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IN NCR PER WEEK: Alert downgrade to add P7B output

The recent shift to a more relaxed alert level in Metro Manila will lead to an additional weekly output valued at P7.1 billion, the...

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Airline pushes no-quarantine on travelers from N. America

Philippines Airlines (PAL) with full support from various government stakeholders has proposed to pilot test a “no-quarantine protocol” for vaccinated passengers from North America...

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NATIONAL NEWS

Lower alert level for Metro Manila seen

DOH also sees PH down to low-risk rating WITH the number of COVID-19 cases continuously declining, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday said the country...

EDITORIAL CARTOON

EDITORIAL

Vociferous defender of the SALN

‘His ideas totally emasculate the essence of the SALN, and any lawmaker who would take this up should be ready for scathing arguments from free speech advocates.’ SAMUEL Martires, who heads the Office of the Ombudsman, has taken on the task of vociferously guarding the...

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Mandatory inspection of vehicles at PMVICs still suspended: LTO

PRIVATE motor vehicle inspection centers have not been ordered to stop their operations but the mandatory inspection of motor vehicles at PMVICs remain suspended. This...

Malacañang puts new spin on release of drug-related kills

MALACANANG yesterday said the release of a report from the Department of Justice that could help build up cases on some 52 drug war-related...

Unvaccinated job seekers may be rejected: DOLE

LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday defended employers who will reject unvaccinated job seekers, saying that is their “privilege.” In a television interview, Bello said...

Comelec presses Congress to pass poll reform laws

PERHAPS egged on by the swift passage of the law mandating the extension of the voter registration period, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday...

Over 1K firms failed to give 13th month pay in 2020

AMID talks about the capability of micro and small businesses to provide their employees their 13th month pay, at least 1,000 of about 15,300...

LIVING

‘Transience’

Birds are overlooked characters in daily life, but idolized figures in the artistic lexicon. They are seen as a metaphor for the fleeting world,...

Make the Smart move

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to set the pace for 5G in the Philippines as it launches the Signature Plans+,...

The art of gifting with the SM Store’s Gift Registry

While most festivities today have been rather low key or even virtual, there’s nothing like a gift to make a milestone memorable. It is...

Celebrities share how they continue to stay positive and healthy amid life’s struggles

Do you feel tired and ready to give up? If you are, that’s perfectly understandable. It’s been almost two years since Covid-19 first came...

Addressing parents’ concern on academics during the pandemic

The ongoing pandemic led to many changes in the lifestyle of Filipino families, such as the sudden shift to the work-from-home model for parents...

ENTERTAINMENT

Rosanna receives early Christmas gift from Coco, Julia

Guess what Dominic Roque gave girlfriend Bea Alonzo on her 34th birthday last October 17? A puppy and lots and lots of red roses. He also...

Disney postpones several Marvel sequels and fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ film

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co DIS.N delayed the release of Marvel Studios’ sequels to “Black Panther,” “Thor” and “Doctor Strange” by...

Angel gets cooking lesson from Marian

‘The 36-year-old actress, who wed businessman-producer Neil Arce in July, is learning how to cook.’ Guess what Angel Locsin’s priority is? The 36-year-old actress, who wed...

Bianca waited in line for 13 hours to register

‘Madaling araw pa, pumila na kami ng pinsan ko sa isang mall para magpa-register - Bianca Umali’ BIANCA Umali is gaining great feedback for her...

Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig

LOS ANGELES – Daniel Craig finally got a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last movie as James Bond...

INTERNATIONAL

Lack of vaccination passport, testing threaten Japan’s reopening

TOKYO. – Japan’s lack of a vaccination passport and limited testing capacity is threatening ambitions to reopen the economy at a crucial year-end period...

WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10

BRUSSELS. – A World Health Organization-led program to ensure poorer countries get fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral...

Former US Secretary of State dies of COVID complications

WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from...

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

NAIROBI/LONDON — Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police...

Merck COVID-19 pill sparks calls for access for lower-income countries

The plan to roll out Merck & Co’s promising antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 risks repeating the inequities of vaccine distribution, potentially leaving the...

SPORTS

Magnolia hard-pressed in Game 2

BY coach Chot Reyes’ own admission, a blowout win was nothing to brag about. Especially if it was fashioned in a series that is...

Yulo shocked by parallel bar score

CARLOS Edriel Yulo was shocked and in disbelief after posting a record-breaking score of 15.566 points in ruling the qualifying event of the men’s...

6th AIMAG moved to Nov. 2023

THE Olympic Council of Asia on Wednesday said the postponed sixth edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Thailand has been...

Manila rules Chooks 3×3 invitational meet

SAN FERNANDO. — Wish granted. On the lookout for competitive matches, Manila Chooks TM coach Aldin Ayo was pleased his charges got the much-needed exposure...

Nuggets cool off Suns; Jazz, Sixers win

THE visiting Denver Nuggets used one of the Phoenix Suns’ primary weapons against them Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila), riding balanced scoring to a...

OPINION

Winning hearts and minds

‘It’s still an election that is up for grabs, and if recent electoral history is to be our guide, the situation may only begin...

Booster shot?

‘…the risk of taking the vaccines is only a fraction of one percent (0.0105%), compared to the 10-20 percent risk of dying from COVID-19....

‘As the World-Clock goes Tick and Tock’

‘Can you imagine a coven of panda-huggers whaling on the maritime Republic of the Philippines? Which of the presidential wannabes is a real dragon-slayer?’ WHEN...

The future is nigh!

‘The way to make the future bright is to try to map it out the best you can, and then plan as best you...

Catastrophic imbalance

‘The government wants to lift the nation from the bottom heap of countries in insufferable economic resilience while inviting the catastrophic imbalance of another...
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CORPORATE

Noche buena food producers seek price hike

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is studying the petition of manufacturers for an increase in the prices of four of 11 noche...

MARKETING BOARD

RISE AGAINST Hunger, AYALA among best, GLOBE webinar, COMCO...

Mobile kitchen Rise Against Hunger Philippines launched a mobile kitchen jeepney in support of the private sector program, Kain Tayo Pilipinas, mobilizing added resources to...

MARKET MARKERS

Stocks steady

SINGAPORE- Asian stocks eked small gains on Thursday but the upbeat mood that lifted the Dow Jones and bitcoin to records ebbed on fresh...

Dollar eases

Dollar, yen under pressure

Shares advance

Shares rebound

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Banking & Finance

Pinoy e-commerce champions join LOCAD

Online businesses and e-commerce in the Philippines are continuously growing and predicted to hit almost $28 bilion (P1.4 trillion) by 2025, according to Bain...

Motoring

Bosch PH has a new managing director

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, appoints Paulo Duarte as the new Managing Director in the Philippines, effective September 1, 2021....

Infotech & Electronics

5G continues to empower industries, says Huawei chief

5G will continue to drive the development of other technologies and create more opportunities for business-to-business (B2B) activities as well as drive down carbon...

Property

Tapping the bamboo’s potential

Alternative building solutions provider Base Bahay Foundation Inc. and humanitarian organization 4P for People have teamed up to create Rejoice Village, a sustainable community...

Travel & Tourism

PH is Asia’s top beach, dive destination anew

The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) said that the Philippines is, once again, Asia’s leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination at the...

Environment

SM Prime promotes disaster preparedness

SM Prime Holdings Inc. has recently inked a partnership agreement with the Manila Observatory for the “High Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for...

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Supplements

Christmas: Making it Personal at SM Malls

 In a year when almost everyone looks the same as the next person, or is unrecognizable because of their face masks (and shields); it’s...