Sunday, October 23rd 2016

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A THIRD of Filipino employees found traveling to work a complete waste of time, aside from contributing to stress at work, a study showed. Based on latest research from flexible workspace provider Regus, employees regard their daily trip to and out of the office a drain on productivity. Noted...

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IRBIL, Iraq—With an Iraqi government-led offensive underway to oust Islamic State (IS) from the northern city of Mosul, militants on Friday staged an attack in the oil hub of Kirkuk designed to divert forces from the frontlines, officials said. More than 60 civilians were killed in attacks in Kirkuk, about...


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THE Philippines’s nickel supply in the next few years will depend on mining policies implemented in the country, the World Bank said. In its latest Commodity Markets Outlook, the World Bank said the suspension of operations of several mining firms by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has...

The Broader Look


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PHILIPPINE Superliga (PSL)-F2 Logistics Manila has been struggling to get its first win in the 2016 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women’s Club World Championship. But on Friday night, the home team made history after winning a set against the defending champion Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul before surrendering a 25-17, 25-17, 23-25,...


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By C. Mendez Legaspi THERE’S something intriguing about Bruno Gabriel. He’s a showbiz neophyte, yet he isn’t new to the craft of acting. He’s confident but not cocky. He’s young, yet has a good sense of self-awareness. Bruno Gabriel Lobangco Santos, son of erstwhile actress Lani Lobangco, has the makings of...


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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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ROCKWELL Primaries Development Corp. (RPDC) is always attuned to what the market wants. RPDC now moves down under Metro Manila, where various economic and infrastructure developments take place, with the recent launch of East Bay Residences in Sucat, Muntinlupa—a soon-to-rise condominium that is close to nature amid the hustle...


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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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ON October 18 a landmark agreement was reached in order to foster greater appreciation and exchange between Filipino and Italian cultures, as the National Library of the Philippines and the Philippine Italian Association (PIA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under the auspices of the Italian Embassy. Among the first fruits...

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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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Department of Education (DepEd) is now pushing for inclusion of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) as a feature of the Enhanced Basic Education Program. In a statement, the DepEd said the MTB-MLE mandates the use of the language that schoolchildren are familiar with or their first...

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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By Manuel Mariano Jr. Part One FAITH means the strong belief in God, the existence of a supreme being beyond our mental capacities to comprehend. Being the first cause and the creator of everything, He must be someone who has no beginning and ending. Human beings attempting to conduct investigation on Him...


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SPIDERS, lizards and frogs have a few things in common. First, they eat bugs, including mosquitoes. Second, they are also food to other animals as part of the food chain. So, instead of using chemical pesticides or releasing potentially harmful biological agents, like the so-called mosquito fish, officials of...


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While Camiguin Island is popular for its sweet lanzones, the province has something more to boast of. The island is blessed with natural attractions, such as cool refreshing waters and waterfalls, panoramic view of the ocean and potential dive sites. One of such dive sites is in Barangay Cabuan, Guinsiliban, in...


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IT was mission accomplished for Rizal National Science High School, as it bested 14 other schools to win in the second Can Satellite (CanSat) Competition at the 2016 World Space Week (WSW) celebration held recently in Los Baños, Laguna. The team—composed of Josh Rael Jorquia, Matthew Lemuel Rey, Marla Ena...


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Dear PR Matters, I am new in the workforce and my work involves a lot of research.  Newspapers are still a good source of information, and one of the regular features I find very helpful is your group’s column in BusinessMirror. Not only do I learn a lot about public relations...


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THE Bicol region put its best foot forward once again as the OK Bikol Association Inc., the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) recently held the 20th Orgullo Kan Bikol-Gayon Bicol Trade and Tourism Fair at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall. Incepted in 1996 as...

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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