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"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,...
By Leony R. Garcia In the news recently—and some women went gaga over it—is a research’s finding that a mother’s genetics determines how clever her children would become. “Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two...
By Jodi Kantor & Catrin Einhorn | New York Times News Service TORONTO—One year after Canada embraced Syrian refugees like no other country, a reckoning was under way. Ordinary Canadians had essentially adopted thousands of Syrian families, donating a year of their time and money to guide them into new lives...
By Michael Schuman | New York Times News Service PHOENIX—From his desk in a downtown workshop, Greg Hankerson is at war with a Chinese company half a world away. Hankerson and his wife, Sim, own Vintage Industrial, which designs and makes antique-style tables, cabinets and other furniture. The 25-employee start-up...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service At this  point the consonants are so tightly fused it’s as if they were always and inevitably so: LGBT. But just a decade ago, the T teetered. It wobbled. It was eliminated from a federal bill to protect lesbians, gays and bisexuals...

Resistance begins at home

A casserole can be a potent weapon. It is one that Shanna Castillo has been using with precision since she started a neighborhood Facebook group, Love Trumps Hate Sunset Park Brooklyn, the week after Donald J. Trump was elected president. Every month members invite undocumented immigrants from the neighborhood into...
By Frank Bruni | The New York Times News Service In one of many recent forums for the politicians vying to lead the Democratic National Committee—and, ideally, the party—out of the wilderness and into better times, the candidates were asked to distill the importance of fighting Donald Trump to 10...
By James Fenton | New York Times News Service Landing last December at the  Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines brought back memories of Ninoy Aquino himself arriving from the United States in 1983 on the tarmac that was to be christened with his blood. He was the leading figure...
By Frank Bruni | New York Times News Service On his first full day in office, our new president harangued the National Park Service about more flattering inauguration photos and preened in front of a memorial to real American heroes, crowing about how often he’s been on the cover of...
By Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo The national debate over the mechanics of how to implement the proposed additional P2,000 in the monthly pension received by the elderly members of the Social Security System (SSS) tends to ignore other glaring facts about the state of destitution affecting majority of the nation’s...
Michelle Yemba, who is 6 years old, often tells strangers about the time two years ago that she met the president of the United States. The conversation started during a surprise visit by President Barack Obama to her Head Start program in Lawrence, Kansas. Obama told Michelle that he knew...
2016 has brought a bumper crop of wins, from Pia Wurztbach taking the Miss Universe Crown, Kylie Versoza being crowned as Miss International, Hidilyn Diaz taking home a silver medal from Rio Olympics, and Manny Pacquaio winning the WBO welter weight belt, among others. Adding to this harvest of wins...
AT the same time, Trump’s suggestion he might reduce Washington’s global strategic presence to focus on domestic issues would be a gift to Chinese leaders. They could expand their political and military profile in East Asia with less risk of conflict. The incoming Trump administration faces the task of maintaining...
NEW YORK—Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump’s surprise victory as president. The protests—held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts,...
HE found himself seated inside an office of a Pakistani bank, bored by an accounting job that paid him really well. It didn’t matter to then 25-year-old Safdar Hayat that his profession was highly sought after, and that it could lead him and his future family to a better life....
By Kelvin Chan | The Associated Press HONG KONG—Corporate China’s global shopping binge barreled on this week with more multibillion-dollar deals, but Beijing is starting to discover that there are limits to what its money can buy. In this September 21, 2016, file photo, workers set up computers at the...
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,...
By Todd Pitman | The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines—The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next. They had begun turning up in cities all over the Philippines ever since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a controversial war on drugs this year—so many that one local newspaper...
By Julie Pace | The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Donald Trump keeps peddling the notion the vote may be rigged. It’s not clear if he does not understand the potential damage of his words—or he simply does not care. Trump’s claim—made without evidence—undercuts the essence of American democracy, the idea that US elections...
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