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THE COUNTRY’s merchandise trade deficit lingered above the $3-billion mark for the fifth straight month this year in August as a pickup in export growth that month failed to offset a slower increase in imports, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday.
THE DECISION of the Singapore High Court to uphold the arbitral award amounting to at least P3.4 billion in favor of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has become final after the Philippine government no longer appealed the case.
ELECTRIC cooperatives have responded to the Energy secretary’s support for Solar Para sa Bayan Corp.’s bid for a nationwide microgrid franchise, in a bluntly worded statement that calls him out for being allegedly biased against them.
ROBOT CARS make for annoying drivers.
THE WORLD’S leading Scotch whisky is also known for its so-called Johnnie Walker Houses “designed to immerse (patrons) in the history, provenance, and pioneering spirit of the... brand,” as a “lifestyle space and part museum (which brings together) luxury whisky innovation with art, design, fine-dining, and culture.”
YOUR ODDS of catching a big striped bass for dinner in New York City are not especially high. A pier in Brooklyn, close to the Williamsburg J.Crew, probably offers the best chance. Your next step is to find someone to clean and cook it for you.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order for the “unimpeded” importation of rice has caught economic agencies off guard, though they pointed to the ultimate goal remains a rice tariff accompanied by freer inbound movement of the commodity.
PRICES of unmilled rice fell further in Vietnam after it failed to obtain a government-to-government order from the Philippines in the second half of May and increased China import tariffs in July, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Splendor is a tabletop card-based game created by Marc Andre, designed by Pascal Quidault, and first released by Space Cowboys in 2014. At first glance, the game looks complicated, maybe even daunting, because the cards look a bit like those of Magic: The Gathering, another card game. I was delighted to learn that some topics I learned in business school are demonstrated in Splendor. Below are my top management and economics lessons from Splendor.
THE Philippines’ campaign in the ongoing Asian Para Games in Indonesia continues to bear fruit with the country’s para athletes adding to their total medal haul.
THE SENATE on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the universal health care bill, which will provide automatic inclusion of all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), including overseas Filipino workers.
THE BILL expanding the definition of sexual harassment in the workplace or educational institutions has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
SENATOR Juan Edgardo M. Angara, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means committee, on Tuesday submitted a general tax amnesty bill for plenary action.
KABATAAN DIVISION • Kabataan Sanaysay: 1st Prize, Jack Lorenz Acebedo Rivera, “Paglaya Mula sa Pagtakas”; 2nd Prize, Jacob Renz R. Ambrocio, “Sino ang Lumansag sa Lunday ni Lola Basyang?”; 3rd Prize, Maria Jamaica S. Columbres, “Gulugod sa Pagsibol ng Binhi”
THIS MONTH, film and TV actors Ricky Davao and Rina Reyes return to the stage in Tanghalang Pilipino’s (TP) Filipino adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s classic farce, A Flea in Her Ear, on Oct. 18-21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
THE GOVERNMENT accepted P9.74 billion worth of reissued five-year Treasury bonds (T-bond) yesterday amid tepid demand as investors continued to react to the September inflation print.
THE FINANCE CHIEF wants to know how the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), during their annual meetings this week, will address the global market turbulence brought by rising oil prices, the trade conflict in the world’s most advanced economies, and tightening monetary conditions.
THE Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a concurrent resolution that will request the President to recall the coconut levy trust fund bill to the bicameral conference committee so they could introduce major amendments to the bill.
A trip to the Holy Land had always been a key item in my bucket list (the things I need to see or do before I leave this world). But my wife had serious reservations, perceiving Israel as a country constantly in a state of war and threatened by terrorists.
TOP-FLIGHT teams Blackwater Elite and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok test each other today in their 7 p.m. Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup tussle at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, winners of their last two matches, look to finish the first round of the eliminations of UAAP Season 81 with a winning record when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the opener today at 2 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.
THE Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact SUV has won a spot in Good Design Award 2018. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation said the organization behind the awards, the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, cited the Eclipse Cross’ “bold wedge profile” as “very striking,” and that one can clearly see the attention to detail the model received.
Text and photos by Aries B. Espinosa WHAT more does this pioneering subcompact SUV need to prove, when in all these four years since its...
IN WHAT MAY be the last chapter of a long and complicated political career, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo aims to fulfill what she regards as her mission now, or “our objective...to push for the President’s legislative agenda.”
THE holding firm of country’s richest man Henry Sy, Sr. is shifting its investment strategy, favoring businesses where they can secure a minority position instead of taking full control of the company.
THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has asked Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. (MRP) to engage with its minority shareholders to resolve pending issues on its tender offer, which will take the company a step closer to delisting from the local bourse.
LOS ANGELES — Alan Alda, the M*A*S*H TV star with a long career on stage and screen, will receive the annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild, the actor union said on Thursday.