Friday, October 21st 2016

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London, founded by Romans, reinvented by Dutch traders and enriched by French and Jewish bankers, is facing a potentially damaging test: Can its ability to attract international talent and wealth survive a hard Brexit? The city of almost 9 million people is the “soft power capital of the world”, creating...

When I Was 25


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BEIRUT—Hundreds of residents left a formerly rebel-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, as government and Russian forces prepared to open corridors out of the contested city of Aleppo in the hopes of facilitating an exodus from its rebel-held quarters. Aleppo’s besieged eastern quarters experienced relative peace...


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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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TOP seed Sarah Joy Barredo continued to dish out top form and dismantled Jochelle Alvarez, 21-13, 21-14, to arrange a semifinal showdown with fellow Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) Smash Pilipinas bet Angelique Ramos in the Open women’s singles of the Bingo Bonanza National Open Badminton Tournament at the CW...


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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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IN these times where monstrous jams have become the new normal, walking is becoming an alternative for some young Filipinos. It doesn’t matter if their day starts on a happy note because this would later dampen the spirit when the rigors of daily commuting come in. “Walking makes you fit. Walking...

Envoys & Expats

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THE dog has been man’s best friend.  They have brought individuals young and old a deep sense of happiness and unquestioned loyalty. Dogs have become members of families, guarded homes, protected people, guided the blind and assisted police personnel in their works. But there remain places in the world where some portion...

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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Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos / Special to the BusinessMirror ‘THINK of me as a Filipino—not a Muslim.” These were the words of Dr. Portre D. Dirampatan-Diampuan, United Religion Initiative’s Southeast and Pacific Regional coordinator and interfaith representative, in her speech at the Freedom of Religion Symposium organized recently by The...


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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...

Monday Morning


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IT is not easy to keep an orderly house in an unsettled neighborhood. That’s the major hurdle facing Asian economies, as the advanced world deals with unusual economic, financial, institutional and political fluidity. Judging from China’s GDP data released this week, Asia is in a relatively favorable position to navigate the challenges. But...
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