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Wednesday, August 31st 2016

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The national government will draft a list of industry sectors that will be allowed to continue hiring contractual workers, according to the chief of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). In a budget hearing at the Senate on Tuesday, Neda Director General Ernesto M. Pernia said the government may...

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NEW DELHI—The video footage posted on social media by India’s self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching, as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead...


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ALVEO Land Inc., the middle-income brand of property developer Ayala Land Inc., is completing its four-tower development in Arca South, the former Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) complex in Taguig. The company said it will launch by middle of next month the P1.9-billion North Veranda Tower in Arca South, a complex...



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MERALCO and San Miguel Beer clash for a quarterfinal seat, while GlobalPort tries to extend its winning streak to four games as it battles leader TNT Katropa in a crucial doubleheader in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts (5-3) and...


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By Mary McNamara  |  Los Angeles Times THE day after it was revealed that he and three teammates had not been randomly robbed at gunpoint during the Olympic Games in Rio, swimmer and gold medalist Ryan Lochte offered the world an apology via Instagram. It was quickly derided by many, in...


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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo SOME interesting facts about Peugeot that you may not have known, the company began its life manufacturing bicycles before eventually venturing into automotive production. Today Peugeot is the second-largest car manufacturer in Europe after Volkswagen, which holds the distinction for now. In his opening remarks before...


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HORIZONTAL community development takes a solid turn for NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI), as the trusted developer launched its pioneer project in the North, hailed as Montana Views. After 20 years of responding to the real-estate demand in South Luzon and Metro East, NLI is finally steering northward for more property...


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THIS young Siberian loves the heat. Dmitri Borisenko, head of public relations of Home Credit Philippines Inc., admits, however, the transition from being assigned to the Philippines from Russia was not a walk in the park. Nevertheless, he notes  the multicultural environment in Home Credit made it easier for him...

Envoys & Expats

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TAIWANESE Cheryl Yee was an accomplished and highly regarded television news personality in her country for more than 21 years and, yet, all throughout, she has always believed there was something missing in her life. Her journey toward finding fulfillment started when she was a child growing up in Taiwan....

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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MULTINATIONAL professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) officially launched last week its pioneering competition on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for Filipino college and university students aimed at bridging the gap between academe and the practical application of business consolidations. PwC Philippines Managing Partner for Deals and Corporate Jade Divinagracia said it...

Our Time

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By Tam Natividad IN a posh village in Dasmariñas, Makati City, there resided Viola (a pseudonym), an 83-year-old single woman, who had spent the last few years of her life in her upscale mansion, alternating trips to the hospital with days spent in her room watching television and going about...


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By Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS | ONE holy person I’d touched while alive etched such a deep and lasting impression on me: Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta who is going to be canonized on September 4. Let me tell you why. I met this saint-to-be, when she was simply “Mother Teresa,” on...


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MORE and more people are now into fishing—in the city, that is, wherein bodies of water are notoriously dirty and contaminated with toxic pollutants. “I come here during weekends. I like to go fishing a lot,” said 47-year-old Richard Desierre of Malibay, Pasay. “Others come here on weekends.” Desierre, a welding...


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BAGUIO CITY—It was 1992. The Balatoc Mines in Itogon, Benguet, had closed and gold miners were out of work. On the other side of the mountain, Toby Tamayo, a known environmentalist, already had then a long-running love affair with bees and a gold mine of his own—the mountain sunflowers. From...


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HOMEGROWN innovators recently pitched innovative products to prospective investors, even as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) gave the biggest push for this convergence. Dubbed “Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Demo Day,” the event was held recently at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City by the Royal...


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PUBLIC relations (PR) can be a powerful force for good. And for companies, one of the salutary ways they can put PR to good use is for them to promote the development of the arts. Palanca Awards for Literature AMONG the most successful of these arts-promotion initiatives is the Carlos Palanca...


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By Marky Ramone Go THE backpacking culture in the Philippines has grown significantly in the last few years. Coinciding with this development is the emergence of many travel bloggers who have peppered the social media with inspiring travel narratives and images of picturesque destinations. In this sub-culture of modern day travelers one...

Health & Fitness

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IN the Philippines tuberculosis is listed as the sixth leading cause of death, as 73 Filipinos die every day because of the dire infection. Therefore, as figures continue to stagger and press the alarms the resonating call to have supreme familiarity and awareness about the depressing disease ensues. Thus, tuberculosis...

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