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Don’t worry: AI won’t soon replace your brain

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg View NECTOME promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer simulations -- at some...

The wild pizzas of Southern Italy have to be seen to...

By Richard Vines, Bloomberg WHEN DO dough, tomato sauce, and mozzarella stop being mere ingredients and become pizza? It’s a philosophical question that has divided chefs...

PHL seeks 60-40 joint exploration split amid talks with China

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor THE Department of Energy (DoE) said its typical arrangement for joint exploration with foreign partners is a 60-40 split in favor...

DBM to use Dengvaxia refund for patient care

THE BUDGET department will ask the House committee on appropriations to file a supplemental budget that would allow the use of the refund from...

Remembering RM

Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay of Zambales, the 7th president of the Philippine Republic, died 61 years ago, as his Manila-bound plane crashed in the...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

When you ask people why the area from the Pampanga River basin to Manila Bay is often flooded, most of them will cite poor...

Peso weakens as markets expect interest rate hike from US FOMC

THE PESO weakened against the dollar on Wednesday as investors expect the US Federal Reserve to hike its interest rates, which is seen to...

Duterte bares inputs in OFW deal with Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday announced a draft agreement with the government of Kuwait on the protection of Filipino workers...

Record-high 94% happy with life — SWS

A RECORD-HIGH 94% of adult Filipinos said they are “very/fairly happy” with life in general, with 57% of them very happy, and 37% fairly...

Driven to F1 perfection: Can anyone stop Hamilton?

MELBOURNE -- A refreshed and hungry Lewis Hamilton has declared he’s ready to take the new Formula One season by the scruff of the...

Ex-NFL players back new football league

LOS ANGELES -- The Alliance for American Football on Tuesday announced plans for a new gridiron league, aiming to steal a march on the...

Myanmar president and Suu Kyi ally quits

YANGON -- Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigned suddenly on Wednesday leaving the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi without a close confidant...

G20 fails to defuse trade war threat

BUENOS AIRES -- The world’s financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged “further dialogue” on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of...

CLI sets nearly P9-billion capex for 2018

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) is accelerating spending this year to P8.8 billion, after posting double-digit growth that allowed the company...

National Book Store group ventures into education as it opens QC...

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato, Reporter THE National Book Store Group is venturing into the education sector, as it officially launched its college in Quezon City...

The Saturday Group at 50

ONE SATURDAY afternoon in 1968, artists Alfred Roces, H.R. Ocampo, Tony Quintos, and Enrique Velasco ate at the now defunct Taza de Oro restaurant...

13 Artists Awards includes photographer and dancer

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced this year’s winners of the prestigious Thirteen Artists Awards. They are: dancer Eisa Jocson, performance artist...

Senator sponsors bill aimed at foreign equity

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares presented to the plenary on Tuesday the consolidated bill amending the 82-year-old Commonwealth Act No. 146...

Duterte to target mining firms supplying Reds with explosives

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to revoke the licenses and permits of...

Porsche brings all-new Cayenne to Southeast Asia

PORSCHE’S all-new, third-generation version of the Cayenne SUV -- launched in August 2017 at the brand’s Zuffenhausen, Germany, headquarters -- last week landed in...

Time Machines (03/21/18)

IWC starts its own racing team IWC Schaffhausen launched at the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting the IWC Racing Team, making the brand the first watchmaker...

‘Outrageous’ Ronaldo has Messi in his sights

MADRID -- After an uncharacteristically slow start to the season which provoked questions about his longevity, Cristiano Ronaldo has roared back to life with...

Del Potro hopes to make another big splash in Miami

INDIAN WELLS -- The stars are finally starting to align for Juan Martin Del Potro who will be seeking his third straight ATP title...

US-S. Korea military exercises to resume

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- The United States and South Korea will resume joint military drills next month, Seoul and Washington said on Tuesday, exercises that will...

US Congress struggles to meet deadline for federal government funding bill

WASHINGTON -- The US Congress, facing a Friday midnight deadline, toiled on Monday to finish writing a $1.2-trillion bill to fund the federal government...

ASEAN, Australia agree on infra dev’t

SYDNEY -- Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a weekend summit in Sydney to establish a regional infrastructure pipeline,...

Balance of payments deficit persists, though narrower, in February

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE COUNTRY’s external payments position remained in deficit in February with outflows driven by debt payments and central bank...

Megaworld set to turn over P30-B projects in Fort Bonifacio

MEGAWORLD Corp. will be turning over P30 billion worth of projects located across three of its townships in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City this year. The...

Pilipinas Shell profit soars 39% in 2017

PILIPINAS SHELL Petroleum Corp. said its net income rose 39%   in 2017, it told the stock exchange on Monday, citing strong growth in...

Six Bb. Pilipinas queens crowned

AFTER WEEKS of screening, training, and activities, six women have been proclaimed as Binibining Pilipinas 2018 queens in the grand coronation held at the...

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment

THE PRESIDENT of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment,...

SSS revenues exceed target in 2017

SOCIAL SECURITY System (SSS) breached its revenue target in 2017 on the back of its intensified collection efforts. In a statement sent to reporters on...

Brexit bankers may find home in Luxembourg’s red-light district

LONDON -- Luxembourg’s red-light district could soon be a home for bankers escaping Brexit. As the Grand Duchy prepares to welcome financiers relocating from the...

A boiling pot for interior design

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran Special Features Writer THE meteoric rise of the Philippines as an emerging economy meant the global spotlight could remain fixed on...

Semirara Calaca power plant resumes operations

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) said on Monday that the first 300-megawatt (MW) unit of its two-unit coal-fired thermal power plant in Calaca,...

House approves postponement anew of barangay, SK polls

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE proposed postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections hurdled third reading in the House of Representatives...

Senate panel grills BFAR over missed targets on illegal fishing, incomplete...

THE Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) failed by a wide margin to meet its P1-billion annual target for fines...

Senate OK’s national ID bill on 3rd and final reading

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE SENATE on Monday approved on third and final reading the unified national identification system bill, a priority measure for the Legislative Executive...

Agriculture: Arroyo and Aquino years and Duterte’s trajectory

Bill Gates of the Gates Foundation supports many initiatives in developing countries. He has espoused the decisive role of agriculture in development. Of the...

CARHRIHL at 20

March 16 marked the 20th year of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) by...

Peso weakens ahead of Fed meet

THE PESO weakened against the dollar yesterday ahead of the monetary policy meeting of the US central bank. The local currency ended Monday’s session at...

Del Potro outlasts Federer to win Indian Wells final

INDIAN WELLS -- Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro stunned top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2) Sunday to win his...

Giant-killer UMBC bows out of NCAA tournament

WASHINGTON -- The University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s (UMBC) whirlwind ride in America’s hugely popular NCAA collegiate basketball tournament ended Sunday with a 50-43 loss...

Most Japanese think Abe bears responsibility for scandal — surveys

TOKYO -- Most Japanese think Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bears some responsibility for altered documents at the center of suspicions of a cover-up linked...

US, S. Korea, Japan meet on North Korea summits

SEOUL -- The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and...