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Sunday, July 23, 2017
A friend of mine had been a pediatrician for a few years before he had his first child. “Now that you’re a father,” I asked, “has your advice to parents changed?” “No,” he said. “But I am more empathetic when I give it. I now realize things are not quite as...
By John Schwartz | New York Times News Service I’ve been thinking about dog collars, the ones that deliver electric shocks to keep dogs from straying out of their yards. Why not use them to correct the behavior of our bad boys of tech and finance? If you’ve been reading...
By Kathleen A. Flynn & Josh Katz | New York Times News Service Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen commands a cultural empire—fan fiction, adaptations, merchandise—with her six novels at the center. It raises the question: Why her, as opposed to someone else? Franco Moretti, founder of the Stanford...

Cruella de Trump

By Maureen Dowd | New York Times News Service WASHINGTON—So, with this latest toad jumping from our president’s mouth, is Donald Trump acting like a sexist pig or simply a pig? I proffer, a pig. I have no doubt that he would attack a man’s appearance in the same breathtakingly below-the-belt...
By Robert J. Shiller | New York Times News Service There are no easy answers in investing. It is tempting to replicate a successful strategy—one created by an outstanding investor, like Warren Buffett, or through in-depth statistical analysis of the wisdom of crowds—and such approaches can actually work for long...

My pocket Manila

By Carlos Celdran I BELIEVE that Manila can be a reflection of your state of mind. Being a city of extreme contrasts, it’s easy to see how it can become an intense personal experience. Manila can be chaotic and spiritual, dirty and divine, gritty and gorgeous all at once. If...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service In denouncing the hatred that brought bloodshed to a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, some people went ahead and spread more of it. Rush Limbaugh, take a bow. You called the shooter “a mainstream Democrat voter.” What do I call you?...
By David E. Sanger & Jane Perlez / New York Times News Service WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has managed to turn America First into America Isolated. In pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Trump has created a vacuum of global leadership that presents ripe opportunities to allies and adversaries alike to...
By Matthew Goldstein | New York Times News Service Pay packages for America’s top executives once again climbed in 2016 after slipping the year before. Perhaps the pay surge reflects the times: Stocks are coming off a strong run. Unemployment is low. The economy is percolating. And President Donald Trump is...
By Javier C. Hernández & Jesse Drucker | New York Times News Service BEIJING—For Chinese citizens, US green cards can be notoriously difficult to obtain. But a Beijing immigration company called Qiaowai tells visa applicants of a secret weapon: It is working on behalf of a real-estate firm owned by the...
By Jane Perlez & Yufan Huang | New York Times News Service VANG VIENG, Laos—Along the jungle-covered mountains of Laos, squads of Chinese engineers are drilling hundreds of tunnels and bridges to support a 260-mile railway, a $6-billion project that will eventually connect eight Asian countries. Chinese money is building power...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service One of the best and one of the worst bits of news last week were the same: Hillary Clinton is deep into the writing of another book. It’s due to appear much sooner than I’d realized—in September, to be precise—and it’s billed...
By Andrew Jacobs | New York Times News Service JOAL, Senegal—Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets. “Your net would be so full...

How Best to Tax Business

By N. Gregory Mankiw | New York Times News Service The details of the tax code may not make your heart sing, but they are enormously important and, at long last, they may be changing. In fact, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a critically important time. Despite...
By Max Fisher & Amanda Taub | New York Times News Service When Hugo Chávez took power in Venezuela nearly 20 years ago, the leftist populism he championed was supposed to save democracy. Instead, it has led to democracy’s implosion in the country, marked recently with an attack on the...
ASKED about her two cents on gender equality in terms of job, respect, recognition and opportunities, Marriott Hotel Manila Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Garcia is positive that the world is getting there. Garcia has worked her way up the totem pole feeling a fair amount of equality and recognition...
She was born a performer. A former member of the UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe. A dreamer. An achiever. And, as fate would have it, a bigger stage beckoned, and, today, Cynthia Romero Mamon performs multiple roles on a daily basis for a different kind of stage and a much...
By Vernon Velasco / photo by Roy Domingo NOTWITHSTANDING all the prevailing feminist rhetoric during Women’s Month, and taking the cudgels for the continued journey of women who want to make it in this world, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) Vice President Jika Dalupan thinks that one of the qualities of...
"A career in life insurance is like a mission, providing opportunities to help people be financially prepared for unexpected events, or to assist them in achieving their financial goals/aspirations,” says  Mona Lisa B. de la Cruz, Insular Life President and Chief Operating Officer, who has been in the company...
EVEN at a young age, Nina Datu-Aguas knew that she deserved to be in a better place when the time comes for her to pursue her career. Nina is a senior business leader with a strong track record spanning over 30 years across retail and private banking.  She has managed global,...
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