27.9 C
Manila
Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘Unseat Pimentel’

THE Supreme Court (SC) was asked on Wednesday to kick out Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd from the Senate, saying his participation in the...

Ex-BuCor officer gunned down in Muntinlupa

A former official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) was shot dead in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday afternoon. Initial information from authorities said that former BuCor...

Why not use pork barrel for a PH ‘toilet revolution’

First word ONE memorable reform that our first Miss International Gemma Cruz-Araneta effected while serving as Tourism secretary in the aborted Joseph Estrada administration (1998-2001)...

CEZA Administrator Raul Lambino ‘outrageously corrupt’

HIS alleged shakedown of investors, rigging of bids, unauthorized foreign travels and ostentatious lifestyle could make Raul Lambino, administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone...

Impunity and press freedom

ARTICLE III, Section 4 of the Bill of Rights in the 1987 Constitution clearly states, “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of...

Bong Go breaks ground for first OFW hospital

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the country’s first overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs’) hospital in San Fernando...

‘Trillanes is the real Bikoy’

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go hit back at former senator Antonio Trillanes 4th on Wednesday, saying the latter was the real “Bikoy.” “Ang totoong Bikoy ay...

QC stops MRT 7 construction

QUEZON City Mayor Josefina Belmonte has suspended the above-ground construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) station, citing...

Govt to repatriate Pinoys in virus-hit ship

THE government is finalizing plans to repatriate Filipino crew and passengers of the virus-hit Diamond Princess, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Wednesday. Assistant...

Ex-PhilHealth execs charged with graft

TWO former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) were charged with graft before the Office of the Ombudsman over their alleged failure...

American charged for trafficking, child abuse, faces kidnapping rap, too

AN arrest warrant for kidnapping was served to an American while attending a court hearing for a trafficking case in Pasay, the National Bureau of...

More PUIs cleared of Covid-19 — DoH

MORE persons under investigation (PUI) have been cleared of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DoH) said as of Wednesday. Of the 539...

Filipinos in Covid-19-infected Japanese cruise ship to be repatriated soon as cases rise

THE repatriation of Filipino crew and passengers of a Japanese cruise ship are being finalized as Filipinos who contracted the COVID-19 virus climbed to...

PMA closes homecoming to media, public for first time over Covid-19

THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA), for the first time in recent years, has closed the annual alumni homecoming to media and the public amid...

Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn’t heed his...

‘Unseat Pimentel’

THE Supreme Court (SC) was asked on Wednesday to kick out Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd from the Senate, saying his participation in the...
LAST week, the Department of Energy (DoE) updated the media on its Renewable Energy (RE) program, which establishes an ambitious target of at least 20,000 megawatts (MW) of renewables in the country’s energy supply mix by 2040. The goal is laudable, but the ability of the government...

Why not use pork barrel for a PH ‘toilet revolution’

First word ONE memorable reform that our first Miss International Gemma Cruz-Araneta effected while serving as Tourism secretary in the aborted Joseph Estrada administration (1998-2001)...

CEZA Administrator Raul Lambino ‘outrageously corrupt’

HIS alleged shakedown of investors, rigging of bids, unauthorized foreign travels and ostentatious lifestyle could make Raul Lambino, administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone...

Impunity and press freedom

ARTICLE III, Section 4 of the Bill of Rights in the 1987 Constitution clearly states, “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of...

Healthy cities

AS a Filipino, has living in the city helped you stay healthy? Do you have access to spacious green and public spaces; adequate sources...

Trade virus gets viral

WE can now say that economic pain due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is spreading fast and furious. All you have to do...

How will you measure your life?

A tribute to Professor Clayton Christensen (April 6, 1952 - Jan 23, 2020) of the Harvard Business School AS mentees, we are deeply saddened by...

Coronavirus epidemic has implications for life expectancy

BEIJING: As efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely...

The next president should be highly steeped in data and science

DO you recall a big decision made by government in our contemporary history that was decided by science and data? Do you recall a...

S&P cuts PH growth forecast to 6.1%

S&P Global Ratings has trimmed its growth outlook for the Philippine economy this year as it believes the coronavirus...

LeBron’s Lakers, Giannis-led Bucks pace NBA title chase

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James wants to honor Kobe Bryant by making the Los Angeles Lakers an NBA champion again...

‘Poor diet, climate change threats to children’

PARIS: The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet,...

Get to know Lirah

Gloc-9’s latest protege on the rise For over two decades in the music industry, uber talented rapper Gloc-9 has been...

Filipino dishes with a twist served at par with world’s best

IN 2017 — and five years earlier to be exact — Filipino cuisine was being touted as the next...

VIDEOS

Today’s Front Page February 20, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 20, 2020

HEADLINE PHOTOS

Bong Go breaks ground for first OFW hospital

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the country’s first overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs’) hospital in San Fernando City, Pampanga. In his speech, Go reaffirmed his commitment to push for the passage of a...

‘Trillanes is the real Bikoy’

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go hit back at former senator Antonio Trillanes 4th on Wednesday, saying the latter was the real “Bikoy.” “Ang totoong Bikoy ay...

