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By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo / Special to the BusinessMirror ‘KAWAWANG-KAWAWA na kami !” Thus was the lament of Jonah Vargas (not her real name), a travel agent based in the Visayas, to the BusinessMirror. She works for one of the most prolific travel agencies that have been recently hit by...

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World

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SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France—Two attackers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before being shot to death by the police. A nun who escaped said she saw the attackers take a video of themselves...

Business

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PRYCE Corp. said its net income grew 46 percent during the first half of the year, mainly on strong sales of cooking gas. The company said in a statement its income reached P433.28 million during the first six months of the year, up from P297.08 million last year. Pryce Corp. said...

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Sports

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By Janie Mccauley / The Associated Press OAKLAND, California—Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a three-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. Then, another pretty one-handed jam just a few minutes after...

Life

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By Alex Schiffer / Los Angeles Times THE magic of “Pokémon Go” is in the way it overlays the Pokémon world atop the real world. Step outside and you’ll spot cartoonish creatures to capture. Head to a place where people congregate—say a park or a bus stop—and you’ll battle other...

Motoring

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes HORROR stories in commuting around the city, particularly in riding taxi cabs, have been unnerving than any old urban legend depicted during Halloween. From blood-stained seats to pervert drivers, rude pricks jacking up fares and kidnapping, as well as cases of...

Property

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ALVEO Land, a subsidiary of property colossus Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), continues to push the envelope in transforming Circuit Makati into a major residential and business district in the metropolis by introducing Callisto, a two-tower condominium residential project. Alveo Land Project Sales and Marketing Group Head Rufino S. Gutierrez said,...

Millennials

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SHE is now version 2.0, thanks to a Georgetown University education. Mary Rose Cabigao, business development officer of CBRE Philippines, considers her four-year stint in the private research university in Washington, D.C., as one of her memorable experiences in life. Aside from the strong academic program, the 24-year-old said she...

Envoys & Expats

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FOR someone who travels to countries like they are just a bus ride away, accommodation is a priority. It is no wonder why virtual hotel-booking company Nida Rooms Cofounder and CEO Kaneswaran Avili chose to live the hotel-hunting life, giving customers quality rooms in budget-friendly rates. Avili is not a newbie...

Executive Views

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At 37 years old, Maynard Ngu, the young CEO and visionary of Cherry Mobile has proven to many that a proudly local mobile brand can compete even against international tech titans. Through premium and affordable smartphones and devices that promise a seamless mobile experience, Cherry Mobile aims to hold...

Education

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THE United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) estimates 3.3 million, or 8 percent, of children under the age of 18 in the Philippines are living with disabilities. The actual number could be higher. “They are often likely to be among the poorest members of the population. They are less likely to...

Our Time

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By Christian Jessie Desoloc | Special to the BusinessMirror SAMPUNG Ulirang Nakatatanda (SUN) Awards, an awards body recognizing Filipino elders and their contributions to society, turns 26 this year and has extended their nomination period to July 29. The award is given by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly Inc....

Faith

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VATICAN City—The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis’s landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor, as bishops begin implementing the document around the world. The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on Wednesday carried a lengthy essay by an Italian...

Biodiversity

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ONE of the oldest reserves and last few remaining wetlands and lowland rainforests in Indonesia would be launched as an Asean Heritage Park (AHP). Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) will be launched as AHP on July 27 at the Elephant Conservation Center within the WKNP in Bandar Lampung, the Philippine-based...

Green

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THE Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) on Thursday urged the Philippines to continue to engage in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiating process in order to influence the level of ambition, targets and rules of climate action that benefit vulnerable countries. The iCSC said the...

Science

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By Stephanie Tumampos & Lyn Resurreccion THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be holding its 2016 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), with the theme “Juan Science, One Nation,” starting on July 25. This will be the first NSTW to be held under the less-than-a-month-old Duterte administration. And this time,...

Marketing

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DEAR PR Matters, I am working in a PR agency and, at times, our clients ask us to handle some crisis matters they are facing.  The advent of social media is definitely a game changer in this aspect, and the rules of handling crises may have changed. I hope you can share...

Tourism

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WHO says farming is never fun? Over 500 farmers and farm enthusiasts, farm owners and workers, local government executives, municipal tourism and agricultural officers, barangay officials, entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, start-up business owners and farmer wannabes from all over the country, plus local and international experts, gathered for three days in Tagaytay...

Health & Fitness

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IN a world of eternal struggle, corporate people or students had been exposed to exhaustive and stressing circumstances, like commuting in the midst of irritable heavy traffic, sleeping less than normal, and completing work and school projects overtime just to comply with the needs and wants of this demanding...

Opinion

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YOU are what you read, says a study in the International Journal of Business Administration. Read deep, think deep; read complicated things, think complicated thoughts. The world is complicated. Read simple stuff; limit your understanding to simple things. The world is not at all simple. The best proof of the...
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