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Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth

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With the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government having been signed, a Transition Commission will be drafting the bill for Congress. The 40-year war hopefully will end and could mean recouping many lost opportunities in Mindanao

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

And finally, wireless electricity!

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TESLA’S Watclyffe Tower was “planned to be the first broadcast system, transmitting both signals and power without wires to any point on the globe.  The huge magnifying transmitter, discharging high frequency electricity, would turn the earth into a gigantic dynamo which would project its electricity in unlimited amounts anywhere in the world.”    CLIPARTILLUSTRATION

Nikola Tesla was a mad man. Or so the world thought. But in his madness was genius. Tesla was a visionary, a man whose ideas were way beyond his time. He deserves much credit for electrical system concepts that have since developed into today’s tangible and useful technology.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Shangri-La Boracay jewel on the world-famous island

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RESORT luxury with pool in the Garden Villa of Shang Boracay

Summer is officially here! So our property focus is shifting to beach resorts. Any look at the top beach resorts in our country must include the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa. Its expansive territory houses some of the country’s most indulgent and stylish villa accommodations, with indigenous flair, offering its guests an experience of the ultimate tropical island luxury.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

‘Denerving’ new treatment for uncontrolled hypertension

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The practice of Medicine can indeed be very humbling. Being an inexact science with no clear road signs of where to go, it can throw medical scientists into a maze in which they can’t find the way out.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Employment blues

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By this time, or at the latest, next week, most of the 850 or so colleges and universities in the country would have completed their graduation ceremonies. For the parents, the occasion is a culmination of years of struggle to provide for the financial and psychological needs of their children as they prepare for their future. The joy of seeing their children complete their education is indescribable.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Welcome Supermart’s Steven Cua

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In 2010, when Welcome Supermart’s Steven “Steve” T. Cua, 53, the sixth of seven children, and his siblings decided to divide the retail family business, they did valuations of all assets. Then they divided everything in the most logical way: by drawing lots; literally, slips of paper.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Why not position on customer goals?

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Q: We’re a group of professors formed by our dean as a task force to craft the positioning for our school’s BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) program.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t urged to take into account incomes of farmers, fishers

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For inclusive growth to make sense, one needs to take into account the incomes of farmer and fisherfolk, apart from production (or “gross value added”), which is the basis of traditional measurement.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

The coast is clear

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It seems that the Department of Transportation and Communications, or the DOTC, is aching to push for its version of the “winner” in the bidding for the 25-year contract for the P17.5-billion international airport terminal in Cebu.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Too poor to even pay attention

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Question: Please help us. We just woke up one day realizing that we are over our heads in debt. We don’t feel like we are living the life of millionaires. We have an average lifestyle with three children all still in school. Our eldest is in 3rd year high school; our middle child is in 1st year high school; and our youngest is in second grade. We maintain a modest home, two cars (one of which is still being amortized with a bank) to avoid number coding in Metro Manila, and travel for leisure abroad just once a year.—Posted at PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Easy market thoughts

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Today is April 1: “April Fool’s Day!” It’s a special day observed in many countries, including ours. It’s not a declared holiday, though, for it’s just the day of harmless pranks, jokes and hoaxes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Traffic of cancel

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And now the good news: A new technology in toll collection, which is an electronic system using “stickers” embedded in the windshield or headlamp of vehicles, may also offer a more viable scheme to manage the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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