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The Chamber of Real Estate Builders’ Association (Creba) remains hopeful that the amendatory bill to the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992—a critical policy that will enable developers to reduce the country’s huge housing backlog—will still gain the last-minute approval of President Aquino, after hurdling Congress earlier this...

When I Was 25


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ISE, Japan—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) advanced economies to unite on Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery. Abe and his counterparts sat down at a big round table for the first of their summit...


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GINEBRA San Miguel Inc., the liquor unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., recorded the fastest growth in market share, among the country’s major liquor players last year, even as it claims to be in talks with three foreign hard-liquor producers for possible overseas acquisitions or investments. San Miguel President and...



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By Tom Withers / The Associated Press CLEVELAND—LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game Five on Wednesday night. On their...


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THE delicate nuggets of fish seemed to float on a whiskey-colored sea. Crisp-tender on silky smooth. I mopped up the last of the heavenly broth with bits of bread so that not a drop escaped. Stupendous. And that was just the first course. I sensed a collective “wow!” from...


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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino JUST like the name derivation, the Volkswagen Touareg also conveys that nomadic-like character to surpass anyone’s expectation from a luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV). Sharing the same platform with the Porsche Cayenne and the stretched Audi Q7, it may very well possess the elements of...


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ALL EYES are on Davao City. As the largest city in the Philippines, it is the fourth most populated, standing tall as the top economic and financial hub in Mindanao. Hailed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Davao City is the only Philippine entity among the...


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By Angelica Faye Tolosa THERE are printers and there’s the HP Deskjet GT 5280, which can print remotely using a smart device. And not all printers can print directly from a mobile phone. I tried using my friend’s iPhone 5, and I was surprised how quickly the Deskjet GT 5280...

Envoys & Expats

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DIPLOMATIC Society of Saint Gabriel Secretary-General Ramon Jose Moreno Jr. fondly remembers the day his father told him a valuable lesson in life. Moreno said that, growing up, his father has instilled in him that he should never envy the rich at any point in his life. “Be satisfied with what you...

Executive Views

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By Roger Pe | Special to the BusinessMirror Imagine a billboard on Edsa. It may seem harmless, but on closer look, you see a different version of what was originally approved for display. In the aftermath, the netizens start bashing it. The trigger-happy kind join the fray and all-knowing people...


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TO build a more world-class and competent labor force in the Philippines, AMA Education System is pioneering a full online-education program in the country to equip Filipinos with the right skills needed in a highly complex workplace brought about by today’s information and technological advancements. AMA Online Education (AMA OEd)...

Our Time

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By Ayako Mie | Japan Times, Tokyo (TNS) JAPANESE and South Korean officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to setting up a ¥1-billion fund to assist former “comfort women.” The girls and young women forced to work in wartime Imperial military brothels are now elderly and in dwindling numbers. Kimihiro Ishikane,...


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OBANDO, Bulacan—Concerned with the preservation of traditions in a fast-paced world, a Catholic bishop underlined their importance within the Church, especially those connected to the Holy Eucharist. “I am very pleased those who still observe traditional Eucharistic adoration, just like the making of the sign of the cross when...


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First of two parts SCIENTISTS from government agencies and the private sector are scheduled to hold next week an interagency oceanographic exploration in the Benham Rise Region (BRR)—the country’s newest territory 250 kilometers off Aurora and Isabela provinces—in order to further explore the Benham Bank, and discover its secrets. Experts and other...


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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica—As the Global South works to overcome a history of weak institutions, armed conflict and poverty-driven forced exodus, which are key causes of its humanitarian crises, developing countries now have to also fight to keep global warming from compounding their problems. “Disaster risk reduction and climate-change adaption...


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The scene was like from CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) TV show, where slides of dead bodies were shown to the audience and discussions on forensics were held. But no, it was from the third Forensic Science Symposium held at the Seameo Innotech in Diliman, Quezon City. The occasion was...


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TO be a compleat and successful public relations (PR) professional, it is important—in fact, essential—that one knows at least basic economics, both on a macroscale and microscale. On the macro side, one must be familiar with accepted economic principles, such as the law of supply and demand, investment and development;...


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Ifell in love with Davao the first time I set foot on this paradise island sometime in 1987. It was my first out-of-town assignment as a newbie journalist for the No. 1 women’s magazine at that time, MOD. That was also my first taste of five-star hotel life by staying at...


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A week ago today I brought a medium-sized shampoo for the three helpers/caregivers at home. There are three women all employed to attend to and be with my 90-year-old mother. Two of them stay with her in the room, one does the cooking and laundry, while the other is...
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