QC stops MRT 7 construction

QUEZON City Mayor Josefina Belmonte has suspended the above-ground construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) station, citing...

Govt to repatriate Pinoys in virus-hit ship

THE government is finalizing plans to repatriate Filipino crew and passengers of the virus-hit Diamond Princess, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Wednesday. Assistant...

Ex-PhilHealth execs charged with graft

TWO former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) were charged with graft before the Office of the Ombudsman over their alleged failure...

17 crew negative for Covid-19

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Seventeen crew members of four Chinese vessels that docked at Aparri port did not show any symptoms of the coronavirus disease...

Malasakit Center in Pampanga receives P4M

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Diño led the turnover of a check amounting to P4 million to the Malasakit Center...

Police lauded for arrest of ex-CPP chairman

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday commended the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) for the arrest of a former leader of the...

Weinstein’s trial ends without verdict

NEW YORK: Jurors in ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein’s high-profile sex crimes trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) without reaching...

Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s nephew, wife to divorce

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, has announced he is to divorce his wife after 26 years of marriage. David Armstrong-Jones —...

‘SAfrica land reform plan would be disastrous’

ADDIS ABABA: America’s top diplomat on Wednesday asserted that South Africa’s plan to permit expropriation of private property without compensation would be “disastrous” for...

Netanyahu’s corruption trial starts March 17

TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial is scheduled to begin on March 17, two weeks after the country’s parliamentary elections, authorities...

Trump pardons former Illinois governor

CHICAGO: Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the...

Dominguez sees lower Customs collections this month

FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd expects the Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) revenue collections to drop this month as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak drags shipments from China, one of the Philippines' major trading partners. “Total shipments dropped, but the...

Tan named president of PAL Holdings

TAPIAN Lucio C. Tan Sr. has taken over the helm of PAL Holdings Inc., more than three months after his eldest son passed away. In...

Auto sales down double digits in Jan

AUTOMOBILES sold in January fell by double digits from a month and a year earlier, according to data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers...

Present Senate Citira proposals

The Senate Ways and Means Committee released Committee Report 50 dated Feb. 17, 2020, endorsing Senate Bill (SB) 1357, in substitution of SBs 535,...

The next big financial crisis (is already happening)

THERE is a popular rule of thumb, for which there is no scientific basis but seems to be accurate more often than not, that...

Covid-19 cure hopes buoy bourse

PHILIPPINE shares surged on Wednesday as investors were buoyed by news of a potential cure for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and earnings by...

Make PH production hub, TMP told

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encouraged Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) to make the Philippines the production hub of the Vios, the automotive...

NOAH eyes expanding overseas

NOAH Business Applications is looking to expand their footprint outside the Philippines as they partner with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). “We have...

The best way to teach advertising

THE advertising agency isn’t an office; it’s a home. People spend more time at work than at home, so the office must be comfortable;...

SEC approves SMFB’s P15-B bond issuance

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the planned P15-billion fixed-rate bond issuance of San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) the green...

Ortigas Land sets P15-B capex for 2020

ORTIGAS Land is allotting P15 billion in capital spending for 2020 as it seeks to secure its position as a major luxury property developer...

Citi launches new digital payment solution

Citi Philippines credit cardholders can now make big payments usually settled via cash or check by using their credit cards through the bank’s digital...

Sugar output drops in early Feb

THE country’s production of raw and refined sugar posted a significant decline at the start of February. In its weekly situation report, the Sugar...

‘Doing great things for good people’

"I did projects that I loved and worked with people whom I love. In a way that was good because I started the portfolio...

Master of entrepreneurship

"During those days, there was no internet, no books on entrepreneurship, so one learned by doing, observing and failing. In my 27 years of...

Rocking fashion

"If you live your life following certain rules that are very simple and normal, they will help you to stay afloat even in times...

Pistons, guard Reggie Jackson agree on contract buyout

DETROIT: The Detroit Pistons and Reggie Jackson have agreed on a contract buyout, paving the way for the veteran guard to sign with another team. Detroit announced the agreement Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Jackson is in the final season of his...

Manila, Makati near MPBL semifinals

Manila-Frontrow and Makati-Super Crunch moved closer to North Division semifinals in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Season after beating their respective foes...

PBA: TNT tinkering trade

Just like clockwork, the possible trade mentioned in the last column that would send JP Erram to TNT was already submitted. There are some...

Guiao happy with NLEX’s prep, talks on Erram’s departure

Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) coach Yeng Guiao was happy with the way his wards performed in tune-up games but still disappointed that NLEX’s bigman...

Magramo targets vacant WBO flyweight title

Filipino pug Giemel Magramo will face unbeaten Japanese knockout artist Junto Nakatani on April 4 for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight crown...

Nominations for PSHOF start March

The Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) 2020 Committee headed by Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez, on Wednesday set the start of nominations...

Record-smashing Brees will return for 20th NFL season

WASHINGTON: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) he will return for a 20th NFL campaign. Brees, who is the...

