Saturday, October 1st 2016

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The digital-commerce industry in the Philippines is expected to balloon to more than $10 billion in less than a decade despite roadblocks, such as the relatively slow Internet speeds, the lack of trust in online purchasing and minimal engaging content from brands. Zoe Lawrence, who sits as the digital director...

When I Was 25


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WASHINGTON—The GOP-led Congress has been angling for this moment: the chance to finally deliver President Barack Obama a stinging rebuke with the first veto override since he took office. It may not be exactly the political score many Republicans had envisioned. The timing comes near the end of Obama’s presidency...


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POWER rates in the Philippines are the third highest in Asia and fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, said a survey done by the International Energy Consultants (IEC), an Australia-based consulting firm specializing in Asian power markets. IEC Managing Director Dr. John Morris, who led the study, said the results of the study reflect...

The Broader Look


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PRINCESS Superal put on another brilliant windup to go two-for-two as pro on the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour, knocking down late birdies to edge amateur Pauline del Rosario by one on a solid five-under 67 and capture the International Container Terminal Services Inc. Eastridge Ladies Invitational crown at the...


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WHEN Annie first said you can bet your bottom dollar the sun will come out tomorrow, it wasn’t just herself or the orphans in whom she’s inspiring optimism. Both the award-winning musicale and the multiple-movie adaptations of Annie trace its roots to Harold Gray’s famous 1920’s comic strip Little Orphan...


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WHEN Toyota launched the All-New Innova early this year, the country’s leading automotive company’s upgraded innovative multipurpose vehicle (IMV) lineup was finally completed. The last vehicle to be introduced is certainly not the least when it comes to enhancements. In fact, no other than executive chief engineer Hiroki Nakajima...


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THE Philippine tourism and hospitality industry is going to enjoy luster and prestige when Okada Manila opens before the year ends. “We are very keen to start operations on the later part of 2016,” said Steve Wolstenholme, president of Okada Manila in a recent news briefing held in Pasay City. Although...


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SUCCESS did not come easy for David Guison, more commonly known as “DG” in the blogging industry. Guison, 25, was introduced into blogging in 2009 when his General Psychology class required students to put up a personal Web blog. Naturally, he chose lifestyle and fashion as something he thought would...

Envoys & Expats

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SPANIARD Abelardo Garcia Gutierres explained that, like old trinkets from secondhand thrift stores finding their way to new owners, people have the potential to be restored back to their old glory no matter how destroyed they are. Gutierres, who runs the Remar Rehabilitation Center of the Philippines in Caloocan and, at...

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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MAKING use of their “giftedness” for a noble purpose bolstered by the school’s mission, as well, Miriam College (MC) opened the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center (HSSIC), the Philippines’s first integrated makerspace to all students for them to share knowledge and bridge public and private schools. “Curriculum is very compartmental....

Our Time

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THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), together with the Department of Health (DOH), will lead the kickoff activity of the Elderly Filipino Week celebration  today, October 1, via the annual “Walk for Life” in Metro Manila and selected cities nationwide. The activity will simultaneously begin at 6 a.m. “The activity...


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THE National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel welcomed the 80-year-old 30-foot-tall concrete image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on September 8. The image was donated to the national shrine by the heirs of its original owner, Don Jose Mariano de los Reyes Ocampo, a lawyer, real-estate proprietor...


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First of two parts LONG before the Philippines became a colony of Spain, indigenous peoples (IPs) have been defending their ancestral lands—against local and foreign invaders. They knew the forest like the palm of their hands. They can trek the mountain with ease. They can swim across rivers like fishes do.  Called by different names,...


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DAVAO CITY—The loss of biodiversity cover traced to overfishing and destructive fishing practices has been blamed for the declining fish catch in the country’s prime fishing ground. This was pointed out by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), as it gathered fisheries experts from governments...


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THE common carp, known as karpa in the local market, can possibly help in detecting the magnitude of waste in waterways. In a study conducted by Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, carp was found to have a potential use...


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ARE you always thinking and running out of ideas on what gifts you can give to your friends in the media? As public-relations (PR) practitioners, it is important for us to build or sustain our relationship with the media, whom we must consider and respect as partners in our practice....


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Story & photos by Gretchen Filart Dublin August was a month when the world was shaken by tragedies and misfortunes: harrowing earthquakes that devastated Italy and Myanmar, and an all-time low for global gold-stocks relationships, to name some. In southern Luzon, a different kind of wave was shaking Quezon Province—one of...

Health & Fitness

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DURING the election campaign last April, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte warned that if the disorder brought by illegal drugs will not end, the Philippines will become a narco state. In a press statement, Duterte said the country is showing alarming signs of becoming a narco state. “In the...

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