Tuesday, October 25th 2016

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday said President Duterte’s upcoming trip to Japan would result in an initial gain of $2 billion, possibly from 12 private-to-private deals already in the pipeline. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the Philippines would also seek to expand its access to...

When I Was 25


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NEW YORK—AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4-billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said it should be killed. Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, said less concentration in the...


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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Monday the formal inclusion of the Chinese renminbi in the official international reserves in recognition of China’s growing economic linkage with the Philippines. The decision followed an earlier International Monetary Fund (IMF) move to include the Chinese currency in the basket of...

The Broader Look


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I WAS watching the De La Salle University (DLSU)-University of Santo Tomas (UST) game last Sunday, the DLSU Green Archers were ahead by 43 points with a chance to score over 100 points for the second straight game. The Archers were up, 99-56, when De La Salle Coach Aldin Ayo...


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By Tre’vell Anderson / Los Angeles Times WITH Halloween just days away, the box office took a turn to the supernatural, with Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween taking hold of the top spot and leaving other new releases and holdovers behind. The Lionsgate picture scared up an estimated $27.6 million for...


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Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE high-end luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment is occupied by only a handful of players, mostly German marques, such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Porsche and Range Rover from Britain. With the remarkable growth in the demand and sales of SUVs worldwide, it was only...


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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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By Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times/TNS SEATTLE—This Halloween, sexy is out and slugs are in. Pokémon trumps politics, and gory is sought by kids and older adults with millennials looking for Instagram-worthy beauty, according to novelty shops, costume emporiums and thrift stores. “People are looking for silly or gory instead...

Envoys & Expats

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RETIRED Philippine Ambassador Alberto A. Encomienda believes the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) must focus on its task of implementing the country’s foreign policy and regaining its stature as one of the government’s leading agencies. Encomienda, who has served as the Philippine top diplomat in Greece, Malaysia and Singapore, said he...

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 Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is asking the Department of Budget and Management to restore the P12 billion removed from its proposed budget in 2017. This was urged by the CHED as they expressed dismay over the decision of the House of Representatives to reduce their 2017 proposed budget...

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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MILAN—The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama on Thursday over the objections of the Chinese Embassy, which said the gesture would have a negative impact on bilateral relations and regional cooperation. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate accepted the honor inside a theater at the University...


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THE pangolin, known as anteater, has recently been included on the list of animals that are threatened with extinction under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  CITES’s Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among its listed animals...


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AGRICULTURE is on the hot seat due to climate change, even as the agricultural development agenda undergo a major shift because of the significant reduction in food production and global food insecurity. Agricultural scientists, economic experts, academics and civilized societies agree that “a dramatic increase in efforts and investment is...


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Not all parasites are harmful. Species of the thorny-headed worm, or acanthocephala (Acanthogyrus species), can infect fishes but they bring more good than harm—on humans. This was found in a recent study by the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on thorny-head worms—fish-parasites...


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PUBLIC relations is a form of classic business storytelling. As PR professional Robbie Vorhaus said, “It is pure nonfiction. It is truth told in the precise same context as any other story form as movies, advertising and journalism.” Storytelling is essentially having a point of view or a central idea...


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‘OH, deer,” I muttered to myself as I sensed how these lovely creatures seem to almost outnumber us two-legged humans, who are all trying to corner them into taking selfies in the park that day. An estimated 1,200 sika deer romp the grounds of Nara Park every day in paramount...

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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