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Sunday, May 29th 2016

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PRICES of consumer goods likely grew faster in May than in April this year, according to the central bank chief, as oil and food prices went up during the month. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. told reporters on Friday the bank’s forecast suggested May inflation could...

When I Was 25


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By Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times/TNS PYONGYANG, North Korea—Soaring more than 50 stories, the new blue-and-white skyscraper at the top of Future Science Street cuts a Jetsons-like form. Its tower is crowned with a golden planet, and its sleek tiers of stacked oblong shapes call to mind a cartoon spaceport,...


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BDO Unibank Inc. has renewed its Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) Program partnership with the International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private-sector arm of the World Bank, as part of its continued efforts to impart to clients the best international practices on clean energy. Since the bank started the program in 2010...



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THE Gilas Pilipinas cadets squad swept its way to the crown with an impressive 97-80 win over Thailand in the finals of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association (Seaba) Stankovic Cup on Saturday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok. The Filipinos shot better compared to their 66-65 escape to the same...


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By Steven Goldman IN the gripping new thriller Money Monster, Julia Roberts stars as a woman caught in the crossfire of chaos. Directed by Jodie Foster, the real-time high-stakes drama, which premiered at Cannes on May 12, features Roberts and costar George Clooney as television producer Patty Fenn and financial...


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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino JUST like the name derivation, the Volkswagen Touareg also conveys that nomadic-like character to surpass anyone’s expectation from a luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV). Sharing the same platform with the Porsche Cayenne and the stretched Audi Q7, it may very well possess the elements of...


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ALL EYES are on Davao City. As the largest city in the Philippines, it is the fourth most populated, standing tall as the top economic and financial hub in Mindanao. Hailed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Davao City is the only Philippine entity among the...


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By Angelica Faye Tolosa THERE are printers and there’s the HP Deskjet GT 5280, which can print remotely using a smart device. And not all printers can print directly from a mobile phone. I tried using my friend’s iPhone 5, and I was surprised how quickly the Deskjet GT 5280...

Envoys & Expats

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WITH a rapidly increasing Filipino population, the province of British Columbia in Canada is looking at having Philippine-based companies establishing presence in their locality. Speaking during the recent opening of its trade and investment representative office in the Philippines, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said the presence of 150,000 Filipinos makes...

Executive Views

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By Roger Pe | Special to the BusinessMirror Imagine a billboard on Edsa. It may seem harmless, but on closer look, you see a different version of what was originally approved for display. In the aftermath, the netizens start bashing it. The trigger-happy kind join the fray and all-knowing people...


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AS school opening draws near, an organization of cancer survivors and former smokers urged education authorities to make sure that no tobacco products are sold near institutions of learning. New Vois Association of the Philippines (Nvap) President and Global Cancer Ambassador Emer Rojas said Republic Act (RA) 9211, or the...

Our Time

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By Ayako Mie | Japan Times, Tokyo (TNS) JAPANESE and South Korean officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to setting up a ¥1-billion fund to assist former “comfort women.” The girls and young women forced to work in wartime Imperial military brothels are now elderly and in dwindling numbers. Kimihiro Ishikane,...


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THE Holy Face of Jesus imprinted on Veronica’s veil was used by the early Christians when they prayed for the reparation of sins. This was the image shown on the cloth used by Veronica to wipe the sweaty, bloody and disfigured face of Jesus on His way to Mount Calvary....


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Conclusion  Conservation According to Oceana Philippines, the highly prized Pacific bluefin tuna spawns in the western Pacific, including the Benham Rise. Quoting members of the team that explored the Benham Rise, including Jose Ingles of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines, Oceana Philippines said in a news release there is a huge...


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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica—As the Global South works to overcome a history of weak institutions, armed conflict and poverty-driven forced exodus, which are key causes of its humanitarian crises, developing countries now have to also fight to keep global warming from compounding their problems. “Disaster risk reduction and climate-change adaption...


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The scene was like from CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) TV show, where slides of dead bodies were shown to the audience and discussions on forensics were held. But no, it was from the third Forensic Science Symposium held at the Seameo Innotech in Diliman, Quezon City. The occasion was...


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TO be a compleat and successful public relations (PR) professional, it is important—in fact, essential—that one knows at least basic economics, both on a macroscale and microscale. On the macro side, one must be familiar with accepted economic principles, such as the law of supply and demand, investment and development;...


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Ifell in love with Davao the first time I set foot on this paradise island sometime in 1987. It was my first out-of-town assignment as a newbie journalist for the No. 1 women’s magazine at that time, MOD. That was also my first taste of five-star hotel life by staying at...


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Part Three WHAT the December 1989 coup that almost toppled the Aquino regime, the July 27, 2003, Oakwood and the February 2007 incidents showed was the plain fact that the country had a democracy where civilian supremacy over the military was still not truly a fact, and where the ability...
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