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Friday, August 26th 2016

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By Cai U. Ordinario  @cuo_bm  & David Cagahastian  @davecaga There is growing optimism for a surge in economic growth when the country shifts to a federal system, with many experts believing that truly autonomous regions will allow communities in the countryside to be more creative in generating income. Experts interviewed by...

When I Was 25


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WASHINGTON—Inspectors working in Syria have detected the presence of previously undeclared chemical warfare agents, suggesting President Bashar al-Assad hasn’t given up his capabilities to wield such weapons and casting a shadow over an achievement claimed by the Obama administration. Samples collected by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...


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MEGAWORLD Corp. on Thursday said it is spending P8.5 billion to build a portfolio of brand hotels in the country, with the first Savoy branch located in its Boracay development in Aklan to open later this year. The company said in a statement its new 530-room Savoy Boracay will cost...



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By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press FARMINGDALE, New York—This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken. McIlroy was among the top 4 players in the world who chose not to play in the Olympics, and the four-time major champion didn’t help the cause when he said...


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LIKE many of you, I’m frustrated. I am frustrated that ex-president and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos is set to be buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani.  I’m frustrated that Sen. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao’s ignorance of the law, lack of common sense and propriety are now a regular spectacle at...


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I HAVE said a lot of times that I love collecting speeches, and I say it again today. With your indulgence, I print here not just one but two. They deal about the 28th anniversary of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the country’s No. 1 car company for the longest time. First,...


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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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AT seven years old, Cara Barredo played her first role as Tiny Tim in Repertory Philippines’s (Rep) production of Scrooge in 1994. Since then, there was no turning back for the 29-year old stalwart of the theater company founded by the late Zenaida Amador and Carmen Barredo. For that role,...

Envoys & Expats

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BAKER & McKenzie Global Services Manila (B&M GSM) Executive Director Gabriel Pardo is not much of a basketball fan, as he follows more the Formula 1 World Championship Racing and football’s World Cup. However, he could not help but admire what Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen has achieved in their...

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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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 Rosabell C. Toledo | Special to the BusinessMirror DAFROSA Y. Zagala first worked for the government right after she graduated from Philippine Normal College (now Philippine Normal University) in 1970. Then, she was a wide-eyed, fresh-faced public-school teacher at age 20. Now, at 66, she is enjoying her first year of...


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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity, and directing related institutes to give merciful care to spiritually wounded Catholics. Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, a former...


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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...


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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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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...


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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...


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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...
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