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MORE THAN half of Filipino youth want to go abroad to land jobs, while the Philippines had the smallest percentage of this segment saying they would like to stay in the country to work, according to an online survey covering six Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members which the World Economic Forum published on Aug. 16.
COCONUT PRODUCTS manufacturer Axelum Resources Corp. and home improvement retailer AllHome Corp. are one step closer to launching their market debuts after securing clearance from the Securities and Exchange Commission for their initial public offering (IPO).
OFFICE PROPERTY developers should tap the country’s traditional businesses to complement the continuous growth of offshore gaming operators and offset the weakening expansion of outsourcing firms, a global property services firm said.
SPOTIFY Technology SA plans to sell a more-expensive version of its music service in Scandinavia, a test to see whether it can raise prices around the world, according to people familiar with the matter.
TOKYO — Safe-haven currencies such as the yen and Swiss franc were under pressure on Monday as expectations that policy makers would unleash new stimulus eased immediate concerns about a slowing global economy.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI — China’s announcement of key interest rate reforms over the weekend fueled expectations of an imminent reduction in corporate borrowing costs in the struggling economy, boosting share prices on Monday.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) said Monday that it is suspending acceptance of applications for offshore gaming licenses pending a review of the operations of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) sector.
A SENATOR called for online gaming companies, known as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), to locate their operations away from military bases.
In her column last Wednesday, my friend Tess Abesamis attempts to understand why we seem to “elect so many undesirables.” She is no psychologist, having taken only the basic three units in college, according to her, but she came across Abraham Maslow’s paper on the Hierarchy of Needs. Tess finds in Maslow’s theory the explanation for the “atrocious kind of leaders we have today.”
There is more proof that Metro Manila traffic is among the worst in the world. Numbeo has quantified a “traffic index” for major cities around the world, shown in the table below. For brevity, I removed two columns -- Time expended index and CO2 emission index.
SINCE ITS official release on Apple Store and Google Play last June, Mobile Legends: Adventure (MLA) has become the number one downloaded game in several countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Cambodia. It has garnered over six million downloads and counting.
REGINA Paz “Gina” L. Lopez, the former Environment secretary who rattled the mining industry after she shut down erring large-scale operations, has died. She was 65.
A BILL creating a special fund for the implementation of programs and projects to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Ambisyon Natin 2040 has been filed in the Senate, with sweepstakes, gaming and sin taxes proposed as the sources of funding.
SULU SEA Energy Resources Development Corp., a new entrant in the energy and petroleum exploration sectors, may well be the first local company to come forward under the present administration with plans to put up a nuclear power station.
THE CIVIL Aeronautics Board (CAB) is crafting a penalty scheme to punish airlines for “chronic delays.”
CHICAGO -- Justin Thomas enjoyed “one of those freaky days in the zone” as he carded a course-record 11-under-par 61 to vault to a six-stroke lead in the third round at the BMW Championship in suburban Chicago on Saturday.
INTERNATIONAL Master (IM) Paulo Bersamina, one of the country’s top bets in this year’s Manila Southeast Asian Games ruled via tiebreak the qualifying round of the Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament was held at Alphaland Makati Place in Makati City on Saturday.
AYALA-LED AC Energy, Inc. has advanced by a year its plan to build new energy capacity in the Philippines as it expects energy supply and demand in the country to reach equilibrium by 2021, or earlier than its previous forecast of 2022.
DELGADO BROTHERS (Delbros) Group said it hopes to double its fleet of Cane Express (CaneX) line of farming machinery through a P90-million investment for the next two years.
CULT-FAVORITE Japanese skincare brand Hada Labo has finally launched in the Philippines, a feat which took years to do, according to a brand representative.
A COMPLETELY new Roadster creature. A tribute to scientific research, beauty, and uniqueness. An unprecedented technical challenge. To exceed the customer’s expectations. This is the mission and how, in 2017, the idea of the Huayra Roadster BC came to life. From a curious set of circumstances, a demanding research project was launched with a meticulous, almost obsessive focus on details and design in order to create a highly distinctive, street-legal Pagani hypercar that would combine the unparalleled sensations of driving a roadster with the most advanced technology available today.
THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it distributed 120.5 hectares of land to 50 coconut farmers in San Francisco, Quezon.
I HAD previously used Hada Labo products from the core line when they were sent over from Japan by relatives, and while I remember that my skin loved the products, it was a problem getting them regularly enough to become staples so I stopped using them for a couple of years.
MOTOR IMAGE PILIPINAS, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, is pleased to announce that its comprehensive warranty coverage for new Subaru cars will be increased to five years or up to 100,000 kms (whichever comes first) from July 2019.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has been rightly hailed for reclaiming public space by removing illegal vendors plying their trade by occupying streets and sidewalks. However, some critics have pointed out that these vendors are merely trying to earn a living and would suffer tremendously if they were removed or relocated.
Last week, the Department of Tourism (DoT) announced that foreign arrivals breached the 4.1 million mark in the first semester of the year, an 11.43% increase from last year. It expressed confidence that it would meet its whole year target of 8.2 million visitors.
DEFENSE Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana on Friday expressed his annoyance over the continuous presence of Chinese warships in Philippine waters.
SINGAPORE — Buyout firms KKR, Blackstone and CVC are among bidders competing for a stake in the hospital unit of Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
SPENDING CATCH-UP was under way as of July, according to data the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released on Thursday, as state offices moved to make up for subdued expenditures for much of last semester due to the four-month delay in enactment of this year’s national budget.