MLB boss sorry for trophy comment

LOS ANGELES: Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) for calling the championship trophy a “piece of metal” but defended...

From wrestling royalty to MMA for India’s Ritu Phogat

NEW DELHI: An Indian wrestler whose family story was immortalized by Bollywood is hoping to create a blockbuster of her own by becoming her...

Arevalo inches closer to record PLO romp

Abby Arevalo primed herself up for a record championship run on her special day, carding a two-under 69 to post an imposing 11-stroke lead...

WVU beats Oklahoma State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.: West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on...

Haaland double seals Dortmund win on Neymar’s PSG return

DORTMUND, Germany: Norway teenager Erling Braut Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund sealed a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain, for whom Neymar scored on...

Gutsy Atletico given hope after surprise win over Liverpool

MADRID: Liverpool was the victim of an old-fashioned Atletico Madrid masterclass on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as Diego Simeone’s side ground out a 1-0...

Bill in support of gifted students filed

SEN. Francis Tolentino has recently filed Senate Bill (SB) 1301 seeking to institutionalize government support for gifted and talented students. In filing the bill to...

Benitez is 10th PWU President

Marco Alfredo Benitez will be installed as 10th president of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) in ceremonies to be held on Feb. 22, 2020,...

CBCP backs Senate nod on GMRC bill

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday backed the Senate’s approval of a measure mandating all public and private elementary and...

Mitsubishi fleet of choice for Philip Morris

AS part of its fleet expansion, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation (PMFTC) recently acquired 96 brand new units from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC). The recent purchase comprised of 48 units of L300 vans 2 units of Pajero sport utility...

New hospital inaugurated in Parañaque

BY opening the Ospital ng Parañaque (Ospar 2) in Barangay (Village) Don Boaco on February 12, Parañaque City bolstered its healthcare services. Mayor Edwin...

The Dalmore unveils rare Single Malt Whisky Aged 51 Years

The Dalmore unveiled a rare 51 Year Old single malt, a masterpiece whisky which has evolved and matured over half a century; expertly composed...

DTI approves standards on paper, board and pulp

THE Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the following homegrown standards developed by the BPS Technical Committee on Paper,...

ECC launches first text information campaign

THE Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has launched its first SMS information campaign project on Feb. 6, 2020, targeting all Government Services Insurance System (GSIS)...

Agriculture 4.0 presents challenges

Educational institutions should get ready for challenges posed by Agriculture 4.0, or the farming and fishery sector getting technologized by the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Agri engineer cited for excellence

An engineer from the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) received an award from The Manila Water Foundation for his inventions at...

Study: Ifugao terraces rice production declining

THE current land utilization in the Ifugao rice terraces has led to the decline of traditional or heirloom rice production in the famed site,...

This Band bounces back with ‘Rebound’

What a difference a year makes. After their breakout hit “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” This Band’s career has moved leaps and bounds in so short a time. The group — comprised of lead singer Andrea Manzano, main songwriter-guitarist Euwie...

‘Parasite’ director gets rock star homecoming

PLUS: Oscar-winning movie shines light on South Korean basement dwellers INCHEON, South Korea: Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday...

Marcelito Pomoy finishes 3rd runner-up in ‘AGT’

Dual-voice Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy — known for his ability to sing in both tenor and soprano — ended his journey in the reality...

Totally sold on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

There are shows and there are “shows” — would you believe the reality show “Survivor” is on its 40th season? Granted, there are two...

He’s still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after...

‘Watch List’ director amazed at Alessandra’s talent

Award-winning int’l film dedicated to Filipinos worldwide How far can a mother go and fight all odds to protect her children? Alessandra de Rossi tries...

What’s wrong with speaking one’s mind?

In a recent episode of a weekly online showbiz program where she guested to promote her pre-Valentine show, Pilita Corrales — hailed as Asia’s...

Delicious loving sent to editorial

For the rest of February, food delivery service Foodpanda offers a special discount for diners who continue celebrating special moments during the Love Month. Just like how “The Manila Times Celebrity, Style Inspiration (CSI)” team enjoyed the food from Savory...

DOH wellness program protects elderly Filipinos from third killer

Pneumonia vaccination enforced through Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010 An important mandate of the Department of Health (DOH) is to protect Filipinos in their...

A new way to treat cough with phlegm

What happens when you mix a necessary nutrient with a mucolytic that helps relieve symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infection or simply put, cough? You...

5 common mistakes that make it hard to sleep well

After a long day at work, you go home and all you want to do is lie down and rest your tired mind and...

Suggested maintenance plan to help keep relationships strong

Early on, relationships are easy. Everything is new and exciting. You go on dates, take trips, spend time together and intentionally cultivate experiences that...

Rewiring a home: A necessary electrical renovation project for safety

To protect and preserve your home, you need to ensure that the electrical wiring system of your home is up to date. Check for all...

Celebrities cheer for KathNiel’s action- packed reunion

BACK in January, photos of popular loveteam and real life couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla — popularly know as ‘KathNiel’ — on a...

THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE