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Tweaks in TP’s 4th rerun of Mabining Mandirigma

A NEW lead actor, a fliptop rap number, and gender-bender roles are few of the updated elements in the fourth rerun of the musical on the “sublime paralytic” Apolinario Mabini’s life.

Smart rolls out VoLTE services in Metro Mla

SMART Communications, Inc. said it will now start offering its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services to select subscribers in Metro Manila.


AS A coming of age story, Children of the River is as gentle and flowing as the river of its title. Like her first feature length film Pitong Kabang Palay (winner in 2017 of both the Golden Owl Award at the 22nd Aichi International Women’s Film Festival and also best children’s film in the Dhaka International Film Fest), Maricel Cariaga Cabrera’s 2019 Cinemalaya entry revolves around the regular lives of ordinary folks in rural areas.

Cebu Pacific takes delivery of cargo plane

CEBU PACIFIC said it has recently taken delivery of its first aircraft that was converted into a freighter last year, as the Gokongwei-led carrier enters the cargo market.

Boytoy Story

AMONG TODAY’s young filmmakers, it is perhaps Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. who most closely approximates the sensibility and legacy of Lino Brocka’s passion projects, particularly in his sympathetic portrayals of the oppression and exploitation of the desperately poor and marginalized in Philippine society. He considers himself a protégé of the “Found Story” School of Filmmaking as codified by his mentor Armando “Bing” Lao. This is an attempt to better express certain inherently Filipino realities. Found Films co-produced this movie.

Tourism estate developer’s income drops in Q2

GLOBAL-ESTATE Resorts, Inc. (GERI) delivered a five percent decline in attributable profit amid double-digit growth in revenues for the second quarter of the year.

Laughter in dark places at most international Edinburgh Festival yet

LONDON — The world’s biggest celebration of the performing arts began last Friday in Edinburgh, with its most international line-up yet grappling with issues every bit as weighty as those that set the tone for the city’s first festival in 1947.

BPI eyes digitalization, ‘measured’ expansion

DAVAO CITY — Top officials of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) announced the opening of two new branches in the Davao Region within the year, but at the same time stressed they are “carefully” phasing the expansion of physical offices in view of the continued development of online banking services.

ArthaLand acquires property in Cebu City

ARTHALAND Corp. acquired a 2,245-square meter (sq.m.) property in Cebu City, where it plans to build an upscale residential condominium.

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Edinburgh Festival took pound hedges to sign up foreign artists

ORGANIZERS of Edinburgh’s performing arts festival took hedges on the pound earlier this year in order to sign up international artists amid Brexit-induced currency volatility.

RBA holds rates at low as trade tensions rage

SYDNEY — Australia’s central bank held rates at an all-time low of 1% on Tuesday as it weighed the impact of past easing, though markets are wagering the tide of policy stimulus sweeping the world will compel it to cut again before yearend.

Nickel Asia’s profit falls on foreign exchange losses

NICKEL ASIA Corp. reported a 48% decrease in attributable net income for the first half of 2019, due to foreign exchange losses.

PHL’s biggest book fair returns in Sept.

IT IS time to draw up your shopping lists as the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s longest-running book fair, returns for its 40th edition on Sept. 11-15, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The book fair will have over a hundred exhibitors ranging from big bookstore chains to local indie publishers spread across two floors of exhibit space.
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AUB posts double-digit income growth

ASIA UNITED Bank Corp. (AUB) booked a double-digit growth in net income during the first semester, it said yesterday.

Art & Culture (08/07/19)

VINYL ON VINYL art gallery will be opening multiple exhibits today. These are Family Day by Reen Barrera, elements of the Past by Dennis Bato, Lurking Creatures in Paradise by Demosthenes Campos, and the group exhibit 032 which features the works of Basti Penayes, Carlos Dela Torre, Ed Brian Lazarraga, Lhee Taneo, Soika, Kriss Milan, Mykill, Khriss Bajade, Daot, Lean Reboja, Lean Reboja, GI Pongase, Jan Sunday, John Villoria, Mark Copino, Jess Codeniera, and Wyndelle Remonde. The gallery is at 2241 Pasillo 18, La Fuerza Compound 1, Chino Roces Ave., Makati.

Globe rethinks plan to lease tower assets amid lack of rules on common towers

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it may put on hold its plan to lease or sell its tower assets, as the government is still finalizing rules on shared telecommunications infrastructure.

Former Fed chairs say US central bank must be free of ‘political pressures’

WASHINGTON — The four living former chairs of the Federal Reserve on Monday called for the US central bank to remain free to work independently and without fear of political reprisals in a rare joint public statement.

How PSEi member stocks performed — August 6, 2019

Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.