Terrafirma in high gear

Olmin Leyba - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Terrafirma stole the thunder from the big guns, going 3-0 in Pool A to seal its quarterfinal seat in the PBA 3x3’s third leg yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Dyip quartet Terrence Tumalip,…

Prisms of hope and peace for Bangsamoro

Following a successful mission in the Cordillera Administrative Region, I headed to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to see our development and humanitarian projects and to meet with interlocutors in the region. It was my first time to visit Central and Northern Mindanao. But my visit was…

No end to the pandemic?

BREAKTHROUGH - Elfren S. Cruz - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am There is now a growing consensus even among health experts that the COVID-19 pandemic will not go away anytime in the future. This is depressing news but the world has learned to cope with pandemics like the…

The meaning of Thanksgiving

To many Americans, Thanksgiving is traditionally marked by families enjoying a sumptuous feast with the turkey taking centerstage. Parades and football games are also held, contributing to the merrymaking. For airlines and airports, Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year, when family members make it a point to travel…

DA, SBMA ink deal for first border inspection facility

Catherine Talavera - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of the country’s first border inspection facility for agricultural commodities, which will strengthen efforts to…

INAEC submits pledge to Climate Neutral Now

The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — INAEC Aviation Corp. became the first general aviation operator in the Philippines to submit its Climate Neutral Now pledge to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). By signing the UNFCCC pledge last September, INAEC joined a global…

Citicore Power targets Q1 listing

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Citicore Power, a sister company of Megawide Construction Corp., is looking to list its real estate investment trust (REIT) unit in the first quarter of 2022 instead of this year, according to BDO Capital & Investment Corp. In…

Private partners eyed for Kennon Road rehab

Louise Maureen Simeon - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The government is now looking for potential partners from the private sector for the rehabilitation of the Kennon Road as part of efforts to boost tourism activities in Baguio City. The Public-Private Partnership Center said the…

BillEase offers 0% installment plan for new clients

Lawrence Agcaoili - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — First Digital Finance Corp. (FDFC) is offering zero interest installment plan for up to six months for new customers doing their pre-Christmas shopping rush. Through its buy now, pay later app BillEase, participating merchants will offer customers…