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Flooding, in all levels of society

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Buying residential property is usually a well-considered investment decision. We look at whether it’s close to work or school. We think about size, design, number of bedrooms and quality of bathrooms. We think about whether it has a backyard or is near a park or a pool, or in a condo’s case, whether the gym, theaters, parking, etc., suits our standards.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Precautions during, after floods

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Last week’s back-to-back tropical storms and incessant heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” have left about 40 towns and cities in Ilocos Region, Central and Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila still grappling with floods, not to mention the threat of communicable as well as potentially deadly diseases as result of stagnant water and an overall deterioration in the environment.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PH economy seen bouncing back from calamities

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The government is confident that the economic impact of recent calamities that shut down the country’s financial centers this week, however minimal, can be recovered in the third quarter.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Businessmen brace for impact of ‘Maring’ on economy

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is hopeful that the impact of storm Maring on local firms will not be as damaging, even if Metro Manila, shut down for business over the past two days.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH corporations launch relief efforts

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Filipino boys play as big waves hit a park in Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Tropical Depression Maring continued to move east away from Batanes, northern Philippines early Sunday, but rain continue over parts of the country due to the southwest monsoon, weather forecasters said. AP/Aaron Favila

Corporate Philippines has mobilized efforts to help communities ravaged by the incessant rains and floods that swept across Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon in the last two days.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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