Editor’s Pick

Customs 2021 collections exceed pre-pandemic levels

PHILSTAR THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) collected P645.77 billion in 2021, exceeding the P630.31 billion generated in 2019, the last year before the pandemic, as international trade rebounded after the 2020 economic downturn. Collections last year were about 20% higher than the P537 billion logged in 2020 and 4.7% above …

Read More »

Suns move past recent woes by crushing Hornets

DEVIN Booker scored 24 points as the Phoenix Suns got back on track with a 133-99 blasting of the host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. The Phoenix Suns entered having lost three of their previous four games to drop out of the top spot in the Western Conference. On Friday, …

Read More »

Chargers beat Broncos, stay in playoff chase

JUSTIN Herbert was 22-of-31 for 237 yards passing and two touchdowns, Austin Ekeler ran for a score, and the host Los Angeles Chargers beat the Denver Broncos (34-13) on Sunday. Mike Williams and Keenan Allen had touchdown receptions to help Herbert set a franchise record for TD passes in a …

Read More »

Chelsea battles back to draw 2-2 with Liverpool in a thrilling encounter of two title chasers

LONDON — Chelsea fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool in a breathless encounter between the two title chasers at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but the stalemate left Manchester City 10 points clear at the top. The draw meant Chelsea remained second on 43 points from …

Read More »

Israel to offer 4th COVID vaccine shot to seniors and medical staff

REUTERS JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that Israel would offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60 and to medical staff as it faces a surge in Omicron variant infections. Israel last week approved a fourth dose of the vaccine developed by Pfizer …

Read More »

Fauci warns of danger of hospitalization surge due to soaring coronavirus cases

REUTERS TOP US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said there was still a danger of a surge in hospitalization due to a large number of coronavirus cases even as early data suggests the Omicron COVID-19 variant is less severe. “The only difficulty is that if you have so many cases, …

Read More »

South Korea’s Moon promises final push for North Korea peace

REUTERS SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed on Monday to use his last months in office to press for a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, despite public silence from Pyongyang over his attempts for a declaration of peace between the two sides. “The government will pursue normalization of …

Read More »

Christian achievers for God and country

UPKLYAK-FREEPIK Religio, mores, cultura. These three values are fundamental to the Lasallian identity: the spirit of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission. The university instills in its students the right values and attributes that follow the path of the Lord. Mores represent the proper ways of conduct in …

Read More »

Top 10 economic news of 2021

This column is a list of the significant economic events of last year. 1. In the top 50 largest economies in the world by GDP size, the five worst performing and deepest GDP contractions in 2020 were: Spain with -10.8%, followed by Argentina -9.9%, the UK -9.8%, the Philippines -9.6%, …

Read More »

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

PIKISUPERSTAR-FREEPIK When Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte teamed up as the presidential and vice-presidential running mates for the 2022 elections, their rabid followers cockily said, “Race is over,” implying the tandem will be sure winners in the 2022 elections. After all, Pulse Asia surveys prior to the formal filing of …

Read More »