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April, 2016

  • 3 April

    Pagcor disconnect in ‘laundry’ issue

    There is a glaring disconnect with what the head of the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp (Pagcor) is saying now in the ongoing money-laundering hearings at the Senate. Pagcor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cristino M. Naguiat Jr. has been quoted as saying it was not true that money in the casinos could easily be traced, as he cited the return …

March, 2016

  • 20 March

    Online security awareness seen to grow after hacking

    By Riza Lozada The recent cyber heist involving $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank by suspected Chinese hackers and which was coursed through the country for laundering is expected to heighten awareness of firms on the need for security in online transactions, cyber security solutions provider Fortinet said. Fortinet said it is offering to provide with security systems …

  • 20 March

    The path to zero waste can be lonely

    If one takes it from a micro, albeit dramatic viewpoint, that is, indeed, the path literally to zero waste here in a temperate country could be a solitary one, with mild dangers, too. Figure how and when we toss out our waste, especially in winter—where bins stand outside the building like ours along deserted lane ways. 

  • 20 March

    MAR should present the ‘unpackaged’ version of himself

    If the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) surveys are to be believed, indications are that former Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas may still win the elections. 

  • 20 March

    Subtext in 8990 Holdings-Security Bank arrangement

    8990 Holdings, Inc., now the top mass-housing developer in the country in just 12 years, has again surprised the investing world with the partnership it struck with Security Bank, the No.1 bank in terms of Return on Equity (ROE), signing a P2-billion loan against its Contract to Sell receivables on a “without recourse” basis.

  • 13 March

    A missing question

    If I were warned about it, maybe I could have prepared for an answer prodigiously. But in the labyrinthine-like process of clearing out my life to immigrate to another country, failure in the most unexpected sense hardly ever figured out. 

  • 13 March

    Mar should dissociate himself from the PNoy curse

    There once was this thing in Philippine politics called “Cory Magic.” 

  • 13 March

    A million college graduates will be jobless this year

    In just three weeks, many graduates will find themselves unable to find employment due to a mismatch between the skills they have and the jobs that are available. This stark reality that faces over a million graduates is a sharp reminder of the need for an educational platform that would address the inefficiencies in education in the country. 

  • 13 March

    Continued robust growth in Britain’s economy may be over

    London—The continuation of the robust growth seen in Britain’s economy for the past three years is under threat, according to analysts. 

  • 6 March

    Lina in fighting form

    No way, Jose,” was Bureau of Customs boss Alberto “Bert” Lina’s defiant answer to a question from the media audience at the Samahang Plaridel’s Kapihan sa Ma­nila Hotel press forum on whether he was disposed to give in to the demands of truckers—who are threat­ening to stage a “truck hol­iday”—to reconsider his memorandum-circular stip­ulating that only truckers with legitimate businesses …