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Wednesday, September 28th 2016

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Workers earning P250,000 or less a year will be exempted from paying personal-income tax (PIT) should the 17th Congress approve the first tranche of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) tax-reform package. To make up for the estimated P179 billion in foregone revenues annually from lowering income-tax rates, the DOF is...

When I Was 25

World

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UNITED NATIONS—The failed attempt by the US and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual UN gathering of world leaders but every other global hot spot had its moment—and there were some chuckles, as well, including a message to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to...

Business

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FINALLY, the deal to construct a P23.8-billion road that will connect the North and South Luzon expressways is now one step away from implementation, after Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) submitted late Monday the post-award requirements for the long-delayed project. Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar said he received from Metro Pacific...

The Broader Look

Sports

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KING Arthur Villanueva won by a brilliant second-round knockout. Donnie “Ahas” Nietes used surgical precision to score a flawless 12-round unanimous decision. But, although Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo also took home a unanimous decision, it was not as magnificent a victory as many had predicted, including his manager Michael Aldeguer. Villanueva used a...

Life

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By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service IN the sports world, being benched is a bad thing, I know. (Believe me, if I had ever done sports in high school, that’s where I would have languished!) But for me, after a day of sprinting around up and down the stairs...

Motoring

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes WITH a motif of featuring restored cars that represented the six decades of motoring culture in the country, organizers for this sixth chapter of the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) vowed to “go back to the future”. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo...

Property

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GOING green in the Philippines particularly in the construction industry gets a big boost when the International Finance Corp. (IFC) in partnership with the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI) recently introduced its Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) green building-certification system in the country. “The launching of EDGE in...

Millennials

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SINK your teeth into dental medicine and the future will smile brightly. Such is the belief of dentist and orthodontist Jaybee Cabalonga. Two years of painstaking practice at different clinics as employed dentist, Cabalonga considers herself blessed to have set up her own clinic in Quezon City. “I’m just lucky to...

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...

Education

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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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Story And Photo By Leonardo Perante | Correspondent SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela—After three terms as City Mayor of this city, Amelita Sison Navarro has detoured to farming.  Her advocacy on backyard planting of cut flowers, vegetables and raising of native livestock have effectively provided reduced spending on imported blooms and domestic...

Faith

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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...

Biodiversity

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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,...

Green

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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...

Science

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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...

Marketing

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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....

Tourism

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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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FRENCH Author Jules Renard once quoted, “It is not how old you are, but it is how you are old”. People should go all-out to be part of the lucky group who will appear better and younger as they age like a fine wine that tastes even more remarkably...

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