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‘Zero-dollar tourists’ are killing local businesses

By ATTY. DODO DULAY October 15, 2019 ATTY. DODO DULAY PEOPLE from all over the world come to our country to experience why “it’s more fun in the Philippines.” What’s not to love? The Philippines has lots of sun, gorgeous beaches, world-class scenery, adventure opportunities, charming locals, captivating history and …

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Of IQ and smart cities

By MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT October 15, 2019 MA. LOURDES TIQUIA READERS will probably wonder what my column is all about, with that title. Well, it is actually about surveys and media organizations, which frame and prime stories. It is also about critical thinking, where citizen journalists are able to …

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Hong Kong: Just how high is its autonomy?

By FRANK CHING October 15, 2019 FRANK CHING CHINA’s intense anti-corruption campaign has generated a flood of fugitives who have fled abroad and Beijing, in turn, has launched a global drive to seek their return, leading to the arrest of more than 5,000 suspects in the past four years. Significantly, …

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Berkeley’s progeny

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO October 14, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO JOHN Locke had this overpowering suspicion that the world as we perceived it was not the world as it really was. Later on, of course, German terms (coming largely from Immanuel Kant) would be given to these: the …

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PH lessons from China’s Golden Week sales

By DAN STEINBOCK October 14, 2019 DAN STEINBOCK In contrast to international projections, economic realities suggest that China’s Golden Week sales exceeded expectations. The new trends in Chinese consumption offer vital lessons to the Philippines. DURING the weekend, Washington agreed to hold off on new tariffs, whereas Beijing pledged to …

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Ryan Cayabyab: No trade secrets in music

By TITA VALDERAMA October 14, 2019 TITA C. VALDERAMA MULTI-AWARD-winning musician Ryan Cayabyab would have been a broadcast journalist had he not been turned down by a television network when he applied for a job when he was 15 years old. Because he was too young then, he was told …

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June 2018 to October 2019: 370 killed in Cebu

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON October 14, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON BRIG. Gen. Debold Sinas is leaving Central Visayas after having served as head of the Police Regional Office 7 (PRO-7) since June 1, 2018. He will be the next director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), a much coveted post …

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No health insurance, no visa

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA October 14, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA THE presidential anaphylaxis surfaced unannounced on Oct. 4, 2019 declaring immigrants must have health insurance coverage to be allowed entry into the United States. Running a campaign to clean America from the alleged sins of the previous administration, President Trump …

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A secure future through a pre-need plan

By RANDY B. ESCOLANGO October 14, 2019 RANDY B. ESCOLANGO MANY Filipinos aspire to a good future for their families. This includes the assurance of college education for their children (educational plan), financial stability during retirement (pension plan), and a decent memorial service for a loved one who dies (memorial …

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