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Attack of the Nerds

By Joseph L. Garcia I hid the best way I thought I could, but the bright lights on my black clothing betrayed my location. A...

Dirt poor

By Noel Vera Video Mudbound Directed by Dees Rees DEES REES’s Mudbound (2017), adapted from the novel by Hillary Jordan, tells the story of two families -- one...

Cars and gigantes: the making of a Pinoy Christmas

FILIPINOS take pride in having the world’s longest observance of the Christmas season, generally stretching from the beginning of the so-called “ber months” (September,...

Growth outlook of select Asian economies

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has again raised its economic growth outlook for the Philippines this year and in 2018 over accelerating infrastructure spending...

You’ve come a long way, baby

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Battle of the Sexes Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton “YOU’VE COME a long way, baby, to get where you got to...

La ronde

By Noel Vera Video Lolita Directed by Stanley Kubrick (WARNING: Plot and narrative twists discussed in close detail) CREDIT where credit is due: I was invited to listen to...

GDP, inflation outlook of select Asia-Pacific economies

INFLATION could overshoot the central bank’s target range in 2018 on the back of higher taxes and rising global crude prices, which could prompt...

Analysts’ November inflation rate estimates

THE OVERALL RISE in prices of widely used goods and services could have eased in November as a stronger peso softened import costs, according...

Show business is casino business

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter THERE WAS A TIME when keeping up with the cultural zeitgeist — specially in theater circles — meant flying to New...

Where has the flower power gone?

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Hair Till Dec. 17 By Gerome Ragni and James Rado Directed by Chris Millado Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City IT HURTS that this 50-year-old, rabble-rousing musical...

The Crown returns

By Mira Catherine B. Gloria Online Editor Television The Crown Netflix “THE WORLD is changing and no one is prepared for what’s about to happen.” This was how award-winning...

Real GDP performance, inflation and unemployment rates in select Asia-Pacific economies

S&P GLOBAL Ratings has increased its Philippine economic growth projection in the face of upbeat consumer demand and a surge in electronics exports. Read...

Business expectations survey

BUSINESSES turned more optimistic in the last three months of the year amid expectations of increased purchases for Christmas and improving global conditions that...

Imminent passage of mental health bill gives hope

By Lucia Edna P. de Guzman, Reporter and Rissa Coronel, Contributor, SparkUp When the House of Representatives reopened after the ASEAN Summit on Monday, its first order...

The art and act of marrying fairy tale and tragedy

Dance La Luna Roja Nov. 25 and 26 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC PLAZA, Corner Ayala & Buendia Aves., Makati By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter HOW DO YOU tie...

Andrew Garfield holds our attention in Breathe

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Breathe Directed by Andy Serki WE KNOW Andrew Garfield’s Robin Cavendish is going to be paralyzed from the neck down for the bulk...

Predator

By Noel Vera DVD Review Lolita Directed by Stanley Kubrick (Warning: novel and film’s overall story and narrative twists discussed in close detail) NABOKOV’s Lolita — about a middle-aged...

National government fiscal performance

THE NATIONAL government’s budget gap grew ninefold in October from a year ago as spending surged at its fastest clip in 11 months. Read...

World talent ranking 2017

SINGAPORE — The Philippines rose 10 notches in a global ranking of 63 economies based on how well they develop, attract and retain talent...

On the statistical probability of a windfall

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Her love stories spring from serendipity: an e-mail sent to the wrong person, a chance encounter at an airport,...

Largest Owndays store in the world opens in PHL

By Zsarlene B. Chua FROM THE outside the newest Owndays store in SM Megamall didn’t look like a typical optical shop with white walls and...

An interesting, yet annoying combination

By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong FOR LONGTIME GAMERS, a new release with the Fire Emblem badge invariably means yet another foray in...

The Revolting Matilda

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Matilda the Musical Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group Directed by Bobby Garcia Ongoing until Dec. 12 Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Q.C. IN THE FINAL...

Gross domestic product quarterly performance

ECONOMIC EXPANSION last quarter beat market expectations, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday, affirming the country’s place among Asia’s fastest-growing major economies...

Philippine agriculture performance

GROWTH of farm production eased last quarter from the preceding three months and a year ago as crops’ and livestock’s slower annual expansion and...

Real GDP performance of Southeast Asia, China and India

PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth should pick up slightly this semester from the first half’s 6.45% average on the back of strong domestic...

Analysts’ Q3 GDP growth estimates

ANALYSTS expect the country’s overall economic growth to have stayed above six percent last quarter on the back of strong domestic demand and recovering...

Winter wonderlandKorea gets ready to host the Winter Olympics

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor PYEONGCHANG — Thirty years after Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics, this town in Gangwon Province is getting ready to...

Davao under martial law

Text and photos by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter WHEN MARTIAL LAW was declared in Mindanao in May, the tourism and hospitality industry in Davao...

2017 APEC CEO Survey

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to be among Asia Pacific’s “biggest domestic investment winners” this year, according to an annual survey of multinational professional services...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines, all items

INFLATION picked up further in October to its fastest pace in nearly three years, but is unlikely to prod the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

Analysts’ October inflation rate estimates

INFLATION could have picked up in October amid rising fuel, utility, and food prices to possibly hit a three-year high, according to a BusinessWorld poll of...

State of Population report highlights importance of education

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Reporter Jessica, not her real name, already has child of her own although she is a child herself at 14...

The life of Van Gogh told in 65,000 paintings

By Zsarlene B. Chua IT WAS A very ambitious undertaking: hand-painting an entire film about one of the most prominent painters of all time –...

Awareness and initiatives for psoriasis patients

“Some fifteen years ago, I was very passion-driven. I had a very successful career as a sales and marketing director of a multinational company....

Ghost story

By Noel Vera See Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moon and Rain) 1953 Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi (Warning: plot details and narrative twists discussed in explicit detail) KENJI MIZOGUCHI’s Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales...

A loyalty card for the select few

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter UNLIKE other loyalty cards that reward their most steadfast and best customers via perks and discounts, the Ayala Rewards Circle (ARC)...

Seeing Seoul with fresh eyes

By Cecille Santillan-Visto KOREA’s ability to offer new sites and experiences even to returning travelers is one of the main reasons it continues to draw...