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Duterte must ‘fix’ mining

Unfortunately lost in all the controversy about language and insults, President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte has been establishing the foundation of some basic policy decisions that are critical and were ignored in the Aquino administration.

Vietnam PM calls for G-7 climate aid

ISE-SHIMA—Vietnam is hoping Group-of-Seven (G-7) countries and multilateral organizations will continue to assist the country and other Mekong nations in managing and protecting water resources, and improving their capacity to adapt to climate change, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc said.

Quietly studying victims of A-bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Ikuko Murai remembers when the American Jeeps would come after school to take her and other young survivors to a lab at the top of a hill. This was the 1950s, just a few years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The insurance innovation imperative

KPMGInsurers and intermediaries know that innovation has the potential to disrupt their current business and operating models. And they know that they need to innovate faster than their competitors to defend and grow their business. Yet, few have found a “winning formula” for embedding innovation into their people, products or processes.

Climate change compounds problems in Global South

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica—As the Global South works to overcome a history of weak institutions, armed conflict and poverty-driven forced exodus, which are key causes of its humanitarian crises, developing countries now have to also fight to keep global warming from compounding their problems.

Indian women worst hit by water crisis

NEW DELHI—A staggering 330 million Indians, making up a quarter of the country’s population (or roughly the entire population of the United States), are currently reeling under the effects of a severe drought, resulting in an acute drinking-water shortage and agricultural distress.

Education software promises techno-based learning experience for both teachers and students

INSTRUCTURES Inc. on May 5 launched in the Philippines an online educational application called Canvas, developed in 2008 and used by various universities worldwide since 2011. The software seeks to facilitate learning for both teacher and student from a traditional classroom into a technologically based experience. Canvas is currently used by 2,000 customers and 10 million users in more than 35 countries.

Straight from the keyboard and the heart: Ipra colleagues pay tribute to Milen de Quiros

THERE were many opportunities for Milen and me to huddle, ask questions, compare notes or seek counsel and assistance on both professional and personal matters. We were both members of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, International PR Association (Ipra), International Association of Business Communicators, Tuesday Club, Thursday Club and Friday Club. She was also the adviser of the PRSP Board during my two consecutive terms as PRSP president. We have, likewise, collaborated in many past Philippine advertising congresses as PR and publicity committee members.

Guerca Solo

Editha Burgos holds a picture of her son Jonas, as she and the human-rights community commemorated the ninth year of Jonas’s abduction at the Commission of Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City.

Champs in semis

OAKLAND, California—Golden State rolled into the second round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs without injured superstar Stephen Curry, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets, 114-81, on Wednesday to clinch the series, 4-1.

Graduation celebrations at  Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

This graduation season, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas honors the young achievers moving up and moving on with thrilling treats for their milestone celebration! To honor their success, we’re sending off this year’s batch of grads on their next adventure with delicious buffet deals, intoxicating treats and fun private functions.

Century Tuna heats up summer with the new Superbods

Century Tuna turned up the summer heat in a fabulous affair to remember held at the exclusive Palace Pool Club, as Tom Esconde and Olivia Medina were declared the grand winners, the Superbods of the Decade, of the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016. It’s the first time for Esconde, a Filipino-Swedish information-technology technician, to join such as search while Filipino-Canadian Medina already has stints as a print and fashion model.

Building a legacy

column-rick olivaresIF you go to the canteen at the Meralco Gym along Ortigas Avenue, the walls inside are filled with pictures of those great Meralco teams of yore.

P.R. is as old as history

MODERN-DAY public relations or PR, as we now know and practice it, had its formal beginnings in the United States in the early 1900s, when it was pioneered by the likes of Ivy Lee, Edward Bernays and others.

Healthy Finds

  • No reason to be afraid of benzoyl peroxide on your skin

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) has been known to be a compound that fights acne from getting worse. What most people are afraid of are the misconceptions that surround it, such as, “your skin gets addicted to it” and more popularly, “quitting its application will make acne faster and with a vengeance.” These are just some of the reasons why people tend to shy away from a relatively cheaper and effective way in treating acne. The only probable and logical reason to avoid BPO is having an allergy.

A royal treat

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday on April 21, Costa Coffee will be offering special cupcakes available starting April 15 to 30 in five branches in Metro Manila.

Good nutrition vital to helping parents fulfill dreams

A new survey found that nine out of 10 older Filipino adults still have dreams they wish to fulfill, but lack of strength prevents them from fulfilling their dreams. In the survey sponsored by Abbott, children acting as caregivers (aged 30 to50) and parents (aged 50 to 70) were asked about fulfilling their dreams – including what they were and what, if anything, prevented them from realizing their dreams.

Get in shape at Richmonde

04152016 6Swimsuit season is upon us, so getting in shape is on everyone’s mind. But beach babe and stud goals aside, keeping fit should be a year-round habit you owe yourself. The challenge is in taking the first step by selecting the best exercise program that will not only fit your schedule, lifestyle and budget, but more important, be enjoyable for you.

Free faster Internet, less buffering with Globe GoWiFi, now in Ayala Malls

In its continuous effort to elevate the state of Internet connectivity in the country, Globe is upgrading its customer experience through the rollout of its free premium public Wi-Fi service, GoWiFi, to more locations. It is currently active in most Ayala Malls around the country. A high-speed Internet connection of up to 100 Mbps, GoWiFi will be enhanced with Accelerator at selected locations, which lets users enjoy the most popular videos on YouTube with less buffering.

World-renowned Psychiatrist to Hold Talks on Brain Aging, Digital Dementia during 5th Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour

MANILA, Philippines — Dr. Gary Small cited by Scientific American magazine as one of the world’s top 50 innovators in Science and Technology will be holding a series of seminars during the 5th annual Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour. He will tackle ways to prevent two of the current and most pressing global phenomena – brain aging in adults and digital dementia among the youth.

Taking care of Business at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Studies have shown that multi-tasking is actually counterproductive and that the key to any winning endeavor is focus. At Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, corporate affairs are always designed for success because clients can concentrate on the bigger picture, like perfecting that presentation, clinching that sought-after speaker, or filling the guest list, while the hotel’s efficient and professional Banquet Team takes care of the “little things” that matter.

US and Canada pledge to cut methane emissions

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced a wide range of environmental initiatives to combat climate change, expand renewable energy and protect a fragile and remote region important to both nations—the Arctic.

China’s legislature a venue for the wealthy

BEIJING—China’s take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session on Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth. Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China’s does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it.

Herbalife Launches Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mango

PHILIPPINES, Manila, 08 February 2016– Herbalife, a global nutrition company, today announced an additional Mango Flavor to its Herbal Aloe Concentrate. The beverage product, which has aloe as the primary ingredient and originally infused with lemon, now comes with a new tropical fruit flavor Filipinos are more accustomed to.