Andrew Lloyd Webber: ‘If you want to stop theatre, you’ll have to arrest us’

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the world’s most successful composer of musicals, £6 million Cinderella depends on social distancing being lifted, in accordance with the Government’s “roadmap”, on June 21, a promised milestone that looks increasingly in doubt. Yet, Lloyd Webber has issued a defiant announcement: “We are going to open, come hell or […]

Various sectors launch online petition calling for Duterte’s resignation

SOME 500 medical frontliners, lawyers, businessmen, members of the academe, media workers and civil leaders on Thursday initiated an online petition calling for the resignation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, citing his “failure” in addressing various issues facing the country. “Our country is on the brink of disaster. At the time the nation needs him […]

PSALM extends deadline for Malaya plant offers to May

BW FILE PHOTO THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has moved the deadline to submit offers for the negotiated sale of the 650-megawatt Malaya Thermal Power Plant to May 7 to allow for possible disruptions to bid preparation caused by the new Metro Manila lockdown. Participants were previously required to submit their […]

Gov’t makes full award of bonds as yield drops on strong demand

BW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT on Tuesday made a full award of its offer of reissued 10-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) as its yield dropped, with investors continuing to prefer safe-haven securities as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised P30 billion as planned via the reissued 10-year papers. Demand for […]

Five reasons why Peer Networks could benefit your business

2020 has proved challenging for SMEs across all sectors but working with likeminded peers to address key issues and opportunities can help businesses to successfully navigate through Covid-19 and the ongoing EU transition. At a time when SMEs need impactful support, working with other business leaders is an effective approach to share knowledge and […]

ABS-CBN to further expand digital presence after YouTube success

PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS ABS-CBN Corp. will further expand its digital presence after the Youtube channel of its entertainment show hit 30 million subscribers, the listed media company said. It said its online entertainment page had become the “second most subscribed” Youtube channel in Southeast Asia after gaining 30 million subscribers. “ABS-CBN Entertainment has also logged 38.8 […]

Duterte stance on China too late, analysts say

ROBINSON NINAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO By Gillian M. Cortez, Reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s tougher stance on China might be a case of being too little, too late, according to political analysts. It took the tough-talking Mr. Duterte four years to give his most forceful defense of a 2016 United Nations (UN) ruling favoring the Philippines […]