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Monday, August 29th 2016

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A Constitutional Commission (Con-com) sought to help Congress amend the Constitution is seen drafting the proposed amendments by September, according to Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez. Alvarez, who was tasked by the Palace to draft an executive order (EO) creating the Con-com, recently said the commission will help Congress, acting as...

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JAPAN will invest $30 billion to boost Africa’s economic growth and infrastructure over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, as he sought to win over national leaders already being wooed by China and the United States. The Asian economy’s planned investment in the continent of 1.2 billion...


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THE Commission on Audit (COA) has disallowed a P234-million lease contract entered into by the previous officials of state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) for the rent of a casino and gaming space within the Museo ng Maynila property, site of the former Army and Navy Club. In its...



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By Andrew Dampf | The Associated Press ROME—Juventus won 1-0 at Lazio on Saturday in a Serie A match dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in central Italy. Fans held aloft banners to mourn the nearly 300 people killed in Wednesday’s quake, and a minute of silence was observed before...


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By Victoria Hoff | Byrdie   ASIDE from the illustrative fact that Brazil has yielded a sizable percentage of the supermodel community, there’s the obvious aspect of the country’s environs: How many superfoods and “miracle” products have been sourced from the Amazon? Blame it on açai, but it’s practically cliche at this...


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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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TAIWANESE Cheryl Yee was an accomplished and highly regarded television news personality in her country for more than 21 years and, yet, all throughout, she has always believed there was something missing in her life. Her journey toward finding fulfillment started when she was a child growing up in Taiwan....

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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MULTINATIONAL professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) officially launched last week its pioneering competition on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for Filipino college and university students aimed at bridging the gap between academe and the practical application of business consolidations. PwC Philippines Managing Partner for Deals and Corporate Jade Divinagracia said it...

Our Time

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By Tam Natividad IN a posh village in Dasmariñas, Makati City, there resided Viola (a pseudonym), an 83-year-old single woman, who had spent the last few years of her life in her upscale mansion, alternating trips to the hospital with days spent in her room watching television and going about...


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By Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS | ONE holy person I’d touched while alive etched such a deep and lasting impression on me: Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta who is going to be canonized on September 4. Let me tell you why. I met this saint-to-be, when she was simply “Mother Teresa,” on...


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MORE and more people are now into fishing—in the city, that is, wherein bodies of water are notoriously dirty and contaminated with toxic pollutants. “I come here during weekends. I like to go fishing a lot,” said 47-year-old Richard Desierre of Malibay, Pasay. “Others come here on weekends.” Desierre, a welding...


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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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WHY is it that some people crave several cups of coffee a day while others stop at only one or two? A growing body of evidence suggests that the amount of coffee we consume is determined by our genetic makeup, rather than the amount of sleep we got the night before. Coffee...


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PUBLIC relations (PR) can be a powerful force for good. And for companies, one of the salutary ways they can put PR to good use is for them to promote the development of the arts. Palanca Awards for Literature AMONG the most successful of these arts-promotion initiatives is the Carlos Palanca...


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Around 30 percent of the more than 1 billion tourist traffic globally look for nature-themed destinations like parks, ecotourism sites, bike paths, bird-watching areas, coastal water activities, botanical gardens, farm visits and others. ONE of the most important services attached to infrastructure development, be it residential, commercial, a park or...

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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