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Explain VFA withdrawal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Malacañang to explain why it terminated the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States without the concurrence of...

Victoria Court to lay off workers, suspend operations

The Victoria Court chain of hotels and motels has announced that it would let its employees go and suspend its operations on account of...

‘Marcos’ M-99 a failure’: Perfect illustration of the Yellow mindset

THE claim that the dictator Marcos’ Masagana 99 (M-99) program was a total failure is an excellent example of the Yellows’ invented, Manichaean narrative...

Bayanihan Act needs overhaul, not extension

First word BECAUSE the economic lockdown was set to be lifted in the national capital on the first of June, I decided to spend the...

Change is coming!

WORK-from-home (WFH), or “telecommute,” is not new to us. In fact, Sen. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva’s bill allowing employees in the private sector to WFH was signed into law...

New terror bill good as passed

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Tuesday said the anti-terror bill was “as good as passed” because President Duterte had certified its passage as...

‘Sustaining online education difficult’

THE Philippines would have a hard time implementing online and distance learning, a private school federation said. “I think it will be very hard for us to...

Dining in restaurants allowed in GCQ areas

The government has allowed dine-in operations of food establishments in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), provided they comply with strict health protocols,...

Testing capacity now 34K per day – Palace

The Philippines now has the capacity to conduct 34,000 tests a day for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), surpassing its goal of 30,000, Malacañang...

Tolentino seeks help for micro businesses   

SEN. Francis Tolentino on Monday said the government should also help micro businesses in key tourist destinations whose operations have been paralyzed by the...

House okays 3 new holidays

THE House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading on Monday, bills declaring three new holidays to be observed in the country. House...

Quezon Circle, Astrodome, Ynares Arena to be Covid centers

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) are preparing three places for conversion into mega...

Prioritize athletes ‘once vaccine is ready’ ‒ Tolentino

IF a vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) becomes available this year, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino said he would definitely fight for its allocation for...

LOOK: Busy day

  Although the Covid-19 threat lingers, more people are going out because of the easing of the enhanced community quarantine. EDSA gets filled with vehicles...

PBA board holds fateful face-to-face today

THE Philippine Basketball Association board of team governors meets today to discuss the fate of Season 45, given the transition of the National Capital...

Shaw to train Sotto in NBA G League

KAI SOTTO and the rest of the National Basketball Association (NBA) G League Select Team will be trained by former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian...

House OKs 2 anti-Covid bills on 3rd reading

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading two measures in response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. House Bill (HB)...

Manila suspends VFA termination  

I issued this diplomatic note to the US ambassador. It has been received by Washington and well at that. The Note is self-explanatory and...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if...

QC adds 2 new routes to free ride program for commuters

THE Quezon City government added two new routes to its “Libreng Sakay” program for commuters as Metro Manila eases into general community quarantine (GCQ)...

Explain VFA withdrawal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Malacañang to explain why it terminated the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States without the concurrence of...
ALTHOUGH everyone was hoping for the best, the first two days of general community quarantine (GCQ) were, to no one’s surprise, chaotic and difficult for many people. It was evident that no one concerned — the government, businesses or the general public — was quite prepared for...

VIDEOS

‘Marcos’ M-99 a failure’: Perfect illustration of the Yellow mindset

THE claim that the dictator Marcos’ Masagana 99 (M-99) program was a total failure is an excellent example of the Yellows’ invented, Manichaean narrative...

Bayanihan Act needs overhaul, not extension

First word BECAUSE the economic lockdown was set to be lifted in the national capital on the first of June, I decided to spend the...

Change is coming!

WORK-from-home (WFH), or “telecommute,” is not new to us. In fact, Sen. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva’s bill allowing employees in the private sector to WFH was signed into law...

PH Covid spending is Third World

ROUGHLY 90 percent of Filipinos do not even know where Timor Leste is. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)  map has so expanded from the original Malay...

Our world after Covid

When elephants dance, the ants… A MOST interesting development partly as a result of this pandemic is the rise of China and the decline of...

Food for thought and sustenance

THE most common measures adopted around the world to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic are various forms or degrees of lockdowns, curfews and other...

UN tries to bridge technological divide for Covid-19

EARLY this month, United Nations agencies launched Tech Access Partnership (TAP) in a joint effort to scale up local production of life-saving health technologies...

Quality in, quality out

POLITICIANS or anyone who has been involved in a political campaign actually do contact tracing. They do house to house. They know where their voters...

Today's Front Page

PEZA chief: I am not delaying Create approval

The Philippine Economy Zone Authority (PEZA) on Tuesday denied that it was delaying the passage of the Corporate Recovery...

MPBL cancels 2020-21 season

While the NBA is mulling its return and the PBA is waiting until August to make a decision, the...

Hong Kong hits foreign govts’ ‘double standards’

HONG KONG: The leader of this island-state Hong Kong’s on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments over...

Singer Ronnie Liang is a Covid-19 frontliner

Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic has brought out the good in countless people around the world, celebrities very much included. Here...

A reminder to nip gut problems in these stressful times

A recent global survey shows that almost a quarter of the population is affected by abdominal pain and cramps....

