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A legal education at cross purposes

Just guessing: there are probably between 16,000 to 20,000 students that annually want to enter law school. That’s before the PhilSat (Philippine Law School Admission Test). The PhilSat in 2018 cut that down to roughly 10,000 to 12,000.

A matter of perception

One’s perspective and attitude determines the way things appear. A glass of water is either half-full or half-empty. The donut is a pastry with a hole. The pessimist looks at the hole instead of the whole sweet treat. On another level, a persistent problem could be a situation -- according to the optimist. It can be solved. It’s matter of perception.

San Beda, Saint Benilde out to keep streaks alive

LEAGUE-leaders San Beda Red Lions and College of Saint Benilde Blazers go for their sixth straight victory in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 when they return to action today against separate opponents at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Go For Gold rolls out partnership with Fiba in World Cup...

GO FOR GOLD has taken a bold initiative to create overwhelming enthusiasm among Filipino basketball fans in the coming Fiba World Cup 2019.

Philippine military looking at security risks of Chinese POGO workers

THE Philippine military is looking at the security risks of Chinese-dominated online gaming operations in the capital, where gambling centers are very near military installations, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana told The Chiefs segment on Cignal’s One News Channel.

Bangsamoro may tap Middle East funds

THE new Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao is looking for funding from the Middle East to provide electricity to villages, the Finance department said in a statement yesterday.

Lawmakers to minimize risk of 2020 budget delay

LAWMAKERS of both chambers of Congress are moving to avoid another delay in enactment of the national budget, which has put the government’s economic growth target this year at risk.

Death creeps at door of error-plagued Philippine justice system

IN A FEW DAYS, 49-year-old Jun Allego will walk free after spending more than half of his life in jail.

DMCI income falls in 2nd quarter

EARNINGS of DMCI Holdings, Inc. fell by a fifth in the second quarter of 2019, weighed down by lower coal prices and higher replacement power costs.

Vista Land Q2 profit rises 10%

VISTA LAND & Lifescapes, Inc., the property firm led by the country’s richest man Manuel B. Villar, Jr., reported a 10% increase in earnings in the second quarter, thanks to sustained sales of its residential projects and higher leasing revenues.

Less than 10 banks looking to adjust ATM fees BSP

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) has received “below 10” applications from banks for adjustments of fees for transactions coursed through automated teller machines (ATM) after the moratorium on such tweaks was lifted last month, a senior official said on Wednesday.

PNB seeks to double return on equity in 3 years

PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) wants to double its return on equity (RoE) within three years as it plans to put more focus on consumer finance and upgrade its subsidiaries in the coming years.

Mobile phone tiers, not brands, affecting network speed

VARYING smartphone brands barely affect the mobile network experience of phone users in the Philippines, but high-tier units beat mid- and low-tier ones in terms of network speed.

ByteDance launches new search engine in China

BEIJING/HONG KONG -- ByteDance, the owner of short-video app TikTok, has launched a new search engine in China, entering a sector currently dominated by Baidu Inc.

Choosing Chungcheong

AS TIME is a limited resource, travelling for pleasure may sometimes be considered a luxury. Often, the choice of destination could spell the difference between a memorable vacation and a bungled opportunity. Carefully selecting one’s getaway is the first order in planning.

1st Lugang Café in Mindanao opens in Davao

DAVAO CITY — Lugang Café of China’s Bellagio Group of Restaurants has opened its first branch in Mindanao at the SM City Ecoland here and several more are planned in other cities in the island.

Banks expect national ID to enable faster loan processing

THE Philippine Identification System Act (PhilSys) is expected to lead to the expansion of bank lending by enabling faster processing of loan applications, a bank official said.

Israeli company signs financing deal to build crop processing plants

A FARM equipment manufacturer said it has partnered with an Israeli company to help finance $100 million worth of processing plants.

Government relocation to Central Luzon

Should we relocate the National Government and its agencies outside of Metro Manila to decongest the metropolis? Should we take note of the claim of the state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) that its New Clark City in Tarlac -- about 100 kilometers outside of Metro Manila -- is ready to become the new government center by 2030?

Towards inclusion

How do we understand and develop inclusive organizations?

San Miguel a win away from Commissioner’s Cup title

THE San Miguel Beermen are one win away from the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup title after taking a 3-2 lead over the TNT KaTropa in their best-of-seven finals series with a 99-94 victory in Game Five on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

De Lima allowed to visit sick mother

JAILED Senator Leila M. de Lima has been allowed to visit her sick mother at the hospital, with conditions.

SC orders palace to answer Rappler suit

THE SUPREME Court has ordered the government to comment on the petition of online news website Rappler, which was banned from covering President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

After convincing win, options abound for Pacquiao’s next fight — Gibbons

SUCCESSFULLY and convincingly overcoming the latest challenge in his Hall-of-Fame boxing career, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is not short in options for his next fight.

