REUTERSNEW DELHI — India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, with each counting more than 1.4 billion residents this year, a United Nations (UN) report said on Monday, warning that high fertility would challenge economic growth.  The world’s population, estimated to reach 8 billion by Nov. 15 this year, could grow to 8.5 billion ...

1 of 2FOR its fifth year, the Ortigas Art Festival (OAF) expands beyond visual arts and highlights artist-led galleries. The festival runs until Aug. 7 at Estancia Malls, Pasig City.The Ortigas Art Festival was launched in 2018 with the goal of making art accessible to everyone. It featured over 60 Filipino artists during its first run. Since then, more than ...

REUTERSTHE stock exchange on Tuesday called for a one-hour trading halt on Ever-Gotesco Resources and Holdings, Inc. shares after the mall builder moved to eliminate its accumulated retained earnings deficit to give it “a fresh start” in agri-tourism and bamboo industry businesses.The move is part of the company’s quasi-reorganization that involves the decrease in its authorized capital stock to P2.5 ...

UNSPLASHClimate change has increased the incidence of skin and respiratory allergies, according to allergologists at a July 10 event organized by the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (PSAAI).  “There’s longer pollination as well as increasing humidity, leading to the proliferation of dust mites, molds, pollens, and fungi. This leads to an increasing incidence of skin and respiratory allergies,” said ...

Manny V. Pangilinan Ramon S. Ang THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is teaming up with business tycoons and top sports patrons Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP), Ramon S. Ang and Charlie Gonzales of Uticon Builders, Inc. in forming a special incentive trust fund for future Filipino medalists in international meets.POC President Abraham Tolentino said the trust fund is aimed at giving ...

BW FILE PHOTOTHE GOVERNMENT fully awarded its offer of reissued 10-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) on Tuesday at a higher average rate amid growing risks to the global outlook.The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised P35 billion as planned from its auction of reissued 10-year securities that have a remaining life of six years and six months on Tuesday, with total ...

THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will now be headed by historian Rene R. Escalante, the current chairman of National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).He was elected chairman during a Board of Commissioners meeting at the Metropolitan Theater on July 7 which was called after the resignation of Cultural Center of the Philippines president and concurrent ...

REUTERSModerna Inc. said on Monday it was advancing two Omicron vaccine candidates for the fall, one designed against the BA.1 variant and another against the BA.4 and BA.5.  Vaccine makers including Moderna and rival Pfizer Inc are developing updated vaccines to target the fast-spreading Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which have gained a foothold in the United States over recent weeks.  Moderna ...

SOLAR Philippines Nueva Ecija Corp. (SPNEC) has adjusted the price range of its stock rights offering to P1.50 to P1.75 per share, saying it was doing so “in the interest of the success” of the fundraising.In its disclosure on Tuesday, the company also highlighted the option to pay in installments, with a downpayment of 25% and the balance of 75% ...

THE PHILIPPINES’ twin deficits, along with its negative real interest rate, will continue to put pressure on the peso, Manulife Investment Management said.“The main macro issues facing the Philippines right now is the rapidly widening twin deficits, and from a currency perspective, the peso is still relatively overvalued,” Sue Trinh, Manulife Investment Management head of Macro Strategy, Asia, said in ...