Prices steady for Christmas feast goods, supermarket industry says

PRICES are steady for groceries associated with the traditional Christmas feast, known in the Philippines as ”noche buena,” the supermarket industry said on Monday. 

Anti-graft court drops case vs former first gentleman in helicopter contract

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has dropped the case against former first gentleman Jose Miguel T. Arroyo relating to the procurement of secondhand choppers by the police force in 2009. 

San Beda faces dangerous JRU for a share of Season 98 lead

WITH sheer hard work and a dose of luck, San Beda has managed to sneak its way back into respectability.

Chooks 3×3 planning to add naturalized player from Europe

LOCAL 3x3 team clubs Cebu Chooks and Manila Chooks will not rest on their laurels in a bid for continuous development in the international stage after going head-to-head with the world’s best teams in the 2022 Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3x3 Cebu Masters over the weekend.

San Diego Padres lose to Chicago White Sox, still clinch playoff spot

THE SAN Diego Padres clinched their first full-season playoff berth since 2006 Sunday afternoon despite losing 2-1 to the visiting Chicago White Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Revenge travel

By Pia T. Manalastas
For many of us, the two and a half years of the pandemic was “lost time.” The pandemic disrupted life as we knew it.

EDCOM 2: Lifelong learning poverty crisis

By Federico M. Macaranas
The Philippines has a lifelong learning (LLL) poverty crisis — perhaps even worse than the widely discussed learning poverty gap at the primary school level.

Economic freedom, power reserves, and declining births

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
The Asia Liberty Forum 2022 was successfully held last week Sept. 29-30 at Shangri-La The Fort, sponsored by the Atlas Network and Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF).

Japan PM Kishida vows to combat rising utility bills, benefit from weak yen

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday vowed to take steps to cushion the blow from rising electricity bills and maximize the benefits to the economy from a weak yen such as by resuscitating inbound tourism.

UK’s Truss and Kwarteng forced into tax U-turn

LONDON — The government of British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on Monday into a humiliating U-turn, reversing plans to cut the highest rate of income tax that helped to spark a rebellion in her party and turmoil in financial markets.

Seventeen children among the dead in Indonesian soccer stampede

MALANG — Seventeen children were among at least 125 people killed in a soccer stampede in Indonesia at the weekend, officials said, as pressure builds on the Southeast Asian nation to explain how one of the world’s worst stadium disasters unfolded.

Faster inflation seen in Sept. — poll

INFLATION likely quickened in September due to higher electricity rates and food prices as well as the continued depreciation of the Philippine peso, according to analysts.   
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