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Collateral damage of progress

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Ahead of the Holy Week, the exodus out of Metro Manila and other urban areas in the country is expected to begin this weekend.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Mayors play big role in raising farmer incomes

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Mayors, not the Department of Agriculture (DA), are primarily responsible for raising farmer incomes.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

A capital market-friendly insolvency law

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On Oct. 22, 2013, the Financial Rehabilitation (FR) rules of procedure went into effect.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Taking the nosebleed out of personal finance

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Q: I am having a hard time absorbing all of those personal finance lessons, especially those that have to do with math. Can you help me understand them better?—Posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Somewhat still fragile

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As if to show the market’s advances last week were solid and for real, the market did not just break out from the 6,500 resistance level, it also showed some strength to break into the portals of 6,600. This also enabled the market to end the week—for the first time since January—with a three-digit weekly gain of 201.58 points or 3.17 percent.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Smoking gone?

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The Aquino (Part II) administration collected a hefty amount in excise tax last year, the first year of the new “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol, with total revenues estimated at about P42 billion—almost double the projected target of P23 billion.

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

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 »

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