Processed with VSCO with presetHOMEGROWN brand Bench will be back on the runway this weekend with a presentation of Suyen Corp.’s brands. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Playground of Bench Tower, the clothing conglomerate is showing off its Holiday 2022 collections at Bench Fashion Week with its flagship brand, Bench, but also Human, Kashieca, Assembly, and Australian ...

1 of 7THE ONSET of the COVID-19 pandemic was not a sucker punch to humanity; with pervasive media coverage, we actually saw it coming almost in real time. That we couldn’t really stop it and curtail the rapid spread was probably the bigger news.Having said that, life inexorably had to go on even if at times it seemed like it ...

CTA.JUDICIARY.GOV.PH/THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has acquitted the president of COSCO Petroleum Co., Inc. of tax evasion charges stemming from deficiency taxes worth P23.9 million in 2008.In a 23-page decision, the CTA First Division ruled that the tax assessment against Michael C. Cosay was void since the revenue officer who conducted the audit was not authorized through a letter ...

BW FILE PHOTORATES of government securities (GS) on offer this week could rise amid continued monetary policy hikes from central banks in the past week and a weakened peso.The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, made up of P5 billion each in 91-, 182-, and 364-day debt papers.On Tuesday, the BTr ...

DAR.GOV.PHTHE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it is planning to strengthen the links between agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and their markets, particularly for those growing rice, corn, coconut, and livestock.In a statement, the DAR said it also plans to digitize its land database.“It’s about time that we further strengthen market linkage for our ARBs through the value chain so ...

One of the items up for auction this week. — JULIENSLIVE.COMOVER 1,600 belongings from the late American actress Betty White will be up for auction this week, from her old TV and Disney VHS collection to her Cadillac.Taking place both online and in-person, the auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25 also includes her ...

1 of 2LEXUS PHILIPPINES is growing the number of its ES sedan offerings by one, as it introduces the hybrid electric ES 300h Luxury variant. Priced at P4.218 million, the trim takes its place in the middle of range between the ES 300h Executive (P3.838 million) and the ES 350 Premier (P4.828 million).In a release, the company said, “Buyers will ...

SWEDISH furniture retailer IKEA is looking to establish more stores in the Philippines to address growing local demand and as part of its expansion efforts.Georg Platzer, IKEA Philippines store manager, said that the retailer is studying more stores in Metro Manila in addition to its first branch in the country. IKEA Philippines opened the doors to its Pasay City store on ...

DIGITAL BANKS are likely to meet the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) of 8% and are expected to comply with the existing prudential requirements for big banks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said in a Viber message that they considered digital banks’ scope of authority, capital requirement, and ability to rapidly expand operations in ...

REUTERSNEW DELHI — India is likely to extend its free food program for the poor by three to six months, CNBC TV18 reported, a move that could cost the government $10 billion more and make it challenging for it to meet its fiscal deficit target.India has spent nearly $43 billion since April 2020 on its free food program known as ...