Saturday, October 1st 2016

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THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is keen on creating an oversight committee and recommending additional budgets for agencies to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Neda Director General Ernesto M. Pernia told reporters that the agency will also include the SDGs in the...

When I Was 25


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JERUSALEM—Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday beneath the silent pine trees of Israel’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, eulogized by Israeli leaders, family and two American presidents as a founding father who first built up Israel’s military industrial complex and then sought peace with the...


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DAYS after President Duterte said he does not care about Standard and Poor’s Financial Services Llc.’s (S&P’s) assessment of  his administration’s initial performance, a member of the House of Reprentatives described the global credit-rating agency as “somewhat overrated.” “While S&P, to a certain degree, helps fund managers rationalize and feel...

The Broader Look


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BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel eyes a return trip to the finals with a win in Game Four against defending champion San Miguel Beer in their best-of-five semifinal series on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Kings and the Beermen clash at 6:30 p.m., with the former holding a 2-1...


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WHEN Annie first said you can bet your bottom dollar the sun will come out tomorrow, it wasn’t just herself or the orphans in whom she’s inspiring optimism. Both the award-winning musicale and the multiple-movie adaptations of Annie trace its roots to Harold Gray’s famous 1920’s comic strip Little Orphan...


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WHEN Toyota launched the All-New Innova early this year, the country’s leading automotive company’s upgraded innovative multipurpose vehicle (IMV) lineup was finally completed. The last vehicle to be introduced is certainly not the least when it comes to enhancements. In fact, no other than executive chief engineer Hiroki Nakajima...


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THE Philippine tourism and hospitality industry is going to enjoy luster and prestige when Okada Manila opens before the year ends. “We are very keen to start operations on the later part of 2016,” said Steve Wolstenholme, president of Okada Manila in a recent news briefing held in Pasay City. Although...


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SUCCESS did not come easy for David Guison, more commonly known as “DG” in the blogging industry. Guison, 25, was introduced into blogging in 2009 when his General Psychology class required students to put up a personal Web blog. Naturally, he chose lifestyle and fashion as something he thought would...

Envoys & Expats

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THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will assist Filipinos who have recently turned unemployed in their country find new jobs. This developed as Saudi Ambassador Dr. Abdullah N.A. Al Bussairy wants KSA and the Philippines to work together in combating the threat of terrorism. Bussairy said finding displaced overseas Filipino workers  (OFWs)...

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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THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), together with the Department of Health (DOH), will lead the kickoff activity of the Elderly Filipino Week celebration  today, October 1, via the annual “Walk for Life” in Metro Manila and selected cities nationwide. The activity will simultaneously begin at 6 a.m. “The activity...


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DISAPPOINTED at the conduct of the House probe into an alleged National Bilibid Prison (NBP) drug trade, the Church’s prison ministry said it is better for the government to hold a “correction summit” instead. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the bishops’ Commission on Prison and Pastoral Care, said the House inquiry...


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Conclusion ACCORDING to the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance Inc. (SSMNA), citing a 2004 study by Eken, et al. and a 2007 study by Langhammer, et al. key biodiversity areas (KBAs) are identified nationally using simple, globally standardized criteria and thresholds, based on the needs of biodiversity requiring safeguards at...


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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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Story & photos by Gretchen Filart Dublin August was a month when the world was shaken by tragedies and misfortunes: harrowing earthquakes that devastated Italy and Myanmar, and an all-time low for global gold-stocks relationships, to name some. In southern Luzon, a different kind of wave was shaking Quezon Province—one of...

Health & Fitness

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DURING the election campaign last April, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte warned that if the disorder brought by illegal drugs will not end, the Philippines will become a narco state. In a press statement, Duterte said the country is showing alarming signs of becoming a narco state. “In the...

Monday Morning


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THIS option is similar to the joint problem-solving (JPS) technique at the Program on Negotiation (PON) in Harvard University Law School and its consortium partners, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. JPS is neither exclusively soft nor hard, but a combination of both: Soft on the people and hard...
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