Debt repudiation would make Philippines a pariah

Bishops Deogracias Yņiguez, head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines public affairs office, and Julio Labayen of Infanta, Quezon, called a press conference recently to denounce the “US-imposed policies of liberalization, deregulation and privatization” of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They blame these and issues such as high oil prices and our […]

Prospects for growth

Is the United States economy slowing? Recent data suggest it is. Growth slowed in the first quarter of this year, admittedly from the torrid pace of last year, and recent oil price hikes seem to have taken a toll. Manufacturing activity also seems to have slowed, with the Institute of Supply Management index showing a […]

Onus is on the higher education institutions

The unemployed graduates issue has been publicly discussed for many years and, despite many attempts by both the Government and the private sector, it is far from being resolved. One wonders how many more years will be required before the public universities and government-sponsored institutions can do something to put this matter to rest. Once again, […]

We can surprise them

When his England bound teammates were enjoying a nice little break from cricket before the tough tour, Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar was kept busy by demanding consumer brands infront of the camera for shooting commercials. But the Tigers’ captain was only focusing on the upcoming challenge during the first full Test series in England and […]

Tête-à-tête with Masud Ali Khan

Actor Masud Ali Khan is a favourite “father figure” of the small screen. At present he is essaying the role of a father in the mega serial 69, directed by Mustafa Sarwar Faruqui. Why does he prefer such roles? In Masud’s own words, ” It’s basically the director’s choice and I am mostly expected to […]

She misses being big and pregnant

While most new mums can’t wait to get their figures back, popular TV actress Zoe Tay misses being big and pregnant.   ‘I loved knowing that the baby was in there,’ she said.   Zoe gave birth to a son, Brayden, in February.   The actress, who has played the role of mother many times over […]