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AGGRESSIVE spending and investment, as planned and promised by the current administration, is likely to affect the movement of the peso in the near to medium term, economists said. At the onset of the administration of President Duterte, ramping up spending in infrastructure is among the priorities of his...

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CHINESE scientists are embarking on what appear to be the first human trials with the Crispr gene-editing tool, the latest effort by the country’s researchers to master a technology that might someday be a potent tool in developing therapies worldwide. The group, led by Lu You, an oncologist at the southwestern...


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THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is optimistic the local fund-management industry, already as large as P4 trillion and encouraged by the country’s strong macroeconomic underpinnings, will continue to expand. At the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) awards night on Thursday at the Lepanto building in Makati, BSP...



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SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France—If Chris Froome wins the Tour  de  France on Sunday, it won’t have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees. After a pileup forced him to run up part of Mont Ventoux last week, the two-time champion escaped from another crash on Friday during a chaotic and spectacular...


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By Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times IN 1995 O.J. Simpson case lead prosecutor Marcia Clark was fighting a battle against anger, but not the one roiling outside the courtroom, where years of police brutality turned the trial into a referendum on race. The one inside the courtroom where Clark’s performance...


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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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SARAH and Dave Trovell, having met while playing Ultimate Frisbee, took the plunge in a bid to escape the typical English weather, moving from London, their hometown, in search of the sun Down Under 10 years ago. Having represented Great Britain and various club teams, they racked over 50 years’ experience...

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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By Dale V. Calanog | Special to the BusinessMirror FORMER Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro believes that the ghosts of every transition’s past —such as accusations of corruption, misuse of funds and shortages in facilities—will persist in Dr. Leonor M. Briones’s term as education head. However, the bigger challenge he...

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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A private park in Davao City is now being flocked by a diverse species of birds. Thanks to the trees that cover the park, the birds that add to the aesthetic beauty of the surroundings may stay there for good. A recent bird count revealed 36 bird species of native...


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CLIMATE change and human health are closely interlinked. A study from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows how climate change can spread vector-borne diseases like malaria. Climate change causes 6 percent of global malaria cases, and many communities in Asia and Africa will suffer from new disease outbreaks. In the...


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AHARVEST of medals. That exactly was what the Philippines got when its team of student contestants to the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) won two gold medals, two silver medals and two honorable-mention awards on Thursday. The gold-medal winners are Kyle Patrick Dulay (Philippine Science High School Main) and Farrell Eldrian...


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YOU have just gotten your college or master’s degree in communications. While you know that you want to enter the exciting and exacting world of public relations, one other thing you may want to ask yourself is whether you want to be on the client side or the agency...


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I have not visited Nasugbu, Batangas, for more than 20 years. I have frequented it during my singlehood days as part of a church-planting activity. Today the New Creation Christian Church (NCCF Calayo) along the coastal barangay of Calayo is now a landmark in the area. I grabbed the opportunity...

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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Conclusion MANY of these disciplines have tried to explain human behavior in prenegotiation stages, using the unit of analysis at the individual level and others at the group level or at the organizational level. At the individual level, analysis has been on personality, motivation and education. At the group level,...
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