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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will now have to look for other funding sources for its rice self-sufficiency dream, after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) deleted the P18-billion supposed allocation for the program. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol told the BusinessMirror on Thursday that he is eyeing to implement a...

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HONG KONG—US Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned a few months back that China risked a “great wall of self-isolation” for its actions in the disputed South China Sea. That hasn’t deterred Xi Jinping. Beijing is boosting its military presence in the area unabated, in the face of stepped-up US patrols...


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THE influential Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) has proposed a tax structure limiting the levy on individual and corporate income to only 30 percent, even as the measure ensures that the corrosive impact of inflation is effectively taken into account. The TMAP proposal seeks to cut the current 7-tier...



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SAN SEBASTIAN’S giant-killing ways continued on Friday after stunning Final Four contender Mapúa, 69-67, for its third straight win in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 seniors men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. Trailing by as many as 18 in the first quarter, the Stags...


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By Joseph V. Amodio / Newsday Let’s get the obvious out of the way first—Florence Foster Jenkins sang, but it wasn’t pretty. The wealthy socialite, who gave recitals in New York for her upper-crusty pals in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, was filled with the joy of music. But what came...


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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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AFTER establishing a solid reputation as a quality developer, Century Properties Group is set to make a difference in the health-care industry when it launched Centuria Medical Makati, the country’s largest outpatient Information-technology-medical building in Century City, Makati. “It is a realization of our vision to change the game in...


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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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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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CEBU CITY—The Cebu City government on August 20 distributed the P2,000 financial aid to 67,300 senior citizens in the city. The amount is part of the P12,000 annual cash aid to qualified senior citizens. Domingo Chavez, head of the city’s Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (Osca), said the financial assistance was...


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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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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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