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Is passion for the rich?

By GAB MEJIA September 20, 2019 GAB MEJIA GROWING up, I have never truly imagined photography to be intertwined with and a part of my life and career today. Working as a documentary photographer has allowed me to travel across continents and distant lands around the world that I never …

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A tribute to my mentor and sponsor

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON September 20, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON WHY not teacher? Why a mentor and sponsor? A teacher imparts knowledge and a relationship is time-bound. A trimester? A semester, etc.? A mentor advises based on years of experience. Relationships could be a lifetime. One can be both teacher and mentor. …

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Cui bono: Joint oil drilling with China

By KATRINA QUIROLGICO September 20, 2019 KATRINA QUIROLGICO CICERO often invoked Cassius in the courtroom: “Cui bono?” the former would ask. Who benefits? The answer would provide motive and somehow make the world an easier place to grasp. The Romans did understand Man. In the courtroom, as in trade, this …

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Among the believers in North Korea’s ‘holy land’

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 20, 2019 MOUNT PAEKTU: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s father and predecessor is said to have been born in a simple wooden hut on the slopes of a sacred mountain, and guide Kim Un Sim has no doubts: “Welcome to our holy land.” The North …

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Why don’t they hire Vic Vinarao as consultant for BuCor?

By RAMON T. TULFO September 19, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO CORRUPT officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) took advantage of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law during the time of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd, according to my sources at the bureau. One source said Aguirre ordered then-BuCor …

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Attracting more young blood into agriculture

By DR. WILLIAM DAR September 19, 2019 DR. WILLIAM DAR Second of two parts Among the countries in Southeast Asia, it can be said that Thailand is leading in initiatives to “technologize” its agriculture sector, which could help attract more young blood into farming. An article from fareasternagriculture.com titled “Farm …

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Emergency powers require a traffic master plan

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS September 19, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS NO less than President Rodrigo Duterte himself has painted Sen. Mary Grace Poe like the evil witch who stands in the way of finding a solution to the traffic problem. Indeed, our traffic situation has become a living nightmare. To label …

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Green and sustainable hospitality design

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. September 19, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. IN 2018, the global hotel industry had a 2.3-percent growth, allowing it to reach more than $1.4 trillion in revenues. According to STR Global, there are approximately 187,000 hotels around the world that offer around 17.5 million …

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Achieving an inclusive and sustainable digital economy in Asean

By EDSEL TUPAZ September 19, 2019 EDSEL TUPAZ THE Asean Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship was held last June 23-30, 2019, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. This was organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Asean Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) and the …

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