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BIR lifts closure order on online gambling firm

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The first online gambling firm shut down by the Philippine government is up and running again after promising to settle P1.3 billion in unpaid taxes

BIR closes first tax-dodging online gambling firm

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue stops the operations of Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corporation

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Megaworld, Empire East to build P20-billion township in Cainta, Rizal

Mar 11, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The planned Empire East Highland City township will include 38 residential towers to meet high demand

Megaworld's newest 24-hectare township targets a work-life balance with residential condominiums, mixed-use towers, a mall and an 8,000-square meter park which will house retail areas and a church. Image from Megaworld

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

May 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study

Peruvian genetics specialist Ricardo Fujita works at his lab in the San Martin de Porres University in Lima on May 11, 2018.  Upon the many programs he foresees, Fujita and his team have been working since 2000 on ADN evidence attempting to determine the origins of the Inca Empire. / AFP PHOTO / Cris BOURONCLE

Dutch MPs recognize Armenian 'genocide'

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:55 AM

But acting Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag quickly tempers the motion, saying even though the ruling 4-party coalition voted for the motion, the government will 'restrain' itself

GATHERING. In a demonstration on April 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, Armenians across the world gather to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915

What Pia Wurtzbach reminded Rachel Peters to do in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Pia is set to launch a cooking show online called 'The Beautiful Kitchen'

Saving Angkor: Yoshiaki Ishizawa’s work in reviving Cambodian heritage

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Yoshiaki Ishizawa wins the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2017 for his decades long work conserving Angkor Wat and reviving Cambodia s sense of culture and identity

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 20 Juli 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:49 AM

About 68 listed Philippine firms including 4 Andrew Tan led businesses will need to sell more shares to the public if SEC hikes the minimum public float to 20

RAISE. The SEC proposed to double the minimum public float level to 20% by July 1, 2017.

Empire East unaffected by Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Empire East will continue to invest and expand in the Philippines allocating P25 billion in capital spending budget over the next 5 years to fund its projects in Metro Manila and the south

PUSHING THROUGH. Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City is one of Empire East's projects. It is planning to build more inside and outside Metro Manila. Photo from Empire East

Queen Elizabeth honors ex-PH envoy to UK

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Former Philippine ambassador to the UK Jesus Tambunting is recognized as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his work in enhancing Philippine British ties

NEW OBE. Amb. Jesus Tambunting, former Philippine Ambassador to the UK. Photo courtesy BPI-Philam Life website

Megaworld increases capital expenditures for 2017

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Since its cash position remains healthy Megaworld says it will use mostly internally generated funds to finance its P60 billion capital spending for the year

RIDING THE BOOM. Within the next 3 to 5 years, Megaworld hopes to see a bigger slice of hotel earnings in its revenue pie as it opens new hotels

Pride of Iloilo Acclaim Empire X wins the PGS Summer Split

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:11 PM

One of the greatest upsets in local eSports history occurs at Rampage 2016

An Imperium and an Empire will clash at Rampage 2016

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Let s take a look at Acclaim EmpireX and Imperium Pro Team and their recent performances so far

ESL One Manila's final day: Wings soars, history made

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:58 PM

As Wings soars to the top of the heap to win its first major international tournament we look at the highlights of the epic final day of ESL One Manila

ESL One Manila, Day 1: Epic clashes and wild crowds

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Filipinos show off their passion as ESL One kicks off in Manila

THE CROWD. A packed venue for ESL One Manila. Photos by Nadine Pacis.

'Empire' creator blames 'growing pains' for dip in quality

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM

But Lee Daniels says the show s development was a process of trial and error adding At the end of the day well we came back

US director Lee Daniels. File photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Megaworld to build more malls, office buildings in PH

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:40 PM

At least 75 of Megaworld s 2016 budget of P55B 1 17B is earmarked for its rental portfolio

RIDING THE BOOM. Megaworld's Jericho Go showing off some of the new towers of the property firm. File photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Sy, Ayala, Aboitiz in Forbes' list of Asia's richest families

Oct 08, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The 3 prominent Filipino clans are included in the magazine s inaugural list of the 50 wealthiest business dynasties in the region

LEADERS. (From left) Henry Sy, Jaime Zobel, Jon Ramon Aboitiz has led their families in building businesses and their families are now considered among the richest in Asia, according to Forbes magazine.

