‘Metro Manila still not ready for a megaquake’

FOLLOWING the massive earthquake that killed more than 3,000 and injured more than 6,000 in Nepal, a Filipino architect and urban planner suggested that all buildings in Metro Manila should undergo structural audit to determine if they can withstand a very strong earthquake. In an interview with Radyo Inquirer, architect Jun Palafox said there was […] ...read more … [Read more...]

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TODAY, April 28, is the 20th death anniversary of National Artist for Theater Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero. A playwright, actor, director and teacher, Guerrero was born in Manila on Jan. 22, 1917. He taught at the University of the Philippines for over 30 years and founded the UP Mobile Theater. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research ...read more … [Read more...]

New jail in Payatas to ease congestion

A LONGSTANDING plan to transfer the Quezon City jail is now turning into a reality after the city government acquired last week a 3.4-hectare property in Barangay Payatas as the proposed new jail site. On April 22, Mayor Herbert Bautista signed the deed of absolute sale acquiring the property from private firm M.S. Florendo and […] ...read more … [Read more...]

Tax perks rationalization gets fresh boost

Numerous agencies granting tax perks under a number of different laws have made the country's fiscal incentives system “wasteful” of government revenues, according to Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares. This is why the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is supporting the passage of pending bills aimed at rationalizing fiscal incentives—specifically scrapping the income … [Read more...]

Stock index inches up

Philippine stocks inched higher Monday as a fund manager said domestic equities would continue to perform well in the current quarter. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange ended higher by 0.14 percent, or 10.82 points, to 7,958.07 on Monday's close. The broader all-shares index also gained 0.19 percent, or 8.52 points, to 4,555.64. “We think our […] ...read more … [Read more...]

Investors snap up Crown Asia shares

Crown Asia Chemicals Corp. share price surged by nearly 50 percent on its trading debut Monday as investors that were left out during its P222.78-million initial public offering this month snapped up shares as they hit the market. Crown Asia, which listed under the symbol “CROWN” and is the first company to go public this […] ...read more … [Read more...]

Is cosmic consciousness the next stage of human evolution?

Last week I wrote about the possibility of obtaining knowledge not from our normal five physical senses, but from something beyond them. Such knowledge has been called by various names, such as intuition, extrasensory perception, etc. But there is another type of knowledge higher than this, which is more difficult to describe in words. And much fewer people have experienced it, … [Read more...]

One small step toward a dream

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Everyone has a story to share. Mine began with aspiring to be on top, losing, winning and yearning to tell Filipino stories through the art of journalism. As the school year 2014-2015 ended, I had the chance to participate in the annual National Schools Press Conference (NSPC). The country's most prestigious campus journalism competition offers […] ...read more … [Read more...]