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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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB3ghi4g_PI Industries face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 crisis. While the pandemic has caused socioeconomic disruptions unseen in recent history, it has also brought to the fore new avenues for growth. Where are these opportunities and what steps can businesses...
By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld MBC forum focuses on recovering post-COVID and resiliency against future disasters The country's fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) does not only drive the government, sectors, and communities to create solutions to...
THE House of Representatives’ Defeat COVID-19 Committee on Tuesday approved a P1.3-trillion economic stimulus package that aims to help industries affected by the coronavirus crisis.
THE Philippine government has secured a $400-million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that will strengthen the domestic capital market and boost infrastructure financing efforts.
THE government should continue to support small businesses and the agriculture sector even after lockdown measures are lifted, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
THE NATIONAL Telecommunications Commission (NTC) asked the Supreme Court to deny for lack of merit the petition of broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. to stop the implementation of the cease-and-desist order that forced it to go off air.
TWO COMMITTEES at the House of Representatives are calling on Solicitor General Jose C. Calida to attend the next hearings on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Corp.
PETRON CORP. incurred a net loss of P4.9 billion in the first quarter, a reversal of its P1.3-billion income a year ago, as it noted “significant” inventory losses due to the price collapse in both local and international oil markets when demand contracted.
THE COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic has up-ended schedules of work, sleep, meals, and everything else you thought was normal.
MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) plans to install more prepaid electricity meters by the middle of next year to far exceed new installations of postpaid meters as the country’s largest power distribution utility targets 3.3 million of its customers to enjoy the benefits of smart meters, its top official said on Tuesday.
EVERY organization has had to adjust to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, including La Salle Greenhills (LSGH). Not only is it getting ready for a new school year by figuring out how to offer a blend of online and physical classes, the pandemic has served as the impetus for the all-boy’s school to finally open its doors to girls — albeit in a limited manner.
CEMENT MANUFACTURERS are back to work as the relaxed quarantine measures in parts of the country have started allowing construction work to resume.
HOW a family deals with mental illness is the theme behind one of the entries in this year’s Virgin Labfest (VLF), the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ festival of new, unstaged one-act plays, which is going online this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.
WEST zone water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. said the water bill that its customers will receive for the month of June would reflect the actual billing and consumption for the months of March up to June.
FIRST GEN Corp. has asked the stock exchange to suspend the trading of its shares on Tuesday after the Lopez-led energy company disclosed its receipt of a tender offer notice from Valorous Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
A FREE online crash course series on Filipino Sign Language (FSL) will be offered by the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde starting May 30 at 4 p.m.
THE GOVERNMENT upsized the Treasury bills (T-bills) it awarded on Monday as rates continued to decline on expectations of further monetary easing.
THE Asian unit of global investment firm ThomasLloyd Group has bought P2.78 billion shares of a subsidiary owned by Ayala-led AC Energy Philippines, Inc.
A SUBSIDIARY of east zone water provider Manila Water Co., Inc. has signed a loan to fund its capital expenditure programs and expansions projects.
ALMOST three weeks ago, the American retailer J. Crew Group, Inc. filed for bankruptcy after it fell out of fashion. But there’s one item from the once-feted store that shoppers just can’t get enough of: masks. The most recent batch of nonmedical face coverings in its signature fabrics — plain blue shirting and blue-and-white stripes — has sold out on its British website.
THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY’S total net income booked double-digit growth in 2019 buoyed by a spike in the life insurance sector’s net profit.
Several Ayala Malls will have thermal scanners to check temperatures of mall goers as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic persists.
San Miguel Corp. on Tuesday said the completion of its P10-billion Skyway extension project might be slightly delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
, an online job search portal, said postings by employers advertising new job opportunities started to pick up in May after having fallen 30-50% year on year during the first full month of the Luzon lockdown in April.
THE Philippines is set to take part in field trials for a potential vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF).
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar made his pitch for the role of farming in reviving the economy, claiming that an “agriculture-driven” approach will help the Philippines rebound more strongly from the pandemic.
REMITTANCES could fall 2-4% if the Philippines is determined to be lax in policing money laundering and terrorist financing, which will compel international banks to treat transactions by Filipinos with extra caution, Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Executive Director Mel Georgie B. Racela said.
THE resumption of operations at Santolan, Katipunan, and Anonas stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) was delayed to September due to the pandemic, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said Tuesday.
THE standards for licensing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) businesses emerged as a sticking point during hearings for a proposed bill regulating the industry, with most members of the industry not complying with the Department of Energy’s (DoE) requirements in 2019.
While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) knows no nationality or race, most countries have taken the approach, among others, of closing their respective borders to prevent it from spreading. The Philippines, which is home to a multitude of foreign nationals with varied purposes for their stay, also adopted these measures.
BUSINESS will be tough in the aftermath of the lifting of the thrice extended lockdown. In the immediate aftermath of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), commerce would get a boost as consumers splurge in their drive to satisfy their pent-up demand. However, such spending would wind down eventually as consumers preserve whatever savings they have left as a cushion for the uncertainty of the post ECQ world. Purchases of big-ticket items would likely be postponed while spending on the basic necessities would be the order of the day. The purchasing power of the multitude of the daily wage earners, already decimated by the lack of opportunities to earn during the lockdown, would be very weak. Remittances, a dependable source of income that fueled many years of consumption-led growth, is expected to falter as recession grips the global economy. All told, consumer confidence will plunge given the massive unemployment that is expected to unfold.
THE PESO climbed against the greenback on Tuesday amid expectations of a gradual reopening of the economy and profit taking.
THE MAIN INDEX closed lower on Tuesday as investors waited for an announcement about what will happen to the Metro Manila lockdown after May 31.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said he would only allow classes once a vaccine for the novel coronavirus has become available.
THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 350 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 14,669.
THE GOVERNMENT would probably ease the lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby cities starting June 1, Interior Secretary Eduardo M. Año said on Tuesday as the government tries to restart the economy that a coronavirus pandemic has brought to a near standstill.
THE mayors of various cities in Metro Manila want the government to further ease the lockdown in the capital region starting June.
Cebu province taps 3 state-owned banks for P20B economic recovery fund THREE government-owned banks have agreed to create a common fund, initially set at P20 billion, for Cebu’s economic recovery program, the provincial government announced Monday. Officials of LandBank of...
MORE than 11,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), among those who have been displaced by the coronavirus global pandemic, have already gone back to their home provinces as of May 25.
GOLD medal-winning athletes Margielyn Didal and Agatha Wong find it a challenge to train amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but it is not stopping them from staying the course in maintaining their fitnesss.
CHARLES BARKLEY laid out a possible ugly scenario for the National Basketball Association postseason if it is played this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Keeping our children safe online during the COVID-19 crisis

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to keep families at home, parents and children get to spend more time with each other. This...
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