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Tuesday, July 26th 2016

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Decelerated inflation that has fallen below the target for 14 months in a series already could finally push past the 2-percent low end of the target range in the July price survey, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Tuesday. According to BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr., consumer goods...

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World

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VIENTIANE, LaoPDR—US Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce in Syria despite grave doubts expressed by the Pentagon and joint chiefs of staff. Speaking on Tuesday after meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in...

Business

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In past columns written for this corner, I engaged readers in putting forth various ideas that I hoped would be picked up by observant people. Well, it seems that one or two of them found their way upstairs and, happily, whether my musings helped,  some of these ideas did...

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Sports

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THE All-Star game in the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) season has just been pulled out of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Reason?  A state law limits protections for LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) people. The withdrawal will deprive North Carolina of an estimated $100-million economic impact, while also forcing giant companies like PayPal and...

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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ALTHOUGH we have seen a lot of property-development projects sprouting in Metro Manila over the years, the city of Makati has managed to maintain its charm and appeal as an ideal address for life in the modern times. According to property heavyweight Megaworld Corp., one of the reasons Makati is...

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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HELD at the Department of Tourism Head Office, former Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. handed the prestigious plaque to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, represented by General Manager Frank Reichenbach, Marco Polo Hotels Vice President of Sales and Marketing Philip Schaetz, and its owning company Frontier Ortigas Hotel and Resort Corp....

Opinion

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By Tyler Cowen | Bloomberg View IS it possible to better understand China today by looking back to the country’s economic history? I don’t mean the years of communism under Chairman Mao, but rather earlier times, those which seem to many Western observers like a blurred sequence of one dynasty...
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