Friday, October 21st 2016

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By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo / Special to the BusinessMirror THE Philippines and China signed on Thursday an agreement to implement the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on tourism cooperation signed between both countries in 2002. The signing of the tourism-cooperation program for 2017 to 2022 helps normalize diplomatic ties between both countries, which was...

When I Was 25


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KHAZER, Iraq—Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle on Thursday with a predawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State (IS) group, a key part of a multipronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. The addition of the elite troops, also known as counterterrorism...


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THE recent state visit of President Duterte in Brunei Darussalam will enhance diplomatic and economic relations between the two Southeast Asian nations, a ranking official of the largest port operator in Manila said. International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Senior Vice President Christian R. Gonzales said his group, which operates...

The Broader Look


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By Ian Harrison / The Associated Press TORONTO—Five games. Eight runs. Two shutout losses. A power-laden Toronto Blue Jays lineup fizzled against Cleveland, finishing off a five-game American League Championship Series (ALCS) wipeout with a 3-0 loss on Wednesday. Bidding to return to the World Series for the first time since 1993, the...


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LIKE many starstruck Filipinos, I’ve often wondered how celebrities spend Christmas. I can imagine some of them flying off to exotic foreign places to get away from fans and the paparazzi (or at least hie-ing off to their favorite vay-cay spots for a bit of peace and quiet), or...


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AFTER passing Santa Ines on the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex), I was preparing money as we approached Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx). I told the driver to slow down.   But to my surprise, he drove on. Stop! I said. He just smiled, saying, “Sir, may Nlex-SCTEx Integration na.” Then I noticed there...


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ROCKWELL Primaries Development Corp. (RPDC) is always attuned to what the market wants. RPDC now moves down under Metro Manila, where various economic and infrastructure developments take place, with the recent launch of East Bay Residences in Sucat, Muntinlupa—a soon-to-rise condominium that is close to nature amid the hustle...


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UP against the “athleisure” and rave party trends, millennials might wonder if there’s still space in the fashion horizon for the classic and preppy look. Thanks to the partnership formed among Sperry, Saucony, Skechers and Pony, millennials now have an opportunity to acquire the conio look that has been dominated...

Envoys & Expats

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THE dog has been man’s best friend.  They have brought individuals young and old a deep sense of happiness and unquestioned loyalty. Dogs have become members of families, guarded homes, protected people, guided the blind and assisted police personnel in their works. But there remain places in the world where some portion...

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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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Department of Education (DepEd) is now pushing for inclusion of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) as a feature of the Enhanced Basic Education Program. In a statement, the DepEd said the MTB-MLE mandates the use of the language that schoolchildren are familiar with or their first...

Our Time

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MORE than 11,000 people nationwide joined the kick-off activities in celebration of Elderly Filipino Week spearheaded by SM Foundation and the SM Cares Program on Senior Citizens Affairs on October 3. The nationwide simultaneous 1-kilometer walk billed as “Walk for Life” started at 5 a.m. in 16 key venues all...


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Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos / Special to the BusinessMirror ‘THINK of me as a Filipino—not a Muslim.” These were the words of Dr. Portre D. Dirampatan-Diampuan, United Religion Initiative’s Southeast and Pacific Regional coordinator and interfaith representative, in her speech at the Freedom of Religion Symposium organized recently by The...


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SPIDERS, lizards and frogs have a few things in common. First, they eat bugs, including mosquitoes. Second, they are also food to other animals as part of the food chain. So, instead of using chemical pesticides or releasing potentially harmful biological agents, like the so-called mosquito fish, officials of...


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While Camiguin Island is popular for its sweet lanzones, the province has something more to boast of. The island is blessed with natural attractions, such as cool refreshing waters and waterfalls, panoramic view of the ocean and potential dive sites. One of such dive sites is in Barangay Cabuan, Guinsiliban, in...


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IT was mission accomplished for Rizal National Science High School, as it bested 14 other schools to win in the second Can Satellite (CanSat) Competition at the 2016 World Space Week (WSW) celebration held recently in Los Baños, Laguna. The team—composed of Josh Rael Jorquia, Matthew Lemuel Rey, Marla Ena...


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Dear PR Matters, I am new in the workforce and my work involves a lot of research.  Newspapers are still a good source of information, and one of the regular features I find very helpful is your group’s column in BusinessMirror. Not only do I learn a lot about public relations...


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THE Bicol region put its best foot forward once again as the OK Bikol Association Inc., the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) recently held the 20th Orgullo Kan Bikol-Gayon Bicol Trade and Tourism Fair at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall. Incepted in 1996 as...

Health & Fitness

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THOSE who love to eat meat, will you please raise your right hands! These days, more and more Filipinos are eating meats (beef, pork, chicken and fish).  But it is not only in the Philippines that meats are getting popular but in other developing countries, too. “Meat consumption in developing...

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