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$20 oil no longer a mirage as world confronts 12-year low

THE WORLD mostly ignored Ed Morse 11 months ago when the head of commodities research at Citigroup said oil could drop as low as...

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

By Richard Roeper FOR A manic-depressive, alcoholic, washed-up political consultant of a certain age who’s dealing with altitude sickness in strife-torn Bolivia, and, oh yeah,...

The ‘better’ of 2015

By Noel Vera I PARTICIPATED in two End-of-the-Year surveys: Film Comment’s and Sight and Sound’s, the latter having the advantage of making every voter’s list...

Export drop persists in November, though smallest in eight months

By Kia B. Obang Senior Researcher THE DECREASE in sales of the country’s goods to foreign markets persisted in November last year in the face of...

Budget balance back in surplus as state spending still falls short

ByKeith Richard D. Mariano THE NATIONAL government’s budget balance swung back to a surplus in November, with spending continuing to fall below target even as...

Why do we vote the way we do?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman May 9, a Monday, could be just any ordinary day. Metro Manilans would endure EDSA’s bad traffic and the...

Sherlock fans, collect your New Year’s present.

The Binge By Jessica Zafra SHERLOCK fans are among the most patient fans on earth, and they have to be. Since the BBC series created by...

Heatwaves, drought may curb global power output

PARIS, FRANCE -- Thousands of power plants worldwide face sharp reductions in electricity output by mid-century due to more frequent heatwaves and drought driven...

Drink wine, eat pizza, be healthy. But…

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman REJOICE, lazy bones! While this might actually be too good to be true, it seems that science says you...

You’re in good hands, Charlie Brown

By Richard Roeper Movie Review The Peanuts Movie Directed by Steve Martino YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS, Charlie Brown. Some 65 years after the launch of the much-beloved Peanuts comic...

Mindanao power supply to stabilize, needs more renewables in mix

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- When President Benigno S. C. Aquino III took his oath as the President of the Philippines in 2010,...

Holidays without ham?

Bacon is bad. And so is ham, beef jerky, and all other kinds of processed meat. So said a report by the International Agency for Research...

Up Periscope for Nescafé in tandem with Twitter

TWITTER, Inc. partnered with Nescafé last weekend to show off the Nescafé RED MUG Machine via the tech firm’s live video service Periscope, according...

The Five Key Decisions Made in the UN Climate Deal in...

ENVOYS to the United Nations (UN) climate talks handed down a 31-page document on Saturday outlining their boldest steps yet to rein in global...

Disney’s Star Wars marketing force reaches for female fans

LOS ANGELES -- Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley smiles on the cover of Glamour magazine, stormtrooper necklaces are on sale at Kay Jewelers, and...

Ten exotic retreats to jump-start your fitness resolutions

THE HOLIDAYS are great and all. In December. But come January you’re going to be wishing for something a little less manic. And a...

Laugh and cry at the theater this weekend

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz, Reporter THEATER Children’s Plays for Adults Presented by Bit by Bit Company Ongoing until Dec. 20 PowerMac Spotlight at Circuit Makati City Maniacal Presented by...

Love wins at the MMFF

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Love is the name of the game at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). This time around, the...

Relaunched: The air up there

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo AFTER TEMPORARILY shutting down to move to another location, the country’s only flying trapeze school is once again up, bigger...

The games people play

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Theater Children’s Plays for Adults (Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala and Games People Play) Presented by Bit by Bit Company Dec. 12,...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Overachieving New Yorker abandons the big time to follow...

The Binge Jessica Zafra DOCTORS and aswang are the two things most often associated with Filipinos on prime-time American TV. In the ’80s hospital drama St....

Would you like to fly?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Videography and photography by Sam Gonzales Ten minutes is a short time, especially when you’re high on life — as...

Percentage of population aged 65 or older in East Asian and...

>> Read the related story: Graying population time bomb ticks in East Asia

The tastes of the Last Frontier

By Zsarlene Chua PALAWAN — often called the Philippines’ “Last Frontier” as the province still maintains more than 50% of its original forest cover and is...

Julia Roberts is a paler pretty woman in Secret in Their Eyes

By Angela Dawson HOLLYWOOD -- Pretty Woman Julia Roberts tackles the role of a woman haunted by the brutal murder of her teenage daughter in...

Deadwood: Guns, Goons, Gold, and Genius

The Binge Jessica Zafra “Pain and damage don’t end the world. Or despair, or fucking beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then you’ve got...

Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration

PUERTO LOPEZ, ECUADOR -- The sight of thousands of whales surfacing, jumping and playing off the coast of South America as they migrate toward...

May the hype be with you

By Richard Roeper AS I’M TYPING THIS, a bearded Jimmy Kimmel is on the muted TV to my left -- dressed as Princess Leia and...

ICT Development Index 2015

>> Related story: Philippines improves ranking according to ICT access, use

It’s never too late to take up sports

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo On the surface, sports like basketball, volleyball and biking may seem mundane, best left to be learned early in life,...

Loving Doorstops

The Binge By Jessica Zafra LITERATURE is incompatible with the information age. The digital world demands speed, accessibility, connectivity, user-friendliness, interactivity. Reading requires slowness. It asks you...

Cote de Pablo sings and shines in The 33

By Lynn Barker Front Row Features ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chilean actress Cote de Pablo is best known for her role as former Mossad officer Ziva...

Star Wars: a game changer in special effects

LOS ANGELES — When Star Wars audiences were blown away four decades ago by its thrilling battles in space, they were also witnessing a...

10 reasons to go to Hong Kong Disneyland

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman IF HONG KONG Disneyland (HKDL) is in a romantic relationship, it has grown past the seven-year itch, because it...