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By Michelle V. Remo
FOR most companies engaged in business process outsourcing (BPO), ending a year with a grand party is a must. BPO firms are known to spend a substantial amount for year-end parties, making sure their employees are given the treat they deserve following a year of stress and hard work.
HSBC donates nearly P11M to Red Cross for Typhoon Sendong victims
By John C. Maxwell
BEFORE the days of GPS devices, my glove compartment was stuffed with area maps, and I consulted them to navigate the roadways. When planning vacations, I pored over printed maps to plot my route from one point of interest to the next. I recall being assigned the role of navigator on family trips and hunching over a map with my flashlight at night to help my father locate an upcoming turn. Also, I remember map-folding being somewhat of an elusive art… I could never quite refold the map along its original creases.
By Marge C. Enriquez
THESE successful new-generation leaders do not try to mimic their elders, but use the inspiration of their parents to further ventures of their own.
The euro remained under pressure Friday, falling to its lowest level against the yen in more than a decade, prodded by a weak Italian debt auction and Spain’s deficit warning.
By Chris Kahn
The price of oil soared in 2011 and will finish about 19 percent higher, on average, after a volatile year dominated by concerns about global supplies.
By Charles E. Buban
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the coming new year and more often we do this by bingeing on high-fat, high-calorie foods, indulging in alcoholic beverages and staying up until the wee hours.
By Massie Santos Ballon
One of the more memorable songs from “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” suggests keeping the memories of the holidays close at hand at all times. Understanding how memories are formed and how they can be retained for future retrieval was the focus of several studies in 2011. For example, at the start of the year, [...]
By Rafael Castillo M.D.
We’re ending the year on a sad note. The big catastrophe brought about by Tropical Storm “Sendong” in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City made us realize that sad things in life can happen when we least expect them, and unless we learn from these sad and painful lessons, they are bound to happen again. [...]
By Charles E. Buban
With 2012 just one more day away, perhaps, it’s time to raise our champagne glasses and offer a toast to all the wonderful new structures as well as residential developments we will be anticipating in the coming months. These are no ordinary projects as they are set to become iconic if not meaningful for a [...]
By Tessa R. Salazar Conclusion
Will the buzz coming from Earth-friendly property developers become louder in 2012? Will we see more green than gray in our cities next year? The answers seem to be in the affirmative, based on observations of property analysts. Here are their five reasons: 1The “green mindset” has taken off in 2011. Enrique Soriano, professor at [...]
By Isabel Berenguer Asuncion
Twenty-twelve is a precarious year. Its highlight, as it is still hotly debated, is the apocalyptic scenario for the end of the year Dec. 12, 2012, or, as the Mayan calendar and some scholars (and some not too scholarly speculators) ruminate, the end of the world. For many, 2012 could be yet another calamitous year, [...]