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THE Court of Appeals (CA) finds it judicious to phase-out buses and minibuses more than 15 years old from their date of manufacture. In a ruling penned by Associate Justice Maria Elisa Sempio Diy, the CA’s Twelfth Division upheld the constitutionality of Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Department Order...

When I Was 25


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PRESUMPTIVE Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joined hands with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday, introducing her running mate to a national audience and promising that the pair offered “a very different vision” from that of the Republican Party.  “Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not,” Clinton...


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TOWARD the end of 2018, mobile-services provider Smart Communications Inc. will have covered 95 percent of the country’s cities and municipalities with its LTE service, a three-year rollout plan submitted to the regulator showed. Based on the plan, Smart will embark on an ambitious plan that will cost the carrier...



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By Jonathan Drew& Anna Gronewold/ The Associated Press RALEIGH, North Carolina—The National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s reelection campaign, even as he dismisses the move as...


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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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PHL regulations on GMO and the Bt ‘talong’ case In the field of agriculture and genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have already been studied and tested with careful investigations by renowned scientists. So far, the only available GMO that has been planted in the Philippines is Bt corn. According to Benigno...


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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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THE board of directors of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) approved on June 22 the requests of six more hospitals to be partners of the agency for the PCSO At Source Ang Processing (ASAP) Program. This brings to 37 the number of hospitals around the country working with the PCSO to bring...
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