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BREAKING NEWS as of 18-Apr-14, 10:00 PM ONE THOUSAND YEARS OF SOLITUDE, SADNESS | World mourns death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Danish man joins Pinoys in re-enacting death of Jesus Christ VIDEO | Lonely panda gets own TV set in Chinese zoo Japan to redesign mission after UN court rules whaling a commercial hunt masquerading as research VIDEO | Comic book tells life, career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury About 12 million U.S. outpatients misdiagnosed annually - study Pacman back with Pacmom, dedicates victory to Pinoys KONTRA LUHO | After public outrage, Italy gov't decides to sell BMWs, Audis used by gov't execs PARANG MGA OFW NATIN? | Young, highly educated but unemployed Spaniards seek job in London Lawmakers want airsoft guns regulated Gunmen kill 20 in attack on South Sudan UN base OFW from UAE no longer positive for MERS-CoV - DOH US advocates urge Obama to press PNoy on rights, peace talks Thousands flock to watch annual bloody crucifixions Divers enter capsized South Korean ferry in desperate hunt for survivors
Manila slips in ranking of global cities, but holds promise in next decade Manila’s ranking among the world's "global cities" fell by 12 notches in 2014, but according to a US-based consulting firm the Philippine capital is likely…
BSP expects foreign investments to support economic growth moving forward The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects foreign direct investments (FDI) inflows to continue, thus providing a boost to the country’s economic growth.
Amid dipping power reserves, gov't mulls higher installation cap for solar projects The government may allow a bigger number of solar power facilities to enjoy tariff incentives on account of the large number of proponents of such…
Jollibee board clears P800-million loan from BPI Megawide profit jumps more than a third on completion of first PPP project GOOD NEWS | GSIS cuts down paperwork for claiming benefits Your share of the national debt in February: P60,559 DOE to auction off 15 coal mines next month Bayan ramps up campaign against cable thieves NGCP to replace Panay Island transmission line
STATEMENT | Makati Business Club backs Supreme Court ruling on RH Law 5:17 pm | InterAksyon.com The Makati Business Club commends the Supreme Court for upholding the constitutionality of RA 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.
FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women? 7:31 am | Carolina Ruiz Austria, InterAksyon.com Carolina Ruiz Austria is a feminist lawyer. Here, she dissects the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health law.
ARAW NG KAGITINGAN | How to honor Bataan heroes? Don't pander to Japanese, resist Chinese bullying 9:24 am | Jose Antonio Custodio, InterAksyon.com Today is Araw ng Kagitingan. Previously, this is the day we honor the heroism of those who fell in Bataan. How do we do that? Historian Jose Antonio Custodio has some suggestions.
MEL STA.MARIA | A women's rights advocate's initial take on SC decision on RH Law 6:40 am | ATTY. MEL STA.MARIA The Reproductive Health Law was generally considered not unconstitutional. However, a number of provisions were considered unconstitutional. Here are some initial thoughts from Atty. Ampy Sta.Maria, Director of the Women's Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.
COCKTALES | Mandarin may cut Makati lease short, transfer to The Fort 7:55 am | Victor C Agustin, InterAksyon.com The Hong Kong-based parent of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and landlord Ayala Land are in advanced state of negotiations to cut short the luxury hotel's property lease, according to the increased industry chatter from Makati and Hong Kong.
JESSICA ZAFRA | A love letter to libraries and readers 1:45 pm | Jessica Zafra The book is a mere 92 pages, but it's not skimpy: it contains an entire life that seems small on the outside, but is really large and contains multitudes. 'The Library of Unrequited Love' reminds us of some basic truths of the human condition: If you're a reader, you are never truly alone.
BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to solve Metro Manila's housing AND traffic problems - at the same time 1:05 pm | Benjamin de la Pena Other megacities concentrated on expanding housing supply and expanding affordable housing in specific locations. We should do the same. Building more housing for poor and middle-income families in the right places will help us to reduce slums and alleviate traffic congestion.
COCKTALES | Boracay's banana republic outmuscles Puerto Azul's Panlilios 4:21 am | Victor C. Agustin The rule of law, never a strong point in the Philippines, has suffered yet another high-profile setback in the country's best-known tourism destination.
MEL STA.MARIA | Conspiracy to plunder: A conclusion only the brainless can deny 4:32 pm | ATTY. MEL STA. MARIA The message of Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, is very clear - billions of public money cannot just disappear. And , if they cannot be accounted for, they must have been stolen.
COCKTALES |Romulo takes on SyCip in corporate governance tussle with Singaporeans 1:32 pm | Victor C. Agustin Two names in the Makati Business Club's pantheon of corporate governance have been embroiled in a lack-of-transparency battle with Singaporean investors: Ricardo Romulo and Washington SyCip.
COMMENTARY | Philippines, the next economic tiger? Let's ponder that for a minute 2:36 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr. The Philippines has been hailed as the upcoming tiger economy at least three times (in the 1970s, in mid 1990s, and now). But why hasn't the country taken off? Economist and educator Cesar Polvorosa Jr. from Toronto tells us why.
OPINION | The bill for climate change is coming due 9:38 am | Richard Schiffman, Reuters There is trouble ahead for global agriculture, warns the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if measures are not taken quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
COCKTALES | Citibank advises clients: It will share customer data with BIR, US agencies 12:38 am | Victor C. Agustin The locally-popular Citibank Mastercard and Visa credit cards are now tools of the powerful US Internal Revenue Service and the Philippine BIR to ferret out hidden wealth and tax evasion of Americans, green card holders and even Filipinos with undeclared Philippine assets and deposits.