented scale is proving to be challenging to industries like the academe, among others.
SENATORS on Wednesday hit the Department of Health (DoH) for errors in coronavirus tracking data, saying such “incompetence” endanger the lives of the public.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will probe the birthday celebration of a high-ranking police official amid a lockdown in Metro Manila because of a coronavirus pandemic, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Wednesday.
HEAVY rainfall is expected in areas along the path of typhoon Ambo, which has strengthened into a severe tropical storm as of Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h.
DEFENSE Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana on Wednesday defended a military plan to buy P13 billion worth of attack helicopters in the fight against Maoist rebels amid a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
WESTERN Visayas did not have a new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case reported on May 12 just as the region was declared among the areas with low transmission risk and can end lockdown measures by May 16.
JOB opportunities are available within special economic zones around the country for those who will enroll in the government’s Balik Probinsya program, which encourages people in Metro Manila and other urban areas to move back or relocate to the provinces.

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