Friday, September 30th 2016

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MAGALANG, Pampanga—“Resign now!” This is the advise of Pampanga Gov. Lilia G. Pineda to barangay officials if they do not have what it takes to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in their areas. The governor said barangay officials should not take for granted the huge problem on illegal drugs. “Hindi...

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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SOUTH Korean Phoenix Semi-conductor Philippines Corp. on Friday said it is ready to begin construction of the second phase of its semiconductor manufacturing and assembly facilities in Clark, Pampanga. The company said it signed a project-management agreement for the construction with DA Silvestre and Associates (Dasa), an architectural and engineering consulting firm. The agreement...

The Broader Look


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DEFENDING champion Far Eastern University (FEU) and National University (NU) hope to join Ateneo de Manila at second spot as they battle separate foes in Season 79 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Bulldogs face University of 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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ROAD markings are considered the most efficient warning and navigational assistance to drivers, yet there are a good number of road users out there who still do not understand what they mean.  Take the case of Michael Santos, who drove on a busy street in Makati one Monday morning. It...


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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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By Nicole Brodeur / The Seattle Times/TNS WHEN President Barack Obama first took office, female White House staffers developed a little trick for making sure they weren’t ignored in meetings, where two-thirds of the attendees were men. They called it “amplification”: When one woman made a key point, another woman would repeat...

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...

Monday Morning


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All of us have the desire to feel important, if not actually be important. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as we are realistic in our expectations of where we fit in the great scheme of the universe. The same is true of countries. There is no question...
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