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COLUMNS
Goodbye, POGOs
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Pre-pandemic, Chinese grocery stores and a slew of Chinese restaurants mushroomed in several areas in Metro Manila.
House rushes pork-laden budget, then vacations
by Jarius Bondoc - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
The House of Reps rushed Wednesday night, Sept. 28, passage of the P5.268-trillion national budget for 2023. That amount is loaded with Legislative and Executive pork barrels. Congress will break for...
‘Moral options’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
“It is only the Philippines that has a POGO law. It is the most restrictive and most brutal law on POGO operations,” Salceda pointed out.
Oral vs written
by Jose C. Sison - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
This is a case about the validity of oral partition or “toka” of a parcel of land as against a subsequent written Deed of Absolute Sale over the same land. The issue here is whether the subsequent Deed...
Speak now or be silenced
by Cito Beltran - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
A mid-level official at the DFA asked me early this week what my reading was on the chances of DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo being confirmed by the Commission on Appointments.
A leader in his field  
by Pia Roces Morato - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
With agricultural development, rural farm productivity and food security at the forefront of today’s Philippine socio-economic priorities, I was very happy to catch up with my good friend Robert Nazal, who...
UAAP ready to roll
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s all systems go for the UAAP men’s basketball 85th season which rolls out with a doubleheader at the MOA Arena tomorrow.
Sickness and health
by Boo Chanco - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
The COVID pandemic isn’t over, but Junior is taking his time appointing a Secretary of Health.
All the President’s (business) Men
by Iris Gonzales - September 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Anyone who’s anyone in the business community was there. Some rode their own jets; others took commercial flights while some managed to join President Marcos’ chartered flight.
LaLiga Santander sets the bar for sports leagues
by Anthony Suntay - September 29, 2022 - 9:48am
LaLiga Santander is the model to follow for leagues around the world!
Breaking the snobbish appeal of wines
by Monique Toda - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Erase all your perceptions of snobbish and elitist wine appreciation.
The five-year, sit-out rule
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
There is a five-year, sit-out rule with some flexibility on the timing that the PBA imposes on a drafted player who fails to come to terms with a team, a veteran who leaves the PBA after his contract expires and...
Bears
by Alex Magno - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The bears are out.
Professionalizing family businesses
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Family businesses must introduce professional management to their companies if they want to expand and grow.
Of terrorism and red-tagging
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
It seems former undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy has stirred a hornet’s nest when she practically called a Manila judge a terrorist.
Accelerating green energy and a circular economy
by Luc VĂ©ron - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The world is warming faster than at any point in recorded history. With it, typhoons and droughts are becoming stronger and more frequent.
A power insecure country
by Rey Gamboa - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
In a recent briefing by Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla, he spoke of the country having just enough power reserves for the next six months, but only if there are no major breakdowns of power plants.
Pitching investments with Team Marcos
by Joey Concepcion - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The visit of a sitting Philippine President to the US has been long overdue.
Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia revisited
by Pepper Teehankee - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Jo Malone London hosted an afternoon tea event to rediscover English Pear & Freesia at Palacio de Memoria.
Adjusting to the times
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 28, 2022 - 12:00am
It seemed inevitable that with pandemic conditions still in sway, the opening of EASL’s inaugural season featuring a home-and-away format would be adjusted from Oct. 12 to a later date.
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