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Despite the new memorandum circular issued by Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay restoring the tax-exemption privilege of nonstock, nonprofit educational institutions, there are still some who are questioning his imposition of a onetime requirement for the exemption to apply. Still, Dulay was commended by the Tax Management Association of...

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World

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The June 23 United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union (EU) shook the financial world: the pound plunged to a more than 30-year low versus the dollar, investor-confidence collapsed and talk turned to London losing its place as Europe’s financial capital. Economists expect UK economic growth to take a...

Business

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METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc., the health-care holding company of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp., on Friday said it completed its acquisition of a tertiary hospital in Marikina City. The company said it completed its acquisition of 469,077 shares, representing approximately 93 percent in Marikina Valley Medical Center for P2,117.80...

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Sports

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FOTON guns for another crucial victory when it clashes with equally dangerous Petron in the second round of the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. The Tornadoes eye a share of the lead with idle F2...

Life

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By Todd Martens / Los Angeles Times A FAN at the Comic-Con International here had a message for Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and director of two Avengers movies: We want you back. In this hyperconnected, social media-driven age, Whedon has been missing in action since spring 2015. That’s...

Motoring

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino WHEN the latest Hilux pickup arrived in the country, it was the dawn of the Toyota IMV platform triumvirate showcase.  At that moment, many of us were quick to speculate as to how the new generation Fortuner would be like. For years, these two...

Property

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ALVEO Land, a subsidiary of property colossus Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), continues to push the envelope in transforming Circuit Makati into a major residential and business district in the metropolis by introducing Callisto, a two-tower condominium residential project. Alveo Land Project Sales and Marketing Group Head Rufino S. Gutierrez said,...

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 Leandro Anton Castro | Special to the BusinessMirror ‘I’VE lived a very colorful life.” That is how my senior fraternity brother, former Rep. Roquito Ablan Jr. of Ilocos Norte, described his life as he narrated his fond memories of college, the fraternity and his life in politics. That is how my...

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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IN a world of eternal struggle, corporate people or students had been exposed to exhaustive and stressing circumstances, like commuting in the midst of irritable heavy traffic, sleeping less than normal, and completing work and school projects overtime just to comply with the needs and wants of this demanding...

Opinion

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George Bailey has lived a somewhat difficult life as a series of events have altered his life plans and goals. George, for the most part, has always tried to do the right thing but even then it has not always worked out for his best. He has tried—like we...
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