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THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has tagged Daraga, Albay, Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the mastermind behind the Dec. 22, 2018 killing of Ako Bicol Representative Rodel M. Batocabe.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte is scheduled to visit on Friday some areas in the Bicol region that were devastated by heavy rains and landslides brought about by Typhoon Usman.
THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said it is investigating a sexual harassment complaint against an official of the agency.
MEETINGS ARE now ongoing for the operationalization of the localized peace process strategy, which will focus not just on ending the communist armed struggle but building “conflict-resilient” communities.
AS THE period for business permit renewals kick off, city governments in the capital set up one-stop shops and implement extended work hours to accommodate applicants, which are mostly small and medium-sized enterprises.
THE NUMBER of both fatalities and missing due mainly to landslides triggered by typhoon Usman continues to climb, with the latest count at 122 dead and 28 unaccounted for, based on the 12 noon, Jan. 3 report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
ILOILO City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III has given assurance that the new Freedom Grandstand will be ready for use for the 2019 Dinagyang Festival on Jan. 25-27.
TOP provincial officials of Cebu, including Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes A. Magpale, are facing criminal and administrative charges for alleged illegal appointments.
MALACAÑANG on Thursday maintained that traveling to Mindanao is safe amid warnings issued by the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia to its citizens.
THE widow of the murdered aide of former Biliran representative Glenn Chong has asked the Department of Justice (DoJ) to conduct a separate forensic examination.
“I stand before the whole nation on a day when people begin to free themselves from socialism, from the inversion of values, from state gigantism and from the politically correct.” -- Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil, President Inauguration Speech, Jan. 2, 2019
When historians recall in their books a hundred years from now what the year 2018 was like, they won’t be focused on the six-month shutdown of Boracay or the number of “credible” aspirants for various local posts in the 2019 elections compared to “nuisance” candidates.
IF the only permanent thing is change, then conflict is also permanent as all change involves conflict.
IN corporate mergers and acquisitions, “due diligence” is a must. It is a process that determines the value of a company. Aside from the usual financial analysis based on accessible data, there is the search for hidden risks like litigation, assets that are overvalued or booked items being occupied by the sellers of the company, like the family home. Accountants, lawyers, credit rating agencies, banks, and auditors together arrive at a valuation that determines the real worth of the company. This due diligence does not include that unquantifiable entry simply called “goodwill,” which the seller adds without any supporting data -- the brand equity is priceless.
THE groundbreaking campaign of the Philippine men’s national football team at the AFC Asian Cup officially begins on Jan. 7; a proud moment for the country’s football program but something that presents an uphill battle, one local football analyst said.
THE San Miguel Beermen further fortified their preparation for the next Philippine Basketball Association season with the naming of PBA legend Jimmy Alapag as one of their assistant coaches.
LOS ANGELES -- A new year kicks off on the PGA Tour in Hawaii on Thursday at a tournament where the rules might get as much attention as the leaderboard.
LONDON -- Chelsea confirmed the signing of US international winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, making the 20-year-old the most expensive American soccer player in history.
LOS ANGELES -- Boston’s Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 35 points, and Terry Rozier got the start for an injured Kyrie Irving and scored 16 points on Wednesday to lead the Celtics to a 115-102 home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
SYDNEY -- Rafa Nadal has pulled out of this week’s Brisbane International due to a minor thigh strain, but the Spaniard is hopeful that he can shake off the problem in time for the Australian Open later this month.
DUBAI -- FIFA should if possible increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body’s president Gianni Infantino said.
LeBron James does not have a filter. He says what’s on his mind, a reflection as much of his intelligence and knowledge of the topics he chooses to dissect as of his confidence in his words. He’s not always right, of course; no one is. Nonetheless, his capacity to speak his mind and willingness -- desire, even -- to be challenged informs his actions. He dares all and sundry to prove him wrong, and, in their subsequent failure, basks in the validation it brings. Meanwhile, he uses their doubts as fuel for his fire; in his relentless pursuit of excellence and, by extension, approbation, he first courts criticism.
