• Mara Warwick: Project picks, not financing mode, to determine whether inclusive growth will be achieved.
    Ricardo Penson makes argument that PPPs, particularly unsolicited proposals, are needed
    Ricardo Penson: It’s confusing why govt is going ODA but rejecting sovereign guarantees.
    Mara Warwick, World Bank country director: Build Build Build good for PH not only in terms of actual infra, but also with regard to developing an infrastructure delivery system.
    Sheila Lobien: Property market needs support via action on pending PEZA accreditation for building developments.



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    Malaysia halts Pinoy’s execution


    Malaysian authorities have postponed the execution on Friday of a Filipino convicted of murder in Sabah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday. The execution of Ejah Bin Jaafar was ordered postponed by Sabah Governor Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin following a last-minute appeal from…

    Staying on track against the bird flu virus


    The government must stay on the right track in the fight against the avian influenza outbreak without letting go until the A virus is eradicated because this scourge will not go away overnight. Swift action is vital, as what the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Animal Industry had…

    BI offers ‘visa upon arrival’ to Chinese


    IN a bid to attract more tourists and foreign investors, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now offering “visa-upon-arrival [VUA]” privilege to nationals from China. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Friday said that interested Chinese, particularly businessmen and plain tourists, may enter and stay in the country for as long…

    Diokno: Underspending down significantly in H1


    The Duterte administration’s thrust to ramp up public spending has resulted in much lower state underspending, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Friday. “For the first half of 2017, spending was almost on the top vis-a-vis the programmed spending. We only underspent by P6 billion for the first half of…



    TNT fields new import against Rain or Shine


    Talk ‘N Text is upbeat as they field their new import Glen Rice Jr. against Rain or Shine today in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governor’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The KaTropa, with a 2-1 win-loss record will face the Elasto Painters at 6:45 p.m. Winless Kia, on…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly


    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Video referee landmark as Bayern claims opening win


    BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into…

    A victory for the Philippines


    A commitment had been made and whatever the cost, it had to be kept. Thus was what the decision to push through with the hosting of the 30th episode of the Southeast Asian Games meant. There is war in Mindanao. In the Muslim City of Marawi. Until when it will…

    Lookout bulletin issued vs De Lima


    THE tables have been turned against Sen. Leila de Lima, who used Lookout Bulletin Orders (LBO) to bar political figures, including former president Gloria Arroyo, from leaving the country when she was Justice secretary. The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a lookout bulletin against De Lima to ensure that she…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open


    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…



    GenSan officials, police in tug-of-war over STL


    GENERAL Santos City local officials are filing administrative charges against their chief of police for refusing to enforce the city council directive to close the operation of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-backed Small Town Lottery (STL) in the city. The Gensan city council renewed its call to stop STL…

    Spain police: suspects planned bigger attack


    BARCELONA: Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said Friday (Saturday in Manila), as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the horror. A 35-year-old Italian was among 14 killed, mowed down in front…



    Joey Reyes: ‘Film fests should not compete’


    Director joins selection panel in announcing official entries to CineFilipino Eight original and innovative feature-length films have been chosen out of 150 entries for CineFilipino Film Festival 2018. The films were selected based on originality of material and freshness of approach, authentic reflection of Filipino culture and human experience, has…

    Audi sales grow in July to new all-time high


    Audi AG increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5 percent year-on-year. With about 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4 percent, in North America by 4.0 percent and in Asia-Pacific by 6.7…

    Liza Soberano shows love for photography


    Liza Soberano is arguably one of the Philippines’ most beautiful faces nowadays. Coupled with her talent for acting and undeniably charisma, it is no wonder that she has been proclaimed captured legions of fans, making her a certified sought after celebrity. The 19-year-old, however, is more than just he star…

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