Marcos approves export industry blueprint

philstar By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has approved the blueprint for the Philippine export industry, days after its membership in the world’s biggest free trade agreement took effect, according to the Trade department. Under the Philippine Export Development Plan, the government will enforce “industry-level” interventions to address challenges facing […]

Nomura sees increased Philippine infra projects

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. (left) and Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations of the Metro Manila Subway Project Phase 1, Oct. 3. — COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE development in the Philippines and its regional peers would continue to accelerate in the […]

US public sees no clear winner in debt ceiling deal

PEXELS-JOHN GUCCIONE WASHINGTON — Neither US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Democrats nor Republicans in Congress emerged as a clear winner in the battle to raise the $31.4-trillion debt ceiling, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The survey, conducted after Congress passed a bipartisan deal to raise the borrowing limit, found that 50% of Americans thought […]

Beyond the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums says ‘We are much more’

VATICAN CITY — Barbara Jatta, the first woman to head the Vatican Museums, wants visitors to avoid being suffocated by the crowds and take in the lesser-known — but spectacular — attractions she helps to oversee. The Vatican Museums, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that closed or limited openings during the COVID-19 pandemic, have almost […]

MPIC awaits new price offer, restart of delisting

THE CONSORTIUM of companies that offered to take Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) private may still quote a price different from what it offered minority shareholders of the listed conglomerate, its top official said, as he expects a restart of the delisting process. Manuel V. Pangilinan, MPIC president and chief executive officer, told reporters on […]

Zen living for city dwellers at The Grand Midori Ortigas

The Grand Midori Ortigas in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Artist’s perspective. Where can you find Zen in the city? Being in Zen is about being mindful and at peace. The urban side seems to have a dynamic atmosphere with all the hustling; But one’s home in the city can play a part in fostering mindfulness, […]