THE PESO declined against the dollar yesterday amid risk aversion as investors priced in a possible global economic slowdown.
LOCAL STOCKS surged on Thursday as investors continued to buy shares in anticipation of better inflation figures for December.
Filipinos continue to make waves in the global electronic sports (eSports) scene as the Philippines was hailed as overall champion at the World Electronic...
FACTORY ACTIVITY in the Philippines improved in December at the slowest pace in three months on milder output and order growth, though overall input cost hike “eased noticeably,” according to the latest survey IHS Markit conducted for Nikkei, Inc.
THE SENATE will discuss the fate of at least the second tax reform package, the proposed 2019 national budget and of other priorities in a caucus when 17th Congress lawmakers return to work on Jan. 14, the head of the chamber said on Wednesday.
ALTHOUGH the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program has exceeded some of its objectives, the World Bank cited as a concern a reduction in number of families covered and missed targets in other metrics, as well as inefficient distribution channels.
BENGALURU -- Crude oil prices look likely to trade below $70 per barrel in 2019 as surplus production -- much of it from the United States -- and slowing economic growth undermine OPEC-led efforts to shore up the market, according to results of a Reuters poll released earlier this week.
FACTORY ACTIVITY in the Philippines improved in December at the slowest pace in three months on milder output and order growth, though overall input...
DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp. looks to generate a total of P10.52 billion in rental income and sales from its malls, office, warehouse, and hotel projects in 2019, as the property developer continues to benefit from its aggressive expansion program in the previous years.
HOMEGROWN engineering firm Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co. (AG&P) is keen on participating in the government’s infrastructure program, looking to offer its expertise on the oil and power generation sector as well as transportation projects.
IP E-Game Ventures, Inc. has divested from the operator of Netopia internet cafés due to the lower demand for its business, as consumers shift to mobile devices and places offering free Wi-Fi.
FACEBOOK PHILIPPINES is targeting more user activity as it welcomes the new year, with more than 70 million Filipinos already in its platforms.
LISTED Vulcan Industrial and Mining Corp. on Wednesday said it has donated two properties in Roxas, Palawan to its former employees, as well as current workers of Alakor Corporation and Anglo Philippine Holdings Corporation.
NOW CORP. on Wednesday said it will undergo equity restructuring to erase its accumulated deficit.
THE USAGE of emerging digital payments solutions is expected to pick up further in 2019, displacing legacy payment options such as cash and credit cards, an analytics software firm predicted.
BOULEVARD Holdings, Inc. (BHI) reported lower sales in November, despite the reopening of its resort in Boracay after the island’s six-month closure.
SUNNY OPTICAL Technology Group Co. was set to end 2018 as one of Hong Kong’s biggest losers, an unnerving fall for a smartphone parts-maker that minted millionaires out of janitors and chefs during a remarkable decade-long run. Some are betting it’ll be back to its winning ways before 2019 is over.
YIELDS ON term deposits went down yesterday, with demand posting a slight recovery as the holidays drew to a close, arming banks with more cash at their disposal.
AYALA-LED AC Energy, Inc. is looking at its retail electricity supply (RES) unit as a long-term business whose growth in the near term is meant largely to establish a respectable customer base, its top official said.
THE BUREAU of the Treasury (BTr) expects market appetite for long-term bonds to pick up this year driven by expectations that inflation will decelerate further.
THE YEAR 2018 was an eventful one, no matter where you looked. This is no less true in the spirits world. Even as cannabis continued to boom as an intoxicant of choice and manufacturers pivot to weed beer, there have been innovations in almost every type of booze, from Japanese gin to bartender-made brandy to a Danish spirit from a team of Noma alums that defies categorization.
CHINA HAS approved 80 new video game titles in the first batch of licenses granted by the media regulator after the end of a nine-month freeze.
CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd. made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount. Now, the lucky few who made the bookings will travel in style after all.
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