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Monday, September 26th 2016

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The Philippines has climbed 24 notches to rank 71st out of 193 countries in e-government development, according to a survey conducted by the United Nations this year. The United Nations Public Administration Country Studies (UNPACS) survey, conducted among UN member-countries, uses E-Government Development Index (EGDI) as composite indicator of the...

When I Was 25


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CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel made it clear on Saturday that Germans have done their duty to alleviate Europe’s refugee crisis and now the rest of the continent needs to do its share. European Union (EU) countries have to accept refugees at a faster rate in order to alleviate the backlog of people...


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Thailand exports rose for the first time in five months in August, following a surge in vehicle shipments, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. Exports gained 6.5 percent in August from a year earlier, compared to a median estimate of a 1-percent contraction in a Bloomberg survey of...

The Broader Look


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SISTER teams TNT Katropa and Meralco begin their best-of-five semifinal series of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Colisuem. The Katropa and Bolts clash at 7 p.m. TNT Katropa and Meralco needed only one game to advance to the next round with the Katropa...


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AUTUMN is in the air and the leading Canadian brand Joe Fresh, with stores in TriNoma and Shangri-La Plaza, has all the everyday essentials for your new seasonal wardrobe. With designs full of color, thoughtful details and great value, Joe Fresh offers spirited style for the entire family this...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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...


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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....


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TOURISM Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo led the Philippine participation in the 12th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2016), Vietnam’s foremost tourism trade event, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) from September 8 to 10. The 12th ITE HCMC coincided with a closed-door...

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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