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Sunday, September 25th 2016

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AFTER keeping its monetary-policy settings unchanged in its last meeting, it is unclear whether the Bangko Sentral’s next move would be toward tighter or more relaxed interest rates owing to the diversity of potential developments it has to consider in the policy horizon. Bank of the Philippine Islands  associate...

When I Was 25


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OIL has traded above $40 for five months, but Russia’s future economic plans increasingly revolve around crude prices at that level. The price of Russia’s main export blend Urals at $40 a barrel will be used to calculate the country’s budget in 2017 to 2019, and a fiscal mechanism that will...


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SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, has joined hands with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) to train persons with disabilities (PWDs) on disaster preparedness. It recently hosted the Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction E-Learning Course at the SM Mall...

The Broader Look


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ALLEN DURHAM finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds to propel Meralco past Mahindra, 105-82, and advance to their fifth franchise semifinal appearance in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup on Saturday at the Ynares Stadium, Antipolo City. The Bolts bucked a slow start and managed to retake the lead in...


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By Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times IN an age where too many celebrities are famous for little more than being famous, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt occupy a spot in the Hollywood firmament matched only by the stars of yesteryear—Bogart and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, even Burton and Taylor. The...


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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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A local think tank suggested the Philippines, with an already sophisticated labor pool, should consider moving from the low-cost manufacturing and service to more advanced technology and design-based manufacturing industry. Philippine Institute for Development Studies President Gilberto Llanto said the country should develop “higher-value industries,” as other Southeast Asian countries are...

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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THE College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) has hailed the acquittal of former University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio  Outcrop Editor in Chief Jesusa Paquibot in the libel case filed against her by a UP professor in 2011. CEGP said the court rendered a landmark decision that upholds the freedom...

Our Time

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BAGUIO CITY—Nars Padilla of the Baguio Elderly Assembly on Wednesday said the observation of the “Elderly Filipino” will start on October 3 with the annual Senior Citizen Officials For A Day (SCOFAD). Senior citizens will assume 57 positions for a day and will receive an honorarium equivalent to a day’s...


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LOWELL, Massachusetts—Hundreds of people came to a Massachusetts church on Wednesday for a glimpse of the glass-encased heart of a celebrated Roman Catholic saint, the first time the religious relic has left Italy. Many of the faithful who filled Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell to see the heart of...


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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 Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) and the Sarangani provincial government are set to conduct a study to confirm that Sarangani is a migratory flyway or roosting site of birds escaping the autumn and winter cold of northern countries. The WBCP would be joined in the study...


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THE more that vaping takes hold in England, the better the odds that smokers there will succeed in their attempts to stop using regular cigarettes. These parallel trends, reported on Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal, don’t prove that electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the habit. But that possibility is...


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Dear PR Matters, I work in the marketing team of a medium-sized company, and often hear my colleagues sigh about how the possibility of the media materials they send to online and publication editors being published. This really intrigues me, although I work more on the research side of the group,...


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Story and Photos by Army Alcayaga-Granada CLOUD Forest. Flower Dome. Botanic Gardens. Supertrees. Just hearing the names of these places are enough to make one lust for another getaway. And you don’t even have to leave the city to experience them. In our minds, we conjure an image of modern technology when...

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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