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Starting a Business Can Improve Older Workers’ Quality of Life

By Maria Minniti, Teemu Kautonen & Ewald Kibler The average age of the global population is increasing. Aging individuals are not always able to find...

How to Get Men Involved in Gender-Parity Initiatives

When it comes to programs aimed at increasing gender parity, diversaity officers struggle to engage men. In a paper recently published in Organization Science, we...

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H1 2017 growth in SEA arrivals outpaces global rate–UNWTO

THE Philippines pushed further cooperation in Asian tourism initiatives to continue to boost the growth in visitor arrivals in the region. Speaking at the roundtable for ministers at the Global Tourism Forum of the recent...

Army deploys ‘green’ warriors 

In the northern side of Central Luzon, some 1,600 kilometers away from the besieged city of Marawi in the south where soldiers are currently waging a courageous battle against terrorism, the Philippine Army has...

Beefing up network security 

MACAU—In an era of mobile, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT), experts from global enterprise networking solutions provider Aruba warned businesses that security threats are everywhere—including their very own backyard—so they need to act...

Perspective

It’s time to give Taiwan a look

CLINKS of cutlery and indistinct chatter interrupted the early silence of that grand welcome dinner in downtown Taipei. The mood was stiff and movements...

How to Win a War on Drugs

LISBON, Portugal—On a broken-down set of steps, a 37-year-old fisherman named Mario mixed heroin and cocaine and carefully prepared a hypodermic needle. “It’s hard...
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Amendments to food-safety law sought

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) is urging Congress to amend Republic Act (RA) 10611 to revert the regulation of prepackaged food and processed-meat products to the Department of Agriculture (DA). NMIS Executive Director Ernesto...

Rice production seen hitting 3.36 MMT in Q3

Despite the projected reduction in palay harvest area and yield, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said paddy-rice output in the July-to-September period would still reach 3.36 million metric tons (MMT). In its report published on...

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The Broader Look

INTERRACIAL marriages in the country have existed long before the advent of air travel and the Internet.  It is defined as “a marriage between spouses who belong to different races”. Interracial marriage was historically a taboo in the US and outlawed in South Africa. It was formally declared legal in...
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Soft pink and rich green: Furniture collection captures ‘California dream’

FURNITURE and styling brand Moss Manila Home blends that relaxed, California-inspired vibe with its signature contemporary maximalist aesthetic in a new collection, called “Manila...

Life

A tribute exhibit at León Gallery and charities at The Magnificent...

León Gallery (www.leon-gallery.com) celebrated the legendary Philippine Art Gallery, ground zero for Manila’s avant-garde in the 1950s, with a special show, titled Mid-Century Moderns:...

Tips to convert a spare room into a multifunctional walk-in closet

By Melissa Rayworth / The Associated Press Longing for a bigger closet? Remember that rooms in your home don’t have to be used the way they were...

NL-1331 Philippines: Asia’s first ever

THERE was a sense of pride as we saw it for the first time. The smooth black exterior, decorated with official signs and emblems,...

Tourism

Bask in the stillness of the countryside

Have you ever suddenly stopped in the middle of typing that business letter, or whatever you were doing? Stared at the window and wished...

Health & Fitness

Sleep: How much you really need?

WHY sleep? At one time, a kid asked, “Why do we need to sleep?  Can we stay awake  all the time?”  Good questions.  The thing is: “Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being,” the National satnitation foundation points out. “We spend up to...

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Biodiversity

Is there life after mining?

‘I am especially fond of gardening, taking care of plants at home,” said Melita Cuaton, a 44-year-old mother of six from Sitio Campandan, Barangay Talavera,...

Science

Cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

WASHINGTON—Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That’s far below average, but considerably above...

Faith

Bishop lays out plan for Fr. Chito’s recovery

A Catholic bishop said Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob would undergo a post-captivity reintegration process, as he hopes for the priest’s complete recovery and resume...

Business Sense

As interest in flying cars continues to swell, one of the most prominent startups working on the technology has gained a big new backer. Lilium Aviation, a German company that held a successful test flight of the Eagle, its two-seat electric jet at its Munich base this year, announced recently...

BM Reports

AN iPhone X can pay for the property tax of nearly 19 houses in Quezon City. That is how it will come to if one believes Apolonia B. Lucido, a retiree. She told the BusinessMirror she has recently paid P2,724.43 ($53.42) for her three-story house in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City,...
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Motoring

It’s more than just driving

AFTER all those years telling the stories of different people, I finally decided that it was time to write about the man who has...

Riveting action in the Vios Cup

Story & photo by Randy S. Peregrino WITH the fourth season approaching to an end, competing teams and its individual racers are becoming more and more...

Progress propels Cebu motorization; PAL expansion up

THE City of Cebu is fast becoming to be the Metro Manila of the Visayas. As the place now teems with people, it follows, almost,...