Vehicles are stuck in traffic along EDSA, Feb. 2. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN STRONG DOMESTIC DEMAND may help support Philippine economic growth this year despite a potential global recession, according to the United Nations (UN). “There’s still a fairly good outlook for the Philippines as a whole. What supports the Philippines’ performance is still a very strong domestic ...

Metro Manila’s skyline is seen in this Sept. 3, 2022 file photo. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN THE PHILIPPINE property sector’s recovery is expected to continue this year, as business process outsourcing (BPO) companies drive office space demand, Colliers said on Thursday. “For office, we are very positive. In fact, we are projecting positive net take-up. That means that ...

1 of 5 After a 10-hour drive from Manila to Ilagan City in Isabela, a trip that has visitors surrounded by view of the province’s agricultural nature, they get a confirmation of the area’s bounty. Upon arrival to the city capitol on a chilly Wednesday morning, we found ourselves surrounded by booths filled with food and other products, and locals ...

1 of 3 TBA Studios to distribute Korean drama Ajoomma THE lighthearted family drama Ajoomma will be released on March 15 by TBA Studios. Directed by Singaporean filmmaker He Shuming, the film is about a middle-aged, Korean-drama-obsessed widow from Singapore who travels to Seoul and ends up lost. Her journey becomes an unexpected road of self-discovery as she comes to ...

US first lady Jill Biden —FLICKR.COM/ US DOD US first lady Jill Biden will attend this year’s Grammy Awards as a presenter, the White House said on Wednesday. The Grammys separately announced the lineup of those presenting at the award show, a list that includes rapper Cardi B, pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo, actor Dwayne Johnson, actress Viola Davis, When Harry ...

Beyoncé’s latest album Renaissance LONDON — Music star Beyonce announced her first new tour in nearly seven years on Wednesday, in which she will take her latest album Renaissance on the road around Europe and North America. The Renaissance World Tour will kick off in Stockholm on May 10, traveling across the continent until the end of June. It will ...

BW FILE PHOTO ROBINSONS Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) recorded a 26.7% increase in its attributable net income to P5.74 billion in 2022 from P4.53 billion the year prior. “The surge in profitability is underpinned by positive contributions from all business segments coming from category mix improvements and operating efficiencies,” the company said in a disclosure to the stock exchange on ...

A SUBSIDIARY of listed Roxas and Company, Inc. (RCI) will launch real estate projects in the Tagaytay to Nasugbu, Batangas corridor, banking on strong demand and accelerating prices for properties in the area. “Roxaco Land Corp., a subsidiary of (RCI), ushered in 2023 with an aggressive expansion program in its real estate and hospitality units,” the listed RCI said in ...

THE WELSH Rugby Union (WRU) has removed “Delilah” from its Principality Stadium choirs’ song list due to its “problematic” lyrics, British media reported, as the governing body continues to deal with the fallout from allegations of sexism and misogyny. The song by Welsh singer Tom Jones, first released in 1968, is about a jealous lover stabbing a woman after seeing ...

LATE pop singer George Michael, 89-year-old country music icon Willie Nelson, and rapper Missy Elliott are among the first-time nominees announced on Wednesday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2023. Of the 14 nominees on this year’s list, eight are first-timers, including singers Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, and the late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, alongside rock band ...