Grab gets more time to address concerns

THE STATE antitrust watchdog has extended its monitoring of Grab Philippines, citing “lingering competition concerns” a year after the company got conditional clearance for its acquisition of Uber’s operation in the country.

DBCC to check assumptions anew

THE INTERAGENCY Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) plans to meet again on Aug. 27 to consider “new” macroeconomic assumptions like inflation, the central bank chief said on Tuesday.

SMC taps 3 foreign firms to design new airport

SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) has tapped three foreign companies for the design and construction of its proposed P734-billion international airport in Bulakan, Bulacan.

Travellers International Q2 income declines

THE owner and operator of Resorts World Manila (RWM) posted a 52% drop in attributable profit for the second quarter of 2019, weighed down by higher borrowing costs.

BSP sees no immediate hike in ATM fees as moratorium ends

THE CENTRAL BANK chief quelled market speculations of an impending hike in fees for transactions conducted through banks’ automated teller machines (ATMs).

Security Bank looks to raise P5 billion through long-term deposit certificates

SECURITY BANK Corp. is looking to raise P5 billion through the issuance of long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCD) to manage its liabilities and expand its funding base.

History lesson from author Gina Apostol

DURING SUMMERS in the United States, teacher and historical fiction novelist Gina Apostol busies herself with her next book. Once she has completed her concept and gathered research, she just keeps writing.

Art & Culture (08/14/19)

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE Kwago and publishing and curatorial platform Comma invited artists Maxine Syjuco, Issay Rodriguez, Nikki Ocean, Erick Calilan, Jem Magbanua, Sasa Cabalquinto, and Ralph Eya for an exhibit and performance called A Curated Shelf: Salamin on Aug. 25, 5 p.m., at Kwago book bar.

Government relocation touted as traffic solution

A SENATE committee heard proposals Tuesday to relocate the national government out of Metro Manila and a street parking crackdown as possible long-term solutions to road congestion.

QC sets up task force to ease impact of 5 major...

THE Quezon City government said it has established a task force to minimize road congestion during the construction of five national infrastructure projects in the city.

Understanding the Filipino voter

It has become fashionable to wring our hands and acknowledge that the atrocious kind of leaders we have today is the fault of the Filipino voter. Assuming that the elections have been honest (though this is also under question), here is an attempt at understanding why we seem to elect so many undesirables.

Lowering the bar

BEING UNDERESTIMATED, even to the point of being dismissed with contempt, can be an advantage. The key to being rated well does not entail working longer hours, but just exceeding expectations. This can entail pushing the starting line forward, or moving the finish line back, or both. The race belongs to the one with a shorter track to run.

Cardinals take further flight with victory over Generals

THE Mapua Cardinals made it two wins in a row in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 with a 76-66 victory over the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals in league action on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

ONE Championship officials high on Team Lakay’s Lito Adiwang

BAGUIO-based Team Lakay has added another fighter in ONE Championship’s growing roster in strawweight fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, who recently rose from the ranks by way of the promotion’s Warrior Series.

Dengue cases almost double in 6 months

DENGUE cases almost doubled in the six months to July to 167,607 from a year earlier, the Department of Health said yesterday, weeks after declaring a national epidemic for the viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

Terror email probably a hoax, NBI agents say

GOVERNMENT investigators have cleared three suspected terrorists who were reported to be planning to enter the Philippines.

Property firms bullish on demand despite POGO uncertainty

PROPERTY developers remain optimistic about demand for office space despite China’s crackdown on Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), citing limited exposure to such tenants.

Foreign tourist arrivals halfway to target as of June

THE INCREASE of foreign tourist arrivals picked up and sustained a double-digit rate last semester, the government reported on Monday.

Cinemalaya 2019 winners

FEATURE LENGTH FILM 2019 • Best Film: John Denver Trending by Arden Rod Condez • Special Jury Prize: Edward by Thop Nazareno • Best Direction: Eduardo Roy,...

Disorder and early sorrow

VETERAN teleserye writer Arden Rod Condez’s directorial debut John Denver Trending is remarkable for its confidently concise, yet sensitively nuanced treatment of timely issues such as bullying (both physical and cyber), adolescent depression, fake news and the marginalization of social misfits, especially when they are poor. Condez is a master, not only of the written word but also of cinematic language. He elicits amazingly natural, complex and credible performances from his ensemble of mostly untrained, regular folks (his family and townmates from Pandan, Antique) who all manage to convey their very real though flawed humanity. We know these people.

Cavite expressway operator sets proposed link to Sangley base

THE operator of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) aims to submit in the coming month a proposal that will connect the toll road to the Danilo Atienza (Sangley) Air Base.