Tuesday, October 25th 2016

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While President Duterte’s foreign- policy statements favoring Beijing over Washington gained the backing of two former chief executives, top businessmen in the country came short of telling Malacañang to be more circumspect in announcing any recalibration in diplomatic alignments, particularly if it would affect relations with longtime ally the...

When I Was 25


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BEIJING—A Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the United States following a devastating cyberattack that took down web sites, including Twitter and Netflix, but has lashed out at critics who say its devices were at fault. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology said in a statement...


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Business owners are replacing idealists in the pot-legalization movement as the nascent marijuana industry creates a broad base of new donors, many of them entrepreneurs willing to spend to change drug policy. Unlike in the past, these supporters are not limited to a few wealthy people seeking change for personal...

The Broader Look


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CRAFTING the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of United States shoe industry workers, but most of those jobs left long ago for Asia. Now, the American sneaker factory could be coming back—with robots doing most of the work. Reebok said on Monday it plans to...


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BOLD but not without bearing is the question in that headline, which also serves as the tagline of the newly unveiled premier lifestyle address in Cebu, The Residences at the Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort. While residential fantasies are realized mostly on two- or three-night glimpses during hotel stays, this 22-story...


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Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE high-end luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment is occupied by only a handful of players, mostly German marques, such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Porsche and Range Rover from Britain. With the remarkable growth in the demand and sales of SUVs worldwide, it was only...


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ASIDE from Filipino expatriates and business-process outsourcing (BPO), tourism could be the next major growth driver of the Philippine economy. “Right now, the Philippine economy is standing on two strong legs: the BPO revenue and overseas Filipinos, tourism potentially is the third strong leg that can be developed in a...


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By Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times/TNS SEATTLE—This Halloween, sexy is out and slugs are in. Pokémon trumps politics, and gory is sought by kids and older adults with millennials looking for Instagram-worthy beauty, according to novelty shops, costume emporiums and thrift stores. “People are looking for silly or gory instead...

Envoys & Expats

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RETIRED Philippine Ambassador Alberto A. Encomienda believes the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) must focus on its task of implementing the country’s foreign policy and regaining its stature as one of the government’s leading agencies. Encomienda, who has served as the Philippine top diplomat in Greece, Malaysia and Singapore, said he...

Executive Views

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RESORTS World Manila (RWM) Chief Operat­ing Officer Stephen Reilly has been behind the reins of the country’s first integrated resort since opening its doors in 2009. Ever since, RWM has been the leading purveyor of thrills, pro­viding Filipinos with a taste of world-class enter­tainment, accommodations and gaming, the likes...


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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is asking the Department of Budget and Management to restore the P12 billion removed from its proposed budget in 2017. This was urged by the CHED as they expressed dismay over the decision of the House of Representatives to reduce their 2017 proposed budget...

Our Time

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MORE than 11,000 people nationwide joined the kick-off activities in celebration of Elderly Filipino Week spearheaded by SM Foundation and the SM Cares Program on Senior Citizens Affairs on October 3. The nationwide simultaneous 1-kilometer walk billed as “Walk for Life” started at 5 a.m. in 16 key venues all...


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MILAN—The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama on Thursday over the objections of the Chinese Embassy, which said the gesture would have a negative impact on bilateral relations and regional cooperation. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate accepted the honor inside a theater at the University...


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THE pangolin, known as anteater, has recently been included on the list of animals that are threatened with extinction under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  CITES’s Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among its listed animals...


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AGRICULTURE is on the hot seat due to climate change, even as the agricultural development agenda undergo a major shift because of the significant reduction in food production and global food insecurity. Agricultural scientists, economic experts, academics and civilized societies agree that “a dramatic increase in efforts and investment is...


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Not all parasites are harmful. Species of the thorny-headed worm, or acanthocephala (Acanthogyrus species), can infect fishes but they bring more good than harm—on humans. This was found in a recent study by the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on thorny-head worms—fish-parasites...


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PUBLIC relations is a form of classic business storytelling. As PR professional Robbie Vorhaus said, “It is pure nonfiction. It is truth told in the precise same context as any other story form as movies, advertising and journalism.” Storytelling is essentially having a point of view or a central idea...


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‘OH, deer,” I muttered to myself as I sensed how these lovely creatures seem to almost outnumber us two-legged humans, who are all trying to corner them into taking selfies in the park that day. An estimated 1,200 sika deer romp the grounds of Nara Park every day in paramount...

Health & Fitness

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THOSE who love to eat meat, will you please raise your right hands! These days, more and more Filipinos are eating meats (beef, pork, chicken and fish).  But it is not only in the Philippines that meats are getting popular but in other developing countries, too. “Meat consumption in developing...

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