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NICKEL extended gains to a 11-month high on concern the Philippines’s crackdown on mines is disrupting supplies from the world’s top supplier of nickel ore. A gauge of mining stocks climbed for the first time in a week. The new government in the Philippines has pledged to shut mines that fall...

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With economic growth trending downward globally, many of the world’s largest economies are not converting what growth they have left into an increase in well-being for their citizens, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. The Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (Seda) ranks more than 160 countries across 10...


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THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is optimistic the local fund-management industry, already as large as P4 trillion and encouraged by the country’s strong macroeconomic underpinnings, will continue to expand. At the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) awards night on Thursday at the Lepanto building in Makati, BSP...



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By Andrew Dampf / The Associated Press MEGEVE, France—Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Riding in a yellow bodysuit and yellow aerodynamic helmet, Froome pumped his...


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By Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times IN 1995 O.J. Simpson case lead prosecutor Marcia Clark was fighting a battle against anger, but not the one roiling outside the courtroom, where years of police brutality turned the trial into a referendum on race. The one inside the courtroom where Clark’s performance...


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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes HORROR stories in commuting around the city, particularly in riding taxi cabs, have been unnerving than any old urban legend depicted during Halloween. From blood-stained seats to pervert drivers, rude pricks jacking up fares and kidnapping, as well as cases of...


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ALTHOUGH we have seen a lot of property-development projects sprouting in Metro Manila over the years, the city of Makati has managed to maintain its charm and appeal as an ideal address for life in the modern times. According to property heavyweight Megaworld Corp., one of the reasons Makati is...


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SHE is now version 2.0, thanks to a Georgetown University education. Mary Rose Cabigao, business development officer of CBRE Philippines, considers her four-year stint in the private research university in Washington, D.C., as one of her memorable experiences in life. Aside from the strong academic program, the 24-year-old said she...

Envoys & Expats

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Beyond Australian-Filipino Michael Deakin’s very imposing physical presence is a man with a lot of compassion and heart. Deakin is the managing director of Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Inc., the country’s first and only dedicated Emergency Quick Response service outfit. For him, what they do is not a business. He said...

Executive Views

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At 37 years old, Maynard Ngu, the young CEO and visionary of Cherry Mobile has proven to many that a proudly local mobile brand can compete even against international tech titans. Through premium and affordable smartphones and devices that promise a seamless mobile experience, Cherry Mobile aims to hold...


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By Dale V. Calanog | Special to the BusinessMirror FORMER Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro believes that the ghosts of every transition’s past —such as accusations of corruption, misuse of funds and shortages in facilities—will persist in Dr. Leonor M. Briones’s term as education head. However, the bigger challenge he...

Our Time

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EMPLOYING persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) can be rewarding for companies, particularly those in sectors that have tedious and repetitive processes. Unilab Foundation Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi said PWIDs, such as persons with autism, can be excellent employees for retail companies, hotels or even restaurants. Palomar-Fresnedi said PWIDs can be very passionate about...


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AMID the rising death toll of drug-related violence, a Catholic priest said what is more alarming is the public silence against extrajudicial killings. Redemptorist priest Fr. Amado Picardal, a known human-rights advocate, said on Wednesday the problem is unlikely to stop, because “there is no moral outcry” for life. “It is not...


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A private park in Davao City is now being flocked by a diverse species of birds. Thanks to the trees that cover the park, the birds that add to the aesthetic beauty of the surroundings may stay there for good. A recent bird count revealed 36 bird species of native...


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CLIMATE change and human health are closely interlinked. A study from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows how climate change can spread vector-borne diseases like malaria. Climate change causes 6 percent of global malaria cases, and many communities in Asia and Africa will suffer from new disease outbreaks. In the...


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AHARVEST of medals. That exactly was what the Philippines got when its team of student contestants to the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) won two gold medals, two silver medals and two honorable-mention awards on Thursday. The gold-medal winners are Kyle Patrick Dulay (Philippine Science High School Main) and Farrell Eldrian...


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YOU have just gotten your college or master’s degree in communications. While you know that you want to enter the exciting and exacting world of public relations, one other thing you may want to ask yourself is whether you want to be on the client side or the agency...


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I have not visited Nasugbu, Batangas, for more than 20 years. I have frequented it during my singlehood days as part of a church-planting activity. Today the New Creation Christian Church (NCCF Calayo) along the coastal barangay of Calayo is now a landmark in the area. I grabbed the opportunity...

Health & Fitness

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HELD at the Department of Tourism Head Office, former Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. handed the prestigious plaque to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, represented by General Manager Frank Reichenbach, Marco Polo Hotels Vice President of Sales and Marketing Philip Schaetz, and its owning company Frontier Ortigas Hotel and Resort Corp....


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IT is a complete myth that ostriches bury their heads in the sand. They are only turning their eggs several times a day, which are in sand-nests. It is only humans that bury their heads when faced with unpleasant truths.  Certainly, no one likes bad news. It is a real bummer...
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