Saturday, April 30th 2016

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  Horticulture growers and entrepreneurs in the country are calling on the government to consider listing horticulture as a priority industry for the development of this “potentially growing”field. Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. (PHSI) President Norma Villanueva told the BusinessMirror horticulture used to be a listed priority under the Department of Agriculture...

When I Was 25


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  THE National Power Corp. (NPC) posted a net income of P2.903 billion in 2015, the highest financial turnaround since 2012, the state-owned power company’s president said. “Our 2015 profit was P2.903 billion, net of government subsidy, and revenue was at P11.755 billion,” NPC President Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita told the BusinessMirror...



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  NOW, it has come down to this—a Game Three that will be immortalized in University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) history as an epic no-tomorrow showdown between archrivals Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle for the Season 78 crown. And mind you, the Smart Araneta Coliseum will be...


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By Amy Kaufman / Los Angeles Times IF you were an unmarried woman in 2001 searching for Mr. Right, Bridget Jones was probably your spirit animal. Helen Fielding’s bestselling 1996 novel introduced the world to Bridget, a curvy 32-year-old Brit who documented her days as a “tragic spinster” in her journal....


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LIONS, the so-called kings of the jungle, express their dominance through roaring. When they start to open their mouths and unleash that powerful deafening sound, all fall silent. Similarly, when the 2016 Isuzu Truck Fest was staged at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC)—the so-called Kings...


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AFTER the warm response of the market for Avida Towers Vita in Vertis North, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary Avida Land recently launched Avida Towers Sola. It is ALI’s latest residential project in the district that has 31 residential stories. According to Jay Teodoro,Jr., manager, strategic landbank management group of...

Envoys & Expats

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KINGDOM of the Netherlands Ambassador Marion Derckx looks at the Philippines as a country that is just waiting to reach its full potential. Speaking at the embassy, which presents a very good view of the Metro Manila landscape, Derckx comes across as both candid and charming in her views of the...

Executive Views

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THE automotive industry in the Philippines is said to be growing by leaps and bounds. In July this year a joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and Truck Manufacturers Association showed continued expansion by achieving year-on-year growth of 18.5 percent. According to the...


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WHAT can help save the planet? Trees. Stop cutting and start planting trees. Top officials of the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) highlighted the importance of maintaining a healthy ecology to ensure the survival of every Filipino, as the Philippines joined the international celebration...


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  THE College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) has condemned the party responsible for the spread of bogus copies of Sinag, the official organ of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City, saying it is a cheap stunt for...

Our Time

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MOST Filipinos are young, but the segment of older people is slowly growing and they need to be taken cared of, health experts say. “We still have a young population today. But comparing from previous years, we have a growing aging population,” Nestlé Health Science (NHS) Medical and Scientific Affairs...


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Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror ‘HE is a friend.” This is what many people would say in describing Saint Anthony of Padua. For most devotees, he is considered part of their families. This year the friendly saint’s relics are in the Philippines for a pilgrimage...


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SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental—President Aquino made a last-ditch effort to pitch for renewable energy (RE) as the answer to the Philippines’s commitment in reducing carbon emissions and development challenges. Speaking on Tuesday’s inauguration of the 59-megawatt (MW), 75-hectare solar farm of Aboitiz Power Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary San Carlos Sun Power...


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Most of the cosmic rays that rain down on our planet today were forged in a nearby supernova that exploded no more than a few million years ago, according to a new study. The findings, published on Thursday in the journal Science, confirm another recent study that suggests a large...


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MODERN-DAY public relations or PR, as we now know and practice it, had its formal beginnings in the United States in the early 1900s, when it was pioneered by the likes of Ivy Lee, Edward Bernays and others. But taken in its broadest sense —that of gaining public acceptance and...


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Story & photos by Lily C. Fen What can one expect from a tiny nation whose wealth has rested on the largest oil fields in Southeast Asia? A state socially pacified by Islam, the wide streets of Brunei remained mostly sedate, with the people’s passions revolving around food, shopping and clandestine...


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National politics everywhere is all nonsense to the extent that it is all about power and money. The reality is that the farther you go up the “food chain” in a nation’s political system, amazingly your wealth increases along with your power. The best leaders are usually those in small...

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