Let capitalism help save Philippine education

By Calixto V. Chikiamco
If I have any advice to the incoming administration, it’s this: let capitalism help save the Philippines.

Trepidation and hope

By Andrew J. Masigan
In four days, Ferdinand Marcos Junior will become the 17th president of the republic.

Monkeypox is not yet a global health emergency — WHO official

LONDON — Monkeypox is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) ruled on Saturday, although WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was deeply concerned about the outbreak.

UK PM Johnson aims to stay in power until mid-2030s

KIGALI — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he aims to remain in power until the middle of the next decade, despite calls for him to quit, which would make him the country’s longest continuously serving leader in 200 years.

Ukraine suffers major setback after the fall of Sievierodonetsk

KYIV/POKROVSK — Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine’s president, after the city fell in a major setback for Kyiv as it struggles to keep control of the country’s east.

BSP hikes key rate on inflation risks

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday raised its key interest rate for a second straight meeting to cool inflation, which is now seen to quicken to 5% this year.

NG budget deficit narrows in May

THE NATIONAL Government’s (NG) budget deficit narrowed in May as revenues grew by double digits and spending contracted during the height of the election period, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Thursday.

Ex-PAL president tapped to head Transport dep’t

FORMER Philippine Airlines (PAL) President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista has been tapped by President-elect Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to head the Department of Transportation (DoTr).

Hwang In Youp on skincare and meeting fans in Manila

KOREAN actor Hwang In Youp looked dapper in his grey suit paired with white sneakers. It was the actor’s first time back in the Philippines since his high school and college days in Davao City.

Power users in contiguous areas set to enjoy lower rates

ENTITIES within a contiguous area whose electricity demand peaked at a total monthly average of at least 500 kilowatts (kW) for the past year can group together and enjoy lower power rates starting on Dec. 26, 2022, when retail aggregation rules take effect.

Sotto set to become first-ever Filipino homegrown NBA draftee

IT’S the moment of truth for local pride Kai Sotto as he attempts to etch history for the Philippines in the highly-anticipated 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) Rookie Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Elvis lives again with acclaimed portrayal by Austin Butler

LOS ANGELES — Although critics seem to either love or hate film director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis, they all agree on one thing: Austin Butler excels in his portrayal of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
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