MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:37 PM | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria
COCKTALES | Gina Lopez buries Ramon Ang's Manila Bay reclamation project Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 7:50 AM | Victor C. Agustin
COMMENTARY | Koreans' murder by cops indicates ‘breakdown of rule of law’ under Duterte Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 8:53 AM | Phelim Kine, deputy director, Human Rights Watch Asia Division
FOCUS | ASEAN at 50 – and beyond Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 8:43 AM | Kavi Chongkittavorn, Reporting ASEAN
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BREAKING NEWS as of Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 12:25 PM COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% Hope flickers as Italy avalanche survivors tell of trauma Trump inauguration draws nearly 31 million U.S. television viewers Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting Thousands hit Paris streets against abortion China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Lacson: Sta. Isabel not likely to qualify for WPP, or be discharged by court as state witness Palace 'outraged' by Korean's kidnap-slay, vows no whitewash Recto to Bato: If you won't resign over Korean's kidnap-slay, then clean up the PNP Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump 7.9 quake shakes PNG, tsunami alert rescinded LOOK | More than 20,000 people affected by floods still in evacuation centers in Caraga Trump seeks to mend fences, vows support to CIA WATCH | Timing of Ji Ick-Joo kidnap-slay curious; team leader of 'killer' cop relieved
COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.
Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7…
Trump trade strategy starts with withdrawal from TPP The administration of US President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific…
Fears of economic 'race to bottom', strong dollar in Davos Farm output declines 1.11% in Q4 2016 due to typhoons Peso recovers vs US dollar; PSEi ends 5-day rally Businessman nabbed as SSS heightens campaign vs delinquent employers Florida-based BPO plans to open 2 more facilities, double employment in PHL PSEi remain firm, PHP touches 50-level vs US dollar SM's China performance gets nod from ASEAN business players
COCKTALES | New Pacifica owners distance selves from Yuchengco, Romero 12:29 pm | Victor C. Agustin The new majority owners of the shell company Pacifica, the Yu/Dato group, clarifies that they are neither lawyers of, or partners of, Congressman Mikee Romero.
COCKTALES | PowerBooks, Avant shut down flagship Greenbelt branches 7:26 am | Victor C. Agustin Two flagship Greenbelt 4 tenants, PowerBooks and Avant, have shut down their branches during the New Year holidays along with three other neighboring shops, all apparently victims of the tougher retail environment.
MARIE YUVIENCO | ORO, PERRO, MATA 9:40 pm | Marie Yuvienco The recipient of the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence for about five minutes, the film Oro is gaining word-of-mouth for all the wrong reasons.
COCKTALES | Romero unloads stake in shell company to partners 9:34 am | Victor C. Agustin New party-list congressman Mikee Romero has sold his shareholdings within a listed shell company, Pacifica, to his own lawyers-partners.
FOCUS | ASEAN at 50 – and beyond 8:43 am | Kavi Chongkittavorn, Reporting ASEAN ASEAN is 50 years old this year: a milestone for a loosely constructed regional organization created by five countries at the height of the Cold War. Since then, its member countries have transformed ASEAN into a rules-based entity encompassing all the countries in Southeast Asia.
COCKTALES | BDO, BPI presidents double their stock pile in two years 6:59 am | Victor C Agustin The president of BDO, Nestor Tan, may sometimes wish he were a few inches taller but within the competitive banking industry, the chief executive of the Henry Sy bank stands tallest with his big, and still growing, stock pile.
COCKTALES | BF Homes sewer becomes hostage to P500-M demand 10:41 am | Victor C. Agustin Maynilad holds back after the BF Homes Inc. developer demanded P500 million as right-of-way fee for connecting to Maynilad's sewerage project.
MARIE YUVIENCO | Popcorn Fridays 6:20 am | Marie Yuvienco Saving Sally makes me want to watch the rest of the MMFF's offerings, so I can confidently say with a heart that the new rules are a success. We've always had our Christmas traditions so it's about time to add a new one: patronize the MMFF in this year's edition and those to follow.
COMMENTARY | They prop us up but who looks out for the 'bagong bayani'? 12:10 pm | Titon Mitra, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme For OFWs, leaving often isn't a matter of choice but coming back can be. So what more can be done for our 'bagong bayani' so that they are better equipped for a life overseas and importantly, can better share their talents and good fortune on return?
COMMENTARY | With Trump, nuclear brinkmanship is back 11:01 am | Peter Apps, Reuters In an era of cyberattacks and hybrid warfare, the internationally understood rules governing such confrontations are also dangerously in flux. The very unpredictability of Trump - and his untested, undefined approach to international affairs - adds yet another wildcard.
COCKTALES | Camp John Hay loses SEC fight in rush to sell 'money-back' condo units 8:12 am | Victor C. Agustin The Camp John Hay-Fil Estate consortium has lost its case in the Supreme Court against the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling condo units in Baguio under a 'money-back' arrangement even without SEC approval.
COMMENTARY | Don't write democracy off just yet 7:54 am | John Lloyd, Reuters Authoritarianism is making a comeback. That Russian President Vladimir Putin was among Time's people of the year was due to recognition of his successes, violent as they have been. His fellow poll-topping autocrats include Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Abdel-Fatah el-Sisi and Rodrigo Duterte.
COCKTALES | DU30's short Christmas list 10:37 am | Victor C. Agustin The US Central Intelligence Agency commissioned a special team from its dirty-tricks department to find out what the controversial Philippine leader has in the swag bag for his friends and foes alike.