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THIS year the country’s current- account surplus is under threat to fall in the deficit territory this week, after years of consistently providing surpluses to support the local currency, economists warned. In separate reports, economists from HSBC and ING Bank Manila welcomed a plausible scenario of the country’s current account sinking...

When I Was 25

World

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ALL blood donated in the United State should be screened for Zika to prevent the virus from spreading through transfusions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday. The new guidance should be implemented “immediately” in states and territories where the virus is already being spread by mosquitoes, and it...

Business

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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...

THE BROADER LOOK

Sports

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THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is expected to discipline the erring players during the San Beda-Letran match on Friday that nearly resulted to a free-for-all. League Commissioner Andy Jao said the technical committee will review and analyze the near-brawl between the Red Lions and the Knights with the game...

Life

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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...

Motoring

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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...

Property

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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...

Millennials

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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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AS I was leaving the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, I told Spanish Ambassador Luis Antonio Calvo that I just experienced a great night of music. You see, I was at the one-night-only performance of Filipina soprano Andiòn Fernàndez and Spanish pianist Alberto Urroz for the...

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. ...

Education

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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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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...

Faith

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POPE John Paul II, in his apostolic letter Augustinum Hipponensem in August 28, 1986, extolled Saint Augustine as a “magnificent example in search for truth... an incomparable man whose children and disciples we all are in a certain fashion,” searching for God, in the scriptures, in the heavens, in...

Biodiversity

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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...

Green

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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...

Science

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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...

Marketing

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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...

Tourism

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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...

Opinion

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By Burkhard Gnärig | Inter Press Service BERLIN—The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 provides the foundation for citizens’ rights to participate in shaping their communities. Among many other key provisions, it lays down that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression” (Article 19), “the...
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