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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Human-rights violations anywhere in the world get ample coverage in the local print and electronic media. However, the region that gets little or scant coverage despite serious human-rights violations is the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Some newspapers in the Philippines avoid covering events in Kashmir as a matter of policy,...
‘IT is seeing my daughter become her own person, with her own interests, sense of humor, dreams and ambitions. Motherhood taught me how to love unconditionally, giving everything to her with no expectation of anything in return.” THERESE JAMORA-GARCEAU ‘The overflow of love and laughter, hugs and kisses from adorable grandchildren....
For years, American firms far and wide have bemoaned Chinese copycats. But these days, the water-cooler chatter in Silicon Valley has turned to the meteoric rise of Alibaba, which, in September, sparked the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO). With millions of users and merchants, the Chinese firm handles...
By Leony R. Garcia THE Philippines has actively participated in and promoted environmental and sustainable development. Along with other countries, the Philippines is a signatory to the 2000 Millennium Declaration, which led to the development of the time-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a global agenda for development by 2015. The Philippines,...

Silver linings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn’t mean it’s been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes...
PPAKISTAN has been blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, making it an important tourist attraction. Pakistan’s landscape features remarkable diversity and an unparalleled beauty. There are mountain ranges and glaciers, rugged plateau, sprawling deserts, large rivers, lakes and seas. This offers a vast variety of choices to the tourists...
WANDERING around Manila’s Malate district will give you a good taste of modern living in the city. There is always something to do in Malate—it offers affordable relaxation activities, a number of shopping and dining indulges, and a very contemporary entertainment culture—which is why it is considered as the entertainment...
  By Rafi Mohammed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently lost $20 billion in market capitalization in one day, partly because the leadership admitted that the company needs to invest more in its e-commerce operations. Wal-Mart isn’t the only retailer struggling with online selling. In 2013 Target told the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
"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...
IN a vastly improving economic environment, there are the entrepreneurs who serve a vital role in promoting the progress and upholding industrial sustainability; it is the entrepreneurial activities of these people that help spur economic activity and encourage business exchange. The Philippines is one thriving economic landscape and behind its current...
MENTION Subic Bay, and the country’s special economic zone, with its bustling industry and exciting tourist destinations, comes to mind. In fact, Subic Bay may be one of the most exciting places not only in the Philippines, but maybe throughout Southeast Asia, as well. The Subic Bay Freeport Zone spans a...
  By Anil Gupta & Haiyan Wang Emerging markets are facing severe headwinds: 2015 will be the fifth consecutive year of economic slowdown. China’s days of breakneck growth are gone for good. Global volatility—coupled with the American economy’s strength—is causing a retreat to the safety of the US dollar. As a...

Drinking in America

NEW YORK—Drinking, and not drinking, is as old as America itself, from the beer-loving pilgrims on the Mayflower and Paul Revere’s boozy horse ride to Prohibition and the rise of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some nations drink more and some less, but nowhere do those two things collide and replay on a...
By Daphna Oyserman | University of Southern California | Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Some studies suggest that motivation rather than ability or skill is the best predictor of educational and professional attainment. But what do we actually mean by motivation? It seems that wherever one turns, experts have...
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...
  REYNALDO Gabunada, Bear Brand Philippines consumer marketing manager, said the “Milyon Milyon sa Ambisyon” campaign will start in April and end in June. He said the company will collect empty packs of Bear Brand PMD 33 grams, or participants can drop their entries with their full name, age and...
When Pope Francis put in a word for “responsible parenthood” on his way back from the Philippines, he added an off-the-cuff remark that grabbed headlines: Catholics, he said, do not need to breed “like rabbits.” The problem, however, is precisely the opposite: If only Catholics could breed like rabbits. Given...
  With new developments in the pharmaceutical industry—including the implementation of the Mexico City Principles (MCP)—and the growing importance of emerging markets like the Philippines to trade and investment, the BusinessMirror has thought proper to interview Sanofi Senior Vice President for Asia Jean-Luc Lowinski to know his views and get...

Ideas 2014

THE Eighth International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) was successfully conducted from December 1 to 4, 2014, at the Karachi Expo Center. It received an overwhelming response from across the globe. A total of 56 nations were represented in the IDEAS 2014 in the form of foreign delegations and...

Maternal clichés

Cedrix S. Hay WHEN your mom slaps you with a high-hitting “no” on your face, then you must now believe that “Mother knows best.” Or, maybe, it is the other way around. You tell her that you wanted to join your clique skinny-dipping into Friend A’s pool—knowing it was the...
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