HEADLINE PHOTOS

New terror bill good as passed

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Tuesday said the anti-terror bill was “as good as passed” because President Duterte had certified its passage as urgent. The House of Representatives (HoR) adopted the Senate’s version of the bill last week. Voting 19-2, the...

‘Sustaining online education difficult’

THE Philippines would have a hard time implementing online and distance learning, a private school federation said. “I think it will be very hard for us to...

Dining in restaurants allowed in GCQ areas

The government has allowed dine-in operations of food establishments in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), provided they comply with strict health protocols,...

Testing capacity now 34K per day – Palace

The Philippines now has the capacity to conduct 34,000 tests a day for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), surpassing its goal of 30,000, Malacañang...

Tolentino seeks help for micro businesses   

SEN. Francis Tolentino on Monday said the government should also help micro businesses in key tourist destinations whose operations have been paralyzed by the...

Part of Sara’s salary goes to Covid patients

The Davao City government has released a portion of the one-year salary of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio of P1.3 million for a trust fund of...

USaid links Pinoy farms, markets

THE Department of Agriculture in its efforts to help Filipino farmers transport their produce to key markets and address urgent food security issues, has...

DepEd launches coronavirus programs

THE Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon Regional Office 3 will launch today its “reconfigured” Brigada Eskwela (BE) and Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) projects...

Cambodia alarmed over Covid-19 2nd wave

PHNOM PEHN: Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, has reiterated his concern over the second wave of Covid-19 infections in the country while congratulating...

Xinjiang vice chair under investigation

XINJIANG: Ren Hua, vice chairperson of the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of discipline and law,...

Fake news flood online in Gulf region

DOHA: A tweet claiming to show the start of a coup in Qatar, with shaky footage of an illuminated window and crackling gunfire, spread...

Another Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus

BEIJING: A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus last week, state media reported Tuesday, becoming China’s first...

Singapore orders tough mask measure

SINGAPORE: Pupils wearing face masks returned to school in Singapore on Tuesday and some workplaces re-opened as coronavirus restrictions were eased in the hard-hit...

BoP surplus shrinks to $448M in March

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) position posted a $448-million surplus in March, lower than the figure a month and a year earlier, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed on Tuesday. According to the data, the amount was narrower...

Manufacturing data lifts PH shares to 6,000

The stock market rose anew on Tuesday, breaching the 6,000 territory as encouraging factory data boosted hopes for the country’s gradual economic recovery from...

Philguarantee relief eyes 12,000 MSMEs

At least 12,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the crisis brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic are expected to...

Water allocation from Angat retained

METRO Manila’s water allocation from Angat Dam has been retained to ensure ample supply for the metropolis amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic,...

Finex lauds DoTr’s new initiatives

The Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) lauded the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) public bus transportation reform in Metro Manila and the new...

CLI to proceed with P19.4-B projects

UNDETERRED by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is set to proceed with the launching of their P19.4 billion worth...

Globe: ‘Cashless revolution should happen now’

THE “cashless revolution” in the Philippines should happen now as the country ramps up the adoption of digitalization, according to the top official of...

Crown Asia 2019 net income up 16%

LISTED Crown Asia Chemicals Corp. saw its net income grow by 16 percent to P136.4 million last year from the P117.6 million it posted...

11 Café Amazon stores reopen amid relaxed quarantine

PTT Philippines Corp. announced on Tuesday that 11 of its Café Amazon stores reopened in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as restrictions were eased...

Generosity

The Manila Chronicle was one of the newspapers that stopped publication 48 years ago following the declaration of Martial Law by the late President...

Rightsizing done right

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has had a disruptive effect on our lives and the economy. It is all over the headlines: missed...

225 VIPs urge leaders to adopt $2.5T virus plan

UNITED NATIONS: More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting...

Asian shares mostly higher after WS gains

TOKYO: Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus...

‘Foreign players threat to PH shipowners’

Stakeholders in the domestic shipping industry fear that the entry of foreign players would further burden the maritime sector due to overcapacity, which worsened...

Manning sector gETS bearing on crew change

After an almost three-month of slump in crew rotation, the Philippine manning sector is slowly getting its bearings as the government loosened up restrictions...

Upward mobility in maritime training and education

In a world where man is measured by his titles, accomplishments, connections and wealth, a few stood certain that their ultimate measure lies not...

Woods speaks on Floyd’s death

Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now. The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his...

Mayweather to pay for Floyd’s funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer. Mayweather...

Taking a knee

The senseless death of George Floyd has ignited a firestorm of protests across the US. The protests, I support. The looting, I don’t. The National Basketball...

Ramirez says national athletes, PSC workers to be tested for Covid-19

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said they will initiate a targeted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing for national athletes and PSC...

Sign of Crispa-Toyota rivalry ending surfaces during the 1977 PBA Season

Innovations, startling developments and a sprinkling of firsts marked the third season of the PBA in 1977. The Season, following Crispa’s epic Grand Slam title...

SMC hoops teams test negative for Covid-19

All players of the three San Miguel Corporation (SMC)-backed teams in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) were tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019...