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Apr 25, 2015 - 1:04 PM

More than 20 nations have so far recognized the killings as genocide a definition supported by numerous historians but vehemently opposed by Turkey

100 YEARS. Participants of a torchlight procession in memory of victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire gather in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2015 evening. Photo by Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Leaders pay tribute to Gallipoli fallen on centenary

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the world needs a message of peace more than ever in the 21st century

COMMEMORATION. Britain's Prince Charles (L) and Prince Harry (R) visit the Cape Helles English Memorial during a commemorative event of the Battle of Gallipoli, in Gallipoli, Turkey, April 24, 2015. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

German foreign minister rejects Armenia 'genocide' label

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Steinmeier says that adopting the term genocide to describe the slaughter of an estimated 1 5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 could play into the hands of those who sought to minimize the Holocaust

German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L), German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) take part in a parliamentary debate on the occasion of the anniversary of massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915/1916. Photo by Britta Pederson/EPA

Armenian Church to canonize 1.5M genocide victims

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The ceremony – that could become the biggest canonization service in history – comes ahead of emotional commemorations to mark a hundred years since the start of the tragedy on Friday April 24

In this file photo, people lay flowers during a memorial ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the memorial to the dead in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2011. Tigran Tadevosyan/EPA

Armenians to mark genocide centenary

Apr 19, 2015 - 6:06 PM

A fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara s refusal to recognize the mass murder as genocide

In this file photo, people lay flowers during a memorial ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the memorial to the dead in Yerevan, Armenia, 24 April 2011. Tigran Tadevosyan/EPA

Watch Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner lip sync to ‘I Really Like You’

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:10 PM

The Biebs Ariana Kendall Lance Bass Frankie Grande lip sync to the Carly Rae Jepsen hit

I REALLY LIKE YOU! Justin Bieber and friends lip sync to Carly Rae Jepsen's recent hit. Good luck getting the song out of your head. Screengrab from YouTube

Megaworld increases capital spending for next 5 years

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The Andrew Tan led property firm hikes its capital expenditure from P230B to P285 80B to build more townships and expand current mixed use developments

Bloomberg TV to launch Philippine channel

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Bloomberg to bring its brand of business reporting on Philippine cable TV through a partnership with the Pangilinan led TV5 and Cignal Digital TV

Goodbye, New York: Becoming a reporter in the Bayou

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:30 PM

I still don’t know whether journalism is ultimately the career for me but I do know that each time I pursued a lead spoke with sources and crafted a story I felt alive

Cabangon-Chua acquiring RPN-9

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Antonio Cabangon Chua of Aliw Broadcasting is taking over as chairman of the television network

Former NASCAR champ Tony Stewart hits, kills driver

Aug 10, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Former NASCAR racing champion Tony Stewart is reportedly being investigated by police after his car rammed into another driver and killed him during a race

Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, seen here prior to a 2007 race, is under investigation for a crash that killed a 20-year-old driver. Photo by Bob Lesieur/EPA

Megaworld unit spending P25B for projects over next 5 years

Jun 10, 2014 - 12:55 PM

The company is planning huge developments in Pasig Quezon City and Manila

Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM

The Triple Yellow 2015 Mustang was taken apart whisked up by elevator to the observation deck and painstakingly reassembled overnight in freezing wind rain and snow

ICONIC: Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford (L) and Empire State Realty Trust CEO Anthony Malkin pose as the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building in New York, April 16, 2014

Lights off for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Earth Hour 2014 aims to raise money for local environmental projects including providing fiberglass boat technology for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

FOR CROWDFUNDING. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Director Marc Webb of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attend the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour. Photo by AFP

Playing this week: Muppets return, demon rebirth, more

Mar 19, 2014 - 11:42 AM

In cinemas: Divergent Muppets Most Wanted Empire State Devil s Due Straight A s Flying Kiss Eternal Damnation

Graphic by Mara Mercado

‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Review: Starved for identity

Mar 08, 2014 - 2:19 PM

If Snyder’s film was bare flimsy and needed the backbone of a proper narrative Rise of an Empire puts everything in perspective – but is it done well?

