Sumitomo bags P27-B Manila subway project

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINE Transportation department has awarded contracts for the Metro Manila Subway Phase 1 and South Commuter Railway projects. A notice of award was issued on Sept. 23 to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd. for the contract to build the Anonas and Katipunan stations as well as tunnels […]

Marcos visit to US may yield $3.9B in investments

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and US President Joseph R. Biden hold a bilateral meeting on September 22, 2022 in New York, USA. — OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s visit to the United States last week could yield almost $3.9 billion (P229 billion) in investments from several sectors including […]

New series tackles history through fantasy and Rizal

A SCENE from the fantasy series Maria Clara at Ibarra — YOUTUBE.COM/GMANETWORK THE PAST and present merge in GMA Network’s new fantasy series Maria Clara at Ibarra which premieres on Oct. 3. Maria Clara at Ibarra is based on National Hero Jose Rizal’s two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, but unlike previous dramatic […]

Kanye may not like books, but hip-hop fosters a love of literature

A SCREENSHOT of Kanye West from his music video Runaway — YOUTUBE.COM/KANYEWEST/ WHEN Ye — the artist formerly known as Kanye West — stated during a recent podcast that he doesn’t read books, some people questioned whether he was sending the wrong message to children. Those questions took on more importance in light of the […]

SEC sets rules on arbitration within firms

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidelines that will allow corporations to resolve intra-corporate disputes through arbitration without going to court. “The commission on September 19 issued SEC Memorandum Circular No. 8, Series of 2022, which provides for the guidelines on arbitration of intra-corporate disputes for corporations,” SEC said in a press release […]

Grammy-winning rapper Coolio dies in Los Angeles at 59

RAPPER Coolio — COOLIOWORLD.COM LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a friend’s Los Angeles home, the New York Times reported. He was 59. Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., was best known for his 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” from an album of the same name. That song, […]

CLI says first Luzon project hits 85% reservation sales

CEBU LANDMASTERS’ Casa Mira Towers Palawan CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) sold 85% of the first phase of its economic housing project in Puerto Princesa, Palawan in less than a week, the listed property developer said on Thursday. “We are very pleased that our first venture in Luzon is a success. This shows that there is […]

Stuff to Do (09/30/22)

1 of 5 CCP screens Ishmael Bernal movie IN CELEBRATION of National Artist for Cinema Ishmael Bernal’s birth month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Arthouse Cinema presents one of his masterpieces, a film that serves as a social commentary and a bold reflection on the realities of the struggles of the Filipino. Pagdating […]