MMA’s Angela Lee slams online bullying after TV star’s death

HONG KONG: MMA fighter Angela Lee urged social media users to "think twice before you speak" after the death of a young wrestler and...

Spurs coach Popovich calls for change, dismisses Trump as ‘fool’

LOS ANGELES: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called out President Donald Trump for a lack of leadership in the face of nationwide...

Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a...

Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton

TEMPE, Ariz.: The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end...

Clemson WR Ross out for the year due to spinal condition

Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, considered a first-round NFL draft pick next spring, will miss the upcoming college season due to a spinal condition uncovered...

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

NEW YORK: Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with...

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference...

AboitizLand sets itself apart

ABOITIZLAND has reached its quarter-of-a-century milestone with an expanding presence nationwide. For over two decades, the real estate developer has redefined the real estate...

Environmental sensitivity in design

THE color “green” has many connotations. Apart from being associated to plants, trees and all forms of fauna for obvious reasons, it has also...

US military provides P10M in medical supplies to PH

Service members from the US Army, Marines and Air Force delivered over P10 in personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to hospitals in...

‘Healthypreneur’ turns his restaurant into community kitchen for frontliners

VOLUNTEERISM is a priceless act that no amount of money or property can pay off. As the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was implemented due to the Covid-19 threat, thousands of volunteers stood up to back frontliners while they...

DoLE creates Crisis Management Committee for OFWs

IN its commitment to safely bring home OFWs, who were virtually locked up in various quarantine facilities over an extended period of time, the...

Belmont Manila, Savoy Manila and Diversey PH collaborate for #SafeStay health and safety campaigns

Belmont Hotel Manila and Savoy Hotel Manila are getting ready for the “new normal” as they implement the “#SafeStay… We Care” health and safety...

Hotel Sogo rolls out approved ‘new normal’ policies in all branches

HOTEL Sogo Chief Executive Officer Reynaldo Malaca announced that the company has prepared its “new normal” policies to be implemented in all of its...

A better way to live the new norm

IN dealing with the global pandemic, Filipinos — like the rest of the world — have had to embrace drastic changes in the way...

Global fashion in the time of Covid-19

Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars SOAVE, Italy: Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to...

Taking charge of one’s health with essential oils

With the world still under restricted movement due to the coronavirus pandemic, it all the more vital to maintain healthy home environment for the...

Powered by positivity

"I was once totally naive, impressionable and parrot-like — just repeating everything Dad (Philippe Charriol) did or said — but I think that almost...

Lovi and Zanjoe star in ‘Malaya’

Lovi Poe and Zanjoe Marudo grapple with the choice to abandon or realize a once-in-a-lifetime love in the movie “Malaya,” the latest love story from “Glorious” director Concepcion Macatuno. The iWant original movie features the first on-screen pairing of the...

Celebrities take part in rallies; ‘Twilight’ actor overdoses

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations LOS ANGELES: Celebrities rallied to condemn the police killings of black people and demand justice. Jamie Foxx stood with...

Landing ‘Crash Landing’s’ main man

Smart, Bench announce endorsement collabs with Hyun Bin The Korean Wave or Hallyu continues to dominate the entertainment world even during the current pandemic. Like...

BB Gandanghari hurt over family’s indifference to death threat

Robin Padilla should get a break from bashers who disagree with his views on the ABS-CBN franchise renewal but only to jump into ano­ther...

The latest on Kylie Jenner, Ricky Martin and Mindy Kaling

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status LOS ANGELES: Forbes declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire, but withdrew that title. " is significantly smaller, and...

Netflix grows Filipino movie library

Five new Philippine titles plus ‘JoKoy’ original to premier on streaming website in June With the coronavirus still a threat around the world, staying home...

Fandom, friendship and a vision

If you have been a super fan of anything, if you love films, nostalgia and dreams coming true; and if you want an uplifting...

Women in Action: Coca-Cola plant managers heed the call of leadership throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to test and strengthen our collective resilience—and it has also called upon countless individuals to respond to extraordinary circumstances. Filipinos like 42-year-old Joy Beleno, manager of one of Coca-Cola’s manufacturing plants in Davao, have had...

Shopping for baby in the new normal

Every mom knows how quickly babies grow even in just a matter of weeks. First-time mothers often learn the hard way that when shopping...

The unwavering spirit of service of Coca-Cola and Caritas Manila

IT was a typical day for Caritas Manila volunteer Malou Olanga, with the exception of a slowly creeping summer heat as it was already...

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ new normal is ‘Safer and Happier’

On May 16, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls reopened its lifestyle properties and commercial centers with more stringent safety measures to ensure visitors its “Safer and...

More metro malls, shops reopen

With the loosening of more shopping restrictions under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ), The Manila Times Lifestyle rounds up...

Acer Philippines launches first online store

The world is currently dealing with unforeseen challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event has forced consumers to accomplish school and...

Get up and get on with an at-home-workout regimen!

Adjusting to life at home when the community quarantine was imposed back in March was difficult for everyone. New schedules had to be made...

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