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MANILA Mayor Joseph Estrada left for Hong Kong on Tuesday to apologize to the families of the eight victims of the botched hostage rescue at the Luneta Park more than three years ago, bringing with him an undisclosed amount of money as compensation.
THE Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Monday urged the private sector to volunteer for vulnerability assessment to strengthen capabilities for disaster preparedness, as well as that of the communities where they operate in the face of the worst impacts of climate change.
Citystate Savings Bank Inc. (CSBI) will now accept loan payments and monthly contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) through the e-Gov portal of Bancnet.
JUST when the beautiful sunset was settling down on the iconic Manila Bay and the summer heat vitiated with the cool breeze, a bunch of warm people mostly Filipino families had gathered in the open space of the Blue Bay Walk.
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Former National Treasurer Leonor Magtolis-Briones said the government faces the challenge of job creation, as this year’s college graduates face the difficult task of landing on stable jobs because of structural problems in government policies and Philippine society.
Criminal complaints, including plunder, were filed against National Police Chief Director General Alan Purisima and other top police officials over the contract that the Philippine National Police (PNP) entered into with a private company involving the delivery of licenses to gun owners.
ANGELES CITY—The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), a multisectoral advocacy group based in this city, on Monday said the Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) must fully account for its multibillion-peso rehabilitation plan and systems upgrade at the Clark International Airport (CIA).
The Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GSIC) has received affirmation of its tax-exempt status from the Court of Appeals, which ruled that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) erroneously collected from it final withholding tax on interest income from investments in Philippine Treasury bonds.
After working for six years in a Makati-based multinational company, Sarah Claudio decided it was time to pursue her passion as an entrepreneur. The marketing graduate of De La Salle University-Manila returned to her roots in Davao City, where her journey as a “serial entrepreneur” commenced.
SMARTPHONE application developers say they are challenged by the glut of apps, as well as the need to update their software to keep up with evolving phone technology, making creative pricing strategies essential to finding their niche.
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will probably keep favoring modest currency gains as it seeks to curb inflation while supporting economic growth.
BOSTON—Nearly 32,000 runners hit the streets in the first Boston Marathon since last year’s deadly bombing, sending a powerful message of resilience amid heavy security that included a battery of surveillance cameras and police officers on rooftops.
IF there’s a phrase that best describes Guimaras, it’s probably this: “the island of opportunities.” Tourism officials in the province think it is, since they adopted the phrase as their own and used it in their promotional materials. It’s easy to understand why: Guimaras—which is holding its annual Manggahan Festival this week and will celebrate its 22nd anniversary as a province on May 22—is not only blessed with fertile fields that yield what many say are the world’s sweetest mangoes, but also with emerald-green hills, pearl-white beaches and aquamarine waters that offer enterprising people the opportunity to develop them and help fulfill the province’s potential as a top tourist destination.
WHEN a person undergoes trial and comes to a point of questioning God, he needs to “look at the Crucifix” to realize how much lesser his sufferings are compared to what Jesus Christ went through. God the Son was betrayed, scorned, humiliated, tortured and put to death, said Sr. Evangelina Canag, former provincial superior of the Daughters of Saint Paul (FSP).
WITH Easter finally upon us, many Filipino families gather together after the traditional dawn Mass to break the fast of the Holy Week. With all the prescriptions against worldly excesses of the previous week, the period to rejoice and celebrate in our spiritual rebirth has come. It is an occasion that Christians worldwide observe.
In last week’s column, we talked about the various crises companies can be confronted with and the challenging role PR plays.
We will continue this week with some useful guidelines PR practitioners will find helpful as they navigate the perilous waters of crisis PR.
BERLIN—The UN’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check.
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‘THOSE who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” So goes the age-old adage by George Bernard Shaw. Two teachers from the Visayas, Ernani Fernandez of Palo National High School in Leyte and Zoilo Pinongcos Jr. of Leganes National High School in Iloilo City, proved this otherwise.
WASHINGTON—Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.
BEIJING—In June 2012 China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation’s first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put China among the elite ranks of such deep-sea-faring countries as the US, France and Japan.
UNITED NATIONS—Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released last week.
‘SEEING the beauty of the cathedral just overwhelms me, and seeing how this place of worship has become more beautiful is beyond my expectation and my capacity to express in words,” the awe-struck Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio Cardinal Tagle said as he welcomed the Catholic faithful at the reopening of the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, or the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, on April 9 after its two-year restoration.
TURNING her ordeal to an advocacy to alleviate the plight of female patients. I had always thought that it was “normal” for girls and women to bleed heavily during their monthly periods. After all, I grew up seeing the chamber pot (arinola) in my parents’ room filled with red liquid on the weeks that my mom had.