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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.
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 has taken a bold initiative to create overwhelming enthusiasm among Filipino basketball fans in the coming Fiba World Cup 2019.
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.
IN A FEW DAYS, 49-year-old Jun Allego will walk free after spending more than half of his life in jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A FARM equipment manufacturer said it has partnered with an Israeli company to help finance $100 million worth of processing plants.
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?
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.
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.
THE CENTRAL BANK chief quelled market speculations of an impending hike in fees for transactions conducted through banks’ automated teller machines (ATMs).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE INCREASE of foreign tourist arrivals picked up and sustained a double-digit rate last semester, the government reported on Monday.
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.
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.