Peso weakens as gov’t defers lockdown easing

TERM DEPOSIT yields inched up due to faster-than-expected August inflation. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZ JOHN ROSALES[/caption] THE PESO weakened further against the dollar on Wednesday after the government deferred its plan to ease quarantine measures in Metro Manila and implement granular lockdowns instead. The local currency closed at P50.11 per dollar on Wednesday, shedding 8.5 […]

Tabada: Lift

Love came disguised as fear. Professor Madrileña dela Cerna had a formidable reputation even among the terror teachers undergraduates love to parody when they are unable to separate love from the farrago of fear and awe. Later, when I taught in the same campus, I respected from a remove a senior member of the faculty, […]

Magno moves ahead

ANOTHER Filipina pug, Irish Magno, advances to the Round of 16 after a unanimous decision win in the Women’s Flyweight division of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Magno outclassed Kenyan Christine Ongare via a one-sided unanimous decision on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Kokugikan Arena. Four judges had similar scores of 30-27, […]

Mendoza: Rekindling Tokyo romance

If there’s one city in the world that gave us our biggest Olympic break in history, it is Tokyo. It is there where we saw our first Olympian make it to the finals of one event 40 years after our first stint in the quadrennial Games. That discipline was boxing, where our featherweight, the late […]

Jerusalem: Bring on the champs

FOLLOWING a gritty victory over Toto Landero, highly ranked minimumweight Melvin Jerusalem is willing to face any of the current world champions if given the opportunity. “If given the chance, I’m willing to fight any of the champions. I’ll prepare hard and do my best,” Jerusalem told SunStar Cebu. The 27-year-old Jerusalem is highly rated […]

Editorial: Again, science

The memorandum signed by Executive Secrtetary Salvador Medialdea on June 5, 2021, extending the diversion of Cebu-bound international flights to the capital’s airport sends a message of firmness on the part of the National Government’s decision to stick to the protocol already laid out by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging […]

PEZA flags ‘more restrictive’ import tax rules under CREATE

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) raised possible problems its locators might encounter with new import tax rules after the implementation of a new law that cuts corporate income taxes and rationalizes incentives. The investment promotion agency foresees “certain issues” once the law is implemented, noting that it expects rules on the duty-free import of […]