British actor Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian...

GOCC board approval to be required for subsidies

SUBSIDIES to state-run firms will now require prior approval from the Governance Commission for Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GCG) board before they are granted,...

How I see it

In 1972 I gave martial law a chance to prove itself. The first 2-3 years were peaceful and orderly that gave hopes to a promising...

House considering amendments to REIT law

HOUSE ECONOMIC affairs committee Chairman Arthur C. Yap is considering the possibility of filing amendments to the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Act of...

Isn’t that a celebrity?

On working days, famous people just go about their business hobnobbing with their peers, and doing whatever it is they’re famous for, public office,...

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of imminent Bali volcanic eruption

KARANGASEM -- Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster...

Myanmar army searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

YANGON -- Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a nearby mass grave of...

Bourse retreats for second straight session

INVESTORS cashed in at the start of the week as they began reassessment of trading positions with the end of the third quarter in...

Small cities benefit as southern China project takes off

HONG KONG — Investors are rushing in to a sleepy city on the southern coast of China thanks to a government policy that has...

Vote winner Merkel faces tricky coalition talks

BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after celebrating her fourth election win, wakes up Monday to the double headache of an emboldened hard-right opposition...

SPOTLIGHT