XERXES.The character is given a backstory in this follow-up to '300.' Photo courtesy of Warner Bros

Movies playing this week: From time travel to epic battles

Mar 05, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Playing this week: 12 Years A Slave 300: Rise Of An Empire Mr Peabody And Sherman more

Things to do: February 28 to March 6

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Catch a play learn more about other cultures or shop till you drop

How World War I shaped the 20th century and beyond

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM

A century on the world lives with the consequences of a peace accord that even at the time was criticized as making another war in Europe inevitable

IN THE BATTLEFIELD. A picture taken in 1916 shows Poilus, French World War I infantrymen, taking care of wounded soldiers on a battlefield, after an attack during the Verdun battle, eastern France, during the first World War. The battle won by the French in November 1916 cost the life of 163,000 French soldiers and 143,000 German soldiers. AFP PHOTO

Protest-hit Bosnia mourns Ottoman archives lost in riots

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:17 AM

The full extent of the destruction is still being investigated but one of the affected depots housed the oldest documents from between the Ottoman Empire times and World War II

DAMAGED. A yellow "Police Crime Scene" tape surrounds Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidency building in the country's capital Sarajevo, on February 9, 2014. Elvis Barukcic/AFP

Europe's great powers and the 'suicidal' war

Feb 05, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Great War of 1914 18 sucked in nations from every continent with battles fought around the globe But its roots were firmly in Europe

IN THE MIST. French soldiers march in line after the burial of 24 French soldiers who died during World War I on December 5, 2013 in the Douaumont ossuary "national necropolis" in Douaumont. AFP/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

#PugadBaboy: Ice Age punchline 3

Jan 11, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Polgas and the gang on the polar vortex

HBO announces end of 'Boardwalk Empire'

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:41 AM

Two Golden Globes and over a dozen Emmys later the series about the politician gangster in Atlantic City will close this season

FINAL SEASON. HBO series 'Boardwalk Empire' coming to an end in its next season. Photo from Boardwalk Empire Twitter

Red Hot Chili Peppers leads 7107 Int'l Music Festival lineup

Dec 12, 2013 - 11:35 AM

The 7107 International Music Festival releases the first phase of their lineup

Empire State lights up, mirrors PH flag colors for Haiyan victims

Nov 16, 2013 - 5:39 PM

The New York icon lights up to raise awareness of the Haiyan tragedy

LIGHTS AGAINST ADVERSITY. The Empire State Building lights up as the Philippine flag to bring awareness of Haiyan to more New Yorkers. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

British broadcaster stripped of honor over sex assaults

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall and radio presenter Dave Lee Travis accused of sexual assault

STRIPPED OF HONOR. British broadcaster Stuart Hall arrives at Preston Magistrates Court in north west England, on January 7, 2013, to face charges of the alleged indecent assault of three girls aged between 9 and 16 on various dates between the years 1974 and 1984. Photo by AFP/Paul Ellis

The Shortlist: Know where to go, what to do from Sept 28-Oct 5

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Plan the week ahead with these events

Jett Galindo: Engineering the future of music production

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:25 AM

A Filipina music engineer excels in the male dominated filed of studio recording

DRIVE AND SKILL. Galindo excels in a male-dominated field. Photos courtesy of Jett Galindo

WINNERS: Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013

Sep 16, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Production awards for Behind the Candelabra How I met Your Mother and more

OUTSTANDING HOSTS. 'Project Runway's' Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Photo from Heidi's Facebook

Megaworld not following same path as SM

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:05 PM

Megaworld s consolidation will still keep its other real estate units separate

NOT SM. Megaworld will not follow the same path as SM in merging all its property units, according to senior vice president Kingson Sian. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler