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One of the world’s best Marco Polos opens

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THOUGHTFUL provisions are made with the plush goose down bed toppers for the ultimate sleeping experience.

The Marco Polo Hotels Group, an international hotel chain based in Hong Kong that operates hotels in the Asia Pacific region, has recently opened its third hotel property in the country. Following its hotels in Cebu and Davao, the group is expanding its presence with the opening of a 316-room, five-star hotel in the Ortigas business district.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Planning a successful green house project

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Summer is definitely here. Many are constantly complaining and longing for the cool weather present during the early part of the year. Summer is also that time of year when many homeowners embark on house construction. They surmise that it is the best time to avoid costly delays in the construction due to heavy rains.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Ateneo Family Business Development Center

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“We aim to be the premier learning resource for family businesses in Asean,” says Ricardo Mercado, director of the Ateneo de Manila Family Business Development Center (AFBDC).

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,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 »

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 »

Water, a finite resource

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This month we observe International World Water Day. Sustainable use and management of freshwater resources is critical because water shortage due to droughts in some parts of the world (time) can cause a shortage of and a rise in prices of food.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Stylish beach condos in Hamilo Coast

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SPACIOUS and well-appointed beach condo

With the blooming Philippine economy, owning a beach home is not far beyond the reach of some people. However, the mechanics of buying land, securing permits, tapping a freshwater source, connecting to the power grid, providing sewage and garbage systems, and, finally, hiring caretakers for security can shatter any fantasies of lazy days basking under the sun. And all that has to be dealt with before the first nail is hammered in constructing your dream vacation home.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Dental amalgams—boon or bane?

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The weight of available scientific evidence favors the safety of dental amalgams as a filling material. Locally known as “silver pasta,” it is actually a mixed alloy of mercury (50 percent), silver (22-32 percent), tin (14 percent), copper (8 percent) and a small amount of other metals.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

When minimum requirement positioning will still motivate

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Q: We read read your column last week about positioning in a minimum requirement value. Your column said that if our brand’s most important consumer value has already been satisfied by many other brands, then that consumer value has become a minimum requirement. To our customers, it’s now a non-motivator. Therefore, it’s time to look [...]

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

A reader matures away from the family business

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Didi Tiu-Tang writes: I work in the family business. I helped out every summer vacation—just I.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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