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Tuesday, July 26th 2016

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The first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Duterte may have been peppered with ad libs and jokes, but this did not turn off businessmen and economists. On the contrary, they said they were “impressed” by the President’s plans to grow the economy in the next six years...

When I Was 25


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MUNICH—The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said on Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack...


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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ruled out on Monday any deep-seated reason for the apparent slowdown in foreign-currency earnings remitted to families in the Philippines, saying the reported volume reduction was due to the banks’ so-called derisking practices rather than anything fundamental. In an interview, Deputy BSP Governor Diwa...



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UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help tries to sustain the momentum of its upset of defending champion Letran when it battles College Saint Benilde on Tuesday in the 92nd National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City. The Altas, behind Bright Akhuetie’s monster...


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I first saw this hashtag being used by Cindy Crawford when she posts about her career, idols and colleagues in her social-media accounts. It has since caught on, becoming the modeling equivalent of the general population’s #throwbackthursday. So today, I decided to pay tribute to two of my favorite subjects: models...


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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes HORROR stories in commuting around the city, particularly in riding taxi cabs, have been unnerving than any old urban legend depicted during Halloween. From blood-stained seats to pervert drivers, rude pricks jacking up fares and kidnapping, as well as cases of...


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ALTHOUGH we have seen a lot of property-development projects sprouting in Metro Manila over the years, the city of Makati has managed to maintain its charm and appeal as an ideal address for life in the modern times. According to property heavyweight Megaworld Corp., one of the reasons Makati is...


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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...


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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 Christian Jessie Desoloc | Special to the BusinessMirror SAMPUNG Ulirang Nakatatanda (SUN) Awards, an awards body recognizing Filipino elders and their contributions to society, turns 26 this year and has extended their nomination period to July 29. The award is given by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly Inc....


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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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HELD at the Department of Tourism Head Office, former Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. handed the prestigious plaque to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, represented by General Manager Frank Reichenbach, Marco Polo Hotels Vice President of Sales and Marketing Philip Schaetz, and its owning company Frontier Ortigas Hotel and Resort Corp....


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Ninety-one percent, or nine out of 10 Filipinos, trust President Duterte, according to a recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia. The survey firm said practically no one (0.2 percent) distrusts the new Chief Executive. The nationwide survey was conducted from July 2 to 8, or just a few days after...
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