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LONDON -- The plunge in the price of copper by more than 20% since the beginning of June has worried analysts who see it as a bad signal for the global economy.
CLASSICAL music is often described as being “high culture,” “elite,” and “unreachable.” For Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) president Nick Lizaso — who described himself as a “layman” — these tags should be dropped and everything should be referred to simply as “music.”
THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, will have eight concerts for its 2018-2019 season — its 36th.
THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it is looking to give San Miguel Corp. (SMC) by next month the original proponent status (OPS) for its proposal to extend the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) will not opt to set a fixed exchange rate for the peso, with its chief calling it a “dangerous” move for the economy.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the disruption to air travel caused by the airport closure caused by the botched landing of a XiamenAir jet last week highlights the need to develop alternative gateways and upgrade systems at existing airports.
THE implementing agency for the Philippine Identification System Act said it is preparing the terms to auction the design contract for the infrastructure underlying the national identification (ID) system.
A BILL reconstituting the Governing Board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to include more farmer groups has been filed at the House of Representatives (HoR), following the bicameral approval of the coco levy fund early this month.
It was just a little over a generation ago when Ninoy Aquino came home to a tragic death at the hands of our own people. Just 35 years ago when hundreds of thousands of us openly marched in the streets for hours, while the dictator still controlled the levers of power, to accompany his body to his resting place, and to demonstrate our heartfelt appreciation of his sacrifice. And three years later, after years of marching in the streets to publicly express our outrage, we finally converged on EDSA to oust the hated dictator Marcos and his family from Malacañang.
States do not act in isolation from other states. As they attempt to achieve political and economic goals, it is foreign policy that keeps them interactive and engaged with regional and international actors. In so doing, some “rules,” both formal and informal, have emerged and developed and eventually became the way toward international relations.
THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has ordered oil companies to submit their implementation programs on its earlier call for them to sell the cheaper but dirtier Euro 2 diesel to ease the rising cost of fuel.
PARIS — It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but “Respect” — the song that made Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” — was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.
LOS ANGELES — The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.
SOUTH KOREA’S yield-hungry investors who were spooked by a Chinese default are shifting their sights to the other end of the continent, to the Middle East.
DAVAO CITY -- Avida Land Corp, the mid-range brand of property giant Ayala Land Inc, (ALI), has launched its second condominium project here, targeting young and single professionals as a major market.
THE Philippine Competition Commission will ask the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to incorporate the commission’s recommendations in the selection criteria for the telecom industry’s third entrant, the so-called third player.
ROOFTOP solar systems have the potential to lower electricity costs to P2.50 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by displacing imported energy sources and bringing new investment of around P1.5 trillion by 2030, a research firm said.
When Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo sent to Congress a position paper opposing an administration proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that Cabinet members who do not agree with the President’s policies or directives must resign. He said, “I just reminded the secretaries that they are the alter ego of the President. Now, if they don’t agree with the President, they might as well tender their resignation. Because as Cabinet secretaries, you cannot contradict the views of the President,”
REBUILDING after disasters and wars can be a tricky business even for seasoned politicians. It can be a source of rents, but it can as easily erode trust among citizens and destroy political careers. When President Rodrigo Duterte promised to rebuild the war-torn city of Marawi in the southern Philippines, “or else he will forever be the bad guy,” he was surely aware of the enormous social and political costs of reneging on his commitment.
THE Philippines’ medal haul in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia was padded early Monday after Agatha Wong added a wushu bronze in the women’s taijiquan and taijijian all-around event at the Jakarta International Expo.
A HIGH-LEVEL Philippine delegation will visit Beijing this week to ink bilateral deals on China-funded infrastructure projects, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement over the weekend.
LONDON -- For more than two decades, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has tried to avoid repeating a mistake that cost it dearly.
DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has allocated about P20 million for the development of the marine industry in a town in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.
PLATFORM COMPANIES and online marketplaces are the biggest competition faced by banks, an industry expert from IBM said, noting players need to look beyond banking to keep profits afloat.
DAVAO CITY-based designer first worked with indigenous crafts in 2016, when won the first Stellar Young Designers Competition in 2016, organized by the Davao fashion Design Council (DFDC) and Abreeza Ayala Mall, for gender-bending pieces which featured the embroidery of the T’boli indigenous group.
CHICAGO -- America’s two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck’s Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing US environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co.