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February 16, 2018 9:43 PM Army forms new battalion to fight rebels in East Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY—Apparently believing that there’s strength in numbers, the military has created a new Army battalion for Eastern Visayas in a bid to accomplish what countless generals and officers had failed to achieve in the last five decades—end communist insurgency in the region. At least 128 of the new battalion’s members would be fresh graduates 4

February 16, 2018 9:20 PM BPI improves product offerings for OFWs

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has sweetened its suite of deposit product offerings for overseas Filipinos, collectively responsible for about $2.3 billion in monthly foreign exchange inflows to the Philippine economy. BPI has launched a new product called BPI Pamana Padala, which bundled deposits with free insurance. Another new offering 5

February 16, 2018 11:30 AM Arellano moves closer to back-to-back NCAA volleyball titles

MANILA -- Defending champion Arellano University went through the wringer before eking out a thrilling 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, win over upset-conscious San Beda University in Game 1 of the best-of-three 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition finals series Friday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Chiefs woke up just in time after 4

February 16, 2018 10:20 AM House panel okays bill on free dialysis for poor Pinoys

The House Committee on Health approved a substitute measure that requires government hospitals to provide free dialysis treatment to poor patients. At least five measures, authored by Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas; Baguio City Rep. Mark Go; Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan; Abang Lingkod Party-list Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano and Bayan 3

February 16, 2018 5:45 AM Before 'Sin Island,' Coleen, Xian also considered rom-coms

MANILA – Coleen Garcia admitted she and Xian Lim had to go through three different scripts before they agreed to do “Sin Island,” a dark romance film about how a couple’s misdeeds haunt their marriage. “It’s always the role and the material for me. Xian and I, we are just being pitched projects. We needed to do a project together and we went through 3

February 15, 2018 11:05 PM Diptyque marks 50th year with two new fragrances

Five classic scents from fragrance brand Diptyque were displayed at the perfume launch that coincided with its 50th anniversary. Front and center was the classic L’Eau, the first gender-free fragrance when it was launched in 1968. L’Eau was created by painter Desmond Knox-Leet who combined ingredients such as ginger and resin before eventually asking 8

February 15, 2018 4:41 PM How Andrea Bocelli preserves his voice: No drink, no sex

LOS ANGELES—“I would have no difficulty going around with two different shoes on my feet,” cracked Andrea Bocelli, always good-humored in interviews, including this recent one. “That would be a problem though for the people who are with me,” he added through a translator seated beside him. “So I’m grateful to those who help me with this (fashion). From what I hear, [they] 6

February 15, 2018 7:26 AM Google likely ‘borrowing’ iPhone X notch with upcoming Android update

Insiders have spoken about Google’s upcoming software update that readies new Android smartphones rumored to be mimicking the iPhone X’s cutout design MANILA, Philippines - Mark Gurman from Bloomberg Technology says that sources familiar with Google’s plans are calling the next major Android update Android P, short for Pistachio Ice Cream. The update 4

February 15, 2018 6:27 AM Legarda: Earthquake Preparedness Must Be a Way of Life

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for heightened earthquake preparedness and stressed that disaster preparedness should be a way of life so that natural hazards, such as earthquakes, would not turn into tragic events. Legarda made the statement following the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held today under the government's 4

February 15, 2018 2:52 AM Developing an Innovation Mindset in Healthcare Marketing

Few industries today are as challenging as Healthcare. It is constrained by a very high level of legislation and regulation. The selling and buying process is intricate. Price structures are provoking unusual partnerships. The millennial generation as patients and HCPs (Health Care Providers) are creating new forms of relationships. Advanced marketing 4