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Emilio Yap, Manila Bulletin chair, dies at 88


Media magnate and philanthropist Emilio T. Yap, chair of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. and chair emeritus of Philippine Trust Co., passed away on Monday at the age of 88. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SM to honor Filipino ice skater Michael Martinez

Michael Christian Martinez  AP FILE PHOTO

The SM group is set to honor winter Olympian and homegrown skating rink talent Michael Martinez as he comes home from a much-lauded performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay dads OK SM reclamation deal again

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The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

It’s on, it’s off, and now it’s on again.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Robinsons to reopen Tacloban stores on Thursday

A Filipino man walks inside a mall that has been flooded and allegedly looted after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Some victims of Yolanda are asking for bullets instead of food or water from authorities to protect themselves from a newly organized armed gang.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Robinsons Retail is set to reopen its supermarket, department store and other stores in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban on Thursday but on a limited scale and shortened hours due to power supply constraints.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

With parents toiling abroad, 10 students make them proud


Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) on Monday honored 10 exemplary children of overseas Filipinos, concluding its seventh annual search for young people who excelled in academic and nonacademic fields despite being away from their parents.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

15-hr fire shuts Robinsons Galleria for 2 days

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The 15-hour fire that gutted Robinsons Galleria mall at the corner of Edsa and Ortigas Avenue forced management to order a two-day shutdown, with operations expected to resume at noon Friday, All Saints’ Day.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gov’t shelter agencies go easy on flood victims

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s key shelter agencies have agreed to go easy on collecting debt payments involving borrowings in areas ravaged by the recent flooding in Luzon even as more corporations engage in philanthropy targeting calamity victims.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Finance experts back Charter change

Former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo. File photo

A group of prominent economists and sociopolitical analysts have voiced support for a recent initiative by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to amend economic provisions of the Constitution, saying this would attract the “right kind” of investors to the Philippines.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Business group backs Belmonte call for constitutional amendment

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A group of prominent economists and socio-political analysts voiced support for a recent initiative by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to liberalize economic provisions in the Philippine Constitution, saying such reforms were direly needed to attract the “right kind” of investors and support economic growth that benefits the broader populace.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 workers hurt in accident at Bonifacio City’s SM Aura mall

SM Aura mall. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Two construction workers were injured on Tuesday afternoon after the gondola they were using to perform a finishing touch on SM Aura in Taguig City. SM Aura is SM group’s newest shopping complex.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PCSO agrees to arbitration of dispute with supplier


The state-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has agreed to go into arbitration of its dispute with listed information technology solutions provider DFNN Inc. over a wireless lotto betting contract that was scrapped during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ayala Land promises cooperation in police probe of Serendra blast

Police examine the scene after an explosion ripped through an apartment in the upscale district of Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, May 31, 2013. A loud explosion ripped through an apartment in Manila on Friday night, and a radio report said at least three people were killed by falling debris that hit a passing delivery van. AP FILE PHOTO

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. said on Saturday it has cordoned off certain sections of Two Serendra and was continuing to inspect all areas in the complex following Friday night’s explosion that killed three people and wounded five others.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Poe seen as viable 2016 bet vs Binay

SAY ‘GRACE’  Newly proclaimed Sen. Grace Poe holds her certificate of proclamation as she poses with mother Susan Roces, husband Neil Llamanzares and daughters Hanna and Nika and son Brian during the proclamation of six senators-elect at the PICC in Pasay City on Thursday. JOAN BONDOC

As investors and analysts ponder whether the Philippines would remain in a sweet spot beyond 2016 when the country elects its next President, New York-based think tank Global Source listed four “viable” presidential contenders from the administration party who could challenge incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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