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Thursday, September 29th 2016

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ENVIRONMENTAL and antimining groups on Thursday lauded the plan to use the Total Economic Value (TEV) tool as a way of measuring the costs and benefits of mining. Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a network of civil-society organizations and community-based groups affected by mining, and the environmental group Kalikasan-PNE in a...

When I Was 25


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BEIJING—Chinese authorities blamed illegal-mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one other miner missing, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday. Tuesday morning’s explosion occurred at a small coal mine when 20 miners were working underground in the city of Shizuishan in...


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BENGUET Corp. (BC) has expressed surprise over the findings and recommendation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to suspend the company due to nonrehabilitation of the Antamok open-pit mine. In a statement, BC, said it has not abandoned the mine and, in fact, has continuously exerted efforts...

The Broader Look


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CHASKA, Minnessota—Dustin Johnson made an exception to his rule of never watching golf on television, only because it was the Ryder Cup. “That was the only thing I missed,” Johnson said. The best player this week at Hazeltine, he was nowhere to be found two years ago at Gleneagles. Amid a published...


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By Susie Moore | OVER time, our consistent thoughts become our beliefs. This is a positive thing if our beliefs serve us in some way—like believing you are a healthy person, resilient or talented in your work. But when our beliefs are based on thoughts that do not serve...


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ROAD markings are considered the most efficient warning and navigational assistance to drivers, yet there are a good number of road users out there who still do not understand what they mean.  Take the case of Michael Santos, who drove on a busy street in Makati one Monday morning. It...


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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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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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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...

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