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Wednesday, August 24th 2016

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Budget for the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) program is back on the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2017 under its implementing agency, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In a previous interview, Trade Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya said the agency targets the reestablishment of budget for the SSF program...

When I Was 25


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UNITED NATIONS—Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year—and there is no sign that the flow is letting up, the UN children’s agency said in a report released late on Monday. In the first six...


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ONLINE gaming firm Philweb Corp. on Wednesday said it is reviving its old proposal of holding lottery through text messages. It is a move designed to have a new business outside of its electronic games with state-owned Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor). Dennis Valdes, the company’s president, said its proposal...



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ALLYN Bulanadi hit a go-ahead jumper with 3.8 seconds remaining to help San Sebastian College pull off a shocking 72-71 win over San Beda College in Season 92 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors men’s basketball at The Arena in San Juan City. Trailing 68-71, Bulanadi first drained two charities...


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By Pauline Joy M. Gutierrez SMART Communications laid out its exclusive deals for the iPad Mini 2 at a recent event. As part of the brand’s latest service upgrade featuring its newest devices and enhanced LTE plans, Smart is giving subscribers an offer touted as the easiest and most affordable...


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TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) eyes selling 155,000 units this year to maintain its 43-percent market share throughout the year. Satoru Suzuki, TMPC president, said the target, raised from a more modest 150,000 target revealed at the start of the year, can be credited to the proliferation of entry-level models,...


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TELL any Metro Manila resident that Edsa is his or her road to a relaxed and progressive metropolitan lifestyle, and get ready to see utter disbelief in his or her eyes. The infamy of Edsa is really one for the books. The roughly 23.8-kilometer stretch of congested highway and the daily traffic...


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AT seven years old, Cara Barredo played her first role as Tiny Tim in Repertory Philippines’s (Rep) production of Scrooge in 1994. Since then, there was no turning back for the 29-year old stalwart of the theater company founded by the late Zenaida Amador and Carmen Barredo. For that role,...

Envoys & Expats

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BAKER & McKenzie Global Services Manila (B&M GSM) Executive Director Gabriel Pardo is not much of a basketball fan, as he follows more the Formula 1 World Championship Racing and football’s World Cup. However, he could not help but admire what Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen has achieved in their...

Executive Views

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‘Everyone has a place under the sun; it’s just that one should make it his or her goal to find his rightful place,” said Dr. Charles Y. Yu, the vice chancellor for Lasallian Mission and Linkages of the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. ...


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ONE young boy was busy receiving fares and giving out change for his jeepney-driver father plying the Pasong Tamo Street (now Chino Roces)-PRC route. One time, his father asked him if he wanted to study at Don Bosco College. He said yes, but at the back of his mind,...

Our Time

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By Rosabell C. Toledo | Special to the BusinessMirror DAFROSA Y. Zagala first worked for the government right after she graduated from Philippine Normal College (now Philippine Normal University) in 1970. Then, she was a wide-eyed, fresh-faced public-school teacher at age 20. Now, at 66, she is enjoying her first year of...


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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity, and directing related institutes to give merciful care to spiritually wounded Catholics. Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, a former...


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‘BANGUS, tilapia, tulingan! Bili na; bukas wala na ’yan ,” shouts Arjay Diaz, an ambulant fish vendor, as he vends his fish produce. A resident of Dasmariñas City, the 27-year-old vendor has been selling fish for 13 years. He wakes up every day around 1 a.m. to buy fish at...


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AS more than 100,000 Americans flee destructive wildfires in  California and floods in Louisiana, Earth sends yet another reminder that the worst is yet to come: a new record for planet-wide heat. Last month wasn’t just the hottest July  on record for the surface of the Earth. It continued the...


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A jeepney driver from Silang, Cavite, who found a solution to leaking brake fluid got a back-to-back award from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) this year. After bagging the Outstanding Invention (Tuklas) award for 2016 in July, Melchor R. Heñosa received another award in the form of financial...


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Dear PR Matters, I work in a small advertising agency, and frequently collaborate with my colleagues who do public-relations works for our clients. Our day-to-day work in both advertising and pr has made me realize the importance of negotiating—with clients, with the media, even internally in our office. Can you give us...


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BOHOL is one of the country’s most sought-after tourist destinations because of its postcard-perfect Chocolate Hills powdery beaches, the iconic tarsier, and the picturesque Loboc River lunch cruise, to name a few. The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the country’s national auto club, swung through these exciting sights and...

Health & Fitness

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FIGURATIVELY, breast milk could be the primary “vaccine” for infants and kids. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) shows only 27 percent of Filipino children aged 6 to 35 months were exclusively breast-fed. With these minor numbers, it is awfully disappointing that many Filipino infants